GOLDEN BEACH AORC E2 VICTORIES FOR HUSQVARNA RACING TEAM'S WATERS

GOLDEN BEACH AORC E2 VICTORIES FOR HUSQVARNA RACING TEAM'S WATERS
Husqvarna Racing Team’s Todd Waters has further proven to be one of the most versatile dirt bike racers in the country after storming to the front of E2 in the opening two rounds of the 2021 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

Just a week after finishing on the podium at the 2021 ProMX Championship opener, national MX1 champion Waters swapped his FC 450 motocross bike for the FE 450 and charged ahead to take two round wins in the competitive category.

Due to dusty conditions, Saturday’s race format was changed from a three-hour Cross Country to 25-minute Super Sprints, while Sunday’s racing saw the field complete shorter Sprint laps.

Regardless of the format, Waters, who starred on debut in the shortened AORC last season, excelled as he also impressively finished as the second-fastest rider outright on both days, across all classes.

The 2021 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) will recommence on 17-18 July at Kyogle, New South Wales, for rounds three and four of the series.

Todd Waters: “It feels really good to be back racing between the tape and against the clock, even though off-road racing is still really new to me - it’s completely different to motocross and I have no idea how to really prepare for each racing format. I was disappointed they changed Saturday’s format to a Super Sprint, as I’m fit and healthy, so would’ve loved to have gone up against [Daniel] Milner in that longer format. Today I improved as the day went on and finished within three seconds of him on the final lap, which was encouraging. The whole weekend was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot about where I need to sharpen my skills.”

2021 Australian Off-Road Championship – Golden Beach, VIC

E2 round one results:
1. Todd Waters 50:04.516 (Husqvarna Racing Team)
2. Joshua Green 50:18.079 (Yamaha)
3. Michael Driscoll 51:09.007 (Yamaha)
4. Thomas Mason 52:33.497 (GASGAS)
5. Stefan Granquist 52:39.486 (Yamaha)

E2 round two results:
1. Todd Waters 42:40.099 (Husqvarna Racing Team)
2. Joshua Green 43:10.988 (Yamaha)
3. Michael Driscoll 43:45.429 (Yamaha)
4. Thomas Mason 44:05.429 (GASGAS)
5. Jeremy Carpentier 44:05.836 (Yamaha)

E2 championship standings:
1. Todd Waters (Husqvarna Racing Team) 50
2. Joshua Green (Yamaha) 44
3. Michael Driscoll (Yamaha) 40
4. Jeremy Carpentier (Yamaha) 32
5. Stefan Granquist (Yamaha) 32