THREE young Manx riders make up 30 per cent of the Great Britain team in this week’s 87th annual International Six Days Enduro, starting on Monday.
The event, back in central Europe for the first time since 2005, is based around the Saxony area of Germany and will involve up to 500 riders from every corner of the world.
Widely recognised as the Olympics of motorcycling, the event was held three times in the Isle of Man during the 1960s and 1970s when it was known as the International Six Days Trial.
Making his debut in the event is 18-year-old Jamie McCanney who missed much of the current season after suffering a broken right wrist and collarbone in his world championship debut in Chile last March.
He has been drafted into GB’s Trophy team as a straight replacement for David Knight who underwent an operation on his abdomen on Monday .
Jamie (left) and Alex Rockwell (right) will both be riding Swedish-built Husaberg machines, the latter in the Junior Trophy team alongside Jamie’s brother Danny (centre), who will be riding a Spanish-built Gas Gas.
Alex, 23, won a gold medal in last year’s event in Finland, while Danny, 20, came away with a bronze medal after losing a lot of time on the first day with a drowned motor.
Michael and Robbie Turner of Leazayre are riding for the Southern MCC club team alongside Robert Quayle of Regaby. All on 350 KTMs.