News 5 May 2014

Green regaining top form for Active8 Yamaha

Consistent run at Corner Inlet results in E2 series lead.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Active8 Yamaha’s Josh Green continues to make headway in 2014 upon return from a serious shoulder injury sustained at Finke in the pre-season.

Green hit season-best form at the Corner Inlet round of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) with second in Saturday’s Cross Country and again during the Sprint round on Sunday.

The results saw Green move into second Outright and the lead in the talent-filled E2 ranks aboard his factory-supported YZ450F.

“Saturday was good, although I made myself work for it,” Green said. “I came from a long way back, but I knew if I kept focused I would get back up near the front. In fact, I would have loved for it to keep going, I was feeling that good.

“Sunday was good and no real issues. I feel like my riding is getting back to where it needs to be and we have only just hit half way in the championship.”

Active8 Yamaha teammate Tom McCormack also leads his E1 class, winning on Saturday and finishing second on Sunday.

“I had some issues on Saturday with my brake that made my come in and get it looked at after the first lap but we got it fixed and I was able to fight my way back to the front of the class from there, so it was a good result,” he explained.

“Sunday was good without being great but second is good and it’s important that I keep consistent at each and every round.”

E3 entry Stefan Granquist currently sits second in class, while motocross convert Beau Ralston is a promising fifth in the E2 title chase.