Opening rounds of AORC for YMBOT

The opening rounds of the Australian Off-road championship (AORC) were held at Golden beach, Victoria over the weekend. The Yamaha MXstore Ballard’s Off-road Team (YMBOT) were amongst the pointy end of the action after nearly a year since the last off-road race! There were well over 300 riders entered to contend for the Australian championship […]

2021 YMBOT Raring to go racing!

The Yamaha MXstore Ballard’s Off-road Team (YMBOT) is raring to go for the 2021 off-road season. The team will be attending all major off-road events across Australia; this will cover events such as the Australian Off-road Championships, NSW state off-road Championships and the Hattah Desert race. YMBOT will also be seen at selected motocross events, […]

Challenging conditions for racing at Dungog!

The Yamaha MXstore Ballard’s Off-road Team (YMBOT) was in true form at Dungog NSW over the weekend for Round 3/4 of the Australian Off-road Championships (AORC). The team were well prepared for the true Enduro time card formatted event, which seen the senior riders cover approx. 7 hours of ride time! Jeremy Carpentier tackled the […]

Successful Season Opener

The Yamaha MXstore Ballards Offroad Team was in Toowoomba, QLD over the weekend for Rnd1/2 of the Australian Offroad Championships (AORC). The weather was on great with lots of rain in the lead up to the eventand clear skies over the weekend. The team riders, Jess, Jeremy and Danielle were present at the local primary […]

2020 Expansion for the Yamaha MXstore Ballards Offroad Team (YMBOT)

The Yamaha MXstore Ballard’s Offroad Team is set out for another action packed season in 2020. The team will be participating in all major Offroad events across Australia and various overseas events. This will include the Australian Offroad Championship, The Australian Four Day Enduro, The Hattah Desert Race and much more! After an extremely successful […]

Multiple Podiums for Yamaha Mxstore Ballards Offroad Team

The Yamaha Mxstore Ballards Offroad Team headed to the picturesque countryside of Dungog, NSW for Rounds 3&4 of the Australian Offroad Championship over the weekend. The AORC hosted by Dungog Motorcycle Club comprised of a true ‘Enduro” format over the weekend. Thereby competitors raced for approximately 6 hours per day from starting there bike in […]

2019 Season Opener

Great start to the 2019 Australian Off road Championship (AORC) for the Yamaha Mxstore Ballards Offroad Team at Murphy Creek near Toowoomba, QLD. The drought is still well lingering supplying extremely dusty conditions for the competitors over the weekend. The sprit-formatted tracks for the opening rounds were technical and the deteriorated fast! Jess Gardiner racing […]


Australians Jess Gardiner has continued to create history in her stellar motorcycle racing career, this time winning the 2017 FIM Enduro European Championship which she now adds to her Championnat de France d’enduro championship, which she locked up two weeks ago. The fourth and final round of the Enduro European Championship headed to Gelnica in […]

Gardiner wins the 2017 Women’s Championnat de France d’enduro

The grand finale of this year’s Championnat de France d’enduro headed to Ambert, a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France. 24-year-old Jess Gardiner entered the fifth and final round leading the championship by one slender point after suffering her first DNF on the second day of action at the fourth round […]