News 21 Mar 2021

Extreme weather results in postponement of AORC opener

Intense rainfall in Nowra region leads to rounds one and two being delayed.

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Rounds one and two of the 2021 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) have been postponed due to extreme weather in the Nowra region.

Scheduled for 27-28 March, Motorcycling Australia (MA) has confirmed that the AORC opener will be delayed as a result of the intense state-wide rainfall.

According to a statement from event organisers, ‘the tracks are unrideable and road access to the event is in doubt in line with current weather predictions’.

“Whilst we understand there may be frustrations surrounding the decision to postpone the event, Motorcycling Australia and Oyster Bay Motorcycle Club have the responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the AORC rounds,” said MA CEO Peter Doyle.

“We thank the AORC riders, our championship partners and fans for their understanding at this time, as these circumstances our outside of our control with the extreme weather conditions devastating New South Wales.”

With revised dates yet to be made official, the new AORC season is now scheduled to instead commence at Golden Beach in Victoria on 17-18 April.