Australia Crowned 2015 ISDE Champions | News
An official Press Release issued by the FIM overnight has confirmed that Australia has been declared winners of the World Trophy in the 2015 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE).
In the release that was distributed, the FIM reveled that the appeals which were lodged by three Federations in relation to riders who missed a Route Check had been dismissed.
The hearing for the appeals took place on 2 November, however no findings were released until overnight Australian time.
The full transcript is as follows:
Following a hearing held at the FIM headquarters in Mies on 2 November 2015, the CDI Sole Judge appointed to hear the case, Mr Jan Stovicek (Czech Republic) took a decision on the merits. The operative part of the decision was notified to the parties earlier today. The reasoned decision will be issued shortly.
The CDI rejected the Appeals lodged by the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme (FFM), the Real Federación de Motociclimo (RFME) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) against the decision of the International jury disqualifying eight riders who missed a Route Check. The disqualification will therefore stand.
The first place in the rankings for the FIM World Trophy therefore goes to Australia, with Italy in second place and Finland in third. Australia is therefore the FIM World Trophy team winner of the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE).
The amended rankings of the FIM World Trophy of the 2015 FIM International Six Days of Enduro are attached to the present document.
In its Appeal, the FFM petitioned for a stay of execution of the Decision in application of Article 4.8 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, which was granted by the CDI in view of the urgent nature of the matter and the exceptional circumstances of the case.
The result means that Australia registered a clean sweep at the event – taking out the Senior World Trophy, Junior World Trophy, and Women’s World Trophy categories.
The news has gone down well with some of Australia’s riders, who had the following to say this morning:
“We are the best and have the fastest Enduro riders in the world and I’m stoked that the FIM made the right decision to stick to the rule book.
“Couldn’t have done it without all the helpers and those who have supported us along the way.“
“I’m really excited to hear the news that we as a team have won the ISDE!
“It had disheartened a lot of us with the first decision but now we got what we deserve!
“World champions! Fastest country in the Enduro world!”
“I’m stoked for everybody involved – it was a huge effort by all and it’s good to finally get the result we all earned.”
Speaking about the result, MA CEO Jeremy Kann said that it was a tremendous result for everyone involved in motorcycling in Australia.
“Waking up to the news that we have been rightly awarded the Trophy in the Senior class at the ISDE has been absolutely sensational,” he said.
“We knew we had a good claim to be the outright winners of the event, but had to wait for the process to unfold – and we were unable to protest or appeal the decisions ourselves.
“But we feel that this is the right result – and while our riders, crew and supporters were unable to bask in the achievement at the time, we certainly can now!”
“This is not only an incredible achievement for the Senior Trophy Team – it caps off a remarkable event where we won everything, and the whole country should be extremely proud.”
Reasons for the decision – as noted in the FIM’s release, will be released in due course.
This is how we feel hearing the news!
Just like Daniel “Chucky” Sanders in his winning moment at the ISDE.