Queensland Enduro #1 plate holder Lachlan Stanford is on his way to the 2015 International Six Day Enduro. Lachy lets us know what he's been up to in the lead up to the massive Enduro event.
The last two months have gone so quickly. Since my last report I have competed in both a state and national events.
Husqvarna Sprint Series
First off I headed off to Conondale to race the first round of the Husqvarna Sprint series. The event was held over two days with the juniors competing on the Saturday and the seniors on Sunday. I went up early and checked out some of the local tracks around the area before making my way to Conondale. I watched the juniors race on the Saturday and it was great to see so many young riders having a go. Junior rider and fellow Husqvarna racer Fraser Higlett rode well all day. He is a smooth and consistent rider and will be one to watch in the future.
The Sunday race was great. It was technical and a true Enduro. It was a great event and I was able to come home with first in the pro class.
Last weekend was the final rounds for the Australian Off-Road Championship, held in Monkerai, near Dungog NSW. The Dungog club, as always, held a great event. Due to the dusty conditions the Saturday cross-country format for the seniors was changed to a sprint format. I prefer sprints so it was all go for me. I ended up with 3rd on both days in the E2 class and a 6th and 7th outright.
The racing was really tight and the championship was still undecided going into the final sprint race on the Sunday. With only one point separating Tye Simmonds and myself I ended up with 3rd place in the E2 championship with Beau Raulston being crowned the E2 champion, closely followed by Chris Hollis.
A big thank you goes out to the Husqvarna Enduro Team and their associated sponsors, as well as the team mechanics for all their support throughout the championship.
The next race on the agenda is the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE). I fly out this week and have a stop over in Dubai to meet with the rest of the Australian Team before reaching our destination Kosice Slovakia. We will walk tests for the first week and then into racing for six days.
Fellow Queensland riders Jemma Wilson (ISDE Womens team) and Thomas Jenner (Australian Club team) will also be competing in the international event. I have heard it will be a very technical track and tough conditions so hopefully the Aussie Team can keep it all together and come home with some medals.
Not long after returning from the ISDE I will set sail for Tasmania for the Australian 4 Day Enduro. I am looking forward to this years A4DE. I have never been to Tassie and I have heard that it is really nice and cold down there. I think the tracks will be very tight and technical. The 4day will be the last race on the calendar for me this year. I am looking forward to racing the remaining events and hopefully I can finish the 2015 racing year on a positive.
Until next time,
Photo courtesy of Troy Pears