News 18 Mar 2021

Landmark AORC television package announced for 2021

Australian Off-Road Championship to feature on Fox Sports and SBS.

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All six events of this year’s Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) will be broadcast on television for the first time in history, Motorcycling Australia (MA) has confirmed in a landmark announcement for the sport.

Both Fox Sports and SBS will air post-produced one-hour shows of each event in 2021 across the 12-round season, to be hosted by high-profile presented Kate Peck.

“Motorcycling Australia is excited to have our official TV partners SBS Australia and Fox Sports Australia, support our vision for the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXStore,” said MA CEO Peter Doyle.

“Off-road fans are passionate about AORC and MA is very proud to have secured this exciting television package that will put the AORC championship in the homes of race fans right around the country. The AORC as an MA national championship has come in leaps and bounds, and continues to grow with thanks to our long-standing partner in Yamaha Motors Australia and presenting partner MXstore.

“This new television package repays the faith that our key sponsors and our dedicated riders who have support AORC and we’re so pleased to continue to showcase the brands, the riders and this hard core enduro racing on this new platform.

“The AORC has constantly produced world champions including recently, the 2019 Australia Junior Trophy Team and overall second-placed Australian ISDE team, the domination of the Australian Women’s team and we will continue to have the best riders in the world competing in this year’s championship.”

The 2021 AORC season is scheduled to commence in Nowra, New South Wales, on 27-28 March and it will be televised a fortnight later on Sunday, 11 April. AVE will be the production partner of the championship in a continuation of its partnership with MA in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) and upcoming ProMX Championship.