The 2019 KTM Enduro Racing Team
After what was a great year of racing in 2018, KTM Australia has announced that the dynamic duo of Daniel Milner and Lyndon Snodgrass will remain with the factory KTM Enduro Racing Team for 2019.
The 27-year-old Milner, entering his third season with KTM Australia’s factory off-road squad, is coming off of his most successful campaign to date that saw him clinch the A4DE title overall and AORC E3 crown with a perfect win rate, along with earning the elusive outright honours. The popular Victorian also played an instrumental role in assisting Team Australia to the World Trophy at the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Chile, where he ranked first in the individual standings aboard KTM 500EXC-F machinery.
Daniel Milner: “It’s really good to be back with the KTM Enduro Racing Team and to be riding the KTM 350EXC-F is honestly really exciting for me as a rider. Having the year that I had this year, hopefully we can carry that momentum into 2019 – that’s the goal! I’ve been on the new bike already and the agility of it, being so light, makes it so much fun to ride and my speed has been really competitive already. I almost rode the 350 when I first signed with KTM, but we went with the 450 back then and won on that, then won on the 500 this year and now I’m aiming to do the same on a different capacity bike again. It’s always good to change it up and I’m super-happy to be with KTM Australia for another year.”
Fellow Victorian Snodgrass, 20, also embarks on his third season with the in-house KTM Enduro Racing Team, putting a stellar year behind him after securing 10 podiums on his way to runner-up in the AORC E2 series rankings. He was also alongside Milner as a member of the winning Australian ISDE World Trophy team. The opening stop of AORC is scheduled for 9-10 March at Gympie in Queensland, while the A4DE is set for 1-4 May at Moruya in New South Wales. Next season will see Milner step across to the KTM 350EXC-F as he switches to the E2 ranks, while Snodgrass will compete in E1 aboard a KTM 250EXC-F.
Lyndon Snodgrass: “I’m pumped to be part of the KTM Enduro Racing Team again in 2019. We’ve had two good years together, so now to be part of the team for a third year is awesome – it’s a great environment to go racing in. Next year I will be on the KTM 250EXC-F and aiming for that top step, so to be working with everybody from KTM Australia again is a real positive for my career and I’m looking forward to it!”