Milner was perfect in mixed conditions on Saturday, powering through the tests aboard his KTM 450 EXC-F to extend his advantage in the standings. Sunday’s action was cancelled following a large amount of rainfall in the region overnight.
Rookie teammate Mason Semmens contested his first-ever enduro round to finish second in the E1 division riding the KTM 250 SX-F, quickly adapting to the format and now just one point outside of the championship lead.
Scott Keegan – Team Coordinator, KTM Enduro Racing Team: “We started where we left off at the opening rounds and it was another strong weekend for the KTM Enduro Racing Team. Milner was really impressive again, on form to win all of the tests and maintained his lead through to the end of the day. It was the first time that Mason has raced an enduro format, so he is still learning and showed his strengths along the way. Unfortunately round four was cancelled due to the conditions.”
Daniel Milner – KTM 450 EXC-F: “I always seem to gel with the enduro format and am able to get the best out of them in the tests. It’s definitely something that I enjoy doing and my results were pretty much perfect, so it was a flawless day. I made sure we stayed consistent, got through cleanly and it was a really good result for us. I understand why we couldn’t race today, but for me it was definitely a shame because I’ve been feeling really good on the bike – the 2020 KTM 450 EXC-F is unbelievable. It’s the best package that I’ve had so far and we’re enjoying going racing a lot, which shows in the results.”
Mason Semmens – KTM 250 SX-F: “The enduro format was new to me, so I learned a lot on the trail and with the tests in between, which was good. My day wasn’t too bad, finishing second in class, even though we always want to win. I look forward to doing some more enduro and really picking it up further, plus Dungog was a good location to gain further experience. It would have been nice to race on the Sunday, but it is what it is and we’ll move onto the next one now.”
Next on the 2020 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) calendar will be Nowra, New South Wales, scheduled for 18-19 April. Visit www.ktm.com/au for further information on KTM.
2020 Australian Off-Road Championship – Dungog, NSW
Round three results:
- Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team)
- Michael Driscoll (Yamaha)
- Josh Green (Yamaha)
- Broc Grabham (KTM)
- Jeremy Carpentier (Yamaha)
- Luke Styke (Yamaha)
- Mason Semmens (KTM Enduro Racing Team)
- Kyron Bacon (Yamaha)
- Corey Hammond (KTM)
- Joshua Kilvington (KTM)