The 2018 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) is back this weekend with Round 7 at Broken Hill, NSW and the riders are ready and raring for the first ever AORC desert cross-country. Daniel Milner (E3), Daniel Sanders (E2), Luke Styke (E1) and Michael Driscoll (EJ) will all be out to improve their points lead. This weekend will also see both Juniors and Seniors complete their first cross country of the season.
The Juniors will take centre stage on Saturday as they complete a cross country starting at 12:30pm. The J4 and J3 classes will compete for two and half hours whilst the J2 class will race for two hours. Before the cross-country gets underway, riders will partake in a prologue too determine the starting order for the cross-country. The Junior field race around a 25km loop, with wide open spaces it will be interesting to see who handles the desert conditions the best.
The Senior action kicks off on Saturday at midday, as the field compete in a prologue to determine their starting positions for the cross country. The prologue for the seniors is a 2.1km track that is tight and technical. Sunday is where it all heats up again with a four hour cross country facing the riders, they will race around a 38km loop beginning at 11am. The E3, E2, E1, EJ and Masters classes will battle it out over four hours, whilst the Womens and Masters classes will race for three hours.
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Broken Hill, New South Wales
This will be the first time AORC has ventured to Broken Hill, NSW and its set to be a big weekend with the first ever desert cross country. Broken Hill is located 511km from Adelaide, and is an inland mining city famous for its mining history, today Broken Hill is the longest running mining town in Australia. The town was Heritage listed in 2015, and has nicknames such as ‘silver city’, ‘oasis of the west’ and ‘Capital of the Outback’. The population of Broken Hill is just under 18,000.
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