On the KTM Enduro Racing Team‰Ûªs KTM 300 EXC, Lyndon Snodgrass found himself just shy of the pace in some of the more technical and off-camber elements of the track, and suffered in the time sheets early on, carding ninth in the very first test.
The Victorian teenager accepted the challenge, however, and worked his way up the results to be fifth overall and second in the E3 class to Stanford on Saturday.
Sadly, he boiled his rear brake in the first test today and had to build it all over again, finally finishing up sixth overall and second in class.
Snodgrass will enter the final AORC double-header in a fortnight, placed second in the season-long duel he has maintained for big-bore class supremacy with Lachlan Stanford, and will need to gain the ascendancy to pull off an incredible class win in his first year on the factory team.
‰ÛÏI started off in the first test boiling my rear brake and losing it for the last quarter of that test, so that put me back off the bat. From then on I was trying to catch back up. It was tough, but I had made improvements towards the end and that was giving me time back," Snodgrass said.
"It was definitely more technical than what we‰Ûªve been racing on, but it was good riding up here. Nice fun trail and flowy tests.
"The bike ran awesome all weekend. Lachy‰Ûªs got a few points on me in this one, so we can only charge as hard as we can in Victoria and try and get it back. I‰Ûªve never been up there but it‰Ûªs meant to be pretty good, I can‰Ûªt wait to get into it.‰Û