News 31 Jul 2020

Upcoming Nowra rounds of AORC season now cancelled

Back-up date in November to become final stop of the championship.

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Motorcycling Australia (MA) has moved to cancel the scheduled Nowra rounds of the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) as a second wave of coronavirus continues to surge.

Scheduled for 29-30 August in New South Wales, the COVID-19 pandemic’s recent spike of cases in Victoria and New South Wales has resulted in state border restrictions that have made the event impossible to go ahead.

“AORC management will continue to monitor the potential impacts this may have on the current remaining 2020 championship dates,” an announcement by MA stated. “However, the decision to cancel the Nowra round will not impact the NSW off-road state title on the same weekend, which will still go ahead as planned.”

A back-up date previously announced has been brought into play by organisers, with the venue and state to be confirmed on the weekend of 14-15 November as the championship finals. Next on the AORC revised calendar is now round seven and eight at Omeo, Victoria, between 19-20 September.

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 – Cancelled
Rds 7-8 – 19-20 September – Omeo, Victoria
Rds 9-10 – 17-18 October – Wynyard, Tasmania
Rds 11-12 – 14-15 November – TBC

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