Milner Ktm

Daniel Milner’s impressive 2018 season has continued at rounds eight and nine of the Australian Off-Road Championship in Kingston SE, South Australia. The KTM Enduro Racing Team rider ripped away to victory in both rounds.

Round eight saw Milner emerge with the fastest outright time of 58m44.297s, granting him over a three-minute advantage to his nearest E3 rival, while teammate Lyndon Snodgrass pushed through to record the fifth fastest time in the outright results, crediting him a respectable third in the E2 division.

Victorian Milner was once again unstoppable on his KTM 500 EXC-F in Sunday’s ninth round, navigating his way to a four-minute plus triumph to extend his E3 winning streak to nine while lodging the fastest outright time of 54m29.417s in the process.

It was a repeat result for Snodgrass in Sunday’s edition as he crossed the line third in E2, although his outright pace saw significant improvements, allowing him to climb to fourth in the outright results.

The KTM Enduro Racing Team now heads to Omeo in Victoria for the final stop of the AORC on 6-7 October, marking rounds 10 and 11.

Glenn Kearney – KTM Enduro Racing Team manager: “It was an excellent weekend. The club put on an excellent event and they had three separate special tests that were all technical and typical enduro conditions. I’m hugely impressed with Daniel, he won both days convincingly in E3 and earned the outright on both days too. Lyndon had a solid weekend as well with a pair of thirds in E2, so that was a really strong result there.”

Daniel Milner – KTM 500 EXC-F: “It was a very good weekend – I started off a bit rusty yesterday, but I got in the groove pretty quickly. As the track got rougher, I got better and became more comfortable. It’s been a season that’s stretched out, but it’s definitely been good to win every race so far in the E3 class as well as grabbing outright wins. We just have to carry the momentum and finish off strongly at Omeo.”

Lyndon Snodgrass – KTM 450 EXC-F: “It was a challenging weekend, that’s for sure. I struggled a little on Saturday and was feeling a bit tight, but I gained a better feeling and finished it out in third. Today was better – I was fourth outright and third again in the E2 class. I’m pretty excited to get to the last round now – I enjoyed Omeo last year, so I’m looking forward to it!”

Round Eight Results
1.Daniel Milner (KTM)
2.Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna)
3.Broc Grabham (Gas Gas)
4.Andrew Wilksch (Sherco)
5.Jesse Lawton (Husqvarna)

1.Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna)
2.Wil Ruprecht (Yamaha)
3.Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM)
4.Joshua Green (Yamaha)
5.Beau Ralston (Yamaha)

Round Nine Results
1.Daniel Milner (KTM)
2.Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna)
3.Thomas Mason (KTM)
4.Broc Grabham (Gas Gas)
5.Andrew Wilksch (Sherco)

1.Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna)
2.Joshua Green (Yamaha)
3.Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM)
4.Wil Ruprecht (Yamaha)
5.Stefan Granquist (Yamaha)

Championship Standings (After 9 of 11 Rounds)
1.Daniel Milner (KTM) 225
2.Lachlan Stanford 189
3.Andrew Wilksch 149
4.Thomas Mason (KTM) 146
5.Broc Grabham 146

1.Daniel Sanders 225
2.Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM) 186
3.Joshua Green 168
4.Stefan Granquist 149
5.Matt Murry 119

1.Luke Styke 215
2.Fraser Higlett 192
3.Jack Simpson (KTM) 158
4.Jeremy Carpentier 156
5.Brad Hardaker 137