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Yamaha Extends AORC Partnership into 12th Consecutive Year

Motorcycling Australia is pleased to announce Yamaha Motor Australia will continue as the naming rights sponsor for the 2017 Australian Off Road Championship (AORC), making it the 12th consecutive year Yamaha has thrown its support behind the prestigious championship.

2017 will see the professional partnership develop as the dedicated team at Motorcycling Australia (MA), the promoting clubs and Yamaha all strive for an improved AORC.

This partnership shows how committed Yamaha are in their continuous support of off road racing in Australia with several new plans in place for the new season including increased media package, increased staffing at events, more signage and coupled with improvements in event timing, all point to an outstanding 2017 championship.

“Yamaha Motor Australia is very excited to continue our support of the Australian Off-Road Championships,” confirms Yamaha’s Motorsport Manager, Ray Howard.

“We were pleased with the progress and improvement of the 2016 championship and have several more initiatives in place for the 2017 season that will again see further gains and a greater impact for teams and competitors.

“We look forward to working closely with MA and the promoting clubs to further develop an already prestigious Championship that has proven to be a fertile ground for producing international standard riders that have had success on the world stage.

“The 2017 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship will be an event that competitors will enjoy and we look forward to getting the championship underway with the opening round at Dungog, NSW, on April 8 and 9,” Howard ends.

Motorcycling Australia’s CEO, Peter Doyle also shared “Pairing with Yamaha Motor Australia for another year running is great news. Being able to strengthen the relationship further and provide the Championship with stability is a good platform for a strong Championship.”

“Yamaha have been a vital part of the AORC’s development by working with MA to increase the overall approach to this Off-Road discipline that fosters not only Australian Champions, but also World Champions,” he finished.

The first round of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship will begin on the 8th of April 2017, at Dungog in New South Wales.

Stay up to date with all the announcements leading up to the first round by heading to the Motorcycling Australia website, like the AORC Facebook page, and follow @aorc_ on Instagram.

The 2017 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship Calendar:

  • Round 1 & 2: Dungog, NSW                     8 – 9 April 2017
  • Round 3 & 4: Rawson, VIC                       22 – 23 April 2017
  • Round 5 & 6: Miva, QLD                           13 – 14 May 2017
  • Round 7 & 8: Renmark, SA                          24 – 25 June 2017
  • Round 9 & 10: Kyogle, NSW                    22 – 23 July 2017
  • Round 11 & 12: TBA, VIC                          5 – 6 August 2017