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Rudd, Stephens & Dalbosco Sprint Into First For Round 2

Using lessons learnt from Round 1 yesterday at Golden Beach, our Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship presented by MXstore (AORC) EM, EV and 2 Stroke Cup classes pushed their bikes to the limits. Our EV and 2 Stroke Cup classes rode across the WR450F track over five laps, whilst our EM class tackled the Ballards MXstore track over six laps.

Coming out victorious was Peter Rudd (Kessner Motorcycles) for a consecutive class win in EM, Lee Stephens (True Painting) in EV and Nathan Dalbasco in the 2 Stroke Cup.


Rudd was well ahead of the EM pack today across the Ballards MXstore track, finishing six laps with a total time of 57:12.033. Pushing right to the end ahead of Jason Salopayers, Rudd seemed totally at home in Golden Beach’s thick and sandy conditions.

Salopayers rode into second place today ahea of Shane Cook, with a total time of 1:00:38.151.

2021 AORC Round 2 EM Provisional Top 5 Results:

  1. Peter Rudd 57:12.033 (Kessner Motorcycles)
  2. Jason Salopayers 1:00:38.151
  3. Shane Cook 1:00:59.766
  4. Brandon Kienhuis 1:01:32.032 (SIMFORD Racing)
  5. Loui Stylianou 1:02:20.951


If you were wondering what happened to Stephens after his second place finish yesterday, then let his results for Round 2 put you to rest. With a total time of 48:18.309, Stephens claimed a hard-fought first place win ahead of Mark Grove (Factory Honda Racing), who was just under 40 seconds behind.

The third and final podium position was won by Rowan Pumpa (Kessner Motorcycles), who finished five laps with a total time of 50:32.754.

2021 AORC Round 2 EV Provisional Top 5 Results:

  1. Lee Stephens 48:18.309 (True Painting)
  2. Mark Grove 48:57.471 (Factory Honda Racing)
  3. Rowan Pumpa 50:32.754 (Kessner Motorcycles)
  4. Richard Chibnall 50:45.760 (Jabiru Rural Fencing, Bolton Motorcycles)
  5. Christopher Thomas 51:04.986 (Thomas Lee KTM)


Screaming across the WR450F track over five laps, it was Dalbosco who claimed Round 2 victory. With a total time of 49:12.030, Dalbosco appeared settled and comfortable after beating the Round 1 nerves.

Harry Teed (Dust Hustle) settled for second today in Golden Beach. With a blown clutch that saw him race four laps overall and a total time of 39:50.002.

2021 AORC Round 2 E1 Provisional Top 2 Results:

  1. Nathan Dalbasco 49:12.030
  2. Harrison Teed 39:50.002 (Dust Hustle)

AORC returns for Rounds 3 & 4 in Kyogle, NSW from 17-18 July. In the meantime, stay updated in all news and information by visiting