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Yamaha Cements Commitment to Australian Off-Road Championship | News

For a record 15th consecutive year, Motorcycling Australia is pleased to announce Yamaha Motor Australia will be the major sponsor of the 2020 Australian Off-Road Championship.

The partnership sees a significant expansion of the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) which will feature a massive 15 classes of competition, with new junior classes, the return of the Two-Stroke Cup, and Vintage class and continuation of all senior classes.

Following Australia’s success at the World ISDE this year, the new look expanded competition will take championship rounds to Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and for the first time in history Tasmania and include sprint, cross country and enduro formats.

This 15-year partnership has produced a credible, sustainable and dependable championship for off-road racing enthusiasts that not only caters for grass roots motorcycling but has also produced talented riders that have gone on to the greatest of heights on the world stage.

Motorcycling Australia Off-road Events Manager, Matthew Falvo, said Yamaha Motor Australia commitment to the 2020 championship was further evidence of the growth in the racing category.

“Motorcycling Australia (MA) are very pleased that Yamaha Motor Australia has again for a record 15 years cemented its support of the Yamaha AORC,” Mr Falvo said.

“Together we are growing the sport of off-road racing and 2020 will see a number of new categories introduced to further tap into Australia’s junior talent.

“Yamaha Motor Australia dedication to the sport will give confidence to teams and riders that when it comes to off road racing there is only one road off road – Yamaha AORC.”

Yamaha Motorsport Manager, Ray Howard, said Yamaha was dedicated to supporting the AORC and its expansion in 2020.

“Yamaha Motor Australia are pleased to continue our substantial and positive relationships with Motorcycling Australia and the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship in 2020,” he said.

“2019 was a sensational season and we believe with improvements to the 2020 calendar with new classes and adding Tasmania to the championship there will be even greater progress and improved development of off-road racing in Australia.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with MA and local clubs throughout Australia to further develop the championship that has proven to be a fertile ground for producing international standard riders.”