News 8 Oct 2013

Standout ISDE performance exceeds Milner’s expectations in Sardinia

Victory in the E2 category and second Outright in the 2013 International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) marked an incredible event for reigning Australian champion Daniel Milner.

Daniel Milner on his way to the E2 victory in Sardinia. Image: Four Oh Four.

Daniel Milner on his way to the E2 victory in Sardinia. Image: Four Oh Four.

Victory in the E2 category and second Outright in the 2013 International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) marked an incredible event for reigning Australian champion Daniel Milner.

Milner, riding a Yamaha YZ450F, fired from the blocks on day one and set a cracking pace. He finished the day as the class and overall leader and instantly had the Europeans question just who the fast, young Australian was.

Day two and Milner rode to a second in class, before taking the win on day three. Two more consistent days in the top five saw Milner enter the final day with not only a chance to take the class win, but also the Outright victory.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and a 20th place finish on the final day gave him second Outright, but he maintained his lead in the E2 class and was crowned the division winner when racing was complete.

“If someone had of offered me a class win and second Outright before we started, I would gladly have taken it as my goals weren’t as high as that and I’m pumped to be able to get that result while racing the best guys in the world,” Milner reflected.

“It would have been great to take the Outright win, but I can’t be too disappointed as I did the best I could all week and that’s all I could do.

“I have had a great time over here and the conditions were a bit dry and dusty so it was like racing in Australia. The YZ450F has been perfect all week and I just love riding it.

“This has been such a massive effort and there are so many people to thank. My family and friends for all their support during the event, Craig Dack and the entire CDR Yamaha team in Australia as well as Yamaha Australia and all the other riders and teams here that are representing Australia for making it such a great event,” Milner ends.

Milner was also part of an Australian team that finished fourth out of the 20 nations entered for national competition. The team were in podium contention all week but ultimately fell just short.

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