News 12 Apr 2016

Podium signifies progress for Hollis at Portland

Factory Yamaha off-road pilot finds mid-season form in New South Wales.

Image: Mad Dog Images.

Image: Mad Dog Images.

Following sub-par season opening Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) performances at Kilkivan in Queensland, CDR Yamaha Off-Road’s Chris Hollis made strong progress at rounds three and four in Portland, New South Wales.

Hollis came out swinging at round three on Saturday and set a fast pace that he maintained throughout the day. He finished second Outright for the round and claimed the E2 class win on his WR450F.

Hollis backed up his impressive round three result on Sunday, keeping his championship aspirations alive with a fifth outright and second in his class.

“Certainly an improvement for me from the opening weekend so that is a positive,” Hollis said. “I believe I should be contesting for round and championship wins so while the weekend was better, I still feel there is room for improvement.”

The 2016 schedule will take a short break before heading to Murray Bridge in South Australia on 23-25 April for rounds five and six where Hollis hopes to continue his strong form.

“The turn around until the next round is pretty quick so hopefully I can take some confidence from this weekend and make some more gains in South Australia,” he added.

Following four rounds of racing, Hollis now sits fourth Outright and second in the hotly contested E2 category.