Daniel Sanders has signed a deal to race with Husqvarna in the Australian Off Road Championship for 2018.

The 2016 Australian champion and two-time ISDE E3 winner, will return home following one season of EnduroGP competition to focus on his domestic racing in the AORC and A4DE.

“I’m happy to announce the new ride with Husqvarna Australia for the 2018 season,” wrote Sanders on his Instagram account

“Thanks to Christian Horwood for giving me the opportunity to race for the team after a rough year.

“Looking forward to a fresh start, new bike and some new goals.”

After dominating proceedings at home during 2016, Sanders joined the KTM Factory Racing Team to chase a dream of racing in the Enduro World Championship.

Although carding consistent results, the transition to Europe didn’t deliver the type of form which saw him win the 2016 Enduro 3 ISDE class and push for overall honours.


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Failing to make the podium, Sanders ended his season eighth overall. Returning back to Europe he cuts short his two-year deal in Europe.

“Unfortunately it was not what I expected with results and other situations, which were out of my control,” wrote Sanders in a previous Instagram post.

“That’s how it goes up the top end, which nobody sees from the outside of the racing until you go over there and have a crack. It was an experience that I only dreamed of but it was not like a dream!

“The world scene isn’t over for me, I just got very unlucky with the year and how the Enduro World Championship had changed with classes, venues and weather. 

“I’d love to go back when A LOT of things CHANGE over there. If it doesn’t happen again at least I can say I had a crack and finished every race and made some awesome friends.”



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Robert Lynn
Enduro21 Editor