Sanders Extends AORC Lead

Sanders Extends AORC Lead

Daniel Sanders has gone from strength to strength in the 2016 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship.

By Hayden Gregory
Daniel Sanders
Daniel Sanders

Rounds nine and ten were held over the weekend in Monkerai, NSW, and once again Sanders has strengthened his hold on the outright title. The KTM rider swept both rounds with a time of 1:00:38.547. With only two rounds left to race, Sanders comfortably leads the E3 class ahead of Beau Ralston and Lachlan Stanford.

KTM stalemate, Tye Simmonds, crossed the line in second place outright with Broc Grabham only a few seconds back in third.

Husqvarna Racing’s Glenn Kearney was the standout rider in the E1 class showing great speed to finish ahead of Scott Keegan and Riley Graham.

Simmonds and Grabham scored first and second respectively in the E2 class with CDR Yamaha’s Chris Hollis in third.

Jemma Wilson was the pick of the women clocking a time of 1:09:57.965 to also strengthen her championship points lead ahead of Emelie Karlsson and Jessica Gardiner.

Riders now get three weeks off before the final two championship rounds take place in Victoria on September 10-11.

Sprints Round 10 Results:

Championship E1:

  1. Glenn Kearney 1:02:30.250
  2. Scott Keegan 1:02:35.957
  3. Riley Graham 1:02:38.463
  4. Jack Simpson 1:04:26.748
  5. Tom Kite 1:05:37.143
  6. Brad Hardaker 1:06:32.498
  7. Baylee Davies 57:08.475

Championship E2:

  1. Tye Simmonds 1:01:40.454
  2. Broc Grabham 1:01:55.907
  3. Chris Hollis 1:01:57.564
  4. Tom McCormack 1:03:11.511
  5. Geoff Braico 1:04:34.898
  6. Luke Tisdale 1:09:28.047
  7. Peter Clark 1:11:46.485
  8. Jarrod Wilson 1:13:02.994
  9. Nicholas Stockwell 1:13:27.426
  10. Scott Dunn 1:14:05.523

Championship E3:

  1. Daniel Sanders 1:00:38.547
  2. Beau Ralston 1:02:06.401
  3. Lachlan Stanford 1:02:43.615
  4. Lyndon Snodgrass 1:03:14.043
  5. Mitch Bowen 1:05:18.530
  6. Brayden Zillman 1:17:34.862

Transmoto Championship EJ:

  1. Wil Ruprecht 1:03:45.973
  2. Jonte Reynders 1:05:02.547
  3. Andrew Wilksch 1:05:10.541
  4. Ben Kearns 1:05:23.460
  5. Fraser Higlett 1:05:41.590
  6. Jake McGlashan 1:07:07.460
  7. Dalton Johnson 1:07:08.940
  8. Jacob Peacock 1:07:47.672
  9. Jesse Lawton 1:08:44.304
  10. Kade Dorrington 1:09:04.254

Championship Veterans:

  1. Damien Smith 1:06:17.220
  2. Anthony Greene 1:13:41.533
  3. Bjorn Osborne 1:14:41.571
  4. Scott Campbell 1:16:46.277
  5. Jason Pearce 1:17:23.919
  6. Kurt Broomhall 1:18:12.417
  7. Guy Wade 1:19:31.511
  8. Jarrod Eveleigh 1:20:01.446
  9. Trevor Duncan 1:23:53.244
  10. Shane Coffey 1:35:05.149

Championship Women’s:

  1. Jemma Wilson 1:09:57.965
  2. Emelie Karlsson 1:11:42.044
  3. Jessica Gardiner 1:13:54.189
  4. Sophie Coldicutt 1:15:54.468
  5. Karina Bailey 1:23:40.751
  6. Brittany Rubie 1:26:36.723
  7. Irene Vasilas 1:45:07.382
  8. Kate Norman 13:30.326

Championship Masters:

  1. Derek Grundy 1:13:59.448
  2. Robert Bailey 1:16:10.037
  3. Peter Schaper 1:16:30.990
  4. Andrew Cais 1:19:24.278
  5. Rod Kearns 1:19:49.233
  6. David Pratten 1:19:57.345
  7. Mal Dalton 1:19:58.211
  8. Danny Gunning 1:25:20.698
  9. Craig Hale 1:26:11.002
  10. Scott McClean 1:26:36.764

 

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