The Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) competitors put on a show at Miva last weekend as riders throttled on and raced at full gas for victory. Now, we look towards Rounds 7 & 8 at Renmark South Australia, June 24-25.
A number of riders rose to the fore over the weekend, as the competitors showed off tremendous pace towards the top of the time sheets.
Scott Keegan of the Snap Fitness Yamaha Team was impressive with his victory on Sunday for the E1 class. It’s great to see Keegan and the team achieve a well-deserved win, under the leadership of Tom McCormack. Wil Ruprecht of the Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team took a well earned third and second placings, despite a hard fall on Saturday. Ruprecht still leads the E1 Championship standings. KTM rider, Jack Simpson was was relegated to third on Sunday, after receiving a five minute penalty for deviating off the course, giving him an accumulated time of 1:16:41.468.
Daniel Milner was once again a class act for the E2 class, continuing his perfect start to the season. The KTM Enduro Rider was very complementary of the Miva tracks and was clearly enjoying the run of form he’s currently experiencing. Josh Green of the Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team pushed Milner at times during the course of the weekend and finished second in class for both days.
Lachie Stanford, of the Husqvarna Enduro Team fought back at his rival for E3 class championship, KTM Enduro rider Lyndon Snodgrass. Stanford noted that a softer suspension setting allowed him to feel more confident on the bike to take convincing victories.
The Under 19’s Transmoto EJ class belonged to young gun Fraser Higlett who is showing his potential to be a star of the future. Husqvarna rider Higlett managed to win both of the sprint races he competed in to state his intentions to win the Championship in class.
After the exciting rounds at Miva, its time to look towards Rounds 7 & 8 at Renmark in South Australia!
The AORC management team would like to advise competitors that entries are Officially open and can be completed via clicking here.
Entries will close on Sunday 18th June 2017 at 5pm AEST. Rounds 7 & 8 will see competitors race in cross country on Saturday and a sprint format on Sunday, June 24-25.
Supplementary Regulations for the 2017 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship can be viewed by clicking here.
|2017 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship Calendar|
|Round 7 & 8: Renmark, SA||24 – 25 June 2017|
|Round 9 & 10: Kyogle, NSW||22 – 23 July 2017|
|Round 11 & 12: Omeo, VIC||5 – 6 August 2017|
|(Round 1 & 2: Dungog, NSW||(Postponed TBA)|
Image courtesy of John Pearson Media: Josh Green of the Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
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