As the Australian Off-Road Championship reaches its half-way point this coming weekend, Andy Wilksch sits just 3-points shy of second place in the E3 Class. The Motul Pirelli Sherco Team rider is on the hunt and aiming to climb the Championship standings in the big-bore capacity class.
With rounds 5 and 6 in Dungog, NSW reverting to the traditional enduro format, Wilksch is confident of a strong result.
“This weekend will see us on the bike for around six to seven hours on Saturday and anywhere between five and six hours on Sunday,” said Wilksch. “It’s looking like we will race on an enduro and a cross test which I expect we will do four times each day. These tests are where the real action is and will be where the race is won.”
Despite not favouring the enduro-style format in the past, Wilksch is confident of a good weekend ahead.
“Enduro events have been a bit of a weakness for me in the past so I’m excited to attack this weekend,” Wilksch continued. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’m prepared and ready to flick the switch when I arrive at the tests to give it all I have.”
With second place in the Championship within arm’s reach, Wilksch remains grounded about the season.
“I don’t think about the points too much,” explained Wilksch. “I’m certainly aware of the situation but I just concentrate on what I have to do. I’ll try my best and the points will take care of themselves. I’m in a better place than I was at the beginning of championship. A better head space, I’m fitter, I’m faster and I love the new Factory model Sherco so I’m keen to get racing for what I hope will be my best enduro event yet.”