Yamaha Riders Consolidate AORC Standings In South Australia


All off Yamaha's factory supported riders left rounds seven and eight of the 2014 Australian Off-Road Championships with strong results after two days of competition in South Australia.

As reported yesterday CDR Yamaha's Daniel Milner returned to racing in the best possible fashion taking both the outright and E2 class wins on both days at the event held in Coonawarra, SA.

Despite missing the previous two rounds Milner is still well in contention for this years championship and sits just 30 points behind championship leader Toby Price with four rounds remaining.
Chris Hollis was solid on his non preferred surface - Credit: Chris Hollis
His CDR Yamaha team mate, Chris Hollis also logged a good weekend with consistent results over both days. Hollis took sixth outright on Saturday and fifth on Sunday on his WR450F.

After eight rounds, Hollis holds down fifth Outright and third in the E1 class.

‰ÛÏThe weekend wasn‰Ûªt great for me." Hollis admitted. "I struggle in the sandy terrain and it‰Ûªs not my strong point so I focused getting good points and getting out of there healthy.

"The last rounds are on dirt that I like so I will look to attack those rounds and finish of the championship strongly,‰Û
Tom McCormack continued to stretch his lead in the E1 class with a 1-1 result over the weekend - Credit: Fourohfour
Active8 Yamaha‰Ûªs Tom McCormack and Josh Green also turned in impressive performances over the weekend.

McCormack impressed with his best weekend of the season taking the E1 class double, winning on both days and extending his lead in the E1 championship. McCormack excelled in the conditions and posted good results outright, claiming ninth and sixth respectively on his YZ250F.

‰ÛÏThe weekend went well for me and I was able to win on both days." McCormack reflected. "The sandy conditions are similar to what I ride in at Byron Bay so I felt right at home and enjoyed the weekend.

"The bike was awesome all weekend and it was a good weekend for the team all round,‰Û
Josh Green quietly went about his business again on the weekend and is still well on the hunt for both the E2 and Outright championships - Credit: Fourohfour
Josh Green also flew the Active8 Yamaha flag with pride taking fourth outright on both days on his YZ450F. Green battled hard all weekend and consolidated his place in the top three of the championship after right rounds and is within striking distance of the outright championship lead .

‰ÛÏI was in contention all weekend which was good." Green commented. "After being sick for Finke, it‰Ûªs nice to feel fit when turning up to an event and know that you have the fitness to race at your best.

"Only 13 points separate the top three in the championship and with four rounds to go, so things are pretty tight and a strong finish at the remaining rounds will be the difference."

Stefan Granquist holds down second in the E3 championship after eight rounds after a solid weekend in South Australia. Mounted on his WR450F, Granquist was 12th on Saturday and 11th on Sunday Outright and was in the top three both days in class.
Beau Ralston continues to adapt to the Off-Road world - Credit: Fourohfour
Beau Ralston was another consistent performer for the Active8 team and continues to gain experience in his first year racing off road. Ralston was inside the top 12 both days and sits a respectable 12th in the championship and sixth in the highly competitive E2 class.

‰ÛÏIt was a good weekend for the team,‰Û

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