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Lachlan Stanford won two heats of the Australian Off-Road Championship on the weekend. Photo supplied.

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Local motorcross rider Lachlan Stanford won two heats of the Australian Off-Road Championship on the weekend in Kyogle and now leads the competition and is in a good position to win his first national title.

Rounds nine and ten of the national competition were held at Kyogle in conditions the Byron Bay-based rider found to his liking.

‘The technical track with a single trial and lots of off-camber sections really suits my style. You also have to avoid making mistakes and we definitely stayed tidy throughout the whole weekend,’ Lachlan said.

Prior to the weekend Lachlan had equal points with rival Lyndon Snodgrass, but after besting him twice on the weekend he has jumped to the top of the leaderboard with just two rounds of competition left to race.

Lachlan has been riding professionally for four years but has never won a national championship.

‘I needed a good weekend, now I’m leading the comp,’ he said.
Lachlan rides for the Husqvarna Enduro Team in the E3 category of motorcross for bikes up to 500cc.

‘Its was great to have the edge on Lyndon today and the last rounds at Omeo will be on grass track as well so that suits me just fine,’ he said.

The two final rounds of the championship will be held in Omeo, Victoria, over August 5–6.


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