News 2 May 2014

Kearney could seize AORC lead for Husqvarna at Corner Inlet

Team rider/manager looking for consistency in pivotal weekend.

Image: Fourohfour.

Image: Fourohfour.

Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team rider/manager Glenn Kearney is in the box seat to take over the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) series lead this weekend with Daniel Milner absent from the Corner Inlet round in Victoria.

Kearney has been experiencing a resurgence of form so far in 2014 with the revamped KTM-owned Husqvarnas, sitting second Outright and currently leading the E3 ranks aboard his FE 501 following four rounds.

While he’s expecting one of the toughest weekends of the season in another double-header affair, Kearney enters the round 11 points in arrears of Milner, narrowly ahead of Josh Green, Toby Price and Chris Hollis.

“Our aim is to just keep plugging away,” Kearney explained. “We’re all doing really well, and for me second Outright at this stage is really good.

“In the last few years I’ve had slow starts because of various things and spent the whole season trying to get back to the front. Doing it this way makes life a lot easier! Daniel Milner’s injury opens up the championship and it’s anybody’s game.

“I think this weekend will be the toughest of the year – three hours in the sand whoops will really sort the men from the boys.”

Last season at Corner Inlet Kearney finished with 2-4 results Outright for the weekend.