News 25 Sep 2018

Green overcomes poor initial feeling at Kingston SE for strong finish

Factory Yamaha rider lodges 4-2 E2 scorecard in South Australia.

Image: John Pearson.

Active8 Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Josh Green overcame an initial poor feeling with the Kingston SE circuit to finish out the penultimate stop of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) in a positive manner.

The E2 contender wound up fourth in Saturday’s eighth round after recovering from an early fall, claiming sixth outright in the process, while he rebounded for Sunday’s edition, this time around stepping onto the E2 podium in second for third on the outright timesheets.

“I was struggling a bit on Saturday and wasn’t really feeling it but then I crashed pretty good and I definitely wasn’t feeling it after that,” said Green. “But we still had a long way to go so I just did the best I could, given the circumstances.

“Sunday was much better and back to somewhere near where I think I belong. I felt better in general and rode with a lot more flow and aggression so that’s a positive way to finish the weekend and gives me a bit to build on for the final round.”

Green holds down third in the championship rankings and still stands a strong chance of shifting into the runner-up spot at Omeo’s finale in Victoria next month.