Talented Yass motocross rider Tayla Jones has once again conquered a first class field to claim her fourth consecutive world championship team title in Spain.
Tayla, Jessica Gardiner and Jemma Wilson - three of Australia’s finest off-road riders – have won the Women’s Trophy in the 2016 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) event in Navarra, held during October 11-16.
The Yamaha Blu Cru Women’s Trophy Team finished with a total time of 7 hours, 57 minutes and 39.29 seconds, four minutes over second placed Spanish rivals with a time of 8:01:27.96 and 18 minutes in front of third placed Germany with a time of 8:15:47.75.
Local girl Tayla showed true grit and determination, proving throughout the week that she is a force to be reckoned with. This was one of the first events the talented rider has competed in since an injury interrupted her Australian off-road season.
Time off the bike definitely didn’t hinder her performance in Spain, however, with Tayla winning the final Moto of the event. She concluded the ISDE in third outright, with a time of 3 hours 54 minutes and 25.3 seconds.
“I am pretty stoked to get our fourth world title. It was a lot harder this year with many good riders in the mix. We stayed consistent the whole week and Jess, Jemma and I rode well the whole time,” Tayla said in a press release issued by Motorcycling Australia on Monday.
“I got the final Moto win, which has just topped off my whole week. I am stoked to just get another win in the books.”
Tayla paid tribute to her teammates, a close-knit group of girls.
“Jess and Jemma are awesome teammates, we have done it for four years now and I couldn’t ask for a better couple of girls to be racing with. We are very supportive of each other and just want to make sure we all finish safely,” she said.
“It’s awesome having those two on board. Lastly, thank you to everyone who has helped to get us over here.”
Tayla will be back to work as soon as she gets home, with the Australian Four Day Enduro just around the corner in mid-November. The team also hopes to make it five world titles in a row in France next year.