News 13 Mar 2019

Sanders targeting increased strength following FE 501 debut

Victorian earns double-victory in E3 class at Toowoomba AORC.

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Daniel Sanders is targeting increased strength following his first outing aboard the big-bore Husqvarna FE 501 last weekend at Toowoomba’s opening rounds of the Yamaha bLU cRU Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

Sanders, who transitioned from the E2 category to E3 for this season, captured victory in both rounds one and two, while winding up second in the unofficial outright times behind Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team).

With the demanding stop now behind him, the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team talent is hopeful of building strength to capitalise on the additional power underneath him in hopes of topping long-time rival Milner.

“To win both days in E3 was good, especially battling up front with [Daniel] Milner for the overall, so it was a strong weekend,” Sanders explained.

“The Husqvarna FE 501 was definitely competitive for me and I will keep working to gain strength so I can throw it around more to make the most of it in the coming rounds. It’s been a positive start to the season and now we will look ahead from this stage in the season.”

The 2019 AORC series will resume on 6-7 April when rounds three and four are hosted in Dungog, New South Wales.