E1, E2, E3 and EJ class competitors wowed the crowds at Round 11 of the 2017 Yamaha Australian Off- Road Championship (AORC).
Set atop the picturesque alpine township of Omeo in Victoria, scores of spectators were treated to a spectacular cross-country battle between Australia‰Ûªs best Enduro competitors who provided ample excitement and palpable competition. Winners for the seniors classes included; Wil Ruprecht, Daniel Milner, Lyndon Snodgrass and Michael Driscoll.
Round 11 saw two champions crowned for the AORC, with Wil Ruprecht taking the E1 crown and Daniel Milner singing off on the Outright and E2 championship in style!
There were thrills and spills aplenty for the senior classes of AORC, starting early on, with Daniel ‰Û÷Chucky‰Ûª Sanders the first casualty in the first few minutes of the opening lap of the eight lap circulation. Sanders was unable to re-join the pack after suffering a shoulder injury.
On top of his game in E1, was Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team‰Ûªs unstoppable Wil Ruprecht. Ruprecht completed the three-hour, seven lap, 16 kilometre, cross country race with a total time of 2:48:08.117. KTM mounted rider Jack ‰Û÷Simmering‰Ûª Simpson with his total time of 2:48:19.991 earning him a deserved second place. The difference between Ruprecht and Simpson was only 11 seconds. Rounding out the E1 podium for Round 11 was Snap Fitness Yamaha Team‰Ûªs Scott Keegan. Second place in the championship Keegan, finished with an aggregate time of 2:51:35.095, a further 196 seconds behind Simpson.
Ruprecht shared; ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm ecstatic to take the E1 class title, with another round to go in the championship. Its been a great battle all year with (Scott) Keegan and he‰Ûªs been a great rival. I‰Ûªd personally like to thank Yamaha and the Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Team for all their support; it wouldn‰Ûªt be possible without them.‰Û