The organizers of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) called off Day Five early following an unexpected and very heavy downpour within the Kinleith Forest late this morning. The poor weather conditions made competing on the slippery trails very difficult.
Sunday’s weather forecast is for clearing skies for tomorrow’s final day, the tough motocross test at Taupo’s Digger McEwen Park, where spectators can see five-time world motocross champion Joel Smets last international ride.
Positions remain unchanged for the Trophy Teams, although Finland has pulled ahead of France by more than five minutes from day four.
Unofficial Trophy Team standings after Day Five of the ISDE:
1. Finland; 2. France, 11m51s behind the leaders; 3. Spain, 15m57s; 4. Italy, 20m16s; 5. Australia, 21m04s; 6. Sweden, 22m01s; 7. New Zealand, 36m19s; 8. Slovakia, 53m39s; 9. Great Britain, 54m46s; 10. USA, no time given at time of release.
Unofficial Junior Trophy Team Positions (under 23 years)
1. USA; 2. France, 5m24s behind the leaders; 3. Australia, 8m21s; 4.Italy, 10m27s; 5. Germany, 10m48s; 6. Great Britain, 12m20s; 7. Netherlands, 17m35s; 8. Finland, 18m25s; 9. Spain, 23m06s; 10. New Zealand, 31m29s.