Milner‰Ûªs KTM teammate Lyndon Snodgrass, the reigning E3 class champion who has stepped across to E2 for this year riding a KTM 450 EXC-F, salvaged third in class on Saturday despite a heavy crash on lap two that cost him a full minute and a half with a kinked fuel-line due to the incident.
Round two was an improved one for Snodgrass, again securing a class podium position with third in E2, while lodging the fourth-fastest time overall. He sits third in the E2 championship standings, well in the frame to challenge for even stronger results in the coming rounds. Both riders were debuting the WP 48mm Cone Valve fork in AORC competition with a successful outcome.
"It was a good weekend overall and it provides us a base to work from," Snodgrass said. "On Saturday I had some issues early on with a crash that caused me to lose a bit of time, but I kept getting better and better for third in class. Sunday was improved for me though, I was third in class again and it was good to be more competitive overall. All in all, we‰Ûªve come away with good points from rounds one and two, so we will look to keep working and moving ahead from here."
Glenn Kearney - Motorsport Manager, KTM Australia was happy with the start to the year.
"It was a really, really good weekend to start the year, with Daniel winning outright and E3 on Saturday," Kearney said. "That was a dream start to the season after what was a tough battle with Daniel Sanders all day, while Lyndon had a slightly off day with quite a big crash in one of the early tests, but he got back up to speed by the end of the day for a class podium and that was good.
"Sunday, Daniel finished second outright and won his class again, so that sets the scene for an exciting year ahead. Lyndon moved up the field today, had a really strong day in E2 for another top three, also improving overall as well. We have identified some things that we need to work on from here and we now look ahead to the four-day, where we will again be aiming for great results."
The KTM Enduro Racing Team‰Ûªs next event will come in the prestigious Australian Four-Day Enduro (A4DE) between 3-7 April in Cessnock, New South Wales, while the AORC series will resume with rounds three and four to be held on 5-6 May at Hedley in Victoria.