News 16 Sep 2022

'We are going to do whatever it takes' - Green

ShopYamaha rider intends to compete in SA despite Waters' absence.

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E2 leader Josh Green has stated ‘we are going to do whatever it takes’ in an attempt to compete this weekend at Kingston SE despite injuring his hand while representing Australia at the International Six-Days Enduro (ISDE) earlier this month.

Green sustained compound fractures and soft tissue damage at the event in France and has faced a race against time to recover for rounds nine and 10 of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) in South Australia this weekend.

“We are going to do whatever it takes,” Green said to “I’ve been in Brisbane at the hand specialist trying to get it all sorted. We are going to try and line up and see how we go. It’s not the most pleasant injury, but we’ll just see.”

The ShopYamaha Off-Road Racing rider holds a 10-point advantage over E2 title-rival Todd Waters (Husqvarna), who was also injured in the ISDE which has ruled him out for the season. With Green’s next nearest rival in the class Fraser Higglett (Beta) 43 points back, the number 99 confirmed his approach to the weekend remains relatively unchanged.

“It really sucks to hear that he [Waters] is not racing, which I kind of gathered that he wasn’t anyway but it does actually really suck to hear that,” Green added.

“I really enjoy the banter that we have, off-bike, on bike its a really cool friendship as well as racing each other and it kind of sucks that I’m not going to go head-to-head for the championship with him.

“I’m a little bit upset about that, but at the same time it takes a lot of pressure off me. It’s not really changing my approach to the weekend, I’m still going to go there and deal with whatever I can to try and win.

“I’ve still got an unofficial outright to try and go for, and I do want to try and do the best I can for this season. Just depending on how my hand feels will determine how fast I can go.”

The 2022 AORC resumes this weekend at Kingston SE, South Australia, marking the penultimate stop in this year’s series.