La Serena, Chile – RedBull KTM rider Kurt Caselli was the top finishing American in the 82nd 2007 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). The grueling event, sometimes referred to as the “Olympics” of Enduro motor sports, tests the endurance of both man and machine over a range of challenging terrains. This year’s event took the 498 riders from the desert coastal dunes of the Chilean coast and back into the mountainous regions inland.
Despite Caselli’s remarkable race, Team USA did not finish as well as they would have liked. Team USA had unfortunate luck and was only able to muster up an eighth place overall finish in spite of Caselli’s victories.
KTM was already proud of Caselli for his tremendous effort in earning the 2007 WORCS Series Championship but is even more thrilled to have him place so well in the ISDE event. “Kurt has proved that he is one of the top riders worldwide. He is a tremendous rider and KTM is proud to support Kurt in any race he may enter, congratulations Kurt,” remarked an excited Kallonen after the event. In addition to his WORCS Championship Caselli was a member of the gold medal winning ISDE Junior Trophy team in 2006. The top placing American ISDE award is a feat Caselli has earned multiple times in his career. He has also most recently been awarded the AMA Sportsman of the Year award. An award he is most deserving of in his best year of racing yet.
1. Kurt Caselli, USA, KTM 2.38.08.37
2. Marko Tarkkala, USA, Finland, KTM, 2.40.07.61
3. Fabien Planet, France, KTM 184.108.40.206
4. Alessandro Botturi, Italy, Honda 220.127.116.11
5. Valtteri Salonen, Finland, Husaberg) 18.104.22.168