Strong Finishes for Reynders at Mendooran AORC Opener

Jonte Reynders made a strong start to his 2023 AORC campaign with 4-3 finishes in Mendooran, NSW


Motul Pirelli Sherco Team rider Jonte Reynders made a strong start to his 2023 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) campaign with 4-3 finishes in Mendooran (NSW) on the weekend of March 25-26.

The opening rounds saw a record-breaking 370 riders from across Australia navigate Mendooran’s rough and rutted loamy tracks.

Heavy rainfall on Friday afternoon resulted in prime conditions for Saturday’s opener. Reynders rode smart and consistently across the seven Sprints finishing just off the podium in the stacked E2 class. Sunday would see the hard-charging Tasmanian improve his form finishing third overall for round two. Reynders currently sits third in the E2 championship points standings, only 12 points shy of the lead.

“The tracks were fast, super rough and really deep this weekend, especially after Friday’s heavy rainfall”, Reynders explained. “Traditionally, this isn’t my strongest venue on the calendar. Saturday, we got off to a slow start; however, by Sunday, I felt I was riding well. To leave with a fourth and third isn’t too bad to kick off the 2023 season with. I’m stoked with my new Sherco 300 SEF 4-stroke; the handling, particularly, was outstanding! We have many positives to take away with us for QMP,” concluded Reynders.

Rounds three and four of the 2023 AORC will be held in Queensland Moto Park on April 22-23.

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RESULTS | Saturday 25th March 2023

2023 AORC Round 1 Top 5 Results: E2

1st        99N     Joshua GREEN          1:04:53.288    

2nd       28A      Jye DICKSON             1:06:04.145    

3rd        21A      Fraser HIGLETT         1:07:16.684    

4th        714A   Jonte REYNDERS     1:07:55.692  (Motul Pirelli Sherco Team)  

5th        36N     Travis SILK                 1:10:28.328                                        


RESULTS | Sunday 26h March 2023

2023 AORC Round 2 Top 5 Results: E2

1st        99N     Joshua GREEN          51:34.596       

2nd       28A      Jye DICKSON             51:47.169       

3rd        714A   Jonte REYNDERS     53:44.426  (Motul Pirelli Sherco Team)     

4th        21A      Fraser HIGLETT         53:54.238       

5th        47N     TKodi STEPHENS      54:54.996       

After 2 / 12 rounds

1          99N     Joshua GREEN                      50

2          28A      Jye DICKSON                         44

3          714A   Jonte REYNDERS                 38

4          21A      Fraser HIGLETT                     38

5          52A      Kobi WOLFF                           30