The 2016 Australian 4 Day Enduro wrapped in Mansfield, Victoria over the weekend, where Queenslanders added to the fierce competition over the four days.
Queensland’s 2015 International Rider of the Year, Jemma Wilson, rode hard all weekend and finished up in second place in the Women’s Class. Jemma was joined by the ISDE Women’s Team on the podium, with Tayla Jones in top spot, and Jess Gardiner in third.
Jemma says despite struggling on day three, she was pleased with her efforts at this year’s A4DE.
“I was of course hoping to win, but Tayla is one of the fastest riders out there,” she says.
“I was pleased with my results on days one and two, but suffered a big crash on day three.
“A big well done to fellow Queenslander Tamara Gray, who looked awesome at this year’s four day.”
Tamara Gray shone on day four, climbing up the ranks to third spot for the day. Tamara had to fight a determined Sophie Coldcicutt for the position, but did so successfully, wrapping up her 2016 A4DE campaign in sixth.
In the E3 class, Lachlan Stanford showed strong form throughout the four days, but fell victim to the dust, and crashed in the final race of the day.
Lachy started the final with a four second lead on Daniel Sanders, but the Victorian managed to take the class championship win, followed by Lachy in second and Lyndon Snodgrass in third.
Lachlan's second place finish also saw him collect sixth overall at the 2016 A4DE. Well done Lachy!
In the Veteran’s class, Queenslander Kirk Hutton showed he’s still one of the best in the country, with an awesome performance in the final moto.
Kirk made it to the chequered flag before Damian Smith in second, and Dylan Rees in third. Only a matter of minutes separated the Veterans at final tally, where Kirk took third spot on the podium, behind Dylan Rees and Damian Smith.
Queensland Senior Trophy Team rider Tom McCormack, was forced out of the competition on day one, following a bad crash. All of us at Motorcycling Queensland wish Tom all the best, and hope for a speedy recovery!
View all results from the A4DE on Speedhive here.