After almost two months off the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) was back with a bang at Dungog, New South Wales, in the form of a time carded enduro.
Daniel Milner didn‰Ûªt miss a beat taking the class win in E3 along with the fastest time of the day. Daniel Sanders continued his great season taking out the E2 class, making it five wins in a row this season.
In E1 it was a breakout victory for Fraser Higlett who pushed through the tricky Dungog conditions to claim his first win of 2018.
The paddock today took on over 40km of tight and technical trails, and then jumped into two tests, the Cross Test and the Enduro Test. The Cross Test was an open grass track that saw the bikes open and hit some high speeds. On the other hand, the Enduro Test was tight and technical, keeping the riders on their toes at each turn.
It was business as usual for Michael Driscoll in the EJ class, taking the win aboard his Yamaha. In the J4 class it was Kyron Bacon taking the win on his Honda, whilst in J3 Will Riordan showed his class taking the win and in J2 it was Kobe Conley using the Dungog conditions to his advantage.
Milner was a man possessed today, putting the field to the sword with serious speed from the first test and showing his class. Milner made the tight technical cross test look a breeze on the grass based enduro test, stopping the clock at 45:44.564. Lachlan Stanford continued his consistent season, finishing with a time of 47:25.407. Rounding out the podium on his new ride, Scott Keegan, clocking a time of 47:50.130.
Milner was happy to be back on the bike at AORC and put a tough month behind him, ‰ÛÏThe time off definitely helped me and after a rough last month I came here extremely determine to get out here and get a good result. The trail here was unbelievable a lot of time must have gone into putting that together, then the tests just had awesome lay outs on both the cross and enduro tests. It was just an awesome day and the tracks were good fun,‰Û