The Motul Pireli Sherco Team was charged with the incredible task of testing the new Sherco 500 SEF under the intense conditions of round 7 of the Australian Off-Road Championship. Held in Broken Hill in Outback NSW yesterday, the AORC round format was a four-hour cross country in desert conditions.
Andy Wilksch was thrilled to be racing the 500 SEF and he did not disappoint and neither did the big-bore four-stroke machine. Wilksch completed the gruelling race in third position in the E3 Class and 10th overall.
Wilksch was joined at Broken Hill by his Motul Pirelli Sherco Team mate Nathan Trigg who raced his first-ever AORC event. Trigg was impressive on the Sherco 450 SEF-R, placing fourth in the E2 Class and eighth overall.
“It was good weekend for the Motul Pirelli Sherco Team,” said Team manager Derek Grundy. “It was a solid test for the new 500 SEF with plenty of public scrutiny surrounding our efforts. Andy rode well and the 500 was faultless. Andy has climbed to fourth in the Class rankings and is in with a shot at the Championship podium with four rounds to go.”
“Nathan did well in his first AORC,” Grundy continued. “He’s an experienced rider and accomplished racer, so it’s no real surprise to see him do well. He certainly gave a few of the regular AORC competitors a good run for their money, including some well-established names. Nathan proved once again that the Sherco 450 SEF is a fantastic and highly competitive machine.”
Road and River Sherco racer Danielle Foot put in another impressive performance at Broken Hill to come away with third place in the Women’s Class. Foot has climbed the Championship rankings and has now taken over third place.