In his 'rookie' year, former MX pro Luke Styke continues to show people that he is indeed one of the best enduro racers in Australia, once again taking the E1 victory in a format that is very different to anything he would have faced before this year. Styke had great speed from the first lap and continued throughout, his fastest loop of 28:49.742 made him the only E1 competitor to register a time in the 28-minute mark. His overall time of 3:56:10.428 handed him a comfortable victory.
Continuing his great form in the E1 class was Brisbane Husqvarna rider Fraser Higlett, who was once again on the podium in second position. Higlett put in a solid effort over the duration to come away with a time of 4:01:26.354.
The last spot on the podium went Frenchman Jeremy Carpentier on his Yamaha.
Brad Hardaker was fourth on his Yamaha with another Queenslander, Peter-Daniel Allan ending the cross country with a time of 4:06:13.923 after completing seven laps.
AORC E1 Round 7 Provisional Results
1. Luke Styke 3:56:10.428
2. Fraser Higlett 4:01:26.354
3. Jeremy Carpentier 4:11:10.128
4. Brad Hardaker 4:12:24.768
5. Peter-Daniel Allan 4:06:13.923