Honda’s Emma Milesevic had to fight hard to win her third Hattah Desert Race. Fuel issues and multiple crashes forced Emma to drop from inside of the top fifty to one hundred and thirty-fifth, yet she bounced back to become the class winner and sixty-first outright.
“This was by far my hardest win. We calculated fueling incorrectly and I had so many crashes trying to come back through the pack. I raced for four hours and forty-nine minutes to take the win and it is probably my proudest ride. I had to really dig deep,” beamed Milesevic.
Almost five hours of hard charging with heart rates as high as one hundred and ninety challenges every athlete. Emma showed how determined she was to win her third straight Hattah Desert Race by never giving up.
“There were times through the race that were really hard mentally, harder than they were physically, but my family and the Honda team were amazing. Their wisdom and encouragement truly helped,” continued Milesevic.
Emma has a few days to recover before she heads to Colac, Victoria, with team owner Yarrive Konsky to race the final round of the Victorian Motocross Championship.
“I do not have much time to recover. I am racing this coming weekend in the final round of the state championship – my boss is also racing and that is fun. Hopefully we can win some more titles this weekend on our red bikes,” concluded Milesevic.
Team director Yarrive Konsky is extremely proud of Emma and says her win is a testament to her commitment, discipline and love for racing.
“Everyone at Honda is very proud of Emma’s tenacious desire to succeed. She has a ‘never give up’ attitude. We also want to congratulate fellow Honda rider Madi Healy for her second-place finish. Madi works with our Factory Honda Junior Development boss, Lee Hogan,” said Konsky.