Motul Pirelli Sherco Team rider Jonte Reynders dominated the E3 field with back-to-back class wins on his Sherco 300 SE Factory during the final two rounds of the 2022 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), held in Wynyard (TAS) on the weekend of October 8-9.
Mother nature ensured the riders had a challenge; her heavy downpour resulted in brutal conditions with deep mud, ruts and sitting water in abundance. These muddy and challenging conditions saw many riders’ struggle; Tasmanian local Reynders demonstrated his blistering speed finishing several minutes ahead of E3 championship rival Andrew Wilksch on both days with dual second-place outright finishes.
Reynders’ wins resulted in some clawback of E3 championship points, but ultimately the deficit was too large to overcome, being edged out by Wilksch by just 14 points.
“It was awesome to have the AORC down here in Tassie this weekend”, Reynders beamed. “I really enjoyed the enduro format this weekend and felt strong on my 300 SE Factory, we had an excellent setting, I couldn’t fault it.
“I’m stoked to finish the season on a high with my first double victory, can’t wait to get to work on the 2023 season,” concluded Reynders.
For more information on the championship, visit www.aorc.org.au.
RESULTS | Saturday 8th October 2022
2022 AORC Round 11 Top 5 Results: E3
1st - Jonte REYNDERS 1:15:58.998 (Motul Pirelli Sherco Team)
2nd - Andrew WILKSCH 1:18:16.949
3rd - Jye DICKSON 1:21:34.150
4th - Baylee DAVIES 1:24:06.096
5th - Hayden KEELEY 1:26:59.171
RESULTS | Sunday 9th October 2022
2022 AORC Round 12 Top 5 Results: E3
1st - Jonte REYNDERS 1:25:35.151 (Motul Pirelli Sherco Team)
2nd - Andrew WILKSCH 1:28:14.204
3rd - Jye DICKSON 1:32:27.007
4th - Baylee DAVIES 1:33:23.209
5th - Tom WOODHOUSE 1:35:36.570 (Sherco)
E3 CLASS POINTS STANDINGS | After 12 / 12 rounds
1 32A Andrew WILKSCH 241
2 714A Jonte REYNDERS 227
3 41A Luke BUNNIK 148
4 86A Patrick MCGILLIVRAY 139
5 34A Hayden KEELEY 132
6 29A Stefan GRANQUIST 102
7 28N Jye DICKSON 80
8 20 Baylee DAVIES 70
9 93A Thomas MCCORMACK 61
9 752Q Thomas HENRY 39