News 27 Jan 2023

Classes confirmed for 2023 Australian Off-Road Championship

Pony Express and Legends set to feature as additional categories.

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Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced the full class list for the 2023 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), including the addition of Pony Express and Enduro Legends.

The Pony Express class will feature at all rounds of the series and will see riders teaming up with friends and combining their times to compete against other teams. The winners will be the team with the most laps and the shortest time.

Likewise, the Enduro Legends class will also be on the schedule at all rounds, but will race in a traditional AORC format and is open to riders 50 years and older. Notably, the 2023 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship will once again see the return of a host of Junior, Masters and Veteran classes, alongside the marquee E1, E2, E3, EJ and Women’s categories.

“We are excited to launch the 2023 AORC and the addition of the Pony Express and Legends classes to the line-up,” Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle commented. “These new classes will bring a fresh dynamic to the championship and we can’t wait to see how they will play out on the track. We look forward to a great season of off-road racing and wish all the riders the best of luck.”

The 2023 AORC season is set to open at Mendoran NSW, with rounds one and two contested between 25-26 March.