The Kingston SE weather turned it on for Round 8 of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) as the support class riders took to the Blu Cru test for nine laps.
Making the most of the glorious conditions and the excellent track was Jessica Gardiner (Womens), Rowan Pumpa (Veterans) and Michael Widdison (Masters) who all took commanding victories.
The shortest of the three tests was in store for the Womens, Veterans and Master‰Ûªs class here at Kingston SE, with the Blu Cru test length being 4.5km. Although the test was the shorter of the three tracks here, it definitely put the riders to work with different terrains such as, sandy grasstrack, low tree scrub and open flowy sections.
The battle in the junior classes were once again a tight affair with all three results being decided by under a minute after eight tests. The sun-soaked Kingston SE saw Korey McMahon (J4), Blake Hollis (J3) and Billy Hargy (J2) continue their strong seasons and add another win to their tally.
In a return to the sprint format after the first ever AORC desert cross country, the Keyneton Motorcycle Club certainly brought their A-game, providing three impressive tests. The junior riders battled it out on the KTM test, which covered five kilometres and saw the terrain change from flowy sandy grasstrack through to tight and technical sections which included limestone outcrops and low tea tree scrub.
Gardiner has made her way back into the winner‰Ûªs circle here in the Womens class of the AORC, after putting in a great days riding on her Yamaha. Gardiner set the tone for her victory by jumping out of the block ahead of her competition with three test times under six minutes and ten seconds.
Gardiner enjoyed the conditions here at Kingston SE finishing with a time of 55:08.902; ‰ÛÏToday was fun, I really enjoyed it. Today‰Ûªs conditions were exactly what I like to ride in, nice and sandy. I felt really good on my WR250 and I look forward to jumping on the track again tomorrow,‰Û