Rounding out the top five in an impressive display was privateer Riley Graham, clocking at 3:08.438, and just behind Graham was the man sitting second in the E3 title chase Lachlan Stanford, after he crossed the line in a time of 3:08.567.
In what is becoming a common theme in the EJ class this season at AORC, Michael Driscoll was once again the quick EJ rider, stopping the clock at 3:10.000.
On his new weapon, Andrew Wilksch put his new Sherco 500 into eighth position on his first ride, collecting a 3:12.551. With more time on the new bike, Wilksch could be a real threat in the E3 class.
A sight not seen at this year‰Ûªs AORC, but it wasn‰Ûªt Daniel Sanders day at Broken Hill, usually seen battling at the front, the Victorian clocked a time of 3:13.008. Sanders will be looking to bounce back in tomorrow‰Ûªs cross country, don‰Ûªt ride the Husky rider off just yet, cast your minds back to the last desert race‰Û_
Rounding out the top ten in the Prologue was Wil Ruprecht with a 3:13.845, the Yamaha rider will be another one to look for as one of the fitter riders in the field, the four-hour format will play into his hands.
Emelie Karlsson has continued her form that saw her take out the last round, setting the quickest time in the Womens class at todays prologue, a 3:43.225. The battle between Karlsson and Jessica Gardiner is set to be epic over four-hours tomorrow, Gardiner finished her prologue just over three seconds behind Karlsson.
In tough sandy conditions Peter Rudd got one back on Veterans championship leader Richard Chibnall, with Rudd clocking the best time by three seconds. Rudd registered a 3:32.283 whilst Chibnall clocked a 3:35.526, tomorrow will be interesting to see if Chibnall can find those three seconds back on Rudd.
The master‰Ûªs class was all about Craig Treasure, sending a real message to his competitors that the enjoy the desert conditions, clocking a 4:01.336. Treasure holds a gap of just over 11 seconds to his nearest competitor David Salt.
Today‰Ûªs prologue dictates starting order for tomorrow‰Ûªs four-hour desert cross-country, Milner will lead the field off in the staggered start. The racing commences at 9:30am as the riders tackle the 28km loop here at Broken Hill, NSW.