Story and Photos by Shan Moore
After four days of racing at the 88th running of the International Six Days Enduro in Sardinia, Italy, the US World Trophy Team sits third behind France and Australia, the distance behind the Aussies is about 46 seconds, so hopefully with a good day tomorrow, and a good showing in the final motocross test, the U.S. squad can move right back into the runner-up slot.
As far as individual performances, Taylor Robert was top American again, and eighth in the E2 class, while Kurt Caselli got rolling and was ninth in E2.
In the E1 class, Zach Osborne won a test today and finished fourth in class. Meanwhile, Thad DuVall had a good day, as well, and was right behind Zach in fifth in E1.
Charlie Mullins, who had been one of the US team’s fastest and most consistent performers, had an off day, explaining that he crashed in almost every test.
The U.S. Junior Trophy Team remains in fourth after four days, with France in first, Italy in second and Great Britain in third. Kailub Russell was on fire today and finished 11th in the E2 class, right up there with the World Trophy riders. Russell’s teammates Jesse Groemm, Andrew DeLong and Grant Baylor also turned in consistent performances.
In the Women’s Trophy Division, Team Australia had a healty lead in that category, with Sweden second and France in third. The U.S. squad of Mandi Mastin, Rachel Gutish and Brooke Hodges sits sixth.