Milner, Sanders and Styke capture class wins at Dungog AORC

Bacon and Gardiner score EJ and Women’s victories at round three.

Image: John Pearson.

Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team), Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) and Luke Styke (Yamaha Yamalube Active8) have opened Dungog’s third round of the 2019 Yamaha bLU cRU Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) with victories in their respective classes.

Riders encountered two tests in the Enduro format, the WR 450F Cross Test and the Off-Road Advantage Enduro Test, navigating each four times to make up round three in New South Wales.

Milner, who topped the Outright times ahead of Sanders and Josh Green (Yamaha Yamalube Active8), claimed a convincing victory in the E2 division, making it three wins from three rounds so far this season.

Image: John Pearson.

Green wound up in second – just under a minute shy of Milner – while the top five was rounded out by Scott Keegan (Kawasaki), Jeremy Carpentier (Yamaha) and Stefan Granquist (Yamaha).

In the E3 division, it was all about Sanders as he stormed to a third consecutive triumph, comfortably defeating Beau Ralston (Husqvarna) and Jesse Lawton (Husqvarna). The top five was completed by Matt Murry (Husqvarna) and Daniel Middleton (KTM).

It was a tight battle in the highly-competitive E1 class, although it was Styke who reigned supreme in the Enduro format. Less than 50 seconds separated the top four contenders, consisting of Michael Driscoll (Yamaha Yamalube Active8) in second ahead of Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) and Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Enduro Racing Team). Jonte Reynders (Yamaha) was fifth.

Image: John Pearson.

Kyron Bacon took out top honours in EJ over Joshua Brierley (Husqvarna) and Korey McMahon (KTM), while the Women’s class saw Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) emerge with victory ahead of Emelie Karlsson (Yamaha) and Emma Milesevic (Honda). Racing resumes tomorrow for round four of the series.

Detailed results


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