News 16 Nov 2016

Defending champion Milner leads opening day of A4DE in Victoria

Hollis and Bellino round out top three in outright standings.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

CDR Yamaha’s Daniel Milner has taken control of the 2016 Yamaha Australian Four-Day Enduro (A4DE) following today’s opening day in Victoria.

The defending A4DE champion negotiated his way through the dusty conditions to complete the day with a time of 28m21.901s, which will see him commence day two with over a 12-second advantage in both the outright standings and the E2 category.

Fellow CDR Yamaha rider Chris Hollis (28m34.686s) claimed the runner-up position, narrowly edging out visiting Frenchman and Husqvarna Enduro Racing team member Mathias Bellino (28m35.926s).

Active8 Yamaha’s Josh Green (28m40.463s) finished just under five seconds shy of the top three upon return from a knee injury, which ruled him out for majority of this season. Green currently leads the E1 class with a commanding 26-second advantage.

Rounding out the top five was reigning Australian off-road champion Daniel Sanders (KTM Enduro Racing Team), who concluded the seven-test day with a total time of 28m57.050s. Sanders leads Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna) by a slender seven seconds in the E3 category.

Recently-crowned EnduroGP world champion Matt Phillips (Motul Pirelli Sherco Racing Team) suffered a crash in the early stages of the day, which resulted in him losing valuable time to finish in eighth (29m14.330s).

The Women’s class saw Tayla Jones (30m56.816s) soar to the top with a comfortable lead over Jemma Wilson (32m26.101s) and Jessica Gardener (33m29.896s).