Husqvarna racers Glenn Kearney, Lachy Stanford and Fraser Higlett are all in with a shot at a podium finish as the Australian Off-Road Championships conclude at Monkerai, in New South Wales with a XC/Sprint format double-header this weekend.
Team Manager Glenn Kearney and his trusty Husqvarna FE 501 almost have third place in the E3 championship sewn up, and the multiple Australian enduro champion still has a chance of finishing further up the podium, depending on the fortunes of KTM duo Toby Price and Daniel Sanders.
Thirty-four-year-old Kearney - who had his right ankle fused during off-season surgery - logged his best weekend result last time out at Kyogle when he debuted a new, twin rear caliper braking system incorporating a thumb lever to compensate for his new physical configuration, and currently sits seventh in the overall AORC rankings.
‰ÛÏMonkerai is not far from where they had the four-day last year, and there is some really good terrain out there." Kearney said. "Where they have set the course was probably the best test from the 4-day so it should be really nice. Hopefully we can continue in the same vein as the last couple of rounds - try to get some more fast sprint times and be right there at the front.
"I'm on the same track with the brake set up, but it took a while to replicate the one on my race bike so I didn't get to practice with it until this week. I've got two of them now in case something does go wrong though.