Andy Wilksch has completed the 2018 International Six Day Enduro in fine form with 15th place in the highly-competitive E3 Class and 49th position overall, earning himself a gold medal result.
The Motul Pirelli Sherco Team rider was a vital part of the three-rider Australian Junior Trophy Team for riders under 23. The Team placing 5th in the Junior Trophy Team category just behind host nation, Chile. Wilksch raced a Motul Pirelli Sherco 300 SE-R over the six-day event which was held in Vina del Mar, approximately two-hours-drive west of Santiago.
The 93rd running of the International National Six Day Enduro drew to a close with the final motocross test held on a sandy track adjacent to the ocean which was in stark contrast to the previous five days of racing that were held in extremely dry, dusty and often rocky conditions.
“I had a ball in my first Six Day,” said Wilksch. “To represent Australia in such a big and prestigious event is a real honour. I had a ball racing the 300 SE-R. It was tough going with conditions so dry and the tests became quite technical but what an experience. I’m so stoked to have been a part of a huge Australian Team effort that saw the Aussie Trophy Team and the Women’s Team get the win.”
The four-rider Australian Trophy Team and the three-rider Australian Women’s Team both dominated their categories earning huge victories over the USA.
“Our Junior Trophy Team was a bit off the pace but we gave it everything and we all learnt a lot,” Wilksch explained. “The Australian Team as a whole is amazing and to have my mechanic and Sherco Team manager, Derek Grundy in Chile with me was awesome. My 300 SE-R was faultless and a lot of fun to race for six days straight. The bike was solid, and I loved it.”
Photography: John Pearson