Hard Enduro

Anthony Solar Wins 2024 Australian Hard Enduro Championship Opener

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Sunday’s main 4-hour race saw Anthony Solar assert his dominance, building a commanding lead of over 10 minutes by the end of the first lap. Photo: OK Photo

The Motul Sherco Hard Enduro team kicked off the 2024 Australian Hard Enduro Championship in winning style at the Kosciuszko Killer series opener, with team rider Anthony Solar delivering back-to-back victories in the prologue and main race, respectively.

Over 300 competitors across various classes battled challenging conditions, with Solar showcasing his dominance amidst the mud-soaked course.

In Saturday’s prologue sprint races, Solar faced adversity after an early incident buried him in the pack. Undeterred, he mounted a remarkable charge, clawing back from a two-minute deficit to not only catch up to leader Ruben Chadwick but also overtake him and secure the victory by over 40 seconds.

Sunday’s main 4-hour race saw Solar further assert his dominance, building a commanding lead of over 10 minutes by the end of the first lap. Despite the slick and challenging conditions, Solar navigated through the treacherous “Tangles” exclusive Gold-class challenge, securing victory with only two laps completed in this year’s race, cementing his first win since last year’s ‘Mother of Mayhem’ event.

Photo of Australian Hard Enduro Championship rider Anthony Solar
Anthony Solar delivering back-to-back victories in the prologue and main race, respectively.

“I’m stoked to get the double victories this weekend,” said Solar. “I wasn’t happy with my results for most of last year, and I’ve put in a massive off-season to be the best prepared I can be this season, so it’s great to reap the rewards from the hard work. The Sherco 300 was unbelievable all weekend; Chad’s Off-Road suspension was like riding a magic carpet, coupled with the game-changing Metzeler tyres, had me getting traction where others couldn’t! A massive thank you to the team and all of our sponsors. I couldn’t do it without them, and I look forward to carrying this momentum into Bathurst.”

Next up for the 2024 Australian Hard Enduro Championship is the ‘Goldfields Extreme’ event in Wattle Flat, just 25 minutes from the iconic motorsport town Bathurst in NSW, on May 11-12.

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The Motul Sherco Hard Enduro team celebrated a double win. Photo: OK Photo

2024 AHEC – Rd 1 ‘Kosciuszko Killer’ Top 5 – Gold Class
1 Anthony Solar
2 Ruben Chadwick
3 Wade Ibrahim
4 Robert Nowak
5 Chris Perry

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