Thursday, 7 June 2018

2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE)

Six Days Enduro dates changed

The 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), originally scheduled for Oct. 22-27 in Viña del Mar, Chile, has been rescheduled to Nov. 12-17 at the same location.
The International Six Days Enduro is the world's largest annual off-road motorcycle competition. Since 1913, countries have sent their best off-road racers to exotic locations around the world to be tested on everything from sandy beaches to rocky crevices, to deep woods and motocross tracks for the event's top prize: the ISDE World Trophy. 

Each year, countries from all over the world send teams to compete at the ISDE. The World Trophy Team features four riders that compete for the world title, along with the Junior Trophy Team, which features three riders, and the Women's Trophy Team that features three riders.
In addition, each country can send a number of three-rider club teams. Teams compete for team honors, while individual riders race for a gold, silver or bronze medals, which are based on a rider's finishing time relative to the leader.
Widely regarded as the “Olympics of Motorcycling”, the ISDE is the most prestigious off-road motorcycle event in the world. First held in Carlisle, England, in 1913, the ISDE is one of the longest-running events on the calendar of the FIM calendar.

Originally known as the International Six Day Trial, the event was held primarily on roads in the beginning – although the “roads” of the era were often as difficult as today’s trails – and were designed to test both machine reliability and rider skill. Today, the ISDE, a name it adopted in 1980, is primarily an off-road event that traverses some of the world’s most extreme terrain.
Europe was the exclusive domain of the event until 1973, when it first made a trip to the United States. The event has since been held as far afield as Chile, New Zealand, Brazil and Australia.
The rules of the ISDE have evolved over the years, but it has always run under an enduro-type format, where riders have to follow a set route at a set pace over six days. In addition, there are strict controls on when a rider may work on his or her machine and the availability of tools and spare parts. The mileage of the event can vary, but is well over 1,000 total miles.
In August 2017 France won both the FIM World Trophy team championship and the Junior Trophy on home ground on the occasion of the World Trophy’s 92nd year at Brive, France. The French team of Jeremy Tarroux (Sherco), Loic Larrieu (Yamaha), Christophe Nambotin (KTM) and Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna) won the World Trophy by a six-minute and fourteen-second margin of victory ahead of Australia, Finland, Portugal, Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Brazil, Norway and Switzerland.
Australia won the women’s event for the fifth consecutive year.