The 40th Anniversary Australian Four Day Enduro is underway in Cessnock, NSW where a mix of talented Sherco riders are enjoying the iconic event in dusty, humid but cloudy conditions.
Motul Pirelli Sherco Team riders Andy Wilksch and Sophie Coldicutt are both representing not only Sherco but the State of Victoria with Wilksch on the Junior Team and Coldicutt on the Women’s Team with fellow Sherco rider Danielle Foot.
Wilksch is racing the Motul Pirelli Sherco 300 SE-R and is eyeing off a podium place in the highly competitive E3 class.
“Andy is focussed and determined,” said Motul Pirelli Sherco Team manager Derek Grundy. “If he fires and stays consistent he’ll be in a very good position to land on that podium. Sopihe was put at a confusing disadvantage off the start having been seeded well down the order. I am sure she will work her way through the field if dust doesn’t hamper her efforts.’
Coldicutt is racer her Motul Pirelli Sherco 250 SE-R while Danielle foot is attempting her first A4DE on her Road and River Sherco 125 SE-R.
“All of our Sherco riders were positive as they set off for the first day this morning,” said Grundy. “Danielle said she was going to try her hardest and is determined to give it her all in her first A4DE. It’s a long way from the motocross tracks she has excelled at in the past but I am sure she will quickly adapt to enduro.”
Seasoned enduro campaigner and Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine enduro editor Geoff Braico is racing a Sherco 450 SEF-R at the event and it expected to be a surprise threat for the E2 Class podium.
Further back in the field is none other than the original Australian Four Day Enduro champion, Norm Watts who is racing a Country Motorcycles Sherco 300 SE-R. Watts rightfully holds legend status in off-road motorcycle racing and its great to see the Masters’ Class warrior out on the trails at the controls of his mighty Sherco.