Championship win marks dream Yamaha return for Hollis.
CDR Yamaha’s Chris Hollis will look to carry his form displayed during the Enduro-X Nationals into the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) when it commences later this month.
Hollis clinched the Enduro-X crown with with fourth overall at Calder Park’s final round on Sunday, racing to 9-3-4 finishes in a challenging conclusion to the championship.
With two overall wins to his credit in the opening rounds, Hollis controlled the series from the outset in a stunning return to Yamaha for the first time since 2011.
“It wasn’t an easy night,” Hollis reflected. “I hurt my wrist pretty bad in the first race and I didn’t have the strength in it to race at 100 percent, so I just had to do what I could.
“I then broke a clutch lever in a race as well, so that was another challenge I had to face but thankfully we managed to get through it.
“Winning the Enduro-X is a great way to start the year and the perfect start to my relationship with CDR Yamaha. The team has been unreal and the atmosphere under the tent is so good. I’m really enjoying working with a great bunch of guys.”
The AORC series will kick-start at Bulahdelah in New South Wales with rounds one and two on 22-23 March.