Daniel Milner took the double round win in South Australia
Chris Hollis in action on the weekend

Milner Triumphant Return To Racing

23 Jun 2014

CDR Yamaha Off Road’s Daniel Milner made a triumphant return to racing after breaking his ankle six weeks ago by dominating proceedings at rounds seven and eight of the Australian Off Road Championships (AORC) held at Coonawarra, SA, over the weekend.

Milner broke his ankle in a training incident and was forced to miss the previous two rounds but with a focused recovery program, he was able to get his medical clearance and get back on the bike in the week leading up to the Coonawarra event.

Hoping to just get through the event unscathed, Milner did far more than that and cleaned up both rounds to record impressive wins and announce his return on the off road scene.

Despite missing the previous rounds, Milner now sits fourth outright and fourth again in the E1 class.

“I didn’t have high expectations coming into the weekend as I hadn’t been on the bike long so to come away with the win on both days was pretty cool,” Milner explains.

“I really missed racing and riding over the past six weeks and I put a lot of time and energy into my rehab to get back on the bike as fast as I could so I’m glad that work has paid off.”

“The CDR Yamaha team had the bike perfectly set up and I enjoyed racing. My ankle is a bit sore now so I will continue the rehab on it and hopefully it should be back to 100% at the next round,” he ends.

Chris Hollis also logged a good weekend with consistent results over both days. Hollis took sixth outright on Saturday and fifth on Sunday on his WR450F.

After eight rounds, Hollis holds down fifth Outright and third in the E1 class.

“The weekend wasn’t great for me. I struggle in the sandy terrain and it’s not my strong point so I focused getting good points and getting out of there healthy. The last rounds are on dirt that I like so I will look to attack those rounds and finish of the championship strongly,” Hollis said.  

Rounds 9 and 10 of the championship will be held at Kyogle on July 19 and 20.

For more information on the AORC, www.ma.org.au To follow the CDR Yamaha on the Facebook, www.facebook.com/cdryamaha

Round Seven Results
Outright
1st Daniel Milner – E2 (CDR Yamaha)

2nd Toby Price – E2
3rd Glenn Kearney – E3
4th  Josh Green –E2 (Yamaha)
5th Geoff Braico – E3
6th Chris Hollis – E2 (CDR Yamaha)
7th Daniel Saunders (U19)
8th Jarrod Bewley – E3
9th Tom McCormack – E1 (Yamaha)
10th Beau Ralston – E2 (Yamaha)

Round Eight Results
Outright
1st Daniel Milner

2nd Toby Price
3rd Glenn Kearney
4th Josh Green
5th  Chris Hollis
6th Tom McCormack
7th Lachlan Stanford
8th Jarrod Bewley
9th Geoff Braico
10th Daniel Saunders

Championships Standings – After Round Eight
1st Toby Price – 163
2nd Glenn Kearney – 152
3rd Josh Green – 150
4th Daniel Milner – 133
5th Chris Hollis – 132

6th Lachlan Stanford – 110
7th Daniel Saunders – 108
8th Jarrod Bewley – 101
9th Tom McCormack – 98
10th Geoff Braico - 88

E2- After Round Eight
1st Toby Price
2nd Josh Green
3rd Chris Hollis (Yamaha YZ450F)
4th Daniel Milner (Yamaha WR450F)

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