Preview: Hattah Desert Race 2019 – Sanders looking for two in a row

Daniel Sanders aiming for two wins on the bounce at the infamous Australian classic Hattah Desert Race. 

 

The 2019 Hattah Desert Race once again has attracted Australia’s finest riders for a flat-out four hours in the Hattah Desert. Australia’s biggest desert race is happening this weekend based out the Mildura town in North West Victoria.

Action begins on Saturday, July 6, where the riders will hit the prologue to secure the fastest time to get a good starting position for Sunday’s race. Saturday also sees the Junior Hattah race happening around the 12km track.

A live broadcast via the Hattah Desert Race YouTube channel will run shows from each of the race days.

 
2019 Hattah Desert Race Senior Track
 

Sunday’s main race takes riders on a 38km course in the Desert. Daniel Sanders will naturally be one rider to watch after his win in 2018 and this season on the big Husqvarna 501 in the Aussie desert classic. 

Josh Green was second last year and will certainly aim to go one place higher this year on the Yamaha. Lyndon Snodgrass had a great result last year taking the last podium spot so he’ll be pumped to improve that this weekend.

Aussie off road master, Daniel Milner is a different story and will surely be looking to redeem a poor 2018 result at Hattah. Milner was battling with Sanders for the lead in the first stages of the race but a crash forced him to pit to repair his bike. After getting back on track Milner could only place himself fourth.

In preparation though he’s surely been getting to grips with the sandy conditions and making it look as effortless as ever. Check out his onboard training footage:

 

Hattah Desert race schedule:

Friday July 5 - Scrutineering (3.00pm - 8.00pm)

Saturday July 6 - Junior and Senior Prologue and Junior Hattah race (7.30)

Sunday July 7 - Hattah Desset Race at 9.00am 

 

More information: hattahdesertrace.com.au

 

Photo Credit: John Pearson
 
 
 
 
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