Day three of the 77th International Six Days Enduro is just about complete and the results of day two are all but official. After the second full day of competition, Finland still leads the World Trophy division, while Sweden has overtaken France for second. Finland leads Sweden by approximately five minutes, while France has about a minute and a half lead on Sweden. Great Britain and Italy still round out the top five. The United States Trophy team remains in 11th, trailing 10th-place Belgium by approximately 12 minutes.

In the Junior World team competition, France is holding a slim two-minute lead over Finland, followed by Italy, Spain and Portugal. The U.S. Junior World team, which has one rider out following day one, is still 15th.

Finnish rider Juha Salminen, riding a KTM in the 400cc Four-Stroke class, is the top individual rider thus far.

The Ridge Riders M.C. is still the top U.S. Club team in 26th.

Following day two's impossible time schedule, it was decided during Tuesday night's jury meeting to add 10 minute to every rider's score at all of day one's checks, which put many riders back on gold. For day two, the organizers went to a "modified" B schedule, which meant slower speed averages, easier-to-make checks and a much easier day overall for the riders. Still, the local police was out in force and set up a speed trap through one of the city routes. After impounding their motorcycles at the end of the day, the riders were greeted by a table and tent erected by the cops, and each rider had to stop at the table to see if they had been caught on camera breaking the 50 kilometer speed limit - most of them had. Luckily, most of them were given only warnings but would have to pay a fine if caught again. The accompanying photo shows an American rider, Eric Croy, being warned.

The only rider houred-out after day two was Husaberg rider David Klein who suffered an engine seizure in the final test of the day. Klein, however, rebuilt the motor and started day three but will not be eligible for a medal. U.S. Club riders Curt Wilcox and Mark Thompson are also still riding despite being excluded after missing an observation check on the first day.

As of this posting (day three), some riders are still out on the course, which featured a new course and a few difficult sections, such as a few mud bogs and one particularly difficult, rocky, slick hill climb. Rumors have it that one of Sweden's Trophy riders had some problems today and with one of their riders already out (only the five best scores count in the World Trophy class), there's a chance the Swedes might lose a position to Great Britain.

 

Results After Day Two

World Trophy:

1. Finland

2. Sweden

3. France

4. Great Britain

5. Italy

11. USA

 

Junior World Trophy:

1. France

2. Finland

3. Italy

4. Spain

5. Portugal

15. USA

 

Day Two Team USA Results:

Fred Hoess - 37th (125 2T)

Wallace Palmer - 60th (125 2T)

Jonathan Seehorn - 55th (125 2T)

Tim Taber - 57th (250 2T)

Brian Sperle - 43th (250 2T)

David Pearson - 24th (250 2T)

Morgan Crawford - 68th (250 2T)

Ron Schmelzle - 48th (250 2T)

Greg Gillian - 43st (250 4T)

Eric Bailey - 77th (250 2T)

Randy Mastin - 85th (250 2T)

Lars Valin - 102nd (250 2T)

Derrick Merrill - 77nd (250 2T)

John Wells - 83rd (250 2T)

Amanda Mastin - 126th (250 2T)

Mike McCarren - 134th (250 2T)

Ken Tomeo - 143rd (250 2T)

Eric Croy - 112th (250 2T)

Dave Wolfe - 61st (250 2T)

Jeff Fredette - 51st (250 2T)

Brett Dooley - 71st (250 2T)

Andy Stokely - 80th (250 2T)

Eric Moberg - 131st (250 2T)

Luke McNeil - 66th (250 2T)

Brian Storrie - 64th (250 2T)

Tom Huber - 156th (250 2T)

Lance Bross - 55th (250 4T)

Mark Thompson - 38th (250 4T)

J.D. Hammock - 62nd (400 4T)

David Klein - 85th (400 4T)

John Yates - 46th (400 4T)

Chilly White - 64th (400 4T)

Cody Mastin - 61st (400 4T)

Andy Gutish - 83rd (400 4T)

Paul Krause - 21st (500 4T)

Steve Underwood - 49th (500 4T)

Curt Wilcox - 27th (500 4T)

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Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.

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