News 2 Sep 2019

Coonalpyn AORC performance ‘interesting’ according to Higlett

Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team rider records 4-3 scorecard in E1 class.

Image: John Pearson.

Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Fraser Higlett has described his performance as ‘interesting’ at the Coonalpyn stop of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) after recording mixed results at the eighth and ninth rounds.

Higlett charged to fourth in the E1 category during Saturday’s eighth round, however found himself eighth in the unofficial outright classification. He refocused for Sunday, stepping onto the E1 podium in third while placing himself sixth outright.

Admitting he struggled in Saturday’s tests, the youthful talent was at home in Sunday’s more technical offering, which has ultimately strengthened his chances of earning a championship podium result at Hedley’s finals in two weeks.

“This weekend was interesting for me because I struggled a little bit yesterday when the track was really quick, but today was a bit more technical and I was happy to walk away with third,” Higlett explained.

“I felt more comfortable in those conditions, so it was nice to get back on the podium, and now we have to keep trying hard into the final rounds and look to land on the podium in the championship – hopefully we’re able to get it across the line.”

Higlett is positioned third in the E1 championship rankings, 15 points behind Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Enduro Racing Team) and five points ahead of Michael Driscoll (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing).

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