News 1 Aug 2018

Higlett's maiden E1 victory increases belief in winning ability

Breakthrough performance sees youthful talent promoted to second in E1 standings.

Image: John Pearson.

Youthful Queensland talent Fraser Higlett earned a career-first victory in the E1 category at Saturday’s sixth round of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) at Dungog, adding further belief in his ability to frequently challenge for the top spot.

Higlett, still in his rookie campaign in the E1 ranks, was fourth fastest Outright before backing up the result with a runner-up placing in his class during Sunday’s sixth round at the New South Wales venue.

“I’m really, really happy to get my first E1 win on Saturday, which was pretty cool,” Higlett expressed. “It’s been a big year for me and we’re only halfway through the season, so if I can get some more victories in the coming rounds I will definitely be happy.

“It was a tough weekend though, so I am happy to get through it with consistent results. Sunday was a little bit rougher, but I still finished second in my class and I have to be happy with that. I’m getting more and more confidence, now I know that I can make it onto the top step and it makes me want to keep working harder for the rest of the year.”

The Husqvarna Enduro Racing rider is currently situated second in the E1 championship standings as the AORC series heads to Broken Hill in New South Wales on 1-2 September.