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AORC DESCENDS ON MT. MISERY

1 month ago | Words: Matt Bernard | Photos: AORC

As the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship descends upon Mt. Misery in Victoria this weekend for rounds three and four of the series, anticipation is high as riders prepare to conquer the outback terrain near Ballarat. Following earlier bushfires and a recent dry spell, the region awaits with dry conditions, but there’s a glimmer of hope in the weekend forecast with a chance of rain.

In response to safety concerns stemming from the arid environment, the format shifts from Cross Country to Sprints, ensuring the well-being of the record 460 riders entered for this weekend’s challenge.

Unfortunately, reigning E1 Champion Cooper Sheidow will be absent due to a wrist injury sustained during training post the opening weekend. With Sheidow sidelined, Yamaha’s Kyron Bacon, KTM’s Tom Buxton, and GASGAS rider Korey McMahon look to battle it out in the E1 class, while eyes will be on the showdown between Jess Gardiner and Danielle McDonald in the EW category.

Daniel Milner dominated the opening round of the AORC, winning the E2 class ahead of Sherco’s Jonte Reynders, as well as taking the Outright victory. Milner will look to continue his dominance on his KTM DM31 Racing entry. His teammate Riley McGillivary heads in as the series leader of the E3 class, with a class of big-bores nipping at his heels.

As riders gear up to tackle the rugged terrain of Mt. Misery, the stage is set for another thrilling chapter in the 2024 AORC season.


2024 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) – Roma, QLD

Round one results:

E1

1. Kyron Bacon (Yamaha)
2. Cooper Sheidow (Yamaha)
3. Korey McMahon (GASGAS)
4. Tom Buxton (KTM DM31 Racing)
5. Will Price (Kawasaki)

E2

1. Daniel Milner (KTM DM31 Racing)
2. Jonte Reynders (Sherco)
3. Will Dennett (Yamaha)
4. Andy Wilksch (Beta)
5. Beau Ralston (Kawasaki)

E3

1. Riley McGillivray (KTM)
2. Stefan Granquist (Husqvarna)
3. Fraser Higlett (Beta)
4. Billy Hargy (Husqvarna)
5. Jye Dickson (Beta)

Round two results:

E1

1. Kyron Bacon (Yamaha)
2. Korey McMahon (GASGAS)
3. Tom Buxton (KTM DM31 Racing)
4. Cooper Sheidow (Yamaha)
5. Will Price (Kawasaki)

E2

1. Daniel Milner (KTM DM31 Racing)
2. Jonte Reynders (Sherco)
3. Will Dennett (Yamaha)
4. Andy Wilksch (Beta)
5.Jeremy Carpentier (Yamaha)

E3

1. Riley McGillivray (KTM)
2. Billy Hargy (Husqvarna)
3. Fraser Higlett (Beta)
4. Stefan Granquist (Husqvarna)
5. Jye Dickson (Beta)

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