Zach Pichon (Sherco) is enjoying the week of his life at this year’s FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE).

A home race for the Frenchman as well as his first FIM ISDE, Pichon is currently leading individual Junior World Trophy category. He is also impressively fighting for a top five position in the overall and hoping to end the week as the fastest French rider.

As the newly crowned FIM Enduro Junior World Champion many expected Pichon to have a good run of things here in France, but he is outperforming most expectations, and even his own!

This week is going incredibly well for me,” says Pichon. “It’s my first FIM ISDE, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect coming here, but I’m enjoying it for sure.”

Unfortunately for Zach, hopes of fighting for the Junior World Trophy team result ended early on day one in Le Puy-En-Velay when his teammate Antoine Alix (KTM) retired with a mechanical issue. However, it has allowed him to push his individual performance even further.

“For sure it was tough to see Antoine retire. We wanted to do well as a team, but it also means I can push myself a bit harder because it won’t affect the team result.

“It is a great experience to ride with the top guys like Josep Garcia and Andrea Verona. I’m learning a lot, understanding Enduro more because it is still only my first year and I’m having a lot of fun too. If I can finish as the fastest French rider, I will be very happy!”