Back to back wins for Toby Price at Yamaha AORC
The opening rounds of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship were a huge success, with defending Yamaha AORC Champion Toby Price laying claim to the Outright and Yamaha Championship E2 class victories both days.
Price, of the Motorex KTM Team won the Round 2 Champ E2 class ahead of Stefan Merriman and Jason Davis in similar conditions to Round 1; deep ruts and mud.
“Over night showers made the conditions tricky today, but the club put in a great effort and made a really good Sprint track,” Price said.
“The day went really well and I came out with another win. It’s a great way to start the season and I will keep training as normal and charging on for the next round.”
Jarrod Bewley (Motorex KTM Team) came home second Outright, securing another win in GP Industries Championship E1, with Daniel Milner (Christensen’s), a newcomer to the Outright podium, securing third Outright and second in Champ E1.
It was a day for the young up-and-comers, with Ben Burrell of Ballard’s Wellard Yamaha finishing fourth Outright and third in Champ E1 in his second AORC Pro race.
Ben Grabham (Motorex KTM Team) cleaned up once again in the Pirelli Championship E3 class, taking the win ahead of Mitcham Harper and Geoff Braico.
Lachlan Stanford was the winner today in Polisport Expert E1, with Chris Cash taking out Endura Expert E2/E3.
In Motul Championship Women’s, Jemma Wilson took the win.
RK Chains Championship Veteran’s was taken out by Matt Dumigan, while Championship Master’s was won by Geoff Ballard.
Junior Outright was taken out by Dylan Hickling.
And in the clubman categories, Daniel Boucher won Clubman E1, Luke Parkes won Clubman E2/E3 and Clubman Veteran’s was won by Gary Tomlinson.
For full results, pics and video interviews from today, check out www.aorcracing.com.au.
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The Yamaha AORC includes the following Australian Championship classes: GP Industries E1, Yamaha E2, Pirelli E3, RK Chains Veteran’s, Master’s, Motul Women’s and Junior Class 1,2,3,4 & 5 (see supp reg’s for more info), as well as the following support classes: Polisport Expert E1, Endura Expert E2/E3, Clubman E1, Clubman E2/3 and Clubman Veteran’s.
The 2010 Yamaha AORC is a 12-round championship held over six weekends. The opening round at Port Macquarie will be ran in a cross-country format (class mass start, most championship classes race for 2.5-hours flat out). Round two will be ran in sprint format (several laps of the bush/motocross track racing against the clock).
The next stop for the championship will be the Green Park Yamaha AORC on May 1st and 2nd at Conondale (QLD). Then there will be the Titan Enduro May 29th and 30th at Moruya (NSW South Coast), the Gold Rush on July 10th and 11th at Wedderburn (VIC), the Barossa Bar Banger on August 7th and 8th at Kapunda (Barossa Valley, SA) and the finale, the Boxing Roo Yamaha AORC, September 4th and 5th at (location TBA) NSW.
For more info or to get involved in the 2010 Yamaha AORC, please contact Denise Hore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2010 Yamaha AORC: YAMAHA, MOTUL, PIRELLI, RK CHAINS, ENDURA, POLISPORT, ADB MAGAZINE, BALLARD’S OFF-ROAD and GP INDUSTRIES.