Saxony, Germany, (Sept 28, 2012) – Although the U.S. Team results didn’t change a whole lot from yesterday, today was a day of stellar individual performances from the Americans at the 87th running of the International Six Days Enduro in Saxony, Germany.
Despite riding with a sore shoulder that he separated during yesterday’s competition, FMF/KTM’s Charlie Mullins won the third special test of the day, edging out teammate Kurt Caselli by just a few seconds. Mullins finished the day third in the E2 class, although he is way down in the overall standings. Caselli finished out the day eighth in the E2 class and sits 13th overall in the class.
Meanwhile, Robert Taylor remains the top American in 17th overall, and seventh in E2 on his Kawasaki, after turning in some great rides, his best being a 13th in special test one. Thad DuVall is two spots back in 19th overall.
Another American to win a test was Mike Brown, topping the opening test of the day ahead of Pierre-Alexandre Renet.
At the top of the individual standings, Christophe Nambotin has the lead and also leads the E3 class, while Antoine Meo is second overall and first in E2. A French rider occupies the top four slots in the individual standings.
The World Trophy Team standings remain basically the same as yesterday, with France out front by a whopping 35 minutes over Australia. Italy is third another 11 minutes back. Spain is fourth, with USA moving back into sixth ahead of Sweden.
In the Junior Trophy division, France has over a two-minute lead over Great Britain, with the US squad (DuVall, Andrew DeLong, Travis Coy and Jesse Groemm) in third.
The U.S. Women’s team sits in sixth, with just Rachel Gutish and Mandi Mastin still competing after Sarah Whitmore dropped out yesterday with a suspected broken wrist. Meanwhile, France leads the Women’s division, with Germany second and Australia third.
Six Days competition wraps up tomorrow with the final motocross test and the awards ceremony.