We’re breaking records out here in Mendooran, New South Wales (NSW) as 370 riders from across Australia set up shop for the two opening Rounds of the 2023 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship presented by MXstore (AORC). To help you prepare for a jam-packed weekend of Sprints for Rounds 1 and 2, we’ve compiled a handy collection of things you should know about Mendooran, our entry list, our development programs, timing and staying connected.
The official entry list has been released!
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, Stefan Granquist Wilksch (Husqvarna) in E3, Jett Yarnold (Yamaha Australia, Yamalube) in EJ and Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha JGR Ballards Offroad Team) in EW.
View the full list here.
Women’s Development Program
The first 2023 Women’s Development Program session was hosted this evening. Featuring insights from Josh Green, Jessica Gardiner and Emelie Karlsson, female competitors received an insight into different aspects of Enduro, from nutrition, mindset, as well as track conditions and racing formats.
Juniors joined Josh Green at the Yamaha truck this afternoon, at the Mendooran track for another YORTT session. This is ahassle-free opportunity available at every wekeend of the 2023 season where you can learn from a world-class athlete, on all Off-Road tech and tips.
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.