KTM mounted Daniel Milner once again proved the rider to beat as he stormed his way to a double convincing victory at the penultimate stop of the Australia Off-Road Championship in Kyogle.

The Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) once again delivered spectacular action, all weekend long. The Kyogle tracks were well regarded by the riders and the enduro format made a welcome return for rounds nine and 10 of the series.

 

danile milner AORC Kyogle podium Sunday AORC 600

Photo Credit: John Pearson Media

Enduro 1

Active8 Yamaha Yamalube’s Wil Ruprecht dominated E1 class; with two more wins to his name. Ruprecht is now in prime position to take the championship in only his first season out of the Transmoto EJ class. 

Snap Fitness Yamaha Team’s Scott Keegan suffered an untimely technical issue on Saturday, leaving him now 33 points behind his title rival. Keegan manage to salvage a second place finish on Sunday to keep himself in the hunt.

 

daniel milner australian off road championship kyogle 1200

Photo Credit: John Pearson Media

Enduro 2

KTM Enduro Team’s Daniel Milner was once again simply unstoppable at Kyogle. Milner blasted the technical Kyogle tracks and won with a significant margin to Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Team’s Josh Green on both days. 

Milner simply has to finish well, to seal to E2 title at Omeo.

Enduro 3

Lachy Stanford of the Husqvarna Enduro Team dominated at his home backyard in Kyogle. The grass track terrain suited Stanford’s riding style and with similar terrain expected at Omeo, Stanford has put himself in a positive position heading into the final rounds.

KTM Enduro Team’s Lyndon Snodgrass came in second for both races. Only six points separate the two riders. Snodgrass found himself off the pace due to ‘boiling’ his rear brake in the first test on Sunday, leaving himself to play catch up.

Junior

The Under 19’s Transmoto EJ class featured an exciting battle between Fraser Higlett and Michael Driscoll for the entire weekend. 

Husqvarna rider Higlett came out on top for Saturday but Driscoll on his Yamaha managed to turn the tables to win on Sunday. Now only two points separate the two heading into the final two rounds.

The final rounds of the AORC takes place in Omeo, Victoria on August 5/6.

 

Information

www.aorc.org.au

 

 

Yamaha AORC Championship Standings 

E1 
1       Wil RUPRECHT (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team) – 189
2       Scott KEEGAN (Snap Fitness Yamaha Team) – 156
3       Brad HARDAKER – 138
4       Baylee DAVIES – 133
5       Jack Simpson – 131
6       Justin PARKER – 80
7       Kristian SPRENGER – 56
8       Andrew JANKE – 55
9       Tom Jones – 40
10     Geoff BRAICO – 34

E2
1       Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Team) – 200
2       Josh GREEN (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team) – 172
3       Riley GRAHAM -159
4       Stefan GRANQUIST – 140
5       Broc GRABHAM  – 98
6       Andrew WILKSCH (DSR Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team) – 97
7       Kaleb TREASURE – 68
8       Matt MURRY – 53
9       Daniel COLLINS – 41
10     Cameron BINSTEAD – 38

E3
1       Lachlan STANFORD (Husqvarna Enduro Team) – 191
2       Lyndon SNODGRASS (KTM Enduro Team) – 185
3       Tom MASON – 158
4       Jesse LAWTON – 101
5       Beau RALSTON – 36
6       Kane HALL – 36
7       Joel James – 34
8       Lincoln Bird – 33
9       Hayden CONROY – 32
10     Troy Sheridan – 30

EJ
1          Fraser HIGLETT – 185
2          Michael DRISCOLL – 183
3          Nic TOMLINSON – 158
4          Dalton DALTON – 138
5          Lachlan ALLAN – 99
6          Jonte JONTE – 97
7          Seton BROOMHALL – 96
8          Jacob PEACOCK – 93
9          Jack MATTHEWS – 58
10        Harry TEED – 53