CDR Yamaha's Daniel Milner has won his class at the ISDE and finished an astounding second outright
Jemma Wilson claimed third in the Women's class
Josh Green landed 33rd outright and 15th in E2

Milner on Top of the World After ISDE

6 Oct 2013

CDR Yamaha’s Daniel Milner has stunned the off road world by finishing the prestigious International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) with the class victory in the E2 category (450cc machines) and a brilliant second place outright at the end of the gruelling event.

Sardegna, Italy, hosted the 88th edition of the ISDE with over 630 riders from 36 countries competing for off road racings' most wanted prize and it was the 21 year old Victorian that set the scene and made a name for himself on the world stage.

Milner, riding a Yamaha YZ450F, fired from the blocks on day one and set a cracking pace. He finished the day as the class and overall leader and instantly had the Europeans questioned just who the fast, young Australian was.

Day two and Milner rode to a second in class, before taking the win on day three. Two more consistent days in the top five saw Milner enter the final day with not only a chance to take the class win, but also the outright victory.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and a 20th place finish on the final day gave him second outright but he maintained his lead in the E2 class and was crowned the division winner when racing was completed.      

“If someone had of offered me a class win and second outright before we started, I would gladly have taken it as my goals weren’t as high as that and I’m pumped to be able to get that result while racing the best guys in the world.

“It would have been great to take the outright win but I can’t be too disappointed as I did the best I could all week and that’s all I could do.

“I have had a great time over here and the conditions were a bit dry and dusty so it was like racing in Australia. The YZ450F has been perfect all week and I just love riding it.

“This has been such a massive effort and there are so many people to thank. My family and friends for all their support during the event, Craig Dack and the entire CDR Yamaha team in Australia as well as Yamaha Australia and all the other riders and teams here that are representing Australia for making it such a great event,” Milner ends.

Milner was also part of an Australian team that finished fourth out of the 20 nations entered for national competition. The team were in podium contention all week but ultimately fell just short of a podium place.

Active8 Yamaha’s Josh Green also handed in a superb result finishing 15th in the E2 class and 33rd outright. Green showed plenty of speed all week but some falls at critical stages cost him dearly in the final standings.

Green’s teammate Tom McCormack was also going well in the early stages in the E1 class on board his YZ250F. Unfortunately, McCormack wasn’t able to finish the event and was forced to withdraw on day five.

Queensland’s Jemma Wilson also made the trip to the podium taking home a sensational third place in the Women’s class. Competing on her Yamaha YZ250F, Wilson battled hard all week for her third place and with fellow Australian’s Jess Gardiner and Tayla Jones, the Australian women won the teams’ event.

For a full list of results on the ISDE: http://www.fim-isde-live.info/

Outright Standings
1st Antoine Meo – 4.16.21.26 – E3
2nd Daniel Milner – 4.18.04.28 (Yamaha) – Winner of E2
3rd Alexandre Pierre Renet – 4.18.48.60 – E2

Women’s
1st Jess Gardiner
2nd Jessica Jonsson
3rd Jemma Wilson (Yamaha)

World Teams
Men’s

1st France
2nd USA
3rd Italy
4th Australia
5th Spain
 
Women’s
1st Australia

2nd Sweden
3rd France

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