In true Australian junior Enduro fashion, Round 2 of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) proved how strong the emerging Enduro talent is! Tackling the same bLU cRU Track as yesterday, riders showed true skill as they managed the rising heat and dusty tests.
Coming out on top for Round 2 on the bLU cRU Track was Jett Arnold for J2, Riley McGillivray for J3, and Blake Hollis for J4!
Dominating once again in J4 today was Hollis, who increased his lead throughout today’s challenging conditions to just over one minute. With a time of 40:11.651, Hollis found his feet early in the first of four tests, moving faster and faster as the day progressed.
Following Hollis in second was Mackenzie Johnson, with a time of 41:29.590.
Rounding out the podium in third today was Oscar Collins, with a time of 41:58.118.
AORC J4 Round 2 Provisional Results
- Blake Hollis 40:11.651
- Mackenzie Johnson 41:29.590
- Oscar Collins 41:58.118
- Charlie Milton 42:04.277
- Cody Chittick 42:08.592
- Zac Perry 42:23.625
- Kobe Conley 43:30.128
- Jay Simister 45:34.060
- Hayden Campbell 45:51.944
- Clay Parsons 46:42.581
After finishing second yesterday, McGillivray came into today with confidence, finishing the four tests to take out first place. With a time of 40:57.774, McGillivray remained strong and consistent all day to take the lead!
“My plans this weekend were to stay smooth and consistent, whilst putting in the best laps I could manage. Coming from Victoria, I definitely struggled with the heat yesterday, so today I worked really hard on keeping cool,” explained McGillivray.
“This round has given me a heap of experience and has shown me what I’m going up against this season in the J3 class.”
Taking out the remaining places on the podium for Round 2 was Campbell O’Donnell and William Dennett, with respective times of 41:25.296 and 43:17.461.
AORC J3 Round 2 Provisional Results
- Riley McGillivray 40:57.774
- Campbell O’Donnell 41:25.296
- William Dennett 43:17.461
- Kodi Stephens 43:18.250
- Jack Bithell 44:11.868
- Maxwell Liebeknech 44:24.802
- Kelly Woolston 46:47.542
- Jethro Carriage 46:57.343
- William Cooper 47:03.253
- Jake Hayes 47:12.359
Taking the class title for Round 2 today was Jett Arnold, leading the charge ahead of his rivals by just over forty seconds. Arnold took some time to find his feet during today’s four tests, but once the confidence set in, he flew through the remainder of the day, finishing with a time of 43:59.560.
Following Arnold in second place for Round 2 was Campbell Hall, with a time of 44:40.490.
Rounding out the podium today in J2 was Max Phillips, with a time of 45:00.793
With two minutes separating the top three, the competition is expected to be fierce as our junior’s head into Rounds 3 & 4 in Dungog, New South Wales!
AORC J2 Round 2 Provisional Results
- Jett Arnold 43:59.560
- Campbell Hall 44:40.490
- Max Phillips 45:00.793
- Kyle Sandstrom 47:43.948
- Luke Chellas 48:30.285
- Jack Shearer 48:55.449
- Thomas Vance 50:08.795
- Jack Hendrickson 51:34.044
- Max Mensforth 52:32.781
- Jet Brien 54:46.064
All our juniors will return in Dungog, New South Wales from April 6-7, as they fight for podium real estate in Round 3 & 4!
Stay up to date with all the happenings of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship by visiting the AORC Website at aorc.org.au, or by following the Yamaha AORC on Twitter and Facebook as well as @aorc on Instagram.
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