News 12 Oct 2023

Portugal concludes final EnduroGP campaign of Milner

Australian returning home following the 2023 season.

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TM Racing’s Daniel Milner concluded his final campaign in the EnduroGP World Championship at round seven of the 2023 season in Portugal, wrapping up the year P6 in the E2 class.

Milner had initially signed a two-year TM Racing deal that would see him continue his international career through 2024, but it was later revealed that 2023 would be his last in the world championship.

The nine-time Australian champion and 2018 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) trophy winner notched 6-7 E2 results across the final round in Portugal to secure sixth in the standings in class.

“My final year of EnduroGP is over, it has been a massive roller coaster to say the least!” Miller said. “Finished the year 14th overall and sixth in E2 class.

“Massive thank you to my main man Scott Lillis for keeping me going all year, my team and all my sponsors and supporters that made this possible to race over here in Europe. Now it’s time to head home and start a new chapter in life.”

It’s anticipated that Milner will return for the Australian Off-Road Championship next year, which he last won outright in 2020.

Countryman Wil Ruprecht (Sherco) concluded the year eighth in the E2 standings, despite missing the final races following surgery on a broken thumb.

Of other Australians competing in Portugal, Kyron Bacon (Yamaha) scored a round win in J1, Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) sealed second in the EW standings and Danielle McDonald (Yamaha) featured inside the top five in Portugal.

Beta’s Steve Holcombe wrapped up the EnduroGP World title, capping off an exceptional season by also claiming the Enduro2 World Championship to become a nine-time world champion in Portugal.