Australian Trophy Team climbs to second place at dusty Six Day enduro


Matthew Phillips

Matthew Phillips

Ben Kearns

Ben Kearns

Day-2 of the 2017 International Six Day Enduro in Brieve, France has seen the Australian Trophy Team climb to second place behind the hard-charging home Team of France.

Sherco’s Matthew Phillips finished the day in 5th place in the E3 Class aboard his Sherco 300 SE-R. Phillips is now ranked 5th in the class after the two days and 19th overall in the individual standings.

Despite the Australian Trophy Team climbing into second place, a frustrated Phillips said, “The bikes running great, riders not getting it done! Try again tomorrow.”

The second day of racing was staged over the same course as the opening day with the special tests and trails deteriorating, creating dusty conditions. Day-3 is due to be staged over a new course that will only be used for one day of racing.

The Australian Club Team continues to stand tall in thick competition and is now ranked 22nd from 167 Club Teams. Sherco rider Ben Kearns is riding well on his Sherco 300 SEF-R and is a driving force in the Australian Club Team.

Sherco rider Jeremy Tarroux continues to be a major contributor for the French Trophy Team. Racing a Sherco 250 SEF-R, Tarroux is ranked 5th in the E1 Class and 8th overall in the individual standings.

The 2017 International Six Day continues tonight (Australian time) in Brieve, France.

Photography: John Pearson Media