News 8 Oct 2018

Milner, Sanders and Styke crowned AORC champions at Omeo

Dual outright victories for Milner in Victorian finale.

Image: John Pearson.

KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Daniel Milner clinched two commanding outright wins at Omeo’s 10th and 11th rounds of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) in Victoria, collecting the E3 title in the process as Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna Enduro Racing) and Luke Styke (Active8 Yamalube Yamaha) were awarded championships in E2 and E1 respectively.

Saturday’s 10th round saw Milner emerge with the crown in E3, stamping his authority as he comfortably defeated Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Lachlan Stanford and Broc Grabham (Gas Gas), while in E2 Sanders sealed the championship with just under a three-minute victory ahead of Josh Green (Active8 Yamalube Yamaha) and Wil Ruprecht (Active8 Yamalube Yamaha).

Styke’s transition to off-road racing proved to be a satisfying decision as he too was crowned champion in E1 on Saturday, storming to P1 with a slender victory over KTM-mounted Victorian Jack Simpson and youthful talent Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team).

In Sunday’s round 11 finale, it was once again Milner who topped the E3 class, making it a clean-sweep in the category. This time around beating home Stanford and Andrew Wilksch (Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team). Sanders proved to be too good in E2 as he cemented his perfect record, comfortably edging out Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Motocross Racing Team) and Green.

Styke rounded out his rookie campaign with a victory in E1, the podium again consisting of Higlett and Simpson as they traded positions to cross the line in second and third respectively.

The EJ championship was dominated by Active8 Yamalube Yamaha’s Michael Driscoll, as Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha MX Store Ballards Off-Road Team) charged to the Women’s crown.

Detailed results

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