News 18 Sep 2019

Driscoll completes rookie E1 campaign with Hedley AORC podium

Factory Yamaha pilot winds up fourth in E1 championship standings.

Image: John Pearson.

Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing’s Michael Driscoll completed his rookie campaign in the E1 category by securing a podium result at Hedley’s final round of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) on Sunday.

The New South Welshman charged to P4 in Saturday’s penultimate round before matching a career-best performance of second in Sunday’s finals, however it wasn’t quite enough to land him on the championship podium – the number 88 falling just three points shy.

“The last couple of rounds haven’t been great for me but it was good to get things back on track here at Hedley and finish the season on a positive note,” said Driscoll. “Saturday was good without being great, then Sunday was better again, and it matched my best results for the year, so I’m happy with that.

“The E1 class was very competitive this year and the four of us were close all year. It’s been great racing those guys and I continue to learn from them as well as my team every time we race.”

Driscoll next’s appearance this season will be at the International Six Days Enduro, scheduled to take place over 11-16 November at Portimao in Portugal.

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