Fans of the the 2021 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXStore (AORC), will be ecstatic with today’s announcement that for the first time in its history, it will be aired through official AORC TV partners, SBS HD and Fox Sports Australia.
The partnership will bring one of Australia’s most exciting sports into the living room of fans across the country.
This TV package for AORC will capture all of the on-track excitement, from the sandy tracks of Golden Beach to the open throttle sections of Omeo, as well as drama at each and every round of the 12 round championship, created into six special feature shows.
AORC fans, teams and riders will be able to relive the action on SBS HD and Fox Sports Australia from each race weekend with a special one hour TV production featuring the best of the 2021 AORC has to offer. The first episode will feature Rounds 1 and 2, and will air on April 11.
“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 AORC television show will be hosted by motorsport reporter and self-confessed motorcycle addict, Kate Peck.
Peck comes with a long history of television reporting and hosting number one motorsport television programs in Australia.
“I’ve been privileged enough to have spent five years in a dream job as one of the hosts of a motorsport program, and now not only am I incredibly thrilled, it is my absolute honour to host AORC’s first foray onto the small screen,” said Kate.
“AORC is the breeding ground for some of Australia’s most successful exports like Toby Price, Jemma Wilson, Daniel Milner, Tayla Jones and Daniel ‘Chucky’ Sanders, competing and winning in the most gruelling off-road endurance races in the world, such as the ISDE and the Dakar Rally.
“They do not come more resilient than the AORC competitors. I cannot wait for you all to get to know them.
“With 14 classes of jam-packed action, we know riders will be itching to get back to racing in front of a TV audience.”
AORC TV production partner AVE will capture all the action and have a wealth of experience and expertise in the production of professional motorsport TV and have been a long-term partner with MA on TV for the ASBK Campionship.
MA has ensured growth within the AORC over recent years with record rider entries anticipated for the AORC Round 1 at Nowra in a few weeks.
The Championship year on year continues to produce world class racing, and is a significant reason why Australian off-road riders are pursued for events like the Dakar Rally, and American and European off-road championship series, such is the calibre of the Championship.
Stay up to date with all the happenings of the 2021 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXStore, by visiting the AORC website at www.aorc.org.au! or by following the AORC on Facebook as well as @aorc on Instagram. Don’t forget also to download the AORC App via Team App.