2019 AORC Support Classes & SA Location Announced
2018 was nothing short of spectacular for the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) season, with the first ever inclusion of the 125 Amateur Cup, Pony Express and Vintage classes. Expanding upon the success of these introductions in 2018, Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce the inclusion once again of these supporting classes, with the growth of the 125 Amateur Cup to a 2-Stroke Cup.
Expanding from two to three weekends running across Rounds 1 & 2, 3 & 4, and 10 & 11, the new and improved 2-Stroke Cup will cater to bikes ranging from 125cc up to 250cc. 2019 will also see the return of the Pony Express (All Powers) supporting class which will run at Round 7 of the 2019 AORC season at Broken Hill.
The Vintage (Evo Pre 86) supporting class will run to the same format as seen in 2018. Featuring at Round 3 and 4 in Dungog, New South Wales (NSW) as an Enduro, the Vintage class will run as a precursor to the Vintage Enduro at the Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE), held the following month.
Alongside the exciting development for the 2019 AORC season, MA can officially confirm the location for Round 8 & 9, running from August 30th to September 1st. Riders will head to Coonalpyn, South Australia, located 61 kilometres South-East of Tailem Bend. Kicking off the first day of Spring in a contrasting environment from Broken Hill’s red desert, competitors will navigate South Australia’s challenging terrain in an attempt to come out on top before the final two rounds of the Championship.
Supplementary Regulations will be released in early 2019 so be sure to keep an eye on the AORC website for further updates!
Senior Championship Classes
E1: 100cc to 200cc 2-Stroke and 150cc to 250cc 4-Stroke
E2: 220cc to 250cc 2-Stroke and 275cc to 450cc 4-Stroke
E3: 290cc to 500cc 2-Stroke and 475cc to 650cc 4-Stroke
EJ: All powers (Rider must be 18 years or under on 1 January 2019)
Veterans: All Powers (Rider must be 35+ years of age before 1 January 2019)
Masters: All Powers (Rider must be 45+ years of age before 1 January 2019)
Women: All Powers
Junior Championship Classes
J2: 12-15 years 85cc 2-Stroke and up to 150cc 4-Stroke
J3: 13-14 years 125cc to 200cc 2-Stroke and 200cc to 250cc 4-Stroke
J4: 15 years 125cc to 200cc 2-Stroke and 200cc to 250cc 4-Stroke
Support Classes (*only at selected rounds)
125 Amateur Cup: 125cc 2-Stroke (*Round 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 10 & 11)
Pony Express: All Powers (*Round 7)
Vintage: Evo Pre 86 (*Round 3 & 4)
2019 AUSTRALIAN OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
Round 1 & 2: Gympie, QLD 9 – 10 March 2019
Round 3 & 4: Dungog, NSW 6 – 7 April 2019
Round 5 & 6: Kyogle, NSW 20 – 21 July 2019
Round 7: Broken Hill, NSW 10 – 11 August 2019
Round 8 & 9: Coonalpyn, SA 31 August – 1 September 2019
Round 10 & 11: Penshurst, VIC 14 –15 September 2019
Stay up to date with all the happenings of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship 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.
Photos courtesy of John Pearson Media