News 11 Mar 2019

Double-podium on debut for E1 rookie Driscoll

Yamaha Active8 Yamalube contender third on both days in Toowoomba.

Image: Foremost Media.

Two-time Under 19’s champion Michael Driscoll has made a stunning start to his rookie season in the E1 category, landing on the podium in both rounds one and two of Toowoomba’s Yamaha bLU cRU Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) stop over the weekend.

The Yamaha Active8 Yamaha Racing rider strung together a pair thirds in the brutally tough conditions, making for an impressive start in the highly-competitive category.

Strengthening his weekend were two solid times in the unofficial outright classification, recording the sixth fastest overall time on both days aboard his WR250F.

“The weekend was a great start to the championship for me with two good results and some consistency across the whole weekend,” Driscoll commented. “I was a little off Luke and Lyndon in a couple of the tests, but it gives me plenty of motivation to keep working on my riding and get onto the level of those two and battle for the championship.

“But I am really happy with the progress I have made over the off-season and I feel like I’m on the right path. Thanks to Josh Green for his help and also to the team fore their support and hopefully this is the start of a great year for us all.”

The E1 class was taken out by Driscoll’s teammate Luke Styke on Saturday, while KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Lyndon Snodgrass traded places with the reigning champion on Sunday.

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