News 14 Oct 2022

GNCC XC2 class glory for Australia's Snodgrass

Kawasaki rider secures crown with Buckwheat 100 victory.

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Babbitt’s Online Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Lyndon Snodgrass clinched his first Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) XC2 250 Pro class title with a race-winning performance at the Buckwheat 100.

The 24-year-old entered the event with a 38-point championship lead and captured the crown in the best possible way with a victory in the penultimate round.

“I’m beyond pumped to get the race win and wrap up the title early!” Snodgrass said. “I came into the weekend knowing I could clinch my first GNCC title but tried not to focus on that and instead treated this weekend like any regular race weekend.

“I got a great start at the beginning of the race and was out front early, but after the initial lap I began to feel pressure from behind.

“The pace was high, but I stayed close, I knew I would find a way to take the lead back. I’m so happy everything worked out according to plan and I was able to secure a championship for my team. A big thank you to everyone on the Babbitts Online/Monster Energy/Kawasaki race team. None of this would be possible without all their hard work.”

Prior to season 2022, Snodgrass’ previous best GNCC Championship result was third, and the Australian built on his success from last year to claim victory at rounds four, six and 12 on his way to taking the title.