Riding high, Italy once again proved the fastest Junior World Trophy team in the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) with victory on Day Two.
Building their overall lead in this year’s race, Italy fought hard to secure a ten second margin of victory over closest rivals Finland.
“We’ve had another strong day today,” told Italy’s Enrico Rinaldi (GASGAS). “Finland was pushing us hard, but we’ve been able to hold them off and take the win.
“After a nervous start to the FIM ISDE yesterday, I think we all felt more relaxed today and have settled into things. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and the new tests we will get to ride.”
Italy will have to watch their backs on Day Three with Finland showing today that they have the pace to match them. With new tests in store, the Finns will look to keep the pressure on.
Australia hit their stride on Day Two. Adapting to the French terrain, they were the nation to gain the biggest improvement in position. Massively bettering their result of seventh on Day One, today they placed a well-earned third.
Great Britain remains inside the top five with fourth on Day Two, while Spain raced their way to fifth.
At the end of day two the general classification in the Junior World Trophy sees Italy remain out front, but Finland in touching distance in second with Great Britain holding third although much further back, leaving Australia and Spain to close out the top five placings in that order.