CDR Yamaha Off Road teamster Chris Hollis, put together a well-crafted and consistent weekend of racing at the opening weekend of the Yamaha Australian Off Road Championship (AORC) to be the club house leader after the first two rounds.
Ran in hot and dusty conditions at Bulahdelah, NSW, Hollis on his WR450F proved to be too smart and too consistent for his rivals and his second place outright in both Saturday and Sunday‰Ûªs competition sees him lead the field as well as head class honours in the E2 division.
During a controversial days‰Ûª racing that saw the program altered due to course marking and conditions, Hollis piloted his WR450F in the E2 class to a podium position and the perfect start to the 2014 series. He finished around 1 minute behind the leader on the day but was satisfied with his days‰Ûª work which gave him second out right and second in class.
Team mate Daniel Milner experienced at trying day with crashes hampering his chances at a top result for the day. Several falls saw Milner round out the day in 13th outright and fifth in class but he vowed to get back on track the following day.
After a good nights‰Ûª rest and some team discussion, the CDR Yamaha Team were back on track and out for a better day at round two.
This time it was Daniel Milner and his YZ450F that made the statement as he took Outright and the E2 class victory honours for the round. Gone were the crashes and mistakes of the day prior and Milner motored to an impressive win and put his title defence back on track.
Hollis did what Hollis does and that‰Ûªs pound out relentless laps in a consistent fashion and again found himself in second place in both Outright and class when racing concluded. In fact, it was a class dominated by Yamaha with the top four riders in the E2 class on Sunday Yamaha mounted.
‰ÛÏThe weekend went pretty well for me and it was just the start to the AORC I was looking for,‰Û