Just six seconds separates CDR Yamaha’s Daniel Milner from the Outright lead after day three of racing was completed at the 2016 Australian Four Day Enduro, in Victoria, while Josh Green (E1), Dylan Rees (Vets) and Tayla Jones (women’s) have a strangle hold on their class championships with just one day remaining.
Milner performed well on day three closing down the 15second gap back to just six seconds and the final day is on a knife edge as Milner and international rider, Mathias Bellino, go head to head in the final motocross test in a winner take all style shootout. Neither rider can afford to make a mistake as the rider stays composed and performs under pressure will be crowned the A4DE winner as well as E2 (450cc) class champion.
Just behind the lead duo is Milner’s CDR Yamaha team mate, Chris Hollis. Hollis again competed well on day three and is some 20 seconds out of the outright lead and retains third in the E2 class. If either of the top two make a mistake, Hollis will be there to pounce.
The final day will be a special one for Hollis who has just announced that the 2016 A4DE will be his final event in professional racing and he is bringing down the curtain on a long and distinguished career.
Josh Green (Active8 Yamaha) is proving to be a revelation at this years’ event. With less than a month to prepare after a long layoff with injury and mounted on a 250cc machine, Green holds down fourth outright and has a comfortable lead in the E1 division. Barring a catastrophe he will add another A4DE class championship to his name by this time tomorrow afternoon.
Tayla Jones is in an equally strong position in the women’s division with a six minute lead going into the final day. She heads a gaggle of Yamaha riders with Jemma Wilson, Jess Gardiner and Emelie Karlsson in positions two through five.
And Vet racer, Dylan Rees has a one minute advantage over his nearest rival going into the final day. Rees has led the Vets class from day one and is determined to finish the job in style. Kirk Hutton currently runs in third place in the Vets.
The final day of action gets underway tomorrow morning.
For a full list of results: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/en/Sessions/4228223
Outright Standings – After Day Three
1st Mathias Bellino – E2
2nd Daniel Milner – E2 (CDR Yamaha)
3rd Chris Hollis – E2 (CDR Yamaha)
4th Josh Green – E1 (Active8 Yamaha)
5th Lachlan Stanford – E3
6th Daniel Sanders – E3
7th Matt Phillips – E2
8th Glenn Kearney – E1
9th Broc Grabham – E2
10th Jack Simpson – E1
Credits: John Pearson