Despite a big crash Lachy Stanford still found the day fun.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs the same old Hattah, you get to the third lap and think it's pretty easy because there aren't many bumps, but then it goes downhill fast from there, and wears you out," Stanford explained.
"I had one really big crash around third or fourth gear in the whoops, I think there was a tree root in the whoop, and it just spat me from side to side, and I had a big cartwheel in the sand. But I got going all right and that was my only drama.
"The FE501 is just insane in the desert, it‰Ûªs just got that much power the way the boys have set it up, it's just awesome fun to ride out here. I love passing people down the straights, just having more power than everyone else. Christian has been with us here all week doing testing and helping us out, so it's been a good week down in Mildura. I saw Glenn at the start, after I passed a couple of people, but Jacob Smith was ahead of us, and Glenn got around him and took off. That was the last I saw of him! But good work to him, he‰Ûªs a tough, fit little bugger! I got to have a bit of fun with Snodgrass as well, he is a really good sand rider and I was following him for a bit. He was riding really well.‰Û