Motorcycling Australia (MA) is proud to announce the female riders selected to represent Australia in the Women’s Trophy team at the 2016 FIM International Six Day Enduro Championship in Spain during October.
The three time world championship team will be gunning for a sensational fourth consecutive victory and will field a powerhouse team of Tayla Jones, Jemma Wilson and Jessica Gardiner for the 2016 campaign. With all three riders mounted on Yamaha’s, the team will be officially known as the ‘Yamaha Blu Cru Women’s Trophy Team’ as they set out to create history.
With the prestigious event slated down for October 11-16 in Navarra, Spain, the girls are already hard at work preparing to defend their championship. Jemma Wilson and Jessica Gardiner are currently doing battle in the Yamaha Australian Off Road Championships and the pair continue to push each other at each and every round. Tayla Jones leapt into the deep end to tackle the men in the E2 division for 2016 and has shown great speed throughout the year.
But their personal rivalries are put aside for the ISDE and the girls ban together to represent Australia with pride and success.
Yamaha's long standing support for the off-road discipline in Australia will now extend to the ISDE as they become the naming rights sponsor for the Yamaha mounted team and as Yamaha's Motorsport Manager Ray Howard explained he is excited for this partnership as the girls head to defend their title.
“Yamaha are excited to be the naming rights sponsors of the Yamaha Blu Cru Women’s Trophy Team for 2016,” conveyed Yamaha’s Motorsport Manager, Ray Howard.
"Australia boasts some of the best Enduro racers in the world and our success at the ISDE has been impressive in recent years. We are delighted to be able to assist the girls in their endeavors to secure a historic fourth championship at the ISDE and put their talents on display at a world championship level.
“We look forward to watching them compete and hopefully securing another world championship for Australia and Yamaha,” Howard ends.
Peter Doyle, Acting CEO of Motorcycling Australia, expressed his satisfaction at the women heading over to Spain to represent Australia to defend their championship as well as the support of the team from Yamaha Motor Australia.
“It’s great to be able to announce the The Yamaha Blu Cru Women’s Trophy Team, with the backing of Yamaha Motor Australia. With the assistance of Yamaha, it’s enabled the team to be in a position to defend their titles in Spain this year and I’m sure they will do MA, Yamaha and themselves proud.
“Yamaha has long been a major supporter of not only riders and teams but off road in general in Australia and we are grateful for their contribution to these talented riders to again show the world we they can do and hopefully successfully defend a championship which they have made their own in recent years,” Doyle said.
Motorcycling Australia would also like to advise that the announcements of the Senior and Junior Trophy Teams are imminent and will be announced very soon, stay tuned!
For more information and to stay up to date head to www.ma.org.au.