With the sun shining through the trees this morning for the beginning of Round 3 of the 2016 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship held at Portland NSW, the scene was set for what was a day of action and battles as the first bikes hit the sprint format track at 9am this morning.
Competitors were faced with two sprint tracks today, which was where they performed back-to-back sprints at round 3. However due to the dry and dusty conditions a 45 second start delay resulted in a total of only six tests for the senior classes today.
Husqvarna mounted Glenn Kearney managed to finish top of the times for the E1 class at Round 3, Kearney finishing the final test with a concluding time of 46:02.417. Following close behind Kearney was Scott Keegan (46:44.482) and third for the day was KTM's Jack Simpson (47:28.670) who rounded out the top three.
Kearney who is eager to make up more time tomorrow was happy with today's performance, and shared his thoughts after taking the E1 victory this afternoon.
‰ÛÏI'm really happy with the results today, the first two rounds I rode with a broken scapula, so this marks five weeks from the injury, so I don‰Ûªt feel I am where I should be but pretty happy to win the class today,‰Û