AORC Finale– What you need to know

AORC Finale– What you need to know

This weekend the 2016 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship will make the journey to Monkerai in New South Wales to contest in the second last weekend before the grand finale in only a few short weeks.

Press Release
Photo credit: Mad Dog Images
Photo credit: Mad Dog Images

Motorcycling Australia along with the Monkerai Dungog Motorcycle Club will bring you the 9th and 10th instalment just North of Sydney’s CBD in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.

This small town is surrounded by state forests and national parks and is approximately just over 20 minutes away from the closest town, Dungog.

Competitors of the 2016 Yamaha AORC will compete in a Cross Country race on Saturday the 13th of August and in Sprints on Sunday the 14th of August.

Monkerai is known for its natural terrain with logs in high spectator areas, water logged creeks dotting the track, and competitors can expect the tracks to be muddy and rocky.

This will be the last opportunity for these Enduro athletes to put valuable championship points on the board before the final two rounds which will see the 2016 AORC Champions crowned.

One man who is certainly going into this weekend with the Championship on his mind is KTM Enduro Racing Team rider Daniel Sanders who is currently leading the Championship both outright and in his Championship E3 class.

Much like their previous season’s in AORC when KTM Enduro Racing Teams pilot Toby Price won in 2015, the KTM mounted riders have dominated the series once again with Sanders teammate Tye Simmonds (E2) following suit sitting in second outright and first in his class, after a gradual incline of impressive results from Rounds 5 & 6.

Husqvarna Enduro Racing teams Lachy Stanford (E3) rounds out the final position in the outright Championship points standings, an outcome of consistent results all season in 2016.

Jack Simpson (E1), Wil Ruprecht (EJ), Jemma Wilson (Women’s), Bjorn Osbourne (Veterans) and Peter Schaper (Masters) are all in contention to win their respective classes and are rolling into Rounds 9 & 10 preparing for another testing Cross Country race to snatch as many Championship points as possible.

For spectators, team’s, riders and every one in between there will be coffee and food available at the venue for purchase from Saturday morning.

We would also like to make everyone aware of the limited reception at the venue and that results will be posted sporadically throughout the day on the AORC Facebook page.

MyLaps (click here) will be recording all the results throughout Rounds 9 & 10 – so teams, athletes, spectators and fans from anywhere around the country can keep up to date with all of the AORC results.

Below are the Championship standings heading in to Rounds 9 & 10

E1, E2, E3 Outright Championship point standings

  1. Daniel Sanders 182
  2. Tye Simmonds 154
  3. Lachlan Stanford 143
  4. Chris Hollis 133
  5. Jack Simpson 109
  6. Beau Ralston 109
  7. Glenn Kearney 103
  8. Broc Grabham 83
  9. Scott Keegan 83
  10. Josh Green 82

AORC Tansmoto 19 and Under (EJ) Championship point standings

  1. Wil Ruprecht 183
  2. Nic Tomlinson 180
  3. Fraser Higlett 155
  4. Andrew Wilksch 136
  5. Ben Kearns 109
  6. Stuart Holt 88
  7. Jai Wedlock 87
  8. Jake McGlashan 86
  9. Jesse Lawton 80
  10. Trent Tucci 50

AORC Champ Masters Championship point standings

  1. Peter Schaper 148
  2. Michael Widdison 132
  3. Andrew Cais 113
  4. Jason Salopayevs 97
  5. Derek Grundy 97
  6. Mal Dalton 87
  7. Rod Kearns 63
  8. Danny Gunning 59
  9. Clint Broomhall 53
  10. Adrian Fitzgerald 42

 AORC Champ Veterans Championship point standings

  1. Bjorn Osborne 139
  2. Craig Wease 119
  3. Anthony Greene 105
  4. Kurt Broomhall 74
  5. Trevor Duncan 60
  6. Kirk Hutton 50
  7. Damian Smith 50
  8. Rowan Pumpa 50
  9. David Gilmore 42
  10. Glenn Stiles 42

AORC Champ Women’s Championship point standings

  1. Jemma Wilson 192
  2. Jessica Gardiner 169
  3. Emelie Karlsson 156
  4. Sophie Coldicutt 136
  5. Kate Norman 110
  6. Irene Vasilas 95
  7. Tegan Hall 57
  8. Tamara Gray 34
  9. Courtney Rubie 32
  10. Ebony Nielsen 31


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