Local resident Beau Ralston will head to Monkerai in New South Wales this weekend to contest in Rounds 9 & 10 2016 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championships in an effort to make-up for lost ground.
Rounds 7 & 8 of the Yamaha AORC proved difficult for the WR480F mounted rider as a mechanical issue from an earlier crash in the Cross Country race led Ralston to his first DNF for the season.
Ralston is up against heavy competition in his Championship E3 class, competing against outright and class points leader KTM Enduro Racing Teams Daniel Sanders, as well as both Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Lachy Stanford and Husqvarna supported Lyndon Snodgrass.
Despite his issues last round Ralston explains what it is going to take to climb back up on to the podium and shares that he is feeling some pressure this weekend, but that he is going to do what it takes before he runs out of time.
“I am feeling really good leading up to this weekend, we have been doing a bit of testing over the last few weeks and have been moving forward with the bike,” Ralston said.
“I am definitely looking forward to trying to improve on my results from the past round.
“I have lost a position in my class championship as a result of my DNF over at round seven and I am back to fourth now. The results aren’t too bad considering I was having a bad season so far already.
“To be able to get back my position in the E3 class this weekend I am just going to have to keep it on two wheels and ride like I know how too.”
Ralston currently sits fourth in the E3 Class points standings on 142 points. Daniel Sanders leads on 192 followed by Lachlan Stanford on 176 with Lyndon Snodgrass rounding out the top three on 146 points.