Riding in difficult and at times wet conditions, Finland extend their lead by over two minutes from nearest rival France, at the half way stage of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). The final three days will be more difficult and will decide who is the toughest nation on turf. The weather forecast for Day Four is for rain.
Unofficial Trophy Team standings after Day Two of the ISDE: Positions remain unchanged from Day Two. New Zealand holds a strong seventh position.
1. Finland; 2. France, 6m19s behind the leaders; 3. Spain, 11m28s; 4. Australia, 12m50s; 5. Sweden, 13m49s; 6. Italy, 13m52s; 7. New Zealand, 19m18s; 8. Great Britain, 35m7s; 9. Slovakia, 35m16s; 10. USA, 38m34s.
Unofficial Junior Trophy Team Positions (under 23 years). From Day Two Australia has overtaken Germany for third position, while Finland has dropped a place, allowing Italy into fifth.
1. USA; 2. France, 3m32s behind the leaders; 3. Australia, 4m16s; 4.Germany, 6m26s; 5. Italy, 6m55s; 6. Finland, 7m11s; 7. Great Britain, 8m53s; 8. Netherlands, 11m13s; 9. Spain, 14m43s; 10. New Zealand, 17m43s.
The 2006 ISDE runs from Tuesday, November 14 until Sunday, November 19. 31 Nations, 6 days, 600 riders – 1 winner
14 — 18 November Days One to Five, Special stages held in and around Kinleith Forest, off State Highway 1. Final test held beside Taupo Motorsport Park at the end of each days riding.
Parc Ferme open to public each day.
19 November Day Six, Motocross Special Stage at Digger McEwen Park, Taupo.
19 November Awards ceremony and dinner, Taupo Events Centre, from 6.30pm.