Team Manager: Don Atkis
Riders: Driscoll Michael, Higlett Fraser, Snodgrass Lyndon
AUSTRALIA TAKE THIRD JUNIOR TITLE AT ISDE
The FIM Junior World Trophy category marked a third win for RecoveR8 Team Australia, this time over the United States with Spain joining them on the podium in third at the 2019 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) held at Portimao, Portugal.
RecoveR8 Team Australia made no mistakes on the sixth and final day of competition at the FIM ISDE to race their way onto the top step of the FIM Junior World Trophy podium. Despite holding a commanding lead over their rivals, the Australian trio of Michael Driscoll (Yamaha), Lyndon Snodgrass (Husqvarna) and Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna) still topped the final motocross to cement themselves as this year’s Junior champions.
“As a team we came out strong this week,” said Lyndon Snodgrass. “We wanted a strong start to the week, and I feel like we did just that. It put us in a good position and earned us a big lead that we needed to then maintain. As leaders it gave us that extra confidence to keep setting the pace.”
“All told we were still nervous starting out on the final morning, but once the racing got going, we settled into things. Crossing the finish line - knowing you put everything you had into six days of racing - as World champions is a very special feeling indeed.”
Offering the Australians their greatest challenge all week, the United States kept them honest right until the end. Securing second overall, they ended their week nine minutes and thirteen seconds behind the winners. Spain rode resiliently to third overall in the proceedings. Host nation Portugal impressed finishing out the week strongly for fourth overall, while Belgium rounded out the top five.