Fraser Higlett will contest his second A4DE and although admitting to being a little new to the longer format is looking forward tot he challenge ahead. Higlett's lone A4DE start came in 2016, when he scored an impressive sixth on debut in E1 and he returns on the Husqvarna FE 250 this time around.
"This will be my second A4DE, so I'm still pretty new to this type of race, but I am looking forward to it and have had a lot of time on the bike since round one of the AORC," Higlett said. "That's given me confidence and I'm really looking forward to getting into it. My first four- day was 2016, so I will work closely with the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team to learn as much as I can going in - it's good to have Lachy and 'Chucky' there to lean on with their experience."
Team Manager of the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team, Christian Horwood, sees it as an important event for the brand. "The A4DE is certainly an important event and, this year being the 40th anniversary, there has been a lot of hype and promotion that has gone into it. Going back to Cessnock is great and the conditions are shaping up to be really good, with the recent rain in the area.
"All three of the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team riders are ready following a strong opening round of the AORC and we have continued to work hard since then in the lead-up to the four-day. We're all excited to head into the week, begin day one and hopefully have each of the riders in solid positions come the final moto next Saturday.
The A4DE will formally commence with day one on Wednesday, 4 April, continuing through four hard-fought days of competition until the final moto at Cessnock Race Course on Saturday, 7 April.