RACHEL GUTISH ON THE GAS TO SCORE SIXTH OVERALL
IN WOMEN’S TROPHY AT 96TH ISDE
AMERICAN RIDER IS GASGAS’ TOP FINISHER IN WOMEN’S DIVISION!
What a week it was at the 96th running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Le Puy-En-Velay, France! Our very own American GASGAS rider Rachel Gutish finished sixth overall in Women’s World Trophy competition with a smooth and steady performance throughout all six days of racing.
Early in the week, the U.S. Women’s World Trophy team held a comfortable 11-minute lead in the team competition with excellent finishes from Gutish and her KTM-mounted teammates, Brandy Richards and Korie Steede. Unfortunately on Day 4, Richards, the early overall Women’s leader, suffered a race-ending crash that ultimately took away the team’s chance at the overall. However, Gutish and Steede continued to deliver strong test-scores for the rest of the week, salvaging sixth-place as a team, despite being a rider down.
Gutish contributed solid individual scores to the U.S. team’s efforts throughout the week, beginning with a strong sixth overall on the opening day. She continued the week with strong and steady seventh-place scores on Days 2 and 3 and the seven-time ISDE competitor got stronger over the next two days, moving up a notch to claim a pair of sixths. On the final day, she showed the world how strong American riders are on the motocross track, landing herself a spot on the podium in third!
Rachel Gutish, U.S. Women’s World Trophy Team Rider: “While our results were not what we hoped for, I still enjoyed the 2022 ISDE. Six Days is my favorite event of the season and as always, I’m grateful for and honored by the opportunity to represent my country on the international stage. I hope to be on the Women’s team next year and we’ll be back with a vengeance to redeem ourselves!”
For a list of complete results from the 2022 International Six Days Enduro, please visit https://fim-isde.com/2022-results/.
Results – FIM International Six Days Enduro 2022
1. Jane Daniels, Great Britain, (Fantic) 3:39:31.05; 2. Korie Steede, USA, (KTM) +2:19.84; 3. Mireia Badia, Spain, (Rieju) +2:35.56 … 6. Rachel Gutish, USA, (GASGAS) +7:00.85
Women’s World Trophy Results
1. Great Britain, 11:20:44.91; 2. France, +15:03.73; 3. Australia, +21:06.01; 4. Sweden, +48:16.86; 5. Canada, +2:00:08.59 … 6. USA, 7:04:19.68