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AORC – Behind-the-scenes at Broadford

2 years ago

All the facts, none of the waffle. We’ve cut out the boring bits of all the race reports we receive and left you with the good stuff. These are the insights into Round 7 and 8 of the 2012 Yamaha AORC, held at Broadford.

  • Saturday’s Round 7 was a cross-country race full of plenty of grass track, while Sunday was the Sprints.
  • Motorex KTM Off-Road Racing’s Toby Price extended his lead by winning both rounds, taking his sixth consecutive win on Sunday.
  • His teammate, Chris Hollis, took fourth Outright in both rounds which resulted in a pair of second place finishes in the E2 class.
  • E1 contender, Ben Burrell, took fourth in the Cross Country on Saturday and made the podium on Sunday’s event, claiming second.
  • Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing’s Josh Green pushed through the pain of a broken scaphoid to take the win in the E1 class during Round 8.
  • His teammate, Jarrod Bewley, had his rear mousse-tube collapse during Round 7 while running in fifth, lost two minutes in a tyre change but managed to fight back from 22nd position to 11th Outright.
  • Green and Bewley’s Team Manager, AJ Roberts, was injured in a practice crash on Friday and had to pull out of the cross-country due to a suspected fractured rib.
  • Daniel Milner ran out of fuel on Sunday which cost him valuable points.
  • Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road’s Matt Phillips overcame a hip injury (sustained during training last week) and finished the three-hour cross-country in third Outright and first in the E2 class.
  • Husqvarna Racing’s Glenn Kearney battled illness in the lead up to the event but fought on and was in fourth with two laps remaining during Round 7. However, an unforeseen electrical failure caused Kearney to be sidelined. He bounced back during Sunday’s event and was right amongst the leaders in the E2 class.
  • Kearney’s teammate Luka Bussa found the Broadford conditions challenging and suffered several crashes during the cross-country which severely hindered his results. He didn’t have any more luck in the sprint either after crashing twice due to dust. Bussa had to settle for fifth in the E1 class.
  • The Master and Apprentice’s Damian Smith maintained his perfect season and dominated both rounds in the Veterans class.
  • Phillips’ teammate, Stefan Merriman, came second in the E3 class and sixth Outright during Round 7. The former World Champion scored his best result in the championship to date after taking second Outright during Round 8.

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