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Rounds 7 and 8 AORC ‰ÛÒ What you need to know

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Rounds 7 and 8 AORC ‰ÛÒ What you need to know
Rounds 7 and 8 AORC ‰ÛÒ What you need to know The wait is almost over as the competitors of the 2016 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship begin to make the journey to Hedley in Victoria for Rounds 7 & 8 this weekend, and we have everything you need to know!

Hedely is located approximately 2.5 hours East from Melbourne City in rural Victoria, surrounded by accompanying towns of Yarram, Welshpool and Foster to name a few.

This iconic location is well known for its Sandy terrain, and will see competitors face their first Cross Country round this Saturday the 23rd of July and a Sprint this Sunday the 24th of July.

With a long hiatus over the winter break competitors are eager to get back into the thick of things for the remaining six rounds of the AORC Championship, and with World class competitors the battles are sure to be heated and fast.

KTM Enduro Racing Teams Tye Simmonds showed no sign of slowing down over the break as he made his way around Australia competing in the Tatts Finke Desert Race, Hattah Desert Race and jumping on the bike every chance he could get.

Simmonds is sure to put the pressure on current E2 Championship Points leader CDR Yamaha‰Ûªs Chris Hollis with Josh Green has been ruled out of the competition until further notice due to injury.

Jack Simpson (E1) and KTM Enduro Racing Teams Daniel Sanders (E3) are current Championship Points leaders for their respective classes and will be looking at defending their positions as we close in on the second half of the season.

With a depth of talent streaming from the Transmoto EJ class, there are sure to be more battles as the break proved valuable for Pirelli Motul Sherco Factory Team‰Ûªs Wil Ruprecht and Nic Tomlinson still clinching the EJ Championship points lead.

With Yamaha‰Ûªs continued support for the series in 2016 the Yamaha AORC will see championship classes of E1, E2, E3, Women‰Ûªs, Vets, Masters and Transmoto 19‰Ûªs and Under EJ classes run alongside the State Victorian Round this weekend.

Main Image Credit - John Hamilton/Mad Dog Images

Below are the Championship standings heading in to Rounds 7 & 8

E1, E2, E3 Outright Championship point standings
Daniel Sanders 132 Points
Lachlan Stanford 118 Points
Chris Hollis 114 Points
Tye Simmonds 110 Points
Josh Green 104 Points
Beau Ralston 93 Points
Glenn Kearney 78 Points
Jack Simpson 73 Points
Scott Keegan 72 Points
Chris Davey 65 Points

AORC Tansmoto 19 and Under (EJ) Championship point standings
Nic Tomlinson 142 Points
Wil Ruprecht 136 Points
Fraser Higlett 120 Points
Andrew Wilksch 96 Points
Ben Kearns 95 Points
Jake McGlashan 73 Points
Stuart Holt 62 Points
Jai Wedlock 58 Points
Jesse Lawton 58 Points
Dalton Johnson 43 Points

AORC Champ Masters Championship point standings
Michael Widdison 132 Points
Peter Schaper 106 Points
Jason Salopayevs 97 Points
Andrew Cais 82 Points
Mal Dalton 73 Points
Rod Kearns 63 Points
Danny Gunning 59 Points
Derek Grundy 47 Points
Adrian Fitzgerald 42 Points
Robert Bailey 40 Points

AORC Champ Veterans Championship point standings
Bjorn Osborne 117 Points
Craig Wease 84 Points
Anthony Greene 71 Points
Kurt broomhall 68 Points
Kirk Hutton 50 Points
Rowan Pumpa 50 Points
Trevor Duncan 50 Points
David Gilmore 42 Points
Leigh Bentley 40 Points
Gary Sewell 36 Points

AORC Champ Women‰Ûªs Championship point standings
Jemma Wilson 147 Points
Jessica Gardiner 131 Points
Emelie Karlsson 118 Points
Sophie Coldicutt 96 Points
Kate Norman 81 Points
Irene Vasilas 69 Points
Tamara Gray 34 Points
Tegan Hall 32 Points
Courtney Rubie 32 Points
Ebony Nielsen 31 Points

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