Back-to-back wins for Gardiner in Dungog | News
Firing on all cannons for a fourth consecutive class win, Jess Gardiner completed an undeniably successful weekend in ‘The Gog’.
Results were quickly shaken up by a mechanical issue on Gardiner’s Yamaha during test one. Taking advantage of the situation, Emelie Karlsson lead the charge early, however Gardiner simply couldn’t be beat and finished the day on top with a total time of 49:08.717.
Karlsson finished in second behind Gardiner by just over a minute and ten seconds, with a total time of 50:23.125.
Rounding out the podium in third is newcomer to the AORC ranks and a familiar face from Toowoomba, Emma Milesevic. Milesevic clearly used her Motocross skills and thirst for success to her advantage to clinch the final podium position away from her rivals. Milesevic finished today with a total time of 53:09.863.
Reflecting on today’s success, Gardiner stated “it was a really good day conditions wise, especially considering the landscape back in Toowoomba. We were very spoilt in that department!
“The trail is really good with some slippery sections that definitely keep us on our toes. The Dungog Motorcycle Club have outdone themselves this weekend in making this event tough from start to finish!
“Otherwise, I had a few dramas early in the day by hitting a rock which bent my chainguard. I had to deal with that after test one which affected my first time, but I got everything sorted and ended up winning every test afterward,” explained Gardiner.
2019 AORC Round 3 Women’s Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Jessica GARDINER 49:08.717
2 Emelie KARLSSON 50:23.125
3 Emma MILESEVIC 53:09.863
4 Ebony NIELSEN 54:23.041
5 Danielle FOOT 54:45.531
6 Courtney RUBIE 56:16.376
7 Emi RUPRECHT 56:42.840
8 Charlotte GAMBLE 2:41:57.552
9 Zoe BOCCARI 2:22:07.827
Firing on all cannons for a fourth consecutive class win, Gardiner completed an undeniably successful weekend in ‘The Gog’ as she pursues her campaign to knock the current AORC Women’s title right out of the park. With a time of 37:08.267, Gardiner used her wealth of FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) experience to maintain a cool head throughout the two days of timecard Enduro racing.
Second place was awarded to Honda’s Emma Milesevic. With the stark realisation that Dungog presented her first Enduro racing format, Milesevic upheld her insatiable positivity right to the end, cementing her position in the Women’s competition. Milsevic finished Round 4 with a total time of 38:12.046.
Third place was won by Yamaha mounted Emelie Karlsson, who overcame tough tests and conditions to hold onto her position on the podium. Karlsson completed Round 4 with a total time of 38:27.540.
Reflecting on her weekend in Dungog, Karlsson explained that “I didn’t have the best day on Sunday. I felt really strong up until Test 2 when I had a crash, which was super frustrating. It’s been a tough few months coming off an injury, but my speed is increasing more and more each round to match my times back in 2018!
“This weekend has been tough, but I’m looking forward to this break where I can work on rehabilitation from my injury, building more hours on the bike and working on my fitness,” reflected Karlsson.
2019 AORC Round 4 Women’s Provisional Results
1. Jessica GARDINER (Yamaha MX Store Ballards Off-Road Team) 37:08.267
2. Emma MILESEVIC (Honda) 38:12.046
3. Emelie KARLSSON (Yamaha) 38:27.540
4. Danielle FOOT (Sherco) 39:34.132
5. Ebony NIELSEN 39:54.234
6. Courtney RUBIE 40:31.695
7. Charlotte GAMBLE 53:47.323
8. Emi RUPRECHT 2:27:56.585
9. Zoe BOCCARI 2:18:26.844
Photo: John Pearson Media