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ISDE champion Jessica Gardiner returns to Europe for 2017 to contest the European Enduro Championship and select EnduroGP rounds.
Gardiner — who placed third overall in the 2015 Women’s EnduroGP series — returns to European competition after a year’s absence.
The 23-year-old, who’s won the ISDE four times with Australia, will contest the full FIM European Enduro Championship, French Enduro Championship and the Spanish round of the EnduroGP series.
Gardiner, who previously competed in a handful of French Enduro rounds during 2013 and 2014, which saw her winning every race said; “I’m super excited to be heading back to Europe again to race in both series.
“It’s a taken a bit of time and a lot of hours to make this whole project fall into place, but finally its official and now I can start focusing on trying to get the best results as possible when both championships get underway.”
Just like in 2016, Gardiner will again race a Yamaha WR250F machine, but as a privateer rider.
The former three times Australian Off-Road Champion will have backing from Yamaha Motor Australia as her major sponsor, while a small part will come from Yamaha Motor Europe and Philip Motos Saint Etienne, as a one year deal to see how things pan out for the 2017 season.
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On top of that, 95 per cent of her sponsors have stayed on board with a whole new range of sponsors coming on board as well.
“I’m really grateful for all the great support from my sponsors who have stayed on aboard and looking forward to working with all my new sponsors throughout the year,” explained Gardiner.
“I’ll do the opening round of the World Championship and see what happens after that in regards to the budget side of things. I would like to be able to do the whole series, but as the championship rounds are a long way from each other, it will be hard to be able to do them all. But we’ll see what happens.”
Gardiner, who will base herself in south of France near Avignon, will also race the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE), which will this be raced in Brive la Gaillarde, France from August 28th through to September 2nd as well as the Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE).
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