Junior riders got their season underway today in the Yamaha Australian Off Road Championship opener at Rawson, in south-eastern Victoria.
The Junior's hit the track in the cross-country format in the hope to complete the elongated multi lap race with the fastest possible time.
The J4, J3 and J2 battled for supremacy on a track, which had riders pushing to the edge to win their respective classes. As the first race for the competitive Junior class the youngsters were looking to make a positive start in the championship battle.
It would be Husqvarna rider Joshua Brierley to finish as the top overall Junior competitor for the cross-country race as part of the J4 Championship.
The track conditions were optimal for the first race of the day, with no rain-taking place until the finish; the Juniors noted the track was in excellent condition for the start of today‰Ûªs proceedings.
Joshua Brierley ascended over the competition to finish in first position with a total time of 2:00:37.532. His brother, also Husqvarna mounted, Mitchell Brierley then succeeded him in second. with a final time of 2:02:48.653. Lochie Amos then slotted himself into third position, taking 2:04:37.491 to complete the cross-country course.
J4 pacesetter Joshua Brierley was ecstatic to be finishing on top of the J4 Class; ‰ÛÏI felt really good about the race, we put in a lot of work over the off season. I‰Ûªm very happy with the performance and how smoothly the race went. We managed to get out front early and that was key to a successful race.‰Û