Tasmanian young gun riding for the BCP Honda Off Road Team Kyron Bacon has had a clean sweep of the final two rounds of the Australian Off Road Championships. Rounds 10 and 11 of the series were held over the weekend in dry and dusty conditions in Omeo, Victoria where riders would be crowned in their respective classes.
Throughout the whole series Kyron Bacon and NSW rider Korey McMahon have swapped wins in the J4 250cc championship with the title looking to come right the way down to the wire. An unfortunate practice crash for Bacon back in August left the Honda pilot on the sidelines for the Broken Hill round of the AORC after having surgery on his elbow and from there it was time to play catch up. In the end Bacon would secure second place in the J4 Championship for 2018 after a stellar season that included 5 round wins and 4 runner up spots on the podium.
“I think we surprised a few people this year,” said Bacon.
“I even surprised myself a little bit! But it felt great to battle with Korey this year for round wins, and to finish on top a bunch of times always makes the hard work worth it. Unfortunately I had back to back broken elbows which threw me a bit of a curve ball. I recovered from the first surgery really quickly and it looked like I’d make it back for the next round, but a couple of days before hopping on the boat I somehow did the exact same injury to my other elbow. Overall I’m wrapped with how the year panned out and I couldn’t do it without the help of my family and the whole BCP Honda Off Road Team. I’d also like to thank Matty Phillips for helping me out so much back home here in Tasmania.”
After finishing a solid 5th place at the penultimate Round 10 of the series, Bacon’s team-mate Baylee Davies finished off the final round in 6th place, giving him an impressive 6th overall in the 250cc E1 category.
“It’s been a good year overall,” said Davies.
“I’m happy with a top six in such a competitive class, but I was really hoping to slot into the top 5 if possible. I’ve got a nice handy lead in the Tasmanian Off Road Series with two rounds to go so if we can secure that title I’ll be wrapped with how the season has finished.”
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