Off Road

Gardiner, Chibnall and Ballard Take Wins in trying Hedley Conditions

Posted:

Jess Gardiner on her way to winning the Women's class on Sunday at Hedley - Credit: John Pearson
Hedley produced one of the tougher days of riding here at Round Four of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), but that didn‰Ûªt stop Jessica Gardiner showing her class and completing the Hedley double on her Yamaha.

Richard Chibnall also completed the double on his KTM in the Veterans class whilst Geoffrey Ballard took the honours in the Masters.

The women took on the bLu cRu test for 4 Sprints whilst the Veterans and Masters were out on the WR450F test where they were put through their paces for 5 sprints.

Womens

Gardiner has shown great speed throughout the weekend here at Hedley and proved this by being the only rider in her division to complete a test in under 12 minutes. After getting out of the blocks well, Gardiner continued to get the most of out her Yamaha in the sprints and claim the round win.

Emelie Karlsson bounced back after a disappointing day on Saturday to claim second position and get back some much-needed points aboard her Yamaha. Rounding out the podium was Jemma Wilson who continues her consistent run of podiums after yesterdays second place finish.
AORC Round 4 VetsPodium - Credit: John Pearson
Veterans

It was much of the same again for Chibnall after taking out yesterdays Supersprints, he continued his form to once again take class honours on his KTM.

Jade Gartlan had the task of once again trying to track down Chibnall on his Gas Gas but he just couldn‰Ûªt find the same speed over the five sprints, finishing just under two minutes behind. Paul Chadwick rounded out the podium in one of the toughest AORC rounds the competition has seen.

Masters

Ballard has bounced back after narrowly missing out on victory yesterday to claim class honours here at Hedley. Ballard got the most out of his Husqvarna and turned the tables on yesterday‰Ûªs winner Michael Widdison, who had to settle for second just 24 seconds off the pace.

Craig Treasure filled the final spot on the Masters podium after a solid days riding in the five sprints, finishing the day with a time of 1:07:05.664.
AORC Round 4 Women's Podium - Credit: John Pearson
AORC Womens Round 4 Provisional Results
1. Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha MX Store Ballard Off-Road Team) 48:15.754
2. Emelie Karlsson 49:04.571
3. Jemma Wilson 49:38.853
4. Sophie Coldicutt (Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team) 50:53.491
5. Danielle Foot 51:04.875
6. Kellie Catanese 55:36.614
7. Holly Cuneo 1:00:32.291
8. Alisha Major 1:01:01.348
9. Kasey Major 1:03:51.416
10. Rachelle Dessent 1:09:20.545

AORC Veterans Round 4 Provisional Results
1. Richard Chibnall 1:01:57.826
2. Jade Gartlan 1:03:44.717
3. Paul Chadwick 1:05:45.344
4. Peter Rudd 1:06:41.577
5. Con Privitera 1:06:41.981
6. Marco Kroese 1:06:47.204
7. Darren Lessio 1:07:02.796
8. Michael TURNBULL 1:07:26.136
9. Lou Stylianou 1:09:58.292
10. Hugh Howarth 1:11:08.498
AORC Round 4 Masters Podium - Credit: John Pearson
AORC Masters Round 4 Provisional Results
1. Geoffrey Ballard 1:06:25.297
2. Michael Widdison 1:06:49.222
3. Craig Treasure 1:07:05.664
4. Stephen Boucher 1:08:09.266
5. Ray Scott 1:08:46.324
6. Ken Burt 1:09:39.900
7. David Salt 1:09:57.716
8. Peter Schaper 1:10:04.575
9. Andrew Young 1:10:12.267
10. Jamie Armstrong 1:12:43.937

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

MXGP

Jeremy Seewer Finds Podium Form At MXGP Of Italy

MXGP

Jorge Prado Battles Through Tough Maggiora Weekend With Second Place And DNF

Motocross

Lynn Valk Wins Rain-Efected FIM Women's Motocross World Championship In Italy

Trials

Jaime Busto Ends Toni Bou's Win Streak At TrialGP of Italy

MXGP

Tim Gajser Extends Lead And Sacha Coenen Shines in Action-Packed MXGP of Italy

Bike Review

Triumph Transitions to Terrafirma with the TF250X

Speedway

Bartosz Zmarzlik Comes Out On Top At Speedway GP of Sweden

U.S Motocross

Jett Lawrence Sweeps High Point As Ty Masterpool Earns Breakthrough 250 Class WIN

Trials

Toni Bou Extends Unbeaten Streak At TrialGP of Italy

MXGP

Tim Gajser And Liam Everts Top The Qualifying Races At The MXGP of Italy

Hard Enduro

Manuel Lettenbichler Sidelined from Xross Hard Enduro Rally Due to Knee Injury

MXGP

Tim Gajser Set to Defend Red Plate at Prestigious Maggiora

What's On This Week

E-Xplorer FIM World Cup - R3
Vollore-Montagne, France
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
AMA GNCC - R9
Snowshoe, WV
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
FIM EnduroGP - R4
Italy – Bettola
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
ProMX Championship - Round 5
Murray Bridge, SA
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - R3
Xross Hard Enduro Rally - Serbia
Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Featured:

Triumph Transitions to Terrafirma with the TF250X

Life with a Sherco 300 two-stroke

Time to Pivot with Pivot Pegz?

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

Enhance Your Bike’s Protection With Force Accessories Custom Clutch Cover

What's On This Week

E-Xplorer FIM World Cup - R3
Vollore-Montagne, France
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
AMA GNCC - R9
Snowshoe, WV
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
FIM EnduroGP - R4
Italy – Bettola
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
ProMX Championship - Round 5
Murray Bridge, SA
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - R3
Xross Hard Enduro Rally - Serbia
Saturday, June 22nd, 2024