Injured E2 contender salvages pair of podiums in Queensland.
Yamaha Active8 Yamalube Racing’s Josh Green has expressed relief to make it through Toowoomba’s opening rounds of the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) unscathed, the E2 contender entering the weekend under an injury cloud.
Green suffered a heavy fall in the lead-up to Toowoomba, and while he wouldn’t disclose the injuries he’s dealing with, he admits he was doubtful to make the weekend’s event just two weeks prior.
The New South Welshman scored a pair of third place finishes in the E2 class across both days, while he went 4-4 on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the outright times.
“Two weeks ago it was doubtful I would even be racing, so to not only be competing but also very competitive is a real bonus and I’m satisfied with the result from the weekend,” Green explained. “As each day went on, I could feel my strength draining but on Saturday night, I was able to freshen up and tackle Sunday feeling pretty good.
“The bike was good all weekend, the team worked hard behind the scenes to ensure I had everything I needed and the interest in off-road was as good as I have seen it so it’s awesome to see the promotion and energy in racing at the moment.
“We have a month until rounds three and four so hopefully I can continue to recover and hit them at 100 percent.But, glad to get through the weekend unscathed, land on the podium both days and get off to a good start in the 2020 championship,”
The AORC now heads to Dungog in New South Wales on 14-15 March.