Husaberg Enduro Racing Team rider Jarrod Bewley has concluded a difficult weekend in the best possible style, placing his Husaberg FE 501 atop the AORC E3 podium in the beginning of the brand's final year as a distributor-backed team in Australia.
Like many, Bewley wrestled with the combination of high speeds, thick dust, and powdery trails on the first day of the Australian off Road Championships at Bulahdelah - a crash early on not helping his confidence, as he finished third in class on Saturday.
However, the Oberon rider rebounded on Sunday with a renewed determination, to take the class win, placing him second in the E3 championship after two of 12 rounds.
‰ÛÏFor me it didn't start off the best, I crashed on the first lap; a silly little crash and some tight trees that snapped off my hand guard and nearly my finger." Bewley explained. "It cost me some time and my confidence from the start on a track that had tricky, fast, powdery, sketchy ups and downs.
"Sunday's track had a lot more singletrack and I tried a different mindset on the FE501 to regroup and finish on a good note, and ended up winning the third race outright which put me in overall third today and first in E3.
"So it was a real good finish after not a good start, but I think I had some first round jitters and I'll be right now for the rest of the series," he added.