The eleventh and final round of the 2018 Australian Off-Road Championship took place at Omeo, in south eastern Victoria over the weekend where the Motul Pirelli Sherco Team capped off an eventful racing season.
The final weekend of AORC racing consisted of a three-hour cross country race on Saturday and an enduro sprint on Sunday. Conditions were incredibly dusty on a picturesque track that weaved its way around rolling hills.
Motul Pirelli Sherco Team’s lead rider Andy Wilksch fought through a turbulent season but capped it off in fine fashion with a well-deserved third place at the final round. Wilksch was in impressive form aboard his Motul Pirelli Sherco 300 SE-R, ending the day as the fastest two-stroke in the field.
“It’s been a tough year with plenty of action and some great racing,” said Wilksch. “I’ve really enjoyed racing the 300 SE-R and showed some good speed at some events. Racing with the Motul Pirelli Team has been fantastic. Derek Grundy has worked his arse for me this year and I’ve achieved some of my best results ever. It was really nice to finish off the season with a podium.”
Wilksch completed the Championship in fourth place in the highly competitive E3 Class which is for over 450cc four-stoke and over 250cc two-stroke machines.
“I wanted to be on the Championship podium so bad but some inconsistent results made that impossible,” Wilkch explained. “We learnt a lot as a Team this year and it’s been really rewarding. The AORC might be over but I’m now gearing up for the International Six Day Enduro in Chile.”
Wilksch will race on the Australian Junior Trophy Team at the upcoming International Sox Day Enduro in Chile, November 12-17.