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Australian Off-Road Championships Round 5 Summary

Author: Caitlin Hynes

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Daniel Milner took out the days fastest time and the win in E2. Photo: Troy Pears

Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Off-Road Championship presented combined low visibility with high speeds, requiring riders to leave it all out on the WR450F track.

Today’s Sprints wrapped up after six Tests in low tempratures, with Kyron Bacon claiming the win in E1, Daniel Milner in E2, Jye Dickson in E3, Danielle McDonald in EW and Jett Arnold in EJ.

Milner also claimed the fastest overall time for Round 5, finishing with a total time of 40:06.912.

E1
After a dismal end to racing back in Mount Misery, Kyron Bacon came out in full force for Round 5. After six Sprints, the Tasmanian was unbeatable in E1 with a total time of 40:35.610. Bacon created an impressive lead today by over one minute, leaving Korey McMahon in second and Tom Buxton in third.

“Took a little bit to get going today but I still managed some decent test times,” explained Bacon.

“It feels good to be back on the top step in the E1 class. Korey and I have been battling since Mt Misery, so it’s good to get the Yamaha back on top.

“Conditions out there are pretty rough. There’s dust everywhere. You have to be aware all the time, with roots everywhere that can catch you out and the dust makes it hard to see what’s underneath. It’s going to be an interesting day tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it!”

McMahon and Buxton clocked off with respective total times of 41:50.297 and 43:46.828.

Kyron Bacon. Photo: Troy Pears

E2
Is it any surprise that the DM31 Racing team member was up front all day in E2? Milner claimed another exceptional win, leaving his competition in the literal dust with a lead of just over 40 seconds. The WR450F track didn’t seem to faze our seasoned racer, who screamed across each and every Test, without so much as a hint of worry.

“Round 5 went well for me,” confirmed Milner.

“We have come out here to a pretty dry track due to lack of rain but the track has been awesome!

“I just tried to stay smooth and consistent and not make any mistakes, which we did, so I felt good and strong in my riding. I also feel like I’ve had a good amount of time on the bike since my injury.

“It’s been a good day and I’m looking forward to tomorrow!”

Behind Milner in second place was once again, Jonte Reynders . While the Motul Pirello Sherco rider couldn’t meet the speeds set by Milner, he comfortably protected his silver medal from the likes of Andy Wilksch and Will Dennett . Reynders definitely has some heat though, as he competes in what’s quickly becoming a stacked class.

Dennett stole away the third step today, ahead of Max Midwinter by just over 40 seconds. The Queenslander was at home on the sandy track, clocking off with a total time of 41:41.013.

Jye Dickson. Photo: Troy Pears

E3
There was a shake up in E3, as the current leader board holder, Riley McGillivray, dropped right down the field. Leaving the top step wide open, it was anyone’s bet as to who would claim victory!

After six tough Sprints, the underdog came out and stole the show! Dickson was a sight to be seen, going hell for leather across the WR450F track. With a total time of 41:27.546, Dickson claimed first ahead of Stefan Granquist.

Granquist conceded for second, leaving fellow Husqvarna racer, Billy Hargy to ride into third. Granquist and Hargy clocked off Round 5 with respective total times of 42:14.622 and 43:18.589.

Looking back at racing today, Dickson reflected that “Round 5 wasn’t too bad, I ended getting the overall win in E3 which I’m stoked about.

“The tracks were sandy and chewed up, which I race back home, so I felt pretty comfortable out there. There was a lot of tricky roots and sandy whoops.

“Stefan and I had a pretty tight race all day so I’m planning on staying consistent tomorrow to help protect my spot in first.”

Danielle McDonald. Photo: Troy Pears

EW
McDonald was a dominant force in EW all day, as she went back and forth with Jess Gardiner for the top step. As the day wore on, McDonald managed to create a gap, stealing away first place and making for an action-packed day of racing in EW.

Looking back, McDonald explained that “Round 5 was great! The track conditions really suit me, especially compared to Mount Misery, so I really thrived out there.

“The competition between me and Jess was really cool! We went back and forth all day, pushing each other to get the best results.”

Gardiner had to concede for second place today, clocking off after six Sprints on the WR450F track with a total time of 48:21.623. Last but certainly not least is Emelie Karlsson, who claimed the third and final podium spot for EW. Karlsson finished Round 5 with a total time of 49:51.797.

EJ
It was a clean sweep in EJ, as Jett Yarnold took out another class win in his campaign for the EJ Championship title. The Yamaha rider sat comfortably at the front of the EJ pack all day, clocking off with a total time of 42:37.419. He even managed to produce a sizeable lead, with just over 43 seconds between first and second.

“Round 5 was good,” confirmed Yarnold.

“The track was pretty tough and I’m not usually good in the sand, so I’m very happy with my results today.

“The competition was tight between me and the boys and I’m looking forward to sending it again tomorrow.”

Davey Gear (Limestone Coast Motorcycles, Yamaha Australia) couldn’t crack gold, settling instead for silver thanks to a total time of 43:21.058. Gear also managed to fend off Will McInnes (Blue City Motorcycles, KTM), who conceded for third with a total time of 44:

AORC willback first thing tomorrow morning for Round 6 Sprints.

Jett Yarnold. Photo: Troy Pears

For full days results please click here

2024 AORC Round 5 E1 Top 3 Provisional Results:
1 Bacon (Shop Yamaha Off Road Racing Team) 40:35.610
2 Korey McMahon (GASGAS Australia, Motorex) 41:50.297
3 Tom Buxton (KTM Australia, DM31 Racing Team) 43:46.828

2024 AORC Round 5 E2 Top 3 Provisional Results:
1 Daniel Milner (KTM Australia, DM31 Racing Team) 40:06.912
2 Jonte Reynders (Motul Pirelli Sherco) 40:49.568
3 Will Dennett (Shop Yamaha, Threesix Motorsports) 41:41.013

2024 AORC Round 5 E3 Top 3 Provisional Results:
1 Jye Dickson (Beta Racing Australia) 41:27.546
2 Stefan Granquist (Husqvarna) 42:14.622
3 Billy Hargy (Simford Group Motorsport) 43:18.589

2024 AORC Round 5 EW Top 3 Provisional Results:
1 Danielle McDonald (Yamaha JGR Ballard’s Off Road Team) 47:56.797
2 Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha JGR Ballard’s Off Road Team) 48:21.623
3 Emelie Karlsson (Cassons, Husqvarna) 49:51.797

2024 AORC Round 5 EJ Top 3 Provisional Results:
1 Jett Yarnold (Yamaha Motor Australia, Yamalube) 42:37.419
2 Davey Gear (Limestone Coast Motorcycles, Yamaha Australia) 43:21.058
3 Will McInnes (Blue City Motorcycles, KTM) 44:04.184

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