AJ Roberts extends lead in Aussie Off-Road
Husqvarna Racing’s AJ Roberts extended his championship lead at rounds 5 & 6 of the Australian Off Road Series at Wodonga over the weekend.
Roberts, fresh from the ISDE team camp at the AIS facility, was confident of a big weekend despite carrying several injuries suffered at the Queensland Enduro the previous week. The absence of nearest rival Brad Williscroft, although unfortunate, offered Roberts the chance to put a sizeable gap between himself and second place; a chance that he grabbed.
With weeks of rain leading up to Round 5, the technical track was extremely water logged making the racing a little trickier, especially through the tight sections. Roberts lapped up the wet conditions with a flawless ride through all sections of the day, taking the outright win by over 25 seconds ahead of second place Jehi Willis, with Ben Grabham filling the podium.
“It was the first wet race of the season and a major contrast from the dusty conditions of the last rounds. Despite the tricky conditions, I managed to keep things together and had a great ride. The bike (Husqvarna WR250) setup was spot on, and the Michelin Starcross tyres hooked up well, making life a little easier.