Courtesy of Yamaha Racing
The International Six Days Enduro – the biggest annual event in the enduro racing calendar – takes place this coming week in Chile and Yamaha is strongly represented with 10 riders set to battle for victories in all three major categories. Spearheading Yamaha’s efforts will be Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team’s Loïc Larrieu, with the WR450F powered rider aiming for victory as a member of France’s World Trophy Team.
Kicking off on Monday, November 12, this 93rd edition of the International Six Days Enduro will see competitors race for six consecutive days in the tracks and trails around the city of Viña del Mar. Securing the overall individual victory at the previous edition of the event in France, Loïc Larrieu is looking for an equally impressive result this year in Chile.
Following a stellar season of international enduro competition that saw him place as the 2018 FIM Enduro 2 World Championship runner-up, Larrieu is highly positive for a strong result at the 2018 ISDE. With the race expected to feature a mix of sandy, rocky and technical special tests, Loïc will look to make the most of his WR450F machine’s versatility this coming week in South America.
In addition, Yamaha’s Jessica Gardiner returns to the annual event as a member of Australia’s Women’s World Trophy team. Racing Yamaha’s WR250F, Jessica has her eyes set on assisting her team win their respective classification for an impressive sixth consecutive time.
Representing Spain’s World Trophy team, brothers Cristobal and Victor Guerrero will both be aboard Yamaha machinery next week in Chile.
The 2018 FIM ISDE takes place in Viña del Mar, Chile on November 12/17.
Rider line-up – International Six Days Enduro 2018
Loïc Larrieu (Yamaha) – France World Trophy Team
Cristobal Guerrero (Yamaha) – Spain World Trophy Team
Victor Guerrero (Yamaha) – Spain World Trophy Team
Luis Oliveira (Yamaha) – Portugal World Trophy Team
Rui Goncalves (Yamaha) – Portugal World Trophy Team
Gabriel Balut (Yamaha) – Chile World Trophy Team
Eemil Helander (Yamaha) – Finland Junior World Trophy Team
Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) – Australia Women’s World Trophy Team
Rita Vieira (Yamaha) – Portugal Women’s World Trophy Team
Maribel Giordani (Yamaha) – Argentina Women’s World Trophy Team
Loïc Larrieu (France World Trophy Team)
“I am really looking forward to the ISDE. It’s a big and important race for the global enduro community. We have a strong squad with Team France and our main goal is to defend our title. This year we have a mix of experienced and younger riders in our team. The ISDE is always a long and exhausting event and we all want to remain consistent from start to finish. Personally, I want to fight for the outright victory again. My goal is to push hard while also trying to avoid mistakes. I believe the conditions here in Chile suit my style and I will do my best to finish the season on a high.”
Marc Bourgeois – Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team Manager
“Loïc is really motivated to do well at this year’s ISDE. Coming off a strong season racing the Enduro World Championship and the French Enduro Championship, I trust he will be a strong asset for Team France. He’s really comfortable on our team’s WR450F and I am confident he will be a strong competitor in Chile. Loïc has been fighting for victories in the Enduro World Championship throughout the season and now entering the ISDE he is determined to show his true potential once again. From our side, we will do our best to help him secure outright victory in Vina del Mar.”