Sunshine is scheduled this weekend for Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2023 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship presented by MXstore (AORC). Nestled in rolling green plains in Keyneton, South Australia, this weekend’s racing features Cross Country on Saturday, followed by Sprints on Sunday.
Set for high speeds and even higher heart rates, AORC will feature more than 250 riders set to tear up picturesque green fields. Featuring dusty tracks, we’re expecting low visibility and hot competition all weekend long. Before go-time tomorrow morning, here’s everything you need to know about Keyneton, as well as more information on our entry list, development programs, timing and staying connected.
The official entry list has been released!
This weekend we’re welcoming more than 250 riders into Keyneton for Cross Country and Sprints. Your favourites are ready to go, including the return of Yamaha’s Kyron Bacon, GASGAS’s Korey McMahon, Beta’s Fraser Higlett and Yamaha JGR Ballard’s Off Road Team’s Jess Gardiner.
View the full list here.
Women’s Development Program
The Women’s Development Program session was hosted this evening by Jess Gardiner and Emelie Karlsson. Female competitors received an insight into different aspects of Cross County and Sprints, from nutrition, mindset, as well as track conditions and racing styles.
Juniors joined Josh Green at the Yamaha truck this afternoon for another YORTT session. This is a hassle-free opportunity available at every weekend of the 2023 season where you can learn from a world-class athlete, on all Off-Road tech and tips.
Keyneton is famously home to Henschke Wines and the gateway to the Barossa Valley. A beautiful township with massive gum trees and sweeping landscapes, this stunning location is 82 kilometres from Adelaide.
Founded in 1842, Keyneton is part of the Mid Murray region. To found out more about this area, visit the Mid Murray Council website.
For all timing and results throughout the weekend, we recommend MYLAPS available via the AORC Timing page, or you can download the MYLAPS app via the App Store or Google Play.*
For greater insight into this weekend’s results, you can also download the Race Monitor app via the App Store or Google Play.
Stay up to date with all the happenings of the 2023 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship by visiting the AORC Website at aorc.org.au, or by following the Yamaha AORC on Twitter and Facebook as well as @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’!*
*Please note that reception is limited on site at AORC, so results and updates may be limited or delayed. Please be patient and all updates will be delivered as soon as is possible.
Words by Caitlin Hynes. Image courtesy of Troy Pears.