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Gardiner Charges to Victory at AORC Round 2 | News

Screaming across the WR450F Test Track for six laps, it was Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha MXstore Ballards Offroad Team) claiming victory at Round 2 of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship.

Lee Stephens (True Painting & Decorating, KTM Newcastle), Kirk Hutton (Yamaha Motor Australia) who claimed back-to-back glory atop pristine conditions with Brad Hardaker taking the honours for the 2 Stroke Cup.

Proving why she continues to lead the charge here in Australia, Gardiner racked up back-to-back class wins here in Toowoomba, with nearly one minute ahead of second place. Penrite Honda’s Emma Milesevic pushed hard to score second place ahead of Emelie Karlsson (Yamaha), with just over seven seconds separating the two.

Special mention goes out to Kaitlyn Hall, who made her presence known after jumping up into the big league from her former Junior class back in 2019! Hall finished in fifth place today with a total time of 1:02:40.468.

“I preferred yesterday just becaused the conditions suited me better, but I sent it today and I’m super happy with the end result,” highlighted Gardiner.

“Having to take time off after ISDE due to my knee, I’m relaxed plus I’ve also been going super hard in the training sessions leading up to these two rounds, and the improvement was noticeable.”

2020 AORC Round 2 Women’s Top 10 Provisional Results:

  1. Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha MXstore Ballards Offroad Team) 55:34.164
  2. Emma Milesevic (Penrite Honda) 56:37.987
  3. Emelie Karlsson (Yamaha) 56:44.034
  4. Ebony Nielsen 59:25.501
  5. Kaitlyn Hall (Halls Transport Repairs) 1:02:40.468
  6. Charlotte Gamble (Pete’s Trackside) 1:02:44.925
  7. Avril Gill 1:03:12.461
  8. Julie Denyer 1:04:54.505
  9. Zoe Boccari 1:05:34.347
  10. Megan Hotz 1:06:09.032