News 8 Mar 2018

Snodgrass looks to take the next step in AORC career

KTM Enduro Racing Team's E3 champion targets E2 crown.

Image: Danny Wilkinson.

KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Lyndon Snodgrass is on track to further establish himself as one of enduro’s best when the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) opens at Gympie, Queensland, this weekend.

Snodgrass enters his second term with KTM after capturing the E3 championship last year, but steps across to E2 riding the 450 EXC-F. It will mark a transition from the two-stroke 300 EXC that he rode to success in 2017.

The 20-year-old will face an assortment of off-road heavyweights in the E2 ranks this season, including Husqvarna’s former national champion Daniel Sanders on return from Europe and Yamaha mainstay Josh Green, but he’s embracing the challenge.

“I am really excited for this year’s AORC season, on-board the KTM 450 EXC-F in the E2 class for 2018 and that will be a great step for me in my career,” Snodgrass said. “This off-season I have learned a lot, progressed in my riding and I’m confident that I will be stronger this season on the four-stroke, so I can’t wait to get out there.

“To win my class title last year was a really good achievement, so I am aiming to do that in E2 this time around and also to contend for the outright championship with KTM Enduro Racing Team. This is what we definitely work hard for and I can’t wait to get started.”

While Snodgrass goes to E2, dominant teammate Daniel Milner will transfer to E3, riding a 450 EXC-F this year in search of a record-breaking outright crown while racing from within all three primary categories.