After three months, the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship presented by MXstore (AORC) returns for Rounds 5 & 6 of the 2022 racing season! Before the first engine revs from 16-17 July here in Mendooran, New South Wales (NSW), we’ve put together a handy list of things you need to know.
Scroll down for the Rounds 5 & 6 entry list, today’s Yamaha Off-Road Tech and Tips (YORTT) session, visiting Mendooran, as well as details on timing and socials. This weekend consists of back-to-back Sprints, meaning we’re in for one red-hot battle.
Keep calm and check out the official entry list!
You’re guaranteed one corker of a weekend whether you’re at home or here in the Mendooran. Everyone’s favourites are locked-in, including Kyron Bacon (Shop Yamaha Offroad Racing Team) in E1, Fraser Higlett (Beta Motorcycles) in E2, Andy Wilksch (Simford Group Offroad Team) in E3, William Dennett (Yamaha) in EJ and Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha JGR Ballards Offroad Team) in EW.
View the full list of over 270 riders from across Australia, here.
Calling all Juniors (whether you be a competitor or spectator)! Join Josh Green at the Yamaha truck from 4:30pm today, at the Mendooran track for another YORTT session. This is hassle-free opportunity to learn from a world-class athlete, on all Off-Road tech and tips.
To find out more about YORTT in the 2022 season, please view our media release.
Nestled along the Castlereagh River, Mendooran is fondly coined as the ‘Mural Town’ due to large murals throughout the township. 348 kilometres west of Sydney, this settlement is the oldest on the Castlereagh River and is something of a mecca for horse sports.
A part of the Warrumbungle Region, the area is one of unspoilt beauty and hidden treasures. This is the perfect spot for peaceful bushwalks and camping.
To find out more about the region, please visit the Warrumbungle Region 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 2022 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.