KTM Enduro Racing Team rider Daniel Milner and his KTM450 EXC-F are rapidly becoming established as the benchmark in the Australian Off-Road Championship after the Victorian held a masterclass at the championship‰Ûªs third and fourth round at Miva in Queensland.
In the face of hot competition, Milner stretched when he needed to and conserved when he didn‰Ûªt, to craft another brilliant back-to-back victory in perfect conditions.
On Saturday, he fended off the challenge of Josh Green and KTM‰Ûªs Jack Simpson, who kept his little KTM 250 XC-F singing all day long to earn the fifth AORC podium of his young career, while Sunday‰Ûªs victory came ahead of Green and Lachlan Stanford.
The performance extends Milner‰Ûªs lead in both the Outright and E2 categories.
‰ÛÏThe first day was really good; it was nice and relaxing and easy, just making sure I could get every line right." Milner commented. "And then today was a bit more motocross-friendly so the moto guys came out swinging.
"It‰Ûªs the first time this year I‰Ûªve been beaten in a test. Simmo and Greeny were on my hammer all day but I pushed as hard as I could and came away with the win.
"I‰Ûªm really hungry this year and really enjoying working with a new team. I put in a massive off season on and off the bike and I‰Ûªm very excited with the start we‰Ûªve got. With the bike we had everything today; we had rooty, rocky, sandy, plenty of rocks and the rest of it. It was really technical and for my setup to swallow all of those conditions with ease, I‰Ûªve definitely got it to where I like it in a very short time.‰Û