Quotes: Victorious Aussie Yamaha Blu Cru Women’s Team


Hear from our four time ISDE World Champions


Jessica Gardiner: “Here we are, we are currently four-time World Champions with team Australia. It’s great to have Jemma Wilson, Tayla Jones and myself as the three chicks that have done it four years in a row. It has been really great with the whole of team Australia behind us. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without them, plus the supporters and the whole crew. It’s a big effort to get Australia over here and it definitely doesn’t go unappreciated. It has been a pleasure to ride with the girls these last four years as this year was one of the most exciting in women’s racing that I have seen yet. We had some tough competition and many of the girls were strong, and very well-known riders. We didn’t have much time for errors, and although I made a small error on day one I am really happy to be able to come back strong. It’s a little disappointing on my individual results but as a team I couldn’t be happier being on that top step. It’s an honourable feeling to hear that national anthem playing and Australia cheering us on. I would like to especially give a big thank you to Yamaha Blu Cru. It’s a very special moment.”

Tayla Jones: “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. I got the final Moto win today which has just topped off my whole week, I am stoked to just get another win in the books. Jess and Jemma are awesome team mates, 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. It’s awesome having those two on board. Lastly thank you to everyone who has helped to get us over here, Yamaha especially for their help.”

Jemma Wilson: “The week is now over and it was my sixth Six Days, and my fourth in a row World Championship. It was super cool this year to get the win. There was a lot of competition from Germany, Spain and America as well. There was a lot of good riders this year opposed to the last few years where we sort of knew we would win unless some big drama happened. It is much better to get a win that we had to fight hard for and work for it. Personally, it wasn’t my best six days, I have been riding really well all year and then this entire week I just felt flat. Even when I thought I put in a good time I would look back and think ‘oh it’s another bad one’. I lost fourth place in the final Moto by eight seconds and personally finished fifth overall. Jess and Tayla both worked really hard the whole week for the times we got. Well done to Motorcycling Australia and all the helpers. Its a huge effort to get to the six days from day one to now, so thank you to everyone. Thank you to Yamaha and everyone, and we will be looking to get a fifth one in France.”

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