News 9 Jul 2020

Back-up date for AORC listed in case of further cancellations

Plans still in place for scheduled Nowra rounds to go ahead in August.

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A back-up date in November has been listed by organisers of the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), in case any of the remaining rounds are forced to be cancelled.

Motorcycling Australia (MA) continues to monitor the escalating COVID-19 spike in Victoria, which has prompted further border closures and restrictions in recent weeks.

Should it become too complicated to host any of the final three events as scheduled, a spare date of 14-15 November has been pencilled in by AORC management. Nowra in New South Wales is still set to be held on 29-30 August.

“We will obviously monitor very closely any changes to government regulations and border closures in the coming weeks which will allow the championship to get back underway,” explained MA off-road events manager Matthew Falvo. “We have tentatively locked away the weekend of November 14-15 as a back-up event date should it be required because of COVID-19 restrictions.”

It was already recently announced that intentions to travel to Murray Bridge in South Australia this season have been scrapped, reducing the season to a total of nine rounds considering round four on Sunday at Dungog didn’t go ahead due to conditions in March.

2020 Australian Off-Road Championship calendar (revised):
Rds 1-2 – 22-23 February – Toowoomba, Queensland
Rds 2-3 – 14-15 March – Dungog, New South Wales
Rds 5-6 – Cancelled
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

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