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Lyndon Snodgrass takes AORC E3 title to the wire


Posted: Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 : 10:34 AM - - 1,903 Reads




KTM mounted teenager Lyndon Snodgrass shone at the final round of the Yamaha Australian Off Road Champion as the E3 championship went right down to the wire.

Snodgrass had needed to defeat championship leader Lachy Stanford on both days in order to win the title, and he did exactly that, taking his KTM 300 EXC to double class victory and tying for points, which gave him the crown on a countback.

It’s the second time in as many years that KTM Off-Road Team riders have finished 1-2 overall in Australia’s premier off-road championship, with Daniel Milner and Sanders doing it this year while Sanders and Tye Simmonds accomplishing the feat in 2016.

“It’s been a good year battling, but to get the win’s just been awesome," Snodgrass enthused. "I knew Lachy was going to be tough competition, and to come out on top in that battle is amazing. I was confident coming here that the track was going to be a lot of fun and I just kept on practicing and it all came together.

"This year I think has been about hard work, a lot of practice, and definitely working with Milner has been helping as well. He’s been showing me a few things so it’s good to have him help me out and have KTM 1-2 in the outright. Pretty cool. Omeo was an awesome place for the event, and the KTM 300 EXC was just a heap of fun on these tracks.”

KTM Enduro Racing Team Manager, Glenn Kearney couldn't have had a better start to his first year in the job.

"Unreal. It doesn’t get much better than a perfect weekend," Kearney said. "The boys went one-two on both days, and Daniel completed a perfect championship – he didn’t lose a round all year - which has never happened before. He wasn’t far off winning every test of the year, actually. Total domination.

"Lyndon had to win both days in the class to win E3 over Lachy after they’ve battled all year. They actually had the exact same amount of firsts and seconds, so it came down to the higher last round result – which went Lyndon’s way. He also jumped over Green and Lachy in the outright. I’m so impressed with his maturity for his age, just his confidence and his decision-making. We’ve helped him along the way as much as we could, but the pressure was on for this weekend, for both he and Lachy, and he showed his nerves of steel. I’m stoked for him and the whole team.

"All the boys are happy to put in the work, because we know that the riders are putting in the work as well."

Main Photo: Lyndon Snodgrass with his new number 1 plate


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