2020 AORC: Back in Bush!
Like all other events around the world (aside from horse racing, of course), the race calendar for the 2020 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) was put on hold back in mid March as a result of Covid-induced restrictions on mass gatherings. But today, good news: The AORC’s Organising Committee confirmed an updated 2020 race calendar with the only change being the Nowra event on the NSW south coast. Originally scheduled to run on April 18-19, the Nowra event will now take place on August 29-30 (when the cancelled 2020 ISDE in Italy was due to kick off), while the remainder of the existing AORC calendar is as originally scheduled.
Here’s the official PR from Motorcycling Australia (MA) about the revised calendar, along with short video to get you back in the mood for the resumption of the AORC’s world-class racing action…
The Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXstore, will fire back into action with a double-header of Sprint-format racing at Murray Bridge, South Australia, on August 1 and 2. With state borders opening up, we are excited that we can continue our world-renowned 2020 championship, which will include eight rounds to be held in South Australia, NSW, Victoria and, for the first time, Tasmania. Rounds 1 through 4 were held earlier this year.
“We have a world-class field of riders from our Junior riders, right through to our Senior men’s and women’s classes, who we know are eager to get back on track and continue the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXstore,” said MA Off-Road Events Manager, Matthew Falvo.
“Our Yamaha AORC, presented by MXstore, has produced world-class racing this year and we know riders, teams and officials are eager for Rounds 5 and 6 at Murray Bridge, South Australia. We thank everyone from our riders, officials and sponsors for their support and patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while there will be some restrictions in place at events, we are very excited to get back on track.
“As a racing community, there will need to be an understanding that it will not be a return to sport as usual. Certain State and Federal Government restrictions and measures will likely remain in force, but we are confident that together – if we follow government guidelines and practice good personal hygiene – our championship will continue to prosper,” Falvo went on to say.
2020 YAMAHA AORC – REVISED CALENDAR
- Round 5 & 6: Aug 1-2 Murray Bridge, SA
- Round 7 & 8: Aug 29-30 Nowra, NSW (rescheduled event, new date)
- Round 9 & 10: Sept 19-20 Omeo, Vic.
- Round 11 & 12: Oct 17-18 Wynyard, Tas.
And don’t forget to download the Official AORC app via Team App. It’s as easy as downloading Team App and searching ‘AORC’!