ISDE-Day-2-KTM-Racing-10-3-13KTM’s Antoine Meo delivered another impressive day at the Sardegna ISDE 2013 on Tuesday to keep Team France on the top of the Leader Board in the World Trophy. The KTM factory rider looked much more settled on the KTM 300 EXC in the E3 class instead of racing his usual E1, in which he is 2013 World Champion.

KTM Factory team boss Fabio Farioli said Meo had made a giant leap from Day One to today’s competition after contesting the opening day with only a short time to familiarize himself with the bike. “Antoine was much more confident today,” Fairoli said. “He was riding a different style altogether.”

Team France now have a four minutes 32 advantage over second placed Australia and USA, with KTM riders Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli and Charlie Mullins are now third. France went into the competition as title holders and they are already looking like they are on their way to another trophy

Meo was fastest E3 rider on Day Two and leads the progressive times in this six-day classic. KTM factory teammate Cristobal Guerrero of Spain was fastest E1 rider and also leads his class after Day Two. Their KTM factory teammate Johnny Aubert is also riding well for Team France. He was second fastest in E2 on Day Two and is closing the gap to Australian Daniel Milner.

France is also leading the Junior World Trophy taking their second consecutive win and are now just over a minute ahead of Italy. Britain advanced from fourth to third and has closed to within 22 seconds of Italy. USA is now fourth, Sweden fifth and Australia is in sixth place.

Riders again faced extremely dusty conditions except for one test where a short burst of rain had turned the dust into mud. Organizers have added two additional tests into Day Three that represent a bigger challenge and riders will contest six tests in all, four of which will be the same as Days One and Two but in reverse order.

The ISDE, the oldest offroad event on the FIM calendar is celebrating its centenary edition in Sardinia.

Results Day 2 ISDE Sardinia
World Trophy:
1, France, 8:33:18.93 (Pela Renet, Jeremy Joly, Johnny Aubert, Antoine Meo, Rodrig Thain, Fabien Planet
2, Australia, 8:38:15.42 9 (Joshua Green, Chris Hollis, Glenn Kearney, Matthew Phillips, Joshua Strang, Daniel Miller)
3, USA, 8:38:30.89 (Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli, Thaddeus Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Robert Taylor)
4, Italy, 8:41:44.06 (Albergoni, Oldrati, Salvini, Monni. Philippaerts, Balletti)
5, Spain, 8:42:44.17 (Lorenzo Santolino, Cristobal Guerrero, Ivan Cervantes, Victor Guerrero, Mario Roman, Oriol Mena

Junior World Trophy:
1, France, 5:15.31.62 (Swan Servajean, Kevin Rohmer, Loic Larrieu, Mathias Bellino
2, Italy, 5:16:37.75 (Rudy Moroni, Giacomo Redondi, Nicolo Mori, Gianluca Martini)
3, Britain 5:18:11.40 (Steve Holcombe, Jack Rowland, Jamie McCanney, Daniel McCanney)
4, USA, 5:21:38.08 (Grant Baylor, Kailub Russell, Andrew Delong, Jessie Groemm)
5, Sweden, 5:23:01.92 (Lars Lofgren, Robert Kvarnstrom, Albin Elowson, Oliver Nelson

E1 Class Day 2
1, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM, 52:28.12
2, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, 52:38.96
3, Jeremy Joly France, Honda, 52:59.90
4, Giacomo Redondi, Italy, KTM, 53:07.73
5, Thomas Oldrati, Italy Husaberg, 53:08.85
6, Rudy Moroni, Italy, KTM, 53:33.84
7, Glenn Kearney, Australia, Husqvarna, 53:44.17
8. Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha, 53:49.95
9, Simone Albergoni, Italy, Honda, 54:01.97
10, Thomas McCormack, Australia, Yamaha, 54:11.85

E1 Class after Day 2
 (progressive)
1, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM, 1:43:47.29
2, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, 1:44:03.26
3, Jeremy Joly France, Honda, 1:44:10.72
4, Giacomo Redondi, Italy, KTM, 1:44:51.38
5, Thomas Oldrati, Italy Husaberg, 1:44:55.79
6, Glenn Kearney, Australia, Husqvarna, 1:45:25.65
7, Rudy Moroni, Italy, KTM, 1:45:40.92
8, Zachary Osborne, USA, Honda, 1:45:55.34
9, Simone Albergoni, Italy, Honda, 1:45:59.49
10. Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha, 1:46:10.29

E2 Class Day 2
1, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha, 50:44.13
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, 51:02.27
3, Robert Taylor, USA, Kawasaki, 51:11.71
4, Pela Renet, France, Husaberg, 51:13.55
5, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM, 51:38.07
6, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM, 51:49.80
7, Loic Larrieu, France, Husaberg, 52:00.96
8, Josh Strang Australia, Suzuki, 52:04.06
9, Kurt Caselli, USA, KTM, 52:56.01
10, Jamie, McCanney, Great Britain, Husaberg, 53:03.57

E2 Class after Day 2
 (progressive)
1, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha, 1:41:01.34
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, 1:41:33.48
3, Robert Taylor, USA, Kawasaki, 1:42:00.09
4, Pela Renet, France, Husaberg, 1:42:03.48
5, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM, 1:42:34.37
6, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM, 1:42:35.48
7, Josh Strang Australia, Suzuki, 1:43:01.32
8, Loic Larrieu, France, Husaberg, 1:43:22.30
9, Oscar Balletti, Italy, KTM, 1:44:04.40
10, Kurt Caselli, USA, KTM, 1:44:17.42

E3 Class Day 2
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM, 50:27.50
2, Chris Hollis, Australia, KTM, 52:23.09
3, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, 52:28.63
4, Mike Brown, USA, KTM, 52:36.02
5, Deny Philippaerts, Italy, Beta, 52:45.87
6, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM, 52:46.91
7, Daniel McCanney, Great Britain, Gas-Gas, 53:02.53
8, Fabian Planet, France, Sherco, 53:09.64
9, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, 53:18.29
10, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg, 53:22.47

E3 Class after Day 2
 (progressive)
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM, 1:40:50.20
2, Mike Brown, USA, KTM, 1:43:42.56
3, Chris Hollis, Australia, KTM, 1:43:51.46
4, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, 1:44:05.20
5, Deny Philippaerts, Italy, Beta, 1:44:06.46
6, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM, 1:44:17.22
7, Fabian Planet, France, Sherco, 1:44:41.05
8, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg, 1:45:04.37
9, Daniel McCanney, Great Britain, Gas-Gas, 1:45:06.23
10, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, 1:45:29.26

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