Reaching the halfway point in this year’s FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) Great Britain took victory on Day Three to further strengthen their lead in the World Trophy competition.

Leaving the beaten-up special tests of Days One and Two behind them, the FIM ISDE competitors today headed south into the Loziere region for a new course and new tests to.

With momentum behind them following their Day Two win, Great Britain were on a charge. With all four riders again featuring inside the top fifteen in the outright classification, they steadily etched out their lead to win by fifty-eight seconds over Italy.

They now enter the second half of the FIM ISDE with a two minute and twenty-three second lead over Italy.

For the third day in a row, Italy placed as the runners up. While not getting close enough to challenge for victory they are proving incredibly consistent and are ready to capitalise on any mistakes that may befall their rivals.

There was added reason to be upbeat in the Italian camp with Andrea Verona (GASGAS) also closing out Day Three with his first outright win of the week.

“I feel all week that I have been riding well, but today it just came together,” told Verona. “I remembered the lines quite well in the new tests and was in a big fight for the win with Josep (Garcia). On the final test I just gave it full gas and it worked out.”

Spain was third today to maintain their position of third overall in the race. Similarly, France took fourth, with the United States fifth, mirroring their World Trophy standings.

However, after three days of racing, only three hundredths of a second separate both France and the United States, which is set to make for an exciting second half of the FIM ISDE.