EUROPE, FRANCE. Introduced into the FIM International Six Days Enduro during the 91st running of the event in Spain last year, the Vintage Trophy has gone from strength-to-strength with one hundred and fifty competitors taking to the start in Brive this year.
Bringing together riders and machines from all over the World, among the vintage competitors is Australian Geoff Ballard. Competing aboard his Maico 490, Ballard currently sits second overall. More importantly, he’s loved every minute of his first Vintage ISDE.
“Honestly, I have enjoyed these last two days a lot. As always in France, this event has delivered some proper enduro racing. I loved the special tests and the liaisons a lot. Especially the first test from day two, it was amazing. We got to race in this big grass field and just before starting we got some rain so it was such a fun day trying to stay on the bike and finding some grip.”
“I think that the Vintage class gives some good entertaining here in the ISDE,” added Ballard. “Even for the young fans it is good for them to see us, so they can see how the motorbikes have developed and how fast actual riders are with these older machines.”