Victorian rises in tough conditions at Toowoomba’s opening stop of AORC.
KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Lyndon Snodgrass made a rewarding transition to the E1 category at the weekend, lodging a 2-1 scorecard at Toowoomba’s rounds one and two of the 2019 Yamaha bLU cRU Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).
Pushing through the demanding the conditions, Snodgrass rose to the occasion in Sunday’s brutal outing – which was later declared after three tests – winding up third in the outright times.
The E1 division has formed into the most competitive of the three major categories this season, with the popular Victorian already feeling at home in the class aboard his KTM 250 EXC-F.
“Overall it was a good weekend for me,” said Snodgrass. “I didn’t feel super-confident in the sketchy conditions, but to get second yesterday and then win today is a good feeling and I’m really happy with the result.
“Riding the KTM 250 EXC-F is awesome for me, it’s really light and handles so well, which was positive for me this weekend. To get these results in such tough conditions is definitely good for the KTM Enduro Racing Team.”
Reigning E1 champion Luke Styke (Yamaha Active8 Yamalube Racing) captured victory in Saturday’s opening round before trading places with Snodgrass in Sunday’s edition.