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Sanders strengthens Championship lead, while Kearney is back on top – Rd 10 Results | Latest

KTM's Daniel Sanders extended his points lead with another victory at Round 10 while Yamaha's Jemma Wilson secured the win in the women's class.

After the first test it was KTM Enduro Racing Teams Daniel Sanders out in front by almost 10 seconds with a starting lap time of 8:32.343 on teammate KTM Enduro Racing Teams Tye Simmonds (8:42.560) and Broc Grabham (8:44.397) in third.

By the fourth test all eyes were on Broc Grabham who was having a stand out morning still sitting third outright behind Sanders and Simmonds with CRD Yamaha’s Chris Hollis behind in fourth.

Fifth after the fourth test was Active8 Yamaha Yamalube’s Beau Ralston, sixth was Scott Keegan and Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Championship E1 competitor Glenn Kearney proved that his experience in the dirt was enough to up his speed sitting seventh outright.

Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Lachlan Stanford, Yamaha mounted Riley Graham and CDR Yamaha’s Tom McCormack were eight, ninth and tenth respectively with only three more tests to increase their speed and positions on the board.

Jemma Wilson led the Women’s class from test one strengthening her lead coming in to the fourth test, Wilson managing a time of 39:42.796. Derek Grundy once again putting on a fine performance to cement a 41:26.351 lap time by the fourth test and Damien Smith (47:10.707) led the Vet’s arounds the course.

At the conclusion of seven tests in total it was KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Daniel Sanders who couldn’t be beaten to take another clean sweep at Rounds 9 & 10 of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship with a 1:00:38.547 concluding time. Sanders has now put another 50 points on the board for the E3 Championship points standings as we head to the final Rounds 11 & 12 only weeks away.

Under the belting down sun it was KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Simmonds (1:01:40.454) who crossed the line second outright after maintaining his positions throughout the remainder of the tests, and Broc Grabham who finished third only seconds behind with a 1:01:55.907 time.

It was a fantastic day for Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Glenn Kearney (1:02:30.250) who’s speed saw him steal the win in the Championship E1 class in front of second placed Scott Keegan (1:02:35.957) and third placed Riley Graham (1:02:38.463).

In the E2 Championship class it was outright podium getters Simmonds and Grabham who were also 1,2 in their respective class with CDR Yamaha’s Chris Hollis putting his Dunlop tyres through the paces to finish with a 1:01:57.564 overall concluding time.

Outright winner Sanders was the victor once again in his class with Active8 Yamaha Yamalube rider Beau Ralston improving in leaps and bounds to second in his class with a fast time of 1:02:06.401. Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Stanford (1:02:43.615) was just a fraction off the pace from second place, however wrapped up the day in third.

Jemma Wilson (1:09:57.965) proved why she and her fellow teammates are heading to the ISDE in Spain later this year with a 1,1 finish over both Saturday and Sunday strengthening her championship points lead. Emelie Karlsson 1:11:42.044 made another second place appearance over third placed Yamaha mounted Jessica Gardiner who finished with a 1:13:54.189 time.

After a successful weekend out on the dirt competitors will now be focusing their attention on the upcoming final Rounds 11 & 12 of the 2016 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship this September 10-11, with the Championship on the line as Penshurts in Victoria hosts what is set to be a battle.

Round 10 Results

Championship E1:

1.Glenn Kearney 1:02:30.250
2.Scott Keegan 1:02:35.957
3.Riley Graham 1:02:38.463
4.Jack Simpson 1:04:26.748
5.Tom Kite 1:05:37.143
6.Brad Hardaker 1:06:32.498
7.Baylee Davies 57:08.475

Championship E2:

1.Tye Simmonds 1:01:40.454
2.Broc Grabham 1:01:55.907
3.Chris Hollis 1:01:57.564
4.Tom McCormack 1:03:11.511
5.Geoff Braico 1:04:34.898
6.Luke Tisdale 1:09:28.047
7.Peter Clark 1:11:46.485
8.Jarrod Wilson 1:13:02.994
9.Nicholas Stockwell 1:13:27.426
10.Scott Dunn 1:14:05.523

Championship E3:

1.Daniel Sanders 1:00:38.547
2.Beau Ralston 1:02:06.401
3.Lachlan Stanford 1:02:43.615
4.Lyndon Snodgrass 1:03:14.043
5.Mitch Bowen 1:05:18.530
6.Brayden Zillman 1:17:34.862

Overall Championship Standings
1. Daniel Sanders – 232
2. Tye Simmonds – 198
3. Chris Hollis – 166
4.Lachlan Stanford – 161
5. Beau Ralston – 145
6. Jack Simpson – 135
7. Glenn Kearney – 131
8. Broc Grabham – 119
9. Scott Keegan – 104
10.Tom McCormack – 102

Championship Women’s:

    1. Jemma Wilson 1:09:57.965
    2. Emelie Karlsson 1:11:42.044
    3. Jessica Gardiner 1:13:54.189
    4. Sophie Coldicutt 1:15:54.468
    5. Karina Bailey 1:23:40.751
    6. Brittany Rubie 1:26:36.723
    7. Irene Vasilas 1:45:07.382
    8. Kate Norman 13:30.326

Women’s Championship Overall Standings

  1. Jemma Wilson – 242
  2. Jessica Gardiner – 209
  3. Emelie Karlsson – 200
  4. Sophie Coldicutt – 172
  5. Kate Norman – 137
  6. Irene Vasilas – 122
  7. Karina Bailey – 60
  8. Brittany Ruble – 60
  9. Tegan Hall – 57
  10. Tamara Gray – 34