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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

In a major coup, Tasmania has for the first time, secured the 2020 final rounds of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

Motorcycling Australia is very excited to have secured the final rounds of the AORC in Wynyard, Tasmania on October 17 and 18, 2020 – the first time in the AORC 14-year history.

A highlight of the 2020 Tasmania round will see 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 including Tasmanian hometown rider Matthew Phillips.

Phillips is a 4-time Enduro World Champion and Smithton Motorcycle Club member, who has been pivotal in securing the championship in Tasmania.

With new excitement around our world championship team, the AORC kick starts the 2020 season off in Queensland before heading to New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and then the grand final last two rounds in Tasmania.

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 in Tasmania,” Mr Falvo said.

“We are very pleased with the enthusiasm, excitement and support Tasmania has shown in securing the final rounds of our growing championship. We are hopeful this partnership will deliver a long-lasting championship presence.

“With new exciting venues in the 2020 AORC we are sure to again field upwards of 200 plus riders for each event in every state, we are sure the championship can only grow further.”

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.

All riders who compete in each of the 10 AORC rounds prior to Tasmania will be eligible for a FREE entry to the Tasmanian rounds (Includes 85cc and 65cc for 6 rounds)

Further information on how to book on the Spirit of Tasmania via the AORC Championship Link can be found here

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: Wynyard, TAS           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.  Don’t forget to download the Official AORC app via Team App. It’s as easy as download Team App and search ‘AORC’!

Image courtesy: John Pearson