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MojoMotoSport Club Team Report – ISDE Portugal | Day 4

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By: Derek Blais | November 13th, 2019

Day four of the International Six Days of Enduro are complete, and today we received a report out of Portugal from MojoMotoSport.com, MojoMotoSport Race Team and MojoMotoSport Club Team Manager Nathan Burt! According to Nathan, the race course experienced some wild weather, cycling between sunny and clear to overcast to torrential downpour and then sunny again. After the rain moved through the winds picked up, gusting to around 50 mph and causing havoc for the riders and the paddock area. Once the wind died down, he says the evening was calm and mild. MojoMotoSport Club Team rider Anson Maloney blew a fork seal, so he swapped out one leg for WP suspension to rebuild overnight so he can re-install it in the morning to take on day 5! Both riders and machines are fatigued at this point of the race, so attrition rates will start to rise until the finish two days from now. Team U.S.A. continues to perform extremely well overall, leading three of the four team categories:

Men’s World Trophy Team
The U.S. team continues to lead the Australians after four days by 1:27.46 and the Italian team by 8:41.13. Hopefully they can stretch out their lead over the last two days. Here’s how the men rank in the overall individually:

Ryan Sipes – E1 2nd place overall 5:03.78 seconds behind leader Josep Garcia
Taylor Robert – E2 1st place overall
Kailub Russell – E2 2nd place overall 1:23.48 seconds behind Robert
Steward Baylor – E3 3rd place (+1) overall 8:07.91 behind leader

Women’s World Trophy
The American Women’s World Trophy Team rode hard and won day 4, retaining their lead. The German women move into second place, behind by 5:14. Australia fell off today, and ended up going from 2nd to 8th place. Great Britain is still in third place, behind the lead by 13:08.94. Here’s how the U.S. women are doing in the individual overall rankings:

Brandy Richards - EW 2nd place (-1) overall 1:26.25 behind leader Maria Franke
Rebecca Sheets – EW 6th place (+1) overall 10:56.15 behind leader
Tarah Gieger - EW 8th place (+1) overall 14:29.42 behind leader

Junior World Trophy
The Junior World Trophy team finished in third place for the day, keeping their second place position in the overall behind the Australians and ahead of the Italians. They currently trail the Australian team by 8:52.50. Here are their individual overall rankings after day three:

Joshua Toth – E1 11th place (+3) overall 8:34.55 behind leader
Ben Kelley – E2 9th place (-4) overall 6:40.15 seconds behind leader
Grant Baylor – E2 6th place (+1) overall 5:50.83 behind leader

U.S.A. Club Teams
Here’s how the U.S.A. Club Teams are performing after four brutal days of the 2019 ISDE:

XC Gear Club Team – 1st place overall
Gas Gas USA Club Team – 9th place overall 34:03.77 behind leader
MojoMotoSport Club Team – 14th place (-1) overall 40:31.56 back of leading team
Eric Cleveland Memorial Club Team – 17th place (-1) overall 49:19.12 behind leader
Elizabeth Scott Community Club Team – 34th place (-3) overall 1:45:25.38 behind leader
Missouri Mudders Club Team – 74th place (+1) overall 5:17:21.61 behind leader
AMA District 37 Club Team – 119th place (-6) overall 11:37:55.53 back of leader

Here’s how the MojoMotoSport Club Team members are performing individually in the overall:

Anson “Mojo” Maloney – C2 23rd place (-2) overall 16:49.79 behind leader
Joshua Knight – C2 18th place (-2) overall 14:19.82 behind leader
Tanner Whipple - C3 11th place overall 10:07.65 behind leader

The course for day five features 2 laps, 8 special tests, and 7 time checks over a distance of 286 kilometers. It’s the last long day, which should give our riders a little extra incentive to ride fast and clean to save their bodies and equipment. The ISDE is a marathon, not a sprint.


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