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THE Active8 Yamalube Yamaha off road team
tackled rounds five and six of the Australian
Off Road Championships (AORC) in near
perfect conditions at the Miva, near Gympie
in Queensland, and again took up plenty of
podium space over the two day event.
Both riders were well placed after a good
start to the championship in Rawson but were
without the third member of the team, Beau
Ralston, who suffered a broken leg and some
rib damage as a result of a heavy fall in the lead
up to the Gympie round.
Josh Green represents the team in the E2
class (450cc) and produced two consistent days
of racing to finish both second in class and
outright honours on both days.
Green enjoyed a drama free run all weekend,
showing good speed and fitness to lock down
the dual podium finish on the weekend.
Green was unable to match the fast pace
set by round winner, Daniel Milner, but is
determined to work even harder to bridge the
gap between himself and Milner prior to the
next round of the championships.
Green holds down second outright as well as
second in the E2 class after the opening four
Things were a little more challenging for
team mate, Wil Ruprecht. Ruprecht announced
his arrival in the E1 class (250cc) at the opening
rounds with some scintillating racing and was
out for more at Gympie.
He started Saturday’s racing in fine form but
that soon unravelled when he fell heavily on
lap four leaving him dazed and jaded.
At the completion of the lap, he was
evaluated by the RACESAFE Medical team who
acknowledged he had taken a nasty hit to the
head but cleared him to keep competing.
To his credit and showing plenty of maturity,
Ruprecht re-joined the race but rode well
within himself to enable him to finish the day.
To his amazement, he was able to claim third
on the day and hoped a good night’s recovery
would see him feeling better come Sunday
Still not at 100 per
cent, Ruprecht again
raced with common-
sense on Sunday to take
a hard earned second
place in class and as a
result, he was able to
maintain his lead in the
E1 championship and
stay inside the top 10
outright after the opening
Despite the tough
weekend, Ruprecht still
leads the way in the E1
Renmark in South Australia is the next stop
for AORC competitors on June 24-25.
For more Yamaha news, visit your local
dealer in Sunraysia, Mildura Motorcycles,
LMCT 8145, 733 Fifteenth Street, Mildura,
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THE bi-annual Sydney Motorcycle Show will
make a return to Darling Harbour with organisers
confirming the 2017 event will be held at the all-
new Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC)
on 24-26 November.
Building on the successful 2015 event, the
Sydney Motorcycle Show continues to grow under
the management collaboration between the
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI)
and Troy Bayliss Events.
The show, which is attracting excellent
exhibitor sales, welcomes a new presenting
sponsor for 2017. Leading insurer of motorcycles
Shannons Insurance will partner with the event to
deliver even more benefits to visitors.
Shannons Insurance NSW Business
Development Manager Sheena Watkins said the
organisation was excited to partner with the FCAI
and Troy Bayliss Events to present Australia’s
largest motorcycle show.
“Shannons is proud to be the presenting part-
ner of the Sydney Motorcycle Show,” Watkins said.
“We are excited to be part of this prestigious
event and being back at Darling Harbour at the
Sydney International Convention Centre is a
fantastic opportunity for everyone.
“We are also looking forward to showcasing
the Shannons Super Rig as the main stage for the
expo,” Watkins added.
Boasting 15,000 square metres of indoor
exhibition space as well as an additional 5,000
square metres of outdoor decking overlooking
Darling Harbour the iconic location will provide
a unique location for showcasing the latest
offerings from the motorcycle industry.
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Chief
Executive Officer Tony Weber said returning the
show to Darling Harbour provided the motorcycle
industry with the best possible showcase for its
“When we toured the venue with our brand
representatives late last year we couldn’t help
but be impressed by the ICC’s location, wireless
connectivity, vast open spaces (all under cover)
and stand design potential that such a versatile
exhibition area creates,” Weber said.
“The new Darling Harbour facility is now a
world-class exhibition venue. Our member brands
are really enthused about the show and keen to
support it. That’s always a great sign that we can
expect a terrific showcase of what the industry
has to offer.”
Over 100 exhibitors are expected to participate
in the event which will unveil the latest new
release motorcycles to the Australian market.
Event organiser Troy Bayliss said he expected
the show to reach exhibitor capacity before the
end of the financial year.
“Moving the show back to Darling Harbour
has proven to be popular with the motorcycle
industry,” Bayliss said. “Exhibitor sales are
extremely high, and I expect we will be at capacity
by the end of the financial year.
“This event will bring together the latest
products, services, and offerings from all
disciplines of the motorcycle industry for
consumers to experience in the one place.
“We will be announcing some new initiatives in
the coming months including a fantastic program
targeting new riders,” Bayliss continued.
Showcasing the latest motorcycles, scooters,
ATV’S, side-by-sides and much more the 2017
Sydney Motorcycle Show will give visitors the
opportunity to engage with industry experts,
test ride a range of both adults and children’s
motorcycles as well as be entertained by a full
program of demonstrations, stunts, and special
Sydney Motorcycle Show returns to Darling Harbour
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