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De Fazio unfazed by final rounds of VORC

DEAN de Fazio is ready to finish his perfect season next weekend in the 2015 Yamaha VORC.

RISING enduro star Dean De Fazio is just two rounds away from winning the Junior 4 class at the 2015 Yamaha Victorian Off-Road Championship (VORC) at Penshurst, just outside of Hamilton, next weekend, September 26-27, and tops the table by 33-points over fellow Victorian Josh Major and Jack Matthews.

Dean, from Lang Lang, has had the perfect season so far winning all his rounds in the J4 class from start to finish. “The season has been going really well so far. Welshpool was a good round as was Three Bridges and Corner Inlet,” Dean said. “I won all my rounds there so it’s been good fun this season. The track set-ups have mainly been nice and flowy which suits my riding,” Dean added.

Dean has achieved a remarkable eight 1st-place finishes at the VORC this year, including two 3rd-place finishes at Corner Inlet, which also included rounds of the Australian Off-Road Championship, and another first-place finish at the Golden Beach 4 Hour at Koo Wee Rup in July.

Dean will also be taking part in Motorcycling Victoria’s Elite Rider Training Camp in Melbourne next week from September 21-23. “I’ve really been training harder this season, at least 2 times a week with Jed at Racefit Athlete Development, which has improved my fitness-level dramatically making me achieve my goals for this year and I can’t thank him enough for his dedication,” Dean said.

“I would like to further develop my fitness and nutrition at the camp. The motivation for me is to gain further knowledge and hopefully take away some tools to use to further reach my goals as I go into senior racing next year,” he added. Dean would also like to really improve his riding skills next year, become fitter, and ride to the best of his ability and to ride each race better than his last.

Dean is looking forward to the final round of the state’s premier enduro competition at Penshurst next weekend. “I’ve heard a rumour that it’s going to be a grass-track which should be good. I love grass-tracks, it’s good fun,” he added.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have great parents and great sponsors. Without their support I would not have the skills and equipment I have today. Winning championships these days takes more than just being fast and staying healthy, it takes major support that begins with my Dad,” Dean said. He would also like to thank Bolt Everywhere, SuspensionsRUS, Mark 1 Motorcycles, Advance Body Work, and Racefit Athlete Development for their incredible support throughout the year.

“For the moment, all I have to do is just to finish to win the title, but I want to finish the year off strongly and win it outright,” Dean said.

The penultimate rounds of the 2015 Yamaha VORC takes place at Penshurst, just outside of Hamilton, on September 26-27. For more information please visit: www.mvorconline.com.

Image: Dean de Fazio (Credit: John Hamilton)

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