Coming off a big win at round two, Hollis finished sixth Outright and second in the E2 class on his 350 EXC-F on Saturday, before a severe case of uncharacteristic fatigue struck on Sunday.
He finished the round with 17th Outright and eighth in class. Hollis slipped back to ninth in the Outright standings, but remains third in E2.
E1 class contender Ben Burrel continued his learning curve with the factory team on the 250 EXC-F at Wonthaggi, claiming 11th Outright during both rounds. On Saturday in class he finished a fine third, adding a fourth place on Sunday. Burrel now sits third in the series.
Team manager Brad Williscroft is pleased with the team's progress, but hopes that Hollis will be back to full health in time for the next round at Coonabarabran, NSW, on 28-29 April.
"Chris unfortunately wasn't at 100 percent over the weekend, but we hope to see what the problem is there and get him back to 100 percent as soon as we can." Williscroft said.
"Ben was consistent again with a podium on Saturday and fourth on Sunday, so I'm really happy with his form at the moment and I know he'll keep getting stronger as the year goes on. It's been a good start to the AORC season and we look forward to keeping it up in the upcoming rounds." he concluded.
Main Photo: Toby Price continues his winning ways on day four