Rider entries are now open for rounds 3 and 4, Kyogle, NSW, for the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXstore, on July 17 and 18.
If the on-track action from 2019 – the last time the Championship visited Kyogle – is anything to go by, then fans and riders are in for a real treat.
Riders will face a sprint, sprint format for rounds 3 and 4, testing machinery and fitness levels on a rather technical course.
Kyogle over the years has provided sensational close racing, and this round may determine whether a number of riders increase their class Championship points lead or are overtaken by a myriad of riders keen to lead their respective class.
In a tightly contested E1 class, Mason Semmens (GASGAS Australia) holds a narrow three-point lead over Yamaha bLU cRU Off Road Racing’s Kyron Bacon, and a further two points behind is reigning 2020 E1 Champion, ShopYamaha Off Road Racing’s Luke Styke.
In the E2 class, motocross champion Todd Waters (Husqvarna Australia) leads Josh Green (ShopYamaha Off Road Racing) by 3 points with Jeremy Carpentier (Yamaha MXstore Ballard’s Offroad Team) sitting in third.
2020 AORC E3 Champion, Daniel Milner leads the class from Tasmanian Sherco Australia’s Jonte Reynders and AORC returnee, privateer Thomas McCormack.
Honda rider Emma Milesevic has a five-point lead in the EW class over multiple Australian Champion, Yamaha MXstore Ballard’s Offroad Team’s Jessica Gardiner, with Yamaha supported privateer Emelie Karlsson in third. Gardiner, who broke her shoulder at the recent Golden Beach round, is expected to return fighting fit for Kyogle.
The battle in the EJ class is already tight, with podium placings exchanged in rounds 1 and 2 leading to a tied first place in the Championship standings. Blake Hollis (Yamaha bLU cRU Off Road Racing) and privateer Sam Pretscherer (Gol Gol Pub) share the current lead, tied on 47 points and are closely followed by Kodi Stephens trailing by 7 points after the opening rounds.
The competition is just as close in the Junior, EV, EM and 2 Stroke Cup classes and bumper fields again are expected for the Kyogle rounds.
Riders can enter Rounds 3 and 4, Kyogle, NSW, via Ridernet HERE
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