Transmoto Backs Young AORC Talent

11 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Andy Wigan

Transmoto has supported the EnduroJunior (EJ) class since its introduction into the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) in 2014, and we’re stoked to announce this naming-right sponsorship has been extended for the 2017 AORC season, which kicks off this weekend in Victoria.

“The AORC’s EJ class has been a resounding success, largely because it has helped Junior riders navigate the difficult transition into the highly competitive Senior ranks,” explained Transmoto’s Brand Manager, Andy Wigan, who was one of the driving forces behind the introduction of the AORC back in 2005. “Transmoto pledged its support for the AORC’s EJ class from the get-go in 2014 because we knew it would play an important role in the development of Australia’s young off-road riding talent. Just like the MXD class in the MX Nats, the AORC’s EJ class provides a critical stepping-stone for young riders by letting them accumulate racing experience at a national level, without being discouraged when making the big step into the super-competitive Pro E1, E2 or E3 classes. And when you look at the names who’ve come through the AORC’s EJ class in the past three years – guys such as Daniel Sanders, Tom Mason, Jack Simpson, Broc Grabham, Wil Ruprecht, Nic Tomlinson, Ben Kearns, Fraser Higlett, Andrew Wilksch and dozens more – it genuinely augurs well for Australia’s ability to retain its place as one of the world’s powerhouse enduro nations,” Wigan went on to say.

According to Motorcycling Australia’s Off-Road Events Coordinator, Matthew Falvo, “Motorcycling Australia is thrilled that Transmoto will continue to partner the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) as naming-rights sponsor of the EJ class. The class has been extremely successful in helping Australia’s young enduro riders make an impact in the Yamaha AORC, and many EJ-class riders have since gone on to enjoy phenomenal success in both the AORC and on the international stage. “Transmoto is a dynamic media company that focuses on bringing all manner of dirt-related events, community and creative content to their audience, and a name that’s ubiquitous with the Australian Off-Road landscape for many years. As one of the largest supporters of the dirt bike scene in Australia, the Yamaha AORC is excited to once again have Transmoto onboard,” Falvo concluded.
In addition to advertising support for the 2017 AORC series itself, Transmoto’s sponsorship guarantees additional exposure (by way of online interviews and image galleries) for a cross-section of participants in the EJ (formerly known as “19 & Under”) class throughout series, along with a marquee end-of-season online interview with the EJ class champ.

For a blast from the (recent) past, check out these interviews with the EJ champions since the class’ inception in 2014:

2014 – Daniel Sanders:
Interview 1
Interview 2

2015 – Tom Mason Interview

2016 – Wil Ruprecht Interview

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