Josh Green performed well at the opening AORC rounds
Jarrod Bewley had a tough weekend but promises to bounce back strongly at round three

Green Leads Active8 Yamaha Charge

13 Mar 2012

Josh Green leads the Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing team charge as he piloted his Yamaha YZ250F to a top four finish in class and a top 10 outright result after the opening two rounds were conducted of the AORC in Dungog over the weekend.

Green was right in the thick of the action from the get go and battling for class and outright honours on day one. He finished round one second in class and inside the top five outright but his progress was slowed during day two when a heavy fall left him sore and his bike damaged. He elected to get home safely and look after his bike and body to land in fourth place in the E1 class and eighth outright.

The weekend proved challenging for Jarrod Bewley, contesting the E2 category, who crashed heavily on day one. Bewley admits he struggled with the conditions and dropped into survival mode to get through the weekend. He now sits just outside the top 10, in 12th outright but is looking for a much improved performance at the next round.

Team boss AJ Roberts also didn’t have the weekend he expected, getting bogged on day one and losing four minutes getting his bike out of the swamp pit during an enduro test. AJ soldiered on for the remainder of the weekend, finishing in 20th outright.

“Josh did exceptionally well and was right in contention until his fall,” states team manager AJ Roberts. “He is looking good and finding the YZ250F perfect for this type of racing. Myself and Jarrod didn’t put our best foot forward and we have some work to do, but we have some time before the next round and I’m confident that we will bounce back strongly,” Roberts finishes.

Outright Standings – After Two Rounds
1st Toby Price
2nd Stefan Merriman
3rd Glenn Kearney
4th Daniel Milner
5th Matt Phillips
6th Chris Hollis
7th Ben Burrell
8th Josh Green
9th Mitch Harper
10th Luka Bussa

12th Jarrod Bewley

20th AJ Roberts