News / Media
  • Home

Yamaha Partner With AORC For The 16th Consecutive Year

For the 16th consecutive year, Yamaha Motor Australia, are the Naming Rights partner of the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

Yamaha Motor Australia support has been critical to the significant expansion of the AORC in recent years and Motorcycling Australia are excited to again have them as the Naming Rights partner in 2021.

The partnership sees a significant expansion of the 2021 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXstore, which will feature a massive 14 classes of competition, with new Club AORC award, and returning in 2021, 6 junior classes, the 2 Stroke Cup, and the continuation of all premiere senior classes.

The new look and expanded Championship will see 12 rounds of spectacular enduro action across four states, firing into action at Nowra, NSW, on March 27-28 for rounds 1 and 2, with the Grand Finale at Omeo Victoria on October 16 and 17.

AORC has a long and prestigious history of producing World class riders including Dakar Rally Champion Toby Price, and current E3 AORC Champion Daniel Sanders whose debut this year at Dakar netted him 4th and the Rookie of Dakar Award.

With the likes of Jessica Gardiner – six-time consecutive Women’s Trophy Champion at the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE)- included in the line-up of the Women’s class, the 2021 season couldn’t get any bigger! Part of Australia’s Team Winning World Trophy Team and ISDE Champion Daniel Milner will be looking to secure yet another championship this year in the E3 class.

Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, said Yamaha Motor Australia’s commitment to the 2021 AORC would ensure the Championship continues to grow.

“Motorcycling Australia are ecstatic to again have the support of Yamaha Motor Australia as the Naming Rights partner for the 2021 Australian Off-Road Championship, presented by MXStore,” Mr Doyle said.

“With the support of Yamaha Motor Australia, we will continue to produce sensational racing at each round, that has already produced World Championship winning riders.

“Together we will continue to grow the Championship in 2021 and help nurture the next generation of World class riders and potential future ISDE and Dakar stars.”

Yamaha Motor Australia National Sales & Marketing Manager – MC/ATV/ROV, Matthew Ferry, said “Yamaha Motor Australia continues its long and successful association with Motorcycling Australia and the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).”

“The relationship is now well into its second decade and the AORC continues to be a worthy championship for our elite riders but also a challenging yet enjoyable experience for those who race at all levels.

“We have watched the championship grow under the guidance of MA and each year it reaches a new level of professionalism and is proven to be a pathway to international success as a number of riders have gone onto a much bigger stage after progressing through the AORC in recent years.

“It also provides the perfect show case for Yamaha’s vast variety of off road machines. Our range now caters to the junior nippers who can start on the YZ65, all the way through to our top level racers on the legendary WR450F.

“We look forward to another sensational year of off road racing at the 2021 AORC.”

Yamaha Australia will again have a massive presence in AORC with a host of riders and teams flying the bLU cRU flag in the 2021 season.

Alongside the main ShopYamaha Off Road Racing Team, run by AJ Roberts, Yamaha will expand its bLU cRU support team for the 2021 season. Josh Green (E2) and Luke Styke (E1) return and Michael Driscoll (E2) and Blake Hollis (EJ) will now be joined by Tasmanian up and comer, Kyron Bacon, who will contest the (E1) division, under the banner of bLU cRU Yamaha Off Road Racing.

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! 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.