News 11 Jul 2018

Relief for Green in Hattah runner-up performance

Former outright winner victorious in 450cc Four-Stroke division.

Image: John Pearson.

Yamalube Yamaha Active8 Team’s Josh Green says he was relieved to land on the podium following a challenging and demanding campaign in the 2018 Penrite Hattah Desert Race.

Green, who captured victory at the event in 2013, finished runner-up to Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) in the outright standings with a time of 4h16m28.977s, while also topping the 450cc Four-Stroke division.

“This is always the hardest event of the year as it is so physically challenging,” Green explained. “It’s basically just a four-hour motocross race on a sand track with the only break you get is to refuel and then its wide open again for another lap.

“The track is always changing too – the sandy surface combined with so many riders means a small bump at the start of the first lap is a huge one by lap two and then by the end of the day is a sand dune.

“My team did an awesome job today and we were in the running all day. My hands are wrecked and I’m worn out now but glad to make it on the podium and get a good result for myself and the team.”

Green will now switch his attention back the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), which resumes on 28-29 July at Dungog in New South Wales following a lengthy break.