News 15 Nov 2016

EnduroGP contender Bellino tops A4DE Prologue

Starting order decided at Australian Four-Day Enduro.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Frenchman Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna Factory Racing Team) has claimed the top spot in today’s Prologue at the 2016 Yamaha Australian Four-Day Enduro (A4DE) in Victoria, which will see him open tomorrow’s first day of racing.

CDR Yamaha’s Chris Hollis concluded the day a fraction off Bellino, recording a time that was just over one second slower to position himself in the runner-up spot.

Newly-crowned EnduroGP champion Matt Phillips negotiated his way to third, narrowly missing out on second place, although the top three will all start within the same minute tomorrow morning.

Husqvarna’s Lachlan Stanford edged his way into fourth, falling shy of the top three after posting a time of 2m15.097s, which was over a second off the pace.

Rounding out the top five was Daniel Milner, who is receiving support from CDR Yamaha for this week’s event. The defending A4DE champion recorded the fastest times earlier in the day, however he was unable to piece it together when it counted, forcing him to settle for fifth.

Prologue results:
1. Mathias Bellino (E2) 2m12.836s
2. Chris Hollis (E2) 2m13.880s
3. Matt Phillips (E2) 2m14.015s
4. Lachlan Stanford (E3) 2m15.097s
5. Daniel Milner (E2) 2m16.631s
6. Riley Graham (E1) 2m17.483s
7. Ben Kearns (E2) 2m17.597s
8. Jack Simpson (E1) 2m17.811s
9. Lyndon Snodgrass (E3) 2m17.866s
10. Tom McCormack (E2) 2m17.905s