Broc Grabham debuts Sherco 450SEF-R Factory edition at AORC finale
The Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team completed the Australian Off-Road Championship at Monkerai, NSW last weekend with consistent results. Team anchor Broc Grabham battled the dry and dusty tracks aboard the all-new Sherco 450SEF-R Factory edition which drew plenty of attention.
Grabham placed 6th in the E2 class on Saturday and Sunday which made up rounds 11 and 12 of the Championship. Despite missing two rounds with a broken shoulder, Grabham managed to finish the Championship in 7th place. Consistent riding was key to Grabham’s season with a standout ride at round 3 in Victoria where he placed third in class. Grabham placed 13th in the overall classification.
“The Factory edition 450 is really good,” explained Grabham.
“This was my first AORC since my broken shoulder so to stay consistent was my main aim. I couldn’t gain anything from chasing points so working on my technique and riding smart whilst enjoying this awesome new bike made for a good weekend.”
Grabham was joined at the final two rounds of the Championship by Victorian-based rider Sam Davie in the absence of the injured Justin Carafa. Despite no experience in AORC racing Davie rejoiced in a foreign environment aboard a 300SEF-R.
“I had a ball,” exclaimed Davie.
“It was definitely different and I’ve never done any racing like that before. There was a lot of off-camber corners and it more technical than I am used to. But I couldn’t ask for a better weekend. The bike was good. It surprised me how good by hauling me up hills. I’m 95kg with no gear and it was lifting the front wheel up hills. As the track got rougher the better I went.”
Davie placed 10th and 9th respectively in the E2 class over the two days of racing.
“It’s been an interesting year for the Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team,” said team manager Stephen Tuff.
“Starting a Team from scratch is a big task and we’ve learnt a lot. AORC racing is at a high standard and it is good to see our bikes competing. We’ll be back in 2016 with loads more preparation, more information and plenty of determination.”
Broc Grabham will now work towards his International Six Day Enduro debut in Slovakia on September 7 where he’ll ride on the Australian Junior Trophy Team aboard a Sherco 300SEF-R.
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