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Domination Central For Gardiner And Hutton While Smith Steals Veterans Top Spot

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Domination Central For Gardiner And Hutton While Smith Steals Veterans Top Spot
Jessica Gardiner. Photo: John Pearson
As the close chapter on Round 6 in Kyogle, New South Wales (NSW), the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship‰Ûªs (AORC) Women‰Ûªs, Veterans and Masters showcased their undisputed talent as they tackled the WR 450F test track.

It was back-to-back class wins for both Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha MX Store Ballards Off-Road Team) for Women‰Ûªs and Kirk Hutton (Yamaha Motor Australia) for Masters. In the Veterans class though, it was Damian Smith who took out the Round 6 win, knocking Dan Ralph off his Round 5 class win perch.

Women‰Ûªs
Round 6 marks a momentous occasion for Gardiner, notching up six consecutive round wins, which is the first time she has managed such a feat since 2014! With a total time today of 1:29:13.827, Gardiner finished ahead of Emelie Karlsson (Yamaha Motor Australia), who settled for second place with a total time of 1:30:33.373. Locking in the third and final podium after Karlsson was Emma Milesevic (Honda RideRed Team), who pushed hard after a difficult Round 5 to finish today with a total time of 1:31:06.414.

Ebony Nielsen conceded for fourth place today, after a strong result in Round 5. Nielsen ended Round 6 with a total time of 1:32:10.592.

Veterans
Knocking Ralph clean off his perch today was Smith, who took home the Round 6 Veterans win, with a total time of 1:25:04.425. Ralph came in hot after Smith, settling for second place with a total time of 1:25:25.477. Rounding out the podium for the Veterans today was Lee Stephens, who clocked in with a total time of 1:26:29.090.
Domination Central For Gardiner And Hutton While Smith Steals Veterans Top Spot
Photo: John Pearson
Masters
It was nothing but success for Hutton today, as he took out a consecutive Masters class win, finishing today with a total time of 1:24:46.594. Second place was awarded to Timothy Martin, who clocked in a total time of 1:28:34.627. Closing out the Masters podium for Round 6 was Peter Rudd, with a total time of 1:33:45.874.

‰ÛÏI had a really good weekend down here at Kyogle. It‰Ûªs basically a home track for me and I found that the tracks really suited me. Today‰Ûªs WR 450F track was really great and the bike handled it well all day,‰Û
Domination Central For Gardiner And Hutton While Smith Steals Veterans Top Spot
Photo: John Pearson
AORC Veterans Round 6 Top 10 Provisional Results:
1 Damian Smith 1:25:04.425
2 Dan Ralph 1:25:25.477
3 Lee Stephens 1:26:29.090
4 Christopher Thomas 1:29:08.721
5 Jason Pearce 1:30:57.630
6 Daniel Sawtell 1:31:09.695
7 Paul Chadwick 1:33:10.721
8 Luke Ablitt 1:34:29.773
9 Phil Newman 1:38:37.913
10 Brendan Knight 1:39:08.850

AORC Women‰Ûªs Round 6 Top 10 Provisional Results:
1 Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha MX Store Ballards Off-Road Team) 1:29:13.827
2cEmelie Karlsson (Yamaha Motor Australia) 1:30:33.373
3 Emma Milesevic (Honda RideRed Team) 1:31:06.414
4 Ebony Nielsen 1:32:10.592
5 Danielle Foot 1:41:39.284
6 Emi Ruprecht 1:42:17.401
7 Charlotte Gamble 1:45:25.802
8 Zoe Boccari 1:48:58.034
9 Julie Denyer1:49:22.934 10 Ivy Cross 1:55:15.096

AORC Masters Round 6 Top 10 Provisional Results:
1 Kirk Hutton (Yamaha Motor Australia) 1:24:46.594
2 Timothy Martin 1:28:34.627
3 Peter Rudd 1:33:45.874
4 Craig Treasure 1:34:06.107
5 Ian McGillivray 1:35:31.132
6 Hank Wilkes 1:35:51.033
7 John Murray 1:36:03.486
8 David Pratten 1:36:58.615
9 Shane Dawson 1:39:32.458
10 Stephen Matheson 1:42:13.197

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