Australian ISDE Team Change Confirmed

3 months ago | Words: Motorcycling Australia | Photos: John Pearson Media

As we inch closer to November and the 2019 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) in Portugal, Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced an adjustment to the RecoveR8 Australian World Trophy Team rider line-up. This change comes due to the fantastic news that Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team) and his fiancé are expecting their firstborn child this October. With such a significant personal milestone due to take place so close to the ISDE, Milner opted not to risk missing the birth of his first child and as a result, he won’t defend his personal and team title.

Awarded the 2018 ISDE Outright Champion award, as well as being a member of the victorious Australian World Trophy Team alongside Daniel Sanders, Josh Strang and Lyndon Snodgrass, Milner’s presence will be sorely missed as the RecoveR8 team seek to protect and defend their Championship title.

Daniel Milner: “My fiancé and I are super-excited to announce that we are expecting Baby Milner in October. We can’t wait for parenthood and what the rest of this year has to bring. Unfortunately, my commitments to my family mean I have withdrawn from the RecoveR8 Australian ISDE Team. Sadly, I will be unable to defend my individual and team title. Since 2011, when I was first chosen to represent my country, I have not missed one ISDE. So as hard as this is, I know I will be more than preoccupied with a different type of milestone in my life. I wish all the boys and girls riding the best of luck and hope to see Team Australia back up on the podium in November.”

MA can confirm that in Milner’s absence, Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Fraser Higlett will step in to the Australian World Trophy Team, after a strong performance at the 2018 ISDE in Chile, where he finished ninth in the E1 class and 38th Overall. Higlett continues to be a dominant presence in the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) as he vies for success in the E1 class. A teammate to Sanders, Higlett exudes the true-blue characteristics that set Australia apart in events such as the ISDE. MA is thrilled to confirm his invaluable addition to the World Trophy Team.

“This has been an unexpected but super-positive surprise. I’m really honoured to be returning to the ISDE for a second year to represent my country. 2018 marked my first year in the team, and I learnt a lot, which I’ll take into Portugal to help defend our title,” confirmed Higlett.

2019 RecoveR8 Australian World Trophy Team:
Joshua Green
Fraser Higlett
Daniel Sanders
Luke Styke

2019 RecoveR8 Australian Women’s World Trophy Team:
Jessica Gardiner
Tayla Jones
Mackenzie Tricker

2019 RecoveR8 Australian Junior World Trophy Team:
Michael Driscoll
Wil Ruprecht
Lyndon Snodgrass

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