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All-New KTM squad can’t wait for AORC opener

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It‰Ûªs pretty hard to follow a season in which you nailed a one-two in the Australia‰Ûªs premier off-road racing series and scored the trifecta of E1, E2 and E3 victories, but KTM Australia‰Ûªs Enduro Racing Team and factory support racers can‰Ûªt wait to give it a shot as this year‰Ûªs series bursts into life near the tiny town of Rawson, in south-eastern Victoria.

The event marks the national championship debut of a determined new-look outfit led by four-time A4DE Champion Daniel Milner and exciting up-and-comer Lyndon Snodgrass, overseen by respected former enduro champion Glenn Kearney (GK) in the Team Manager role.

Daniel Milner makes no secret of the fact that his only pass mark is outright series victory, and the 25-year-old from Lang Lang has formed a quick and rather ominous bond with the KTM 450 EXC-F he‰Ûªll ride in the E2 category.
Daniel Milner. Credit: Jeff Crow
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm wanting to win, and win only, I‰Ûªve missed the last two seasons while I‰Ûªve been off racing in America and the main thing for me is to come back where I finished off here so I definitely want to come back and win, that‰Ûªs for sure," Milner stated.

"We‰Ûªve had the bike since December and I‰Ûªve got it set up how I want it - I really love it. It‰Ûªs unreal how light it is and how easy it is to throw around in the bush, especially in the tight stuff. I‰Ûªm loving the team and working with GK and the rest is awesome. I think it‰Ûªs going to be a great year and I‰Ûªm really looking forward to hanging out with them."

"Lyndon‰Ûªs so young and willing to learn and listen, so I think it will be a pretty eventful year and good fun. He‰Ûªs probably in the best place to learn and get better. GK is great, I get a phone call off him and we give each other a bit of rubbish and then get on with work. It‰Ûªs good. I really hope we can get a podium for him and for myself.‰Û
Lyndon Snodgrass. Credit: Jeff Crow
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm excited for the first run. This year on the Factory Team will take the stress of trying to organise things off my shoulders," Snodgrass said. "It‰Ûªs a bit different to doing it all yourself or having parents there helping me out.

"GK‰Ûªs been awesome, he‰Ûªs got a heap of experience so he knows what he‰Ûªs doing, and helping out with riding and testing and stuff. Hopefully he‰Ûªll be able to give us a few pointers on race day. Dan‰Ûªs got heaps of experience so it‰Ûªs pretty cool to be on the team I‰Ûªm on.

"The 2017 model KTM 300 EXC is a whole lot better and I‰Ûªve been able to fine tune the motor and suspension for what I‰Ûªve wanted, whereas last year I just ran it how it was. I‰Ûªve been learning from Milner and trying to ride a bit smoother. It‰Ûªs good to learn from him and watch him ride a bit.

"We‰Ûªve had a couple of state rounds at Rawson and it should be a good track for us.‰Û

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