News 22 Feb 2020
Milner, Sanders and Styke open new AORC season on top
Toowoomba hosts round one of 2020 with a number of surprises.
The 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) opened in Toowoomba today, with Daniel Milner (E2), Daniel Sanders (E3) and Luke Styke (E1) emerging as the premier class winners.
KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Milner topped the times outright at round one, leading Sanders (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) and national MX1 champion Todd Waters (Husqvarna) overall.
In E2 it was class champion Milner who dominated with a total time of 54m39.515s, while AORC debutant Waters was near a minute back in second and Josh Green (Yamaha Yamalube Active8 Racing) finished third.
Winner of E3 was reigning champion Sanders despite an injury-affected pre-season, his 55m21.276s well clear of Jonte Reynders (Motul Pirelli Sherco) and Callum Norton (KTM).
E1 champion Luke Styke (Yamaha Yamalube Active8 Racing) was the class of the field once again to win with a total time of 55m47.177s, eight seconds ahead of KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Mason Semmens, with Kyron Bacon (Yamaha) P3.
Additional rounds winners on Saturday included Korey McMahon (EJ), Jess Gardiner (Women), Harrison Teed (2-Stroke Cup), Kirk Hutton (Masters) and Lee Stephens (Veterans).