The 2017 International Six Days Enduro began last night in Brieve, France with Australia’s Matthew Phillips helping guide the Australian Trophy Team to third place.
Racing the 300 SE-R two-stroke, Phillips encountered some frustrating tests where he caught up to slower riders costing him precious time. However, Phillips charged hard and wound out the opening day of racing with fourth place in the E3 Cass and 19th overall.
With potential re-seeding for the faster riders after the opening day, Phillips could enter day-2 of the race further up the field providing him with traffic-free tracks and the potential to really let the 300 SE-R fly.
French Trophy Team rider Jeremy Tarroux was racing hard on the Sherco 250 SEF-R coming away with the E1 Cass lead and placing fourth overall, cementing himself as the leading Sherco rider.
Team France currently leads the World Trophy Team category ahead of Finland in second and Australia third.
The 2017 International Six Day continues tonight (Australian time) in Brieve, France.
Photography: John Pearson Media