EUROPE, FRANCE. Fifth overall and second in the FIM World Trophy team competition with Australia, Daniel Milner – KTM is well and truly putting the disappointments of exiting the 2016 ISDE on day one behind him.
“I guess with what happened last year it made the team, and certainly myself, hungrier to do well,” admitted Daniel. “As the defending World Trophy champions to lose riders on the first day in Spain, that was really disappointing. We also knew that to do well in France against the French team we’d need to be on top of our game. We’re only two days on so far, but France has been doing an amazing job, we just have to keep up the pressure and see what’s what at the end of the event.”
As the leading Australian rider Milner currently sits fifth overall in the individual classification, just twenty-seven seconds behind overall leader Christophe Nambotin – KTM.
“Day one was a struggle for me, with way too many crashes. I had one really big off, but thankfully things weren’t too bad. I lost a little time in my class, but day two went ok. With new tests on days three and four the French riders will be fast, but I’m going to push hard and see if I can climb a few places in the overall standings.”