GNCC Racing - Taylor Robert Leads ISDE After Day Two

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 1:10 PM

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KTM’s Taylor Robert has claimed the overall lead on the second day of racing at the ISDE by the narrowest of margins over Spain’s Josep Garcia.

America, f’yeah. Robert put USA on top in the individual general standings, hanging onto the overall lead by the skin of his fingernails.

Day two was once again a heck of a run for glory at the head of the classification with no less than the top four riders finishing within 15 seconds of each other after seven seriously dusty and destroyed special tests.

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Spanish pocket rocket Garcia is so far proving the sensation of this year’s ISDE with the Junior youngster rattling the cages of all the top World Trophy players. 

Ending his day just four tenths of a second behind Robert in the general classification, we believe he's won day two outright, he had his 250F Husky singing all day long. He also said it’s cool to race with the top guys!

Picking up pace and getting into the swing of things, Australia’s Daniel Sanders (KTM) was in the hunt too. He's now third overall after two days and three seconds up on day one winner Giacomo Redondi (Honda).

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USA’s Kailub Russell is sixth with GB’s Jamie McCanney (Yamaha) seventh. Adding in Portugal’s Luis Correia (Beta) eighth and we have seven different nations hold the top eight spots in the overall classification proving once again just how tight things are in Spain.

In the Women's ranks, Germany's Maria Franke beat Spain's Laia Sanz for the day two vicotry by four seconds. They were 36 seconds clear of day one winner Tayla Jones in third. Franke now leads the overall classification too.

Australia were dealt another blow when Daniel Milner was forced to retire one test from home. He jumped into a deep powder rut, the chain hopped off his Yamaha when it hit a rock and in turn damaged his front sprocket. Another crappy day for the Aussies. 

As you can guess, the dust is a shocker here, despite a bit of morning rain. The ground is chewed up and turning into silt making incidents like Sanders bound to happen. 

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It’s kind of reminding us of Argentina 2014. Back then a lot of bikes ate crap on day three, so tomorrow could prove very crucial indeed if the promised rain contiunes to stays away.

We’ll return with a proper update when team results are eventually totted up. So stay tuned for that…

Provisional General Classification After Day 2

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Provisional Women's General Classification After Day 2

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