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Karlsson and Gardiner claim wins at Dungog AORC | News

Jessica Gardiner claimed victory at Round 5 of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship at Dungog but it was Emelie Karlsson who would land on the top step a day later for Round 6.

Gardiner has continued her stellar season by taking the win today at Dungog, in front of a home crowd Gardiner didn’t disappoint, showing great speed on her way to victory. The Yamaha rider stopped the clock at 55:12.131. Emelie Karlsson has been quite consistent this season and just couldn’t find the speed of Gardiner to challenge for the win, finishing in second with a time of 55:18.906. Danielle Foot would round out the podium after a solid days riding but finished a lap behind clocking in with a time of 50:16.722.

Round 5 AORC Women’s Provisional Results
1. Jessica Gardiner (MX Store, Ballards Off Road Team) 55:12.131
2. Emelie Karlsson 55:18.906
3. Danielle Foot 50:16.722- one lap down
4. Courtney Rubie 53:56.892- one lap down
5. Holly Cuneo 1:06:35.224- one lap down

At Round Six of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) it was Emelie Karlsson who bounced back from her second place on Saturday to take the Women’s class win.

After falling short behind hometown girl Jessica Gardiner yesterday, Emelie Karlsson was a woman on a mission and bounced back to take the win. Karlsson started the day ok but found a grove through the middle sessions to set herself up for the win. Her time of 1:01:33.534 was enough to hold off the field. Gardiner would have to settle for second as she just couldn’t find the speed of Karlsson throughout the day’s racing, ending her day with a time of 1:02:03.029 aboard her Yamaha. The podium was completed by Danielle Foot aboard her Sherco, capping off a consistent weekend with a time of 1:08:47.578.

Round 6 AORC Women’s Provisional Results
1. Emelie Karlsson 1:01:33.534
2. Jessica Gardiner (MX Store Ballards Off-Road Team) 1:02:03.029
3. Danielle Foot 1:08:47.578
4. Courtney Rubie 1:09:23.062