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Milner the Desert Demon at Broken Hill AORC

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Milner was a man on a mission this weekend, not putting a foot wrong on his way to the E3 win here at Broken Hill, NSW. - Credit: John Pearson
Daniel Milner has taken out the first ever Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) desert cross country, collecting the E3 class victory alongside the Silver City Desert win.

Milner was a man on a mission this weekend, not putting a foot wrong on his way to the E3 win here at Broken Hill, NSW.

In the testing conditions Daniel Sanders continued his undefeated season in E2, putting his Husqvarna clear of the field yet again.

The longer format had many people thinking Luke Styke would be put to the test, but the Yamaha rider quickly put that to bed as he took another E1 victory.

Michael Driscoll has kept his back to back title quest on track, after taking the win but this round wasn‰Ûªt all smoothing for the Yamaha rider.
E3

Milner looked to be absolutely loving the desert conditions here at Broken Hill, NSW. Starting from first after yesterday‰Ûªs prologue, Milner got out of the blocks quick and didn‰Ûªt look back. Milner‰Ûªs quickest loop of 28:11.401 was the quickest of the day and set him up to finish the eight laps in 3:49:56.173.

Milner enjoyed the desert conditions here at Broken Hill.

‰ÛÏThe conditions were tough, but I really enjoyed the challenge of this cross country. It was great to take the win in the first AORC desert cross country and a big thanks to my team here at KTM,‰Û
After a tough day at the office in yesterday‰Ûªs prologue, Daniel Sanders turned the tables to continue his undefeated E2 season. - Credit: John Pearson
E2

After a tough day at the office in yesterday‰Ûªs prologue, Daniel Sanders turned the tables to continue his undefeated E2 season. Sanders went to work out in the dusty conditions to take the win and extend his points lead after clocking a time of 3:50:44.075.

Sanders was content to end the race with the win

‰ÛÏTodays conditions were pretty gnarly and I‰Ûªm happy to once again take the win and come away from the weekend safe and sound. Massive thanks has to go the team at Husqvarna for all their work helping me get through the four hours today,‰Û
Styke continues to show people that he is indeed one of the best enduro racers in Australia, once again taking the E1 victory. - Credit: John Pearson
E1

Styke continues to show people that he is indeed one of the best enduro racers in Australia, once again taking the E1 victory.

Styke had great speed from the first lap and continued throughout, his fastest loop of 28:49.742 made him the only E1 competitor to register a time in the 28-minute mark. His overall time of 3:56:10.428 handed him a comfortable victory.

Continuing his great form in the E1 class was Fraser Higlett who was once again on the podium in second position. Higlett put in a solid effort over the duration to come away with a time of 4:01:26.354.

The last spot on the podium went Frenchman Jeremy Carpentier on his Yamaha, dealing with dry dusty conditions, Carpentier found a way to make it work. His time of 4:11:10.128 was enough to grab third for the day in E1.

Just missing the podium was Brad Hardaker on his Yamaha, Hardaker had the pace to compete for a podium spot but just consistency was missing for the Yamaha rider. Plenty of positives to take from the weekend after registering a 4:12:24.768.

Rounding out the top five was Peter-Daniel Allan on his Kawasaki, ending the cross country with a time of 4:06:13.923, after completing seven laps.
n a season that has had many issues for Driscoll to date, Broken Hill almost threw a spanner in the works for the undefeated Yamaha rider. - Credit: John Pearson
EJ

In a season that has had many issues for Driscoll to date, Broken Hill almost threw a spanner in the works for the undefeated Yamaha rider.

After a mishap during his prologue lap, things were looking up at the start of the cross country as Driscoll got off to a flyer.

On lap four Driscoll hit a log and his gear lever was stuck in fourth gear, his team replaced his clutch a few laps later but Driscoll had to battle to the line. He did enough to remain undefeated with his time of 4:12:37.458.

Joshua Brierly continues his great first senior season after jumping up from J4, aboard his Husqvarna he clocked a time of 4:14:43.722.

Qualifying second fastest after yesterdays prologue, William Price carried his prologue pace into the race and grabbed the final spot on the podium. A time of 4:19:59.933 was enough for third position.

Just off the podium was Mitchell Brierley, who like his brother Josh has made the step up and is managing good results. His time today of 3:45:31.193 over his seven laps handed him fourth.

Rounding out the top five was Harrison Teed with his time of 3:48:27.672 after he completed seven laps.

AORC E3 Round 7 Provisional Results
Daniel Milner (KTM Off-Road Factory Racing Team) 3:49:56.173
Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna Off-Road Factory Racing Team) 4:02:10.543
Andrew Wilksch (Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team) 4:08:03.982
Broc Grabham 4:09:47.236
Alex Bolton 4:13:21.340

AORC E2 Round 7 Provisional Results
Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna Off-Road Factory Racing Team) 3:50:44.075
Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Off-Road Factory Racing Team) 3:57:04.690
Riley Graham 3:58:15.058
Nathan Trigg (Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team) 4:02:52.094
Stefan Granquist 4:04:21.042

AORC E1 Round 7 Provisional Results
Luke Styke (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) 3:56:10.428
Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Off-Road Factory Racing Time) 4:01:26.354
Jeremy Carpentier (MX Store, Ballards Off-Road Team) 4:11:10.128
Brad Hardaker 4:12:24.768
Peter-Daniel Allan 4:06:13.923 (1 Lap Down)

AORC EJ Round 7 Provisional Results
Michael Driscoll (bLU cRU Yamaha Racing Team) 4:12:37.458
Joshua Brierley 4:14:43.722
William Price 4:19:59.933
Mitchell Brierley 3:45:31.193 (1 Lap Down)
Harrison Teed 3:48:27.672 (1 Lap Down)

- For full round results CLICK HERE

The next round of AORC will see the field off to Kingston, SE in South Australia on September 22-23

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