In her first year of Australian Off-Road Championship racing, Danielle Foot has exceeded all expectations by placing third. After a modest beginning to the 2018 race season, the Geelong-based racer consistently chipped away at the competition which saw her climb the ranks and bring some podium results. Foot completed the final two rounds of Championship racing at Omeo, Victoria this past weekend with a solid performance to solidify her podium position.
“It’s so cool to land on the podium for the Championship,” Foot said. “It’s been a steep learning curve this year and the girls up front are so good at what they do. I’ve learnt so much this year and it’s been a lot of fun. I never thought I’d be up on the podium in my first year of off-road enduro racing.”
With backing from Road and River Sherco in Geelong, Foot raced a Sherco 125 SE-R for the majority of the Championship before switching to a Sherco 300 SEF-R for the final two rounds.
“I knew I had third place covered entering the final round so I decided to try something different and race the 300 SEF at Omeo,” Foot explained. “It was fun and really smooth in the brutal conditions. The 300 SEF is a great bike, but I love my 125. I had my best results on the 125 so maybe that’s what I’ll stick to. The boys at Road and River Sherco in Geelong always sort me out with quality bikes and my Dad is a massive supporter of my racing. I owe those guys a big thank you for a big year of racing.”