Day Four of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) saw a dramatic change in the Women’s World Trophy competition.

After dominating proceedings, the United States exited the race midway through the day when race leader Brandy Richards (KTM) crashed out.

Great Britain was quick to inherit the race lead and with two days remaining now hold an eleven minute and thirty second lead over France.

Proving once again that nothing is ever certain in FIM ISDE until the end of Day Six, there was great shock on Day Four when the United States lost their lead.

A crash from Richards – who also led the individual classification – forced her to retire and with it ended their hopes of defending their Women’s World Trophy crown.

Lying second to the United States in this year’s title fight, Great Britain ended today as the surprise leaders. There was added glory for Great Britain, with Jane Daniels also taking victory.

“It’s been a huge surprise for us to end today as the leaders, but it goes to show that anything can happen in the FIM ISDE,” told Great Britain’s Rosie Rowett (KTM). “I hope Brandy is ok and I feel for the United States, but I guess this part of racing too.

 “While we have got a pretty big lead in the race over France, we can’t take anything for granted tomorrow.”