Kyogle performance reaffirms Milner’s switch to 450 EXC-F

News 24 Jul 2019

Kyogle performance reaffirms Milner’s switch to 450 EXC-F

Victorian claims dual E2 wins in first KTM 450 EXC-F appearance of 2019.

Image: John Pearson.

A pair of E2 victories at Kyogle’s fifth and and sixth rounds of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) last weekend have reaffirmed Daniel Milner’s decision to transition to the KTM 450 EXC-F for the remainder of the season after previously piloting the 350 EXC-F at the opening two stops of the series.

The KTM Enduro Racing Team rider, who was feeling the effects of a lack of bike time due to a recent collarbone injury, finished second in the unofficial outright times on both days, while maintaining his undefeated winning streak in E2.

“To win both days in E2 was a good result, for sure, so everything went well in that respect,” Milner explained. “The outright results are what we’re chasing as riders though, but I feel as though I struggled with some arm-pump problems and wasn’t able to ride at 100 per cent – that time off the bike recently has affected me more than I initially had thought and it took a toll on me.

“It is what it is though, I’ll be putting the hours in on the bike and training moving forward, so look forward to Broken Hill. To be on the KTM 450 EXC-F was so good, it was nice to have that torque at Kyogle because some sections are quite steep and the tests were technical, so I really enjoyed it and am stoked to be on that model for the rest of the year.”

Milner holds an 18-point advantage over Josh Green (Yamaha Active8 Yamalube Racing) in the E2 standings as the AORC heads to Broken Hill in New South Wales on 10-11 August for rounds seven and eight.


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