Yamaha supported riders acquitted themselves well at rounds seven and eight of the Australian Off Road Championship, held at a very dry and dusty Renmark in South Australia.
No rain leading up to the event meant the conditions were extremely dry and the usual red, loamy soil in the area was reduced to a deep powder that created blinding dust and also meant riders needed to be aware of dirt being sucked into their motors.
Leading the Yamaha charge on the weekend was Scott Keegan (Snapfitness Yamaha) on his Yamaha YZ250FX. Competing in the E1 class (250cc), Keegan took a convincing class win on Saturday and then backed that up with a second place on Sunday.
‰ÛÏIt was a good result for me on the weekend but it wasn‰Ûªt easy for any of the riders as the dust and dry conditions made it really tough. The format was changed on the Saturday because of the dry and as a rider, you had to be aware of looking after your bike and not allowing dirt in the engine.
‰ÛÏAll up, it was good to get back on top of the podium for a round win. I'm just a few points out of the class lead but we still have lots of racing to go and there are areas of my riding that I will continue to work on,‰Û