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Ex-motocross stars help France to ISDE victory

Following a solid, week-long outing at the 92nd edition of the International Six Days Enduro in Brive, France, former GP motocross riders Christophe Charlier and L0ic Larrieu helped the host Nation to overall victory, with Larrieu taking the individual win.
Enjoying a milestone moment in his rookie season as an enduro racer, Christophe Charlier claimed fifth in the Enduro 2 class and played a key role in Team France topping the World Trophy team standings.

Christophe Charlier“It’s been a tough week and I’m happy we won the World Trophy competition with Team France. The Six Days is a big physical and mental challenge. Every day you have to look after yourself and the bike. You need to ride fast but safe, and it’s difficult to get used to. I started the week feeling quite strong but then as the days went by I felt some fatigue. It was my first time racing the ISDE and it has been a memorable one. Thanks to my teammates’ efforts we managed to bring France back on top.”

Making history for Yamaha, Loïc Larrieu was the fastest outright rider at the end of a long and demanding week of racing in Brive, France. Kicking off the ISDE in style, Larrieu posted the fastest outright time on the first day of competition. Getting sixth overall on day two, the Frenchman was the fastest overall rider again on days three and five.

Despite suffering a small fall in the final motocross test, the WR450F rider wrapped up the week with a final overall advantage of 38 seconds, while also topping the Enduro 2 class by one-and-a-half minutes.

He said: “Things couldn’t have gone any better for me. It feels amazing that we managed to secure the World Trophy title in front of our home fans. As for me personally, to get the overall victory is the best reward after a tough week of racing. On day one I received a 1-minute penalty and that made things even harder for me. After that it was difficult to get going again as I was the 16th rider to start day two, with a lot of dust. I was forced to make lots of passes in the special tests so ended up day two in sixth place.

“Things got better afterwards and for the rest of the race. I won day three and got second on day four. After finishing day four I learned that organisers accepted our appeal and my 1-minute penalty had been removed. Winning again day five I eased back a little bit and focused on helping my team win the World Trophy. It’s been a big team effort and I’d like to thank all my teammates and especially Christophe Nambotin, who suffered two bad crashes but raced through pain to help us get the win.”

Results – FIM International Six Days Enduro 2017 

World Trophy Team 
1. France – 12:59:38.23
Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna), Loïc Larrieu (Yamaha), Christophe Nambotin (KTM), Jeremy Tarroux (Sherco)
2. Australia – 13:05:52.26
Matthew Phillips (Sherco), Daniel Sanders (KTM), Daniel Milner (KTM), Josh Green (Yamaha)
3. Finland – 13:08:50.34
Antti Hellsten (Husqvarna)Henric Stigell (Husqvarna), Eero Remes (TM), Matti Seistola (KTM)

Junior World Trophy 
1. France – 9:55:04.10
Jeremy Miroir (Husqvarna), Hugo Blanjoue (Yamaha), Anthony Geslin (Beta)
2. Italy – 9:55:19.63
Davide Soreca (Honda), Andrea Verona (TM), Matteo Cavallo (Beta)
3. USA – 9:57:07.00
Michael Layne (Husqvarna), Grant Baylor (Husqvarna), Josh Toth (Yamaha)Women’s World Trophy 
1. Australia – 7:08:04.01
Tayla Jones (Husqvarna), Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha), Jemma Wilson (Yamaha)
2. USA – 7:14:50.63
Kacy Martinez (KTM), Rebecca Sheets (KTM), Brandy Richards (KTM)
3. France – 7:34:40.74
Audrey Rossat (Husqvarna), Juliette Berrez (Yamaha), Samantha Tichet (Yamaha)Enduro 1 
1. Josep Garcia (KTM), 3:12:23.99; 2. Ryan Sipes (Husqvarna) 3:13:27.64; 3. Davide Guarneri (Honda) 3:13:35.82; 4. Jeremy Tarroux (Sherco) 3:14:11.28; 5. Eero Remes (TM) 3:14:11.49… 8. Jeremy Mirroir (Husqvarna) 3:18:18.65; 9. Henric Stigell (Husqvarna) 3:18:19.97; 10. Michael Layne (Husqvarna) 3:18:30.37… 21. Antti Hanninen (Husqvarna) 3:25:16.27… 23. Jordi Quer (Husqvarna) 3:27:04.36… 27. Jerome Martiny (Husqvarna) 3:28:11.61; 28. Bas Klein Haneveld (Husqvarna) 3:28:24.99… 34. Alexandre Vaudan (Husqvarna) 3:36:30.02… 42. Barnabas Toth (Husqvarna) 4:43:49.91

Enduro 2 
1. Loïc Larrieu (Yamaha) 3:11:45.68; 2. Daniel Milner (KTM) 3:13:17.54; 3. Alex Salvini (Beta) 3:14:40.39; 4. Albin Elowson (Husqvarna) 3:14:51.84; 5. Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna) 3:15:11.64… 9. Joe Wooton (Husqvarna) 3:18:26.46… 12. Antti Hellsten (Husqvarna) 3:18:51.08; 13. Grant Baylor (Husqvarna) 3:18:51.53… 15. Tosha Schareina (Husqvarna) 3:19:24.80… 17. Eemil Pohjola (Husqvarna) 3:20:33.59… 21. Thierry Pittens (Husqvarna) 3:24:10.45

Enduro 3 
1. Taylor Robert (KTM) 3:13:05.64; 2. Jaume Betriu (KTM) 3:14:52.78; 3. Daniel Sanders (KTM) 3:17:15.55; 4. Matti Seistola (KTM) 3:17:27.80; 5. Matthew Phillips (Sherco) 3:17:41.94; 6. Ruy Barbosa (Husqvarna) 3:18:10.21… 11. Ramon Quer Molgo (Husqvarna) 3:19:29.38; 12. Robert Friberg (Husqvarna) 3:24:08.10… 19. Juan-Pablo Jara (Husqvarna) 3:30:47.92… 26. Bertrand Bailleux (Husqvarna) 4:01:06.49

Enduro Women 
1. Laia Sanz (KTM) 3:28:52.18; 2. Tayla Jones (Husqvarna) 3:30:26.50; 3. Brandy Richards (KTM) 3:35:21.68; 4. Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) 3:37:37.51; 5. Kacy Martinez (KTM) 3:41:49.13… 9. Audrey Rossat (Husqvarna) 3:48:33.57; 10. Hanna Berzelius (Husqvarna) 3:50:55.28… 13. Amanda Elvin (Husqvarna) 3:56:05.68; 14. Paola Riverditi (Husqvarna) 4:02:39.92; 15. Anna Sappino (Husqvarna) 4:03:23.45… 17. Katarina Jurickova (Husqvarna) 4:20:26.06… 21. Karin Hostinska (Husqvarna) 5:03

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