The Tasmanian Off-Road Series (TERC) got underway over the weekend at ‘Deep Creek’ on Tasmania’s North West Coast. With perfect track conditions it was a chance for the BCP Honda Off-Road team riders Baylee Davies and Kyron Bacon to pick up where they left off last year by winning their respective classes.
On Saturday it was Kyron Bacon taking the win who this year has stepped up to the junior 250cc category after last year going undefeated on board his CRF150R. Bacon was in scintillating form, dominating the event while almost lapping the entire field on his new CRF250R 2018 model.
“It feels really good to get the first race of the year out of the way,” said Bacon.
“I just love this new bike and can’t wait to line up next weekend on board the race bike for Round One of the Australian Off Road Championships in Queensland. We’ve been working really hard and had a great off season.”
After winning the premiere ‘Ironman’ class of the TERC for 2017 Baylee Davies had the target firmly on his back yesterday as he set about defending his championship. Davies would be embroiled in a hard fought battle throughout the entire race with last years runner up Lincoln Bird, but it would be Davies who remained mistake free to take the opening round win.
“That was a tough race,” commented Davies.
“Lincoln was right there behind me for the whole race so I couldn’t put a foot wrong. I’m stoked to take the win here at round one and I feel we’re in a really good spot going into Round 1 of the AORC next weekend in the E1 category.”
With all the hard work being put in by both of the Tasmanian based Off Road riders, Team Manager Lee Hogan speaks highly of his long term team riders.
“I’m really proud of these two lads,” said team manager Lee Hogan.
“They work their butts off and they deserve their great results that they’ve been getting, both throughout 2017 and now kicking off the new season with a win. I’m looking forward to seeing them give their all next weekend when the AORC kicks off.”
Both Baylee Davies and Kyron Bacon will make the trip across the Tasman in coming days before heading north for the AORC season opener.
Baylee Davies Photo Credit- 7Four Media
Kyron Bacon Photo Credit- Alli Murfett