PR: Milner and Phillips on top at Yamaha AORC Round Five

PR: Milner and Phillips on top at Yamaha AORC Round Five

Ballard’s Yamaha Park and Fly Off-Road Team riders Matt Phillips and Daniel Milner claimed their fourth and fifth class wins respectively at round five of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), held yesterday at Coonabarabran (NSW).

For Immediate Release: Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Matt Phillips and the All-New WR450F racing at Coonabarabran yesterday

The event was the first of two Yamaha AORC rounds being held this weekend at Gooana Motor Sports Park.

Conditions at the park are dusty and the course is reportedly tight, rutted and technical.

Milner, 20, from Lang Lang (VIC) continued his domination of Championship E1, winning all seven of yesterday’s sprint heats aboard his YZ250F.

In Championship E2, it was 18-year-old Matt Phillips who raced to victory aboard the all-new WR450F.

Championship E3 also saw a Yamaha rider on the top rungs of the podium, with big-bore WR450F rider, Stefan Merriman, taking second spot in the class.

In the Outright top 10, Yamaha racers claimed five of the total spots, with Milner leading the charge in second Outright.

Riders on blue machines similarly excelled in the Women’s Championship division.

Jess Gardiner, Jemma Wilson and Emilie Karlsson took the three podium positions after a day of heated racing.

Ballard’s Yamaha Park and Fly Off-Road Team are proudly supported by: Ballard’s Off-Road, Yamaha, Park and Fly,,, Trakka, GYTR, Kustom, Choice Suspension, FOX, Endura, Metzeler, Go Pro Cameras, Uni Filter, Talon, DID, Tag, Scott and Braking.

Round six of the Yamaha AORC is being held today at the same venue.

For full results from the weekend, or for more information on the Yamaha AORC, please visit

For more information on Yamaha, please visit

Yamaha AORC Round 5

(Results courtesy of Motorcycling Australia)


1st Daniel Milner      YAMAHA

2nd Ben Burrell

3rd Josh Green         YAMAHA



1st Matt Phillips       YAMAHA             

2nd Glenn Kearney

3rd Jarrod Bewley     YAMAHA



1st Toby Price

2nd Stefan Merriman          YAMAHA

3rd Mitch Bowen


Outright Top 10 

1st Toby Price

2nd Daniel Milner     YAMAHA

3rd Matt Phillips       YAMAHA

4th Glenn Kearney

5th Ben Burrell

6th Josh Green        YAMAHA

7th Jarrod Bewley   YAMAHA

8th Chris Hollis

9th Stefan MerrimanYAMAHA

10th Luka Bussa