Motorcycling Australia (MA) has confirmed a change to the RecoveR8 Australian World Trophy Team rider lineup for the 2019 ISDE,s et to take place in Portugal in November.
With Daniel Milner
and his fiancÌ© expecting their firstborn child this October, with such a significant personal milestone due to take place so close to the ISDE Milner opted not risk missing the birth of his first child and as a result he won‰Ûªt defend his personal and team title.
Awarded the 2018 ISDE Outright Champion award, as well as being a member of the victorious Australian World Trophy Team alongside Daniel Sanders
, Josh Strang
and Lyndon Snodgrass
, Milner‰Ûªs presence will be sorely missed as the Australian's seek to protect and defend their reigning Championship title.
My fiancÌ© and I are super excited to announce that we are expecting Baby Milner in October! We can‰Ûªt wait for parenthood and what the rest of this year has to bring! Unfortunately, my commitments to my family mean I have withdrawn from the RecoveR8 Australian ISDE Team. Sadly, I will be unable to defend my individual and team title.
‰ÛÏSince 2011 when I was first chosen to represent my country, I have not missed one ISDE, so as hard as this is, I know I will be more than pre-occupied with a different type of milestone in my life. I wish all the boys and girls riding the best of luck and hope to see team Australia back up on the podium in November!‰Û