News 17 Sep 2019

Higlett secures E1 championship podium at Hedley

Queenslander records 3-4 scorecard at the Victorian finale.

Image: John Pearson.

Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Fraser Higlett battled through illness at Hedley’s 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) finals to secure third in the E1 standings by just three points.

The popular contender recorded a 3-4 scorecard in the highly-competitive category at the Victorian round, edging out Michael Driscoll (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing) for the final spot on the championship podium.

“It was a rough weekend for me,” Higlett admitted. “I felt okay, but I was pretty sick on Saturday in the Cross Country, and then today was just struggle-street for me.

“I still managed to get a third yesterday and a fourth today, which meant I held onto third in the E3 championship, so I’m happy with it overall. The E1 class is stacked this year, so it kept me on my toes all season and I’m glad to finish top three in points.”

The Queenslander will now prepare to represent Australia at the 2019 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) at Portimao in Portugal between 11-16 November.