News 9 Aug 2017

Class act from Kawasaki-supported Lachlan Allan in 2017 Australian Off-Road Championship

Kawasaki Motors Australia press release:

Lachlan Allan powered on throughout the Australian Off-Road Championship to place his Gympie Motorcycles KX250F just shy of the overall series podium in 5th (EJ Class), following the final round in Omeo, Victoria.

The seventeen year old from Gympie, QLD raced smart and hard throughout the 2017 AORC to maintain a position at the pointy end of the field during each round.

The final event of the series was held in Omeo, Victoria where a mishap saw Lachlan fall back to dead last in the early stages of the Cross Country race. Lachlan’s never-say-die attitude spurred him on as he fought hard to make a comeback and cross the line in 6th place.

The Sprint event was next and Lachlan charged on to place 7th, making it another good day. Combined with his previous results throughout the series, Lachlan was granted a solid 5th place overall in the EJ class of the Australian Off-Road Championship.

“It was an exciting series this year and it felt amazing to come 5th overall for my class. The support I received from my sponsors helped enormously,” commented Lachlan.

“I worked hard throughout the series. Training both on and off the bike is imperative and there is still a bit of ground to make up to get to where I want to be so I’m going to step that up in future because I’m very serious about racing. My results have given me a lot of confidence and a positive outlook into next year where I’ll be hoping to better my result again.”

“My KX250F has been fantastic all year and never missed a beat and the 2018 is even better! It’s awesome. It has even more bottom end, it pulls everywhere and the suspension is awesome in all types of terrain as well, which is handy for enduro riding. Thank you to Kawasaki Motors Australia for the support this year, it has definitely helped a lot,” Lachlan said.

Lachlan now begins to prepare for rounds 2 and 3 of the 2017 QLD Sprint series in Roma. In addition, Lachlan has begun coaching young motorcyclists to help develop their off-road riding skills.

“I’ve started to help coach through Glen Echo Park in QLD because I’d like to give back and get involved with riders at a young age to try and have an influence on improving their general riding skills, from motocross, to flat-track to enduro and just general off-road riding ability,” said Lachlan.