BCP Honda Off Road Team rider Baylee Davies has claimed his fifth Ironman TERC Title in the last six years over the weekend as the Tasmanian Off Road Series came to an end for 2018. The final round for the year was the grueling 8 hour Endurance event over the weekend and Davies teamed up with good friend and former multi time World Off Road Champion Matty Phillips. The pair came home in a solid second place for the day, allowing Davies to stretch out his lead to 20 points while securing the Championship.
“It’s been a long, hard series this one,” said Davies.
“I had a huge crash just over a week ago while training for the final round and banged myself up pretty bad. I couldn’t walk for a few days and it was looking like it was going to be touch and go if I could line up to try and wrap this thing up. Fortunately we came good with a couple of days to go and I was able to tough it out for the 8 hours. It feels really good to get this 5th title and the support I get from my family and sponsors is what makes it all possible. It was really good to be able to team up with Matty and have some fun out there in this final round.”
Baylee Davies’ team-mate Kyron Bacon was the only rider to beat the freshly crowned champion on the day at the final round. Bacon, only fresh out of juniors having turned senior just a couple of weeks prior teamed up with local gun rider Tom Jones to take overall honours at the final round.
“That was a lot of fun!,” said Bacon.
“I wasn’t quite sure how I’d go against these boys having just turned senior but I felt good and my fitness was really strong. I had an absolute ball out there! Both myself and Tom Jones strung together a solid 8 hours with no major dramas so to take the win feels really good.”
The BCP Honda Off Road Team have had an incredible season in 2018 with team riders Baylee Davies and Kyron Bacon having won over 20 events between them both locally in Tasmania and on the main land. With both the AORC and TERC Championships wrapped up for 2018 the focus will now shift to 2019 preparations