Hargy, Gear, Roche & McDonald Back It Up For The Win
Round 2 of the 2021 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship presented by MXstore (AORC) brought the heat and the challenges for our Juniors, as they screamed across the Mitas track. Today’s Sprint format over six laps was as thick and sandy as Round 1 yesterday, requiring focus and perseverance at all times.
Coming out on top today was Lachlan Roche (Simford Group Motorsport) in J1, Ollie Gear (Sinclair Electrical) in J2, Jett Yarnold (Pacific Blue Metal) in J3, Billy Hargy (Husqvarna Junior Racing Team) in J4 and Danielle McDonald (Ballards MXstore Off-Road Team) in JG.
Roche scored himself a well deserved consecutive class win today, taking the lead across six laps of the Mitas track by over three minutes. Clocking in with a total time of 1:05:47.179, Roche was followed by Harley Hutton (Yamaha Motor Australia) in second place.
Behind Hutton with a total time of 1:10:15.405 was Luke Hamilton, who clinched the third and final podium position.
2021 AORC J1 Round 2 Top 5 Provisional Results:
- Lachlan Roche 1:05:47.179 (Simford Group Motorsport)
- Harley Hutton 1:08:36.682 (Yamaha Motor Australia)
- Luke Hamilton 1:10:15.405
- Nate Munro 1:11:43.060 (Earthcut Constructions)
- Seth Marsden 1:15:01.208 (Wodens)
Similar to Roche in J1, Gear had a perfect weekend here in Golden Beach with back-to-back class wins! With a total time of 59:19.116, Gear held a strong lead throughout today’s Sprints.
The final podium positions for Round 2 were won by Tate Young and Ryan Jordan (North West Motorcycling), each clocking in with a total time of 59:47.914 and 1:01:22.706 respectively.
2021 AORC J2 Round 2 Top 5 Provisional Results:
- Ollie Gear 56:19.116 (Sinclair Electrical)
- Tate Young 59:47.914
- Ryan Jordan 1:01:22.706 (North West Motorcycling)
- Mason Phillips 1:02:41.769
- Dylan McDonald 1:03:09.271
Losing any nerves he may have felt yesterday for Round 1, Yarnold was a demon behind the handlebars across all six laps of Sprints today. With a total time of 54:51.474, Yarnold comfortably won first place, ahead of yesterday’s J3 winner, Levi Stephens who settled for second this time around.
The third and final podium position was awarded to Glen Brotherton, who finished today with a total time of 1:01:32.023.
2021 AORC J3 Round 2 Top 5 Provisional Results:
- Jett Yarnold 54:51.474 (Pacific Blue Metal)
- Levi Stephens 56:39.532
- Glen Brotherton 1:01:32.023
- Kyle Sandstrom 1:01:33.584 (Triple R)
- Jet Brien 1:02:19.475
True to form and following his strong win yesterday, Hargy was a powerhouse on the Mitas track. Across six laps, Hargy clocked up a time of 51:32.270 to score first place in J4.
Behind Hargy and settling into second was William Dennett (Yamaha Motor Australia) with a total time of 52:09.857. Nipping at Dennett’s heels though and keen for that second place spot was Travis Olander. With a total of 52:28.627, Olander had to settle for the third and final podium position.
“Today a lot tougher than yesterday. I had a few crashes and the conditions were rough. I managed to get back up front and create a strong lead ahead of my competition,” explained Hargy.
“The boys were really on me today which really ramped up the pressure, so I’m really happy to have come away with the win!”
2021 AORC J4 Round 2 Top 5 Provisional Results:
- Billy Hargy 51:32.270 (Husqvarna Junior Racing Team)
- William Dennett 52:09.857 (Yamaha Motor Australia)
- Travis Olander 52:28.627
- Max Phillips 54:17.005
- Luke Chellas 54:29.372
McDonald couldn’t fault her back-to-back class wins this weekend in JG! With a total time of 59:36.090, McDonald had an early tango with Taylor Thompson (Excite Motorsports) however as she gained a proper footing and found her path, McDonald pushed well ahead.
Thompson rode into second place with a total time of 59:47.672. The final podium position for Round 2 was won by Madi Simpson (T-DUB/BSMX Racing Team), who finished six laps with a total time of 1:02:57.764.
2021 AORC JG Round 2 Top 5 Provisional Results:
- Danielle McDonald 59:36.090 (Yamaha MXstore Ballards Off-Road Team)
- Taylor Thomson 59:47.672 (Excite Motorsports)
- Madi Simpson 1:02:57.764 (T-DUB/BSMX Racing Team)
- Ariana Collins 1:05:11.556 (Jeff Collins Plumbing)
- Ella Littlejohn 1:12:31.419
AORC returns for Rounds 3 & 4 in Kyogle, NSW from 17-18 July. In the meantime, stay updated on all news and information via aorc.org.au.