News 23 Feb 2016

Yamaha backing 2016 Australian Off-Road Championship

AORC receives backing from Yamaha Australia for 2016.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Yamaha Australia has been confirmed as the official naming rights sponsor for the 2016 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

Yamaha Australia has long been a major supporter of the Australian Off-Road Championship, assisting for a number of years to produce an Australian enduro series of the highest calibre.

Yamaha Australia’s motorsport manager Ray Howard, looks forward to entering the 2016 the 12-round championship with their updated range of WR and FX models.

“With the changes made by Motorcycling Australia to improve the series and the new WR and FX range of bikes Yamaha has introduced recently, 2016 will be a significant season in off-road racing,” Howard said. “Off-Road racing still holds a unique place in Australian Motorcycling history and development, Yamaha will continue to lend its support at all levels of racing.

“Thank you to the clubs and officials behind the 2016 AORC and we wish all the competitors a safe and successful season.”

Motorcycling Australia CEO David Cottee expressed his enthusiasm to have Yamaha Australia as the official naming right sponsor for 2016.

“What a fantastic announcement to make, that Yamaha Australia are back on board for another year for the Australian Off-Road Championship,” he said. “Yamaha Australia have been such a key player in the development of the series and their continued support for 2016 is fantastic.

“We are excited to see the 12 rounds come together, and with 2015 AORC champ Toby Price focusing on his international career, we will see a new champion crowned in 2016. It’s going to be a great year and we are all excited to watch the action get underway.”

Round one and two of the Australian Off-Road Championship will be held on 19 and 20 March at Kilkivan in Queensland.