Glenn Kearney - Motorsport Manager, KTM Australia - is happy to see racing about to begin, "It's always a busy time of the year, but an exciting one. The off-season passes by in a flash and then all of a sudden it's the pre-season with testing and so-forth, so now here we are at rounds one and two," Kearney said. "The whole team has put in a huge effort, riders and mechanics alike.
"We have done a lot of testing with the new WP 48mm Cone Valve fork that we have switched to for 2018, which everyone is really happy with, and we are now looking forward to defending our championships," Kearney continued, "Last year Daniel won E2 and Lyndon won E3, but as previously announced they have switched classes for this season. If Daniel manages to win the title on the KTM 500 EXC-F, it will make him the first-ever rider to win the outright through all three categories, which would be the fifth in a row for the KTM Enduro Racing Team. It's also a major change for Lyndon to the KTM 450 EXC-F, coming from the KTM 300 EXC last year, but he has been putting in a big effort over the off-season on the four-stroke and has settled right in at this point. We're looking for big things this year and are most definitely Ready to Race!"