It was a roller-coaster of a week at the 95th running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) and GASGAS rider Ryan Sipes made the best of the challenge, placing fourth in E3, respectively – helping to take the U.S. team to third in the World Trophy category.
For Sipes, the week didn’t go quite as he had planned individually, but the former ISDE overall winner was able to contribute solid scores to his podium-winning team, along with fourth in the Enduro 3 class. The motocrosser-turned offroad racer is always strong in the moto race and Saturday was no exception as he stayed on the gas aboard his EC 300 TPI to finish with a strong second.
Ryan Sipes, U.S. World Trophy Team Rider: “The event for me was kind of a roller coaster – I’d have a good day, then a bad day and so on – so a little bit frustrating because you have to be consistent here to help the team and I definitely wasn’t. This is one of my favorite things to do of the year, so I’m happy to have been here. I wish I’d have done a little better but you can’t win them all.”
Sipes added, “The final moto was okay for me. I got a good start on the EC 300 TPI and I came out second. I gave it everything I had and pushed it as far as I could to try to get into the lead but I made a few mistakes and was a little bit down on power against the 500s but I left it all out there, so I can’t be mad at that.”