The final rounds of the 2015 AORC series did not disappoint despite a slightly dry and dusty circuit in Monkerai, NSW over the weekend. The 11th round was held on the first day of racing where Mitch Brierley managed to shoot out in front of larger capacity machines to gain the lead around the first corner on his Kawasaki KX85II. Mitch rode his BikeBiz Kawasaki fast and smooth for 2 hours on the 6-8 km loop circuit, toping his class for the day & finishing ahead of most larger capacity bikes in 10th place outright. Round 12 (the next day), saw Mitch compete in a sprint format where he crossed the line in first place once again to finish off the series on the top step of the podium overall.
Mitch Brierley (2015 Australian Off-Road J2 Class champion) – “I’m pretty proud of not just Josh, but the whole family for pitching in and helping out all year. It’s been heaps of fun and I’ve had a great time. It’s been hard work with training through the week and riding on the weekends and there was heaps of competition in my class this year.”
Josh Brierley had a tough start on the first day of racing. He quickly picked off the competition and midway through the 2 hour race he eased into 2nd position in the J3 class where he finished. A strong sprint on his Bikebiz Kawasaki KX250F saw Josh finish in 2nd place again in the final round as he closed the series with the most amount of championship points, granting him the J3 class title.
Josh Brierley (2015 Australian Off-Road J3 Class champion) – “It’s pretty cool to have both of us win (twin brother, Mitch Brierley) an Australian championship. Usually were in the same class, so we can’t really do that, but it was great! I’ve had a pretty clean and consistent year with no injuries or anything. This weekend the tracks were really good, with some of it being dusty and some of it being perfect, but that’s just what you get and you just have to deal with it.”
Team mechanic and father, Mal Brierley was delighted to have both Mitch and Josh take home a series title each after the final rounds saying, “Both boys had their goals for the year firmly in their sights and both rode the best they have all year to finish where they did. The Kawasaki KX250F and KX85II were faultless all weekend and had the comfort and power to keep the boys at the top.”
“The success this year wouldn’t have been possible without the support of so many great businesses, Family and friends. We thank you all for your help and support and look forward to another year where we hope the boys can continue their success in the sport that they love so much.” said Mal.
The pressure was on for Kawasaki supported Lyndon Snodgrass, who was equal first on the championship leaderboard coming into the final rounds aboard his Hands-On Kawasaki KX250F. Lyndon raced steadily on Saturday to cross the line in 4th following a firm effort. The 17yr old Victorian was running 2nd in his class on Sunday until an untimely stall pushed him into 3rd place for the day.
Lyndon Snodgrass (2015 Australian Off-Road Championship 19 & Under Class runner-up) – “I’m really happy with my performance throughout the series and I'm wrapt to say that my awesome KX250F saw me finish the season in 2nd place in the under 19s class! I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received this year and it’s a great feeling to have our hard work pay off. We were so close to getting the title and I’m looking forward to another shot next year.”
Mitch, Josh Brierley will now continue to chase their NSW state title goals while Lyndon Snodgrass looks forward to closing the Victorian state titles in a months’ time.
To find out more about these Kawasaki supported riders, visit their rider profiles.