KTM signing Wilksch to overlook begin of AORC season


Information 24 Mar 2023


KTM signing Wilksch to overlook begin of AORC season

Knee and leg accidents drive Victorian to the sidelines for 2023 opener.

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Final 12 months’s Yamaha Australian Off-Highway Championship (AORC) E3 title-winner Andy Wilksch will sit out rounds one and two of the 2023 season this weekend in Mendooran as a consequence of knee and leg accidents.

Wilksch, 26, was victorious within the E3 class at seven of the 11 AORC rounds in 2022, alongside claiming the runner-up lead to class on the Australian 4-Day Enduro (A4DE).

Switching to KTM for his 2023 marketing campaign, Wilksch can be set to transition to the E2 class, however won’t contest the season-opener as a consequence of harm sustained three and a half weeks in the past.

“I gained’t be lining up for rounds one and two of the AORC this weekend,” mentioned Wilksch. “I’ve been working super-hard within the background to get on prime of a knee harm I sustained three and a half weeks in the past, the tip end result being a extreme grade two torn MCL and ACL, in addition to a stress fracture within the prime of my proper leg.

“It’s progressing properly, however to not the purpose the place I’m capable of race with out risking extra critical harm. Removed from the best way I first hoped to start out this seasons marketing campaign with KTM Australia, however I’ll nonetheless be working as onerous as I can to be again on the market giving it my all as quickly as attainable.”

Wilksch is but to substantiate a timeline for his return, and following Mendooran rounds three and 4 of the championship are set to happen at Queensland Moto Park (QMP) on 22-23 April, giving him near a month to additional heal and put together.

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