Eero Remes once again was the fastest rider in the 2011 ISDE competition and extending his lead in Day 2.
The 2011 International Six Days Enduro
event continued Tuesday with Finland extending its lead in the competition. Repeating the same 300km course as Day 1, riders encountered seven special tests with Eero Remes capturing five of them. In the World Trophy standings Finland now leads Spain by more than nine minutes. The U.S. moved up to third as Australia plummeted down to eighth more than 40 minutes behind. Meanwhile the Netherlands, Great Britain and Poland all saw minor improvement in their position. In the Junior Trophy division Sweden is controlling the pace ahead of France by close to a minute. American riders moved up to fifth but remain nearly 20 minutes off the pace of the leaders with Spain nipping at their heels.
In the Women’s Cup the second day saw America’s run in the competition come to an end. After losing all but one of its riders in the first day, Amanda Mastin dropped out after the third special test of the day. Meanwhile France extended its lead over the Finnish women by nearly 50 minutes as Sweden dropped down to third more than an hour behind the leaders.
For the second day in a row America has been in the top-five in the C1 Club division thanks to Fred Hoess. The 15-time ISDE gold medalist is currently running third behind New Zealand’s Adrian Smith and Italy’s Maurizio Gerini, with less than three minutes separating him from the leader.
2011 World Trophy Day 2 Results
2011 Junior Trophy Day 2 Results
1. Finland, 6:37:50.08
2. Spain, 6:46:50.47
3. U.S.A., 6:57:28.73
4. Sweden, 7:03:52.60
5. Portugal, 7:07:19.28
6. Netherlands, 7:12:28.02
7. Great Britain, 7:16:21.06
8. Australia, 7:21:20.70
9. Poland, 7:26:48.45
10. Germany, 7:35:53.70
*All times are progressive
2011 Women’s Cup Day 2 Results
1. France, 5:02:06.94
2. Finland, 5:55:03.01
3. Sweden, 6:05:40.72
4. Australia, 6:08:40.98
5. U.S.A., 8:00:00.00
1. Sweden, 4:13:14.10
2. France, 4:14:12.40
3. Great Britain, 4:21:33.70
4. Australia., 4:32:08.86
5. U.S.A., 4:32:57.60
6. Spain, 4:34:11.74
7. Czech Republic, 4:41:29.47
8. Chile, 4:44:36.02
9. Germany, 4:49:30.66
10. Netherlands, 4:53:31.98
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In the E1 class Eero Remes remains the man to beat after being the only rider able to complete the course in less than 36 minutes. Once again Finnish riders filled the top-three positions with Juha Salminen and Matti Seistola taking second and third respectively in the timesheets. Lorenzo Satolino of Spain moved up to fourth ahead of fellow
Juha Salminen remains just more than a minute behind Remes after snagging the second-fastest time again on Day 2.
countrymen, Mario Roman, with Santolino trailing Seistola by more than a minute and a half. Once again Colton Udall struggled toward the back of the E1 field where he finished the day in 29th. As of Day 2, the American rider remains 31st and more than 29 minutes behind Remes. The second American contingent in the class, Ian Blythe, only did marginally better after finishing the day in 27th. Other than Aussie Matthew Phillips taking victory in Stage 3 from the E2 class, Finland dominated all other tests on Day 2, leaving few to doubt the country’s dominance.
2011 E1 Day 2 Results:
1. Eero Remes, FIN (KTM) 1:17:29.73
2. Juha Salminen, FIN (Husqvarna) 1:18:37.34
3. Matti Seistola, FIN (Husqvarna) 1:20:24.31
4. Lorenzo Santolino, ESP (KTM) 1:21:28.88
5. Mario Roman, ESP (KTM) 1:22:00.01
6. Antti Hellsten, FIN (KTM) 1:23:18.24
7. Luis Oliveira, PRT (Yamaha) 1:23:32.04
8. Victor Guerrero, ESP (Yamaha) 1:23:46.47
9. Paulo Felicia, PRT (Yamaha) 1:23:55.77
10. Carl Sjoo, SWE (Honda) 1:24:04.38
American Kurt Caselli was strong again on Day 2 after pushing his lead in the E2 division to 49.59 seconds ahead of Spain’s Cristobal Guerrero. Behind the Finnish riders, Caselli remained the fastest rider in the field. He finished just over 10 seconds ahead of the competition on Tuesday, capturing top-three finishes in six of the seven special tests. Meanwhile Matthew Phillips lost a position after finishing less than 30 seconds behind Guerrero. Portugal’s Luis Correia jumped up to fourth ahead of Aussie Toby Price, with USA’s Russell Bobbitt also improving in sixth place after finishing Day 2 in fifth. Destry Abbott earned another top-15 finish on Day 2, the 39-year-old recording 13th more than two minutes behind Caselli. Once again Americans Cory Buttrick, Andrew DeLong and Jimmy Jarrett were all significantly off the pace and are quickly losing ground in the contest.
2011 E2 Day 2 Results:
In the E2 class Kurt Caselli is keeping USA in the lead by less than 50 seconds ahead of Spain.
1. Kurt Caselli, USA (KTM) 1:19:19.36
2. Cristobal Guerrero, ESP (KTM) 1:20:08.95
3. Matthew Phillips, AUS (Yamaha) 1:20:23.55
4. Luis Correia, PRT (Yamaha) 1:21:04.81
5. Toby Price, AUS (KTM) 1:21:40.62
6. Russell Bobbitt, USA (KTM) 1:21:47.87
7. Jari Mattila, FIN (KTM) 1:21:58.82
8. Michal Szuster, POL (KTM) 1:23:15.71
9. Hans Vogels, NLD (Husaberg) 1:23:31.00
10. Benoit Fortunato, FRA (Yamaha) 1:23:31.64
Finland’s Marko Tarkkala put the finishing touches on what was another excellent day for the Husaberg team. Tarkkala snagged the best time again on Day 2 in the E3 class, finishing 23.53 seconds ahead of Sweden’s Joakim Ljunggren. In addition to Tarkkala and Ljunggren giving Husaberg the top-two sports in the class again, Spain’s Oriol Mena posted another top-five finish. The result puts three Husabergs in the top-five heading into the third day of the competition. After earning ninth on the first day, American Nathan Kanney grabbed eighth on Day 2 and is currently six minutes behind Tarkkala in eighth.
2011 E3 Day 2 Results:
Marko Tarkkala still leads the E3 class 49.90 seconds ahead of Joakim Ljunggren.
1. Marko Tarkkala, FIN (Husaberg) 1:19:19.88
2. Joakim Ljunggren, SWE (Husaberg) 1:20:09.78
3. Ivan Cervantes, ESP (Gas-Gas) 1:20:11.91
4. Oriol Mena, ESP (Husaberg) 1:23:00.72
5. Valtteri Salonen, FIN (TM) 1:23:18.67
6. Jonas Karlsson, SWE (KTM) 1:23:51.73
7. Karl Svensson, SWE (Husaberg) 1:24:37.61
8. Nathan Kanney, USA (KTM) 1:25:23.71
9. Alessandro Botturi, ITA (Gas-Gas) 1:25:48.75
10. Mark Wassink, NLD (KTM) 1:26:23.83