The fifth and penultimate day of racing at the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) saw Great Britain put a virtual hand on the World Trophy competition trophy. Almost seventy years since they last won the FIM ISDE, back in 1953, Great Britain hold a four minute and twenty-two second lead in the race with just the final Day Six remaining.
Spain gained more time on Italy today to see them head into tomorrow’s Final Cross Test in second overall with a forty-five second advantage over the Italians.
As per FIM ISDE tradition, Day Five marked the final day of racing for competitors in the mountains ahead of tomorrow’s Final Cross test.
However, it was still a tough day at the office for most with a new set of special tests to master. Competitors completed the Airoh special test in the morning and evening, with three tests inducing the technical MOTUL special test during the afternoon.
Continuing their run of unbeaten form since Day Two, Great Britain again topped the World Trophy classification. A smaller margin of thirteen seconds indicates that they are now beginning to think about managing their overall lead.
Spain and Italy continued their fight as both nations tried to improve their chances for the runner-up position heading into Day Six. Spain had the edge, pulling clear to place second, with Italy third.
Enjoying one of their best days of the FIM ISDE, France also applied pressure on Italy throughout the day. Finishing just five seconds behind in fourth, they were pleased with their effort as they protected their position of fourth overall.
Sweden was fifth best on Day Five, ahead of United States and Finland. In the overall classification the United States will have to keep a watchful eye on Sweden as they only hold a fifty-one second advantage over them.
The ninety-sixth edition of the FIM ISDE concludes with the traditional Day Six Final Cross Test. Coverage is LIVE on the FIM ISDE Facebook page, starting at 08.06CET for the first of the Club Team category races. The Trophy categories take to the track from 13:55CET. Don’t miss it!