News 17 Mar 2016

Kearney attempting to soldier on at AORC opener

Round one going ahead for E1 AORC favourite following recent injury.

Image: iKapture.

Image: iKapture.

Husqvarna Enduro Racing team manager and E1 contender, Glenn Kearney, will attempt to contest this weekend’s opening round of the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) just 13 days out from injury.

Kearney fractured his left shoulder blade in four places during practice at the Adelaide Clipsal 500 Enduro-X event, since then he has worked tirelessly to recover from the injury as fast as possible to get back on the bike for the Queensland event.

“Our game plan is to gear up, strap up and try to ride in E1,” said Kearney. “The shoulder feels really good, but I’m doing everything that I can, taking supplements and spending time in the hyperbaric chamber, doing rehab in the pool and gym every day, just doing what I can, and for a broken bone that’s 13 days old, it’s feeling pretty unbelievable.

If the veteran off-road racer is unable to compete, the team will enlist the services of Husqvarna-supported rider Mitch Harper to contest the E1 class on Kearney’s FE250.

“As a backup plan we’re bringing Mitch up as a member of the team for the weekend, and if I can’t ride, he’ll ride my race bike so at least we have some representation in E1,” he added. “If it looks like I’m fine, he’ll just ride his FE350.”

Teammate Lachlan Stanford will contest his scheduled E3 category aboard the Husqvarna FE501 at the Kilkivan event near Gympie.