News 7 Mar 2019

Driscoll drawing off Green in rookie AORC E1 campaign

Youthful talent primed for Toowoomba opener this weekend.

Image: John Pearson.

Michael Driscoll is drawing off experienced Active8 Yamalube Yamaha Racing teammate Josh Green in his rookie E1 campaign in the 2019 Yamaha bLU cRU Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), which kicks off this weekend at Toowoomba in Queensland.

Driscoll, a two-time AORC Under 19’s champion, graduates to the highly-competitive E1 division this season, which is set to boast one of the most talented fields in the series.

The New South Welshman, who’ll line-up alongside defending champion Luke Styke, is hoping to extract as much as possible from his teammates as he plots his rise through the professional ranks.

“Last year my support from Yamaha and the Yamalube Yamaha team was good but in 2019 its at a whole new level,” Driscoll explained. “During the off-season, we have been able to work to develop the bike and also I have spent plenty of time with Josh Green learning from him and absorbing his experience.

“The knowledge he has will help me greatly and I think that this is the best prepared I have entered any racing season. I’m looking forward to the year and having both Luke and Josh to lean on as the season progresses.”

Toowoomba will host rounds one and two of the AORC, before the series shifts to Dungog in New South Wales on 6-7 April.