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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) returns to Omeo in Victoria for the second last weekend of the 2020 championship, September 19 and 20.

A highlight of the 2020 AORC Omeo round will be the return to competition of the recently crowned Australia World Champion International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) Junior Team as well as members of the Australian team which finished second overall at the ISDE in Portugal.

With new excitement around our world championship team, the AORC kick starts the 2020 season off in Queensland before heading to NSW, SA, and then Omeo in Victoria for the second last round.

Motorcycling Australia Off-Road Events Manager, Matthew Falvo said the 2020 Yamaha AORC was shaping up to be the best year yet.

“With the recently crowned World Champion Junior Team and overall second placed Australian ISDE team returning for action in 2020, we will have the best riders in the world competing in the Yamaha AORC at Omeo,” Mr Falvo said.

“We are very excited for the 2020 Yamaha AORC to be returning to Omeo, having held very successful events there in 2017 and 2018. We have a very positive working relationship with East Gippsland Shire Council who are partnering with us to deliver a sensational racing event next year.”

East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Cr John White, said the return of the event to Omeo in 2020 would provide a great boost for the region.

“Events such as these are vitally important to East Gippsland as they directly and indirectly provide economic benefits, along with continuing to promote East Gippsland as a place to visit, live, work and invest,” Cr White said.

 “Council is pleased to again support the championships in Omeo and will be contributing $6,000 towards the event. I am sure it be another success and will be well supported by locals turning out to see some of the sport’s best in action. Omeo is fast becoming an adventure tourism hive and I trust all competitors, crews and spectators will enjoy the event and take the time to enjoy our region, its attractions and support our small businesses.”

AORC will continue to reveal the remainder of the year’s locations for the twelve round 2020 championship once relevant planning approvals have been met.

The 2020 Championship will continue to use a double-header format, which will see six weekends make up twelve rounds of the AORC for 2020.

Round 1 & 2: Toowoomba, QLD         22 – 23 February 2020
Round 3 & 4: Dungog, NSW                14 – 15 March 2020
Round 5 & 6: Nowra, NSW                  18 – 19 April 2020
Round 7 & 8: SA                                       1 – 2 August 2020
Round 9 & 10: Omeo, VIC                    19 – 20 September 2020
Round 11 & 12: TBC                              17 –18 October 2020

Stay up to date with all the happenings of the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship by visiting the AORC website at , Facebook or @aorc on Instagram.