A4DE Prologue

CDR Yamaha’s Chris Hollis finished as the outright fastest rider in Tuesday’s Prologue for the 2015 Yamaha Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) in Wynyard, Tasmania.

In a day that saw riders complete the Yamaha Prologue test to assist the seeding process ahead of day one on Wednesday, Hollis mastered the slippery conditions confronted by the lead riders to top the E2 class with a 03:39.649.

Hollis was followed in the outright results by Yamaha’s Kirk Hutton (03:40.676 and fastest in Veterans class) and Riley Graham (03:40.776 and fastest in E1 class) as track conditions improved throughout the day to assist those following the lead pack.

Many Wynyard locals turned out to see hometown hero Matthew Phillips do his thing, and the KTM Enduro Racing Team rider didn’t disappoint with a 03:41.602 to finish the Prologue as the fastest in the E3 class, while CDR Yamaha’s Daniel Milner (03:41.822) rounded out the outright top five to get his quest for quadruple A4DE titles on the trot off to a solid start.

In an illustration of the talent within the female enduro riding ranks at the present stage, Yamaha’s Jemma Wilson had a magnificent day to finish as the clear Women’s class leader and ninth fastest rider overall.

Up-and-coming stars Wil Ruprecht (MX1 Australia Suzuki Off-Road Team) and Ben Kearns (KTM) also received big confidence boosters by finishing in seventh and eighth outright respectively, while David Fleming’s overall placing of 30th saw him qualify as the fastest rider in the Masters class.

Despite the Prologue having no bearing on the outright result in this event, it was a disappointing day for two-time champion and Four Day favourite Toby Price, who succumbed to a couple of small slip-ups in the tough conditions to finish in 89th overall.

The competition phase of the 2015 Yamaha Australian Four Day Enduro kicks off on Wednesday, with Hollis, Graham and Phillips to be among the lead group of riders on day one.

 Local star and KTM Enduro Racing Team racer Matthew Phillips topped the E3 class in Tuesday's Prologue at the 2015 Yamaha Australian Four Day Enduro in Wynyard, Tasmania (Credit: John Hamilton/Mad Dog Images).
Local star and KTM Enduro Racing Team racer Matthew Phillips topped the E3 class in Tuesday’s Prologue at the 2015 Yamaha Australian Four Day Enduro in Wynyard, Tasmania (Credit: John Hamilton/Mad Dog Images).
1 Chris Hollis
2 Kirk Hutton 01.027
3 Riley Graham 01.127
4 Matt Phillips 01.953
5 Daniel Milner 02.173
6 Christopher Davey 02.192
7 Wil Ruprecht 05.390
8 Ben Kearns 05.536
9 Jemma Wilson 06.941
10 Damian Smith 07.084
11 Daniel Sanders 07.810
12 Josh Green 07.813
13 Nathan Purton 08.115
14 Brad Hardaker 08.200
15 Casey Winston 08.318
16 Alex Bolton 08.533
17 Lachlan Stanford 08.920
18 Tom Jones 09.209
19 Glenn Kearney 09.522
20 Matthew White 10.098
21 Peter Boyle 10.120
22 Mitchell Bowen 10.311
23 Beau Ralston 11.129
24 Cameron Britt 11.192
25 Jacob Deagan 11.282
26 Baylee Davies 11.727
27 Lincoln Bird 12.011
28 Jacob Peacock 12.117
29 Rick Miles 12.226
30 David Fleming 12.244