News 4 Oct 2023

Podium success for Bacon at EnduroGP of Portugal

Solid outing for Australian at round six of world championship.

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Reigning Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) E1 champion Kyron Bacon competed with success last weekend at the EnduroGP of Portugal, notching a podium result in the Junior category.

Using a break in the AORC calendar, Bacon jetted out to Europe to contest the Portugal round six of the world championship.

With his form getting back near his best after a three-month layoff with injury, the weekend proved a great time to challenge against the best in the world in the off-road scene.

Bacon competed in the Junior division which caters for riders under 23. In that class, it is broken down to E1 – 250cc riders and then as an All-Powers division also, so the level of competition was high.

Each day is broken up into a round and Bacon finished on the podium in the Junior E1 class with a strong second place in day two. That result translated into a third-place result on the final day in the combined Junior division, and concluded a stunning weekend for the Tasmanian where he was fifth overall in Junior category on Saturday and fourth in J1.

“I was planning to come over earlier in the season to test the waters, but my injury put a quick stop to that,” said Bacon. “I looked through the calendar and this weekend worked out well and with thanks to Yamaha, both here and in Australia for assisting me experience this.

“I have another week over here, so hopefully, I can take the experience from last weekend and get a little closer to the front this week before flying home for the final round of AORC at Dungog.”

Bacon will stay overseas for another week as the next round of the EnduroGP World Championship is also in Portugal, this weekend, before returning to Australia for the finals rounds of the 2023 AORC at Dungog, NSW, on 14-15 October.