Juha Salminen's motor quit. Don't know what broke but it's stopped running.
500 Four Stoke Day four
Mika Ahola VOR
Kari Tiainen KTM
Anders Eriksson Husqvarna
Giovanni Sala KTM
Alessandro Botturi KTM
400 Four Stroke Day Four
Steffan Merriman Husqvarna
BJorne Carlsson Husaberg
Miki Arpa VOR
Mario Rinaldi Yamaha
Xavier Colomer KTM
Mario Rinaldi actuallly picked up a lot of ground on day four. Also if you look at the result those two strokes guys did very well on day four. They all gained ground over the larger four stroke classes.
Course conditions changed and they actually ran a terrain (enduro) test. Edmondson wound up third for the day on a 250 2-stroke. With only two days of results left I seriously doubt that a 2-stroke will win the overall.
Don't loss hope yet...two days is a LOT of time in that event!! A couple of DNF's and the Motocross Special test could turn things around in a hurry. I guess at this point I just hope all get through safe. They are getting worn down. Crashes will be a factor.
I could care less which bike and/or rider wins the overall. What I like to see is who the "better" riders are over the entire six days. I also enjoy seeing how the U.S. riders stack up against the Euros in "their" game.
The best year for the U.S., in recent memory, was '96 in Finland. Ty Davis took third overall, our trophy team took bronze (I think) and the Daytona Dirt Riders club team took silver.