News 18 Jun 2020

Minimal adjustments made to updated AORC calendar

Murray Bridge will be next stop once 2020 season recommences.

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The 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) will resume with rounds five and six set for the beginning of August at Murray Bridge in South Australia.

COVID-19 forced a pause in the season following round four back in March, however, the series will still span 12 rounds once back underway.

“We have a world-class field of riders who we know are eager to get back on track and continue the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship presented, by MXstore,” said Motorcycling Australia 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 five and six 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 restriction in place at events, we are very excited to get back on track.”

Following Murray Bridge on 1-2 August, the championship will travel to Nowra, New South Wales, on 29-30 August, with Omeo, Victoria, next between 19-20 September. The final rounds will then take place from 17-18 October at Wynyard, Tasmania.

The only revision to the schedule in comparison with the original calendar is that Murray Bridge will now be rounds five and six, since Nowra has been bumped back from its initial April date to late August.

2020 Australian Off-Road Championship calendar (revised):
Rds 1-2 – 22-23 February – Toowoomba, Queensland
Rds 3-4 – 14-15 March – Dungog, New South Wales
Rds 5-6 – 1-2 August – Murray Bridge, South Australia
Rds 7-8 – 29-30 August – Nowra, New South Wales
Rds 9-10 – 19-20 September – Omeo, Victoria
Rds 11-12 – 17-18 October – Wynyard, Tasmania