Friday, December 13, 2019
The 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship will feature a massive 15 classes of competition, with new junior classes, the return of the 2 Stroke Cup, and Vintage class to feature a at Dungog, NSW.
Following Australia’s success at the World ISDE this year, the new look expanded competition will take championship rounds to Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and for the first time in history Tasmania and include sprint, cross country and enduro formats.
The 2 Stroke (2T) Cup has proved a success over the past two years and it will feature at all 12 rounds in 2020.
With significant interest, the new and improved 2T Cup will again cater to bikes ranging from 125cc up to 250cc.
We have expanded competition including introducing two new classes – Junior Girls 85cc to 200cc 2-stroke and 150cc to 250cc 4-stroke bikes for those aged 12-15-years-old at all rounds and a National Cup Class – Junior 65cc Cup – and the 85cc 2-stroke and 150cc 4-stroke (SW) for those aged 9-12-years-old.
E1, E2 and E3 classes are the AORC Senior Premier classes which have produced several world champions in recent years including this year’s World ISDE and current AORC Champion, Daniel Sanders.
The EJ development class will continue after last year’s success where under 18 riders can compare their times against the E1, E2, and E3 classes in the hope to step up later in the year or the following year.
Motorcycling Australia Off-road Events Manager, Matthew Falvo, said the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship was shaping up to be the best yet.
“We are very excited for the 2020 season with our World Championship ISDE members returning to home soil for competition, new and expanded junior classes, the return of the 2T Cup, and taking the championship to Tasmania for the first time in AORC history,” he said.
“Momentum is building around off-road racing particularly amongst our junior classes and it is vital that we provide opportunities for them to grow their skill set and hopefully like Daniel Sanders, become our future World ISDE champions.
“Corporate activity and support around the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship is building which will make the championship even stronger.”
2020 AORC Classes
Senior Championship Classes
E1: 100cc to 200cc 2-Stroke and 150cc to 250cc 4-Stroke
E2: 220cc to 250cc 2-Stroke and 275cc to 450cc 4-Stroke
E3: 290cc to 500cc 2-Stroke and 475cc to 650cc 4-Stroke
EJ: All powers (Rider must be 18 years or under on 1 January 2020)
Veterans: All Powers (Rider must be 35+ years of age before 1 January 2020)
Masters: All Powers (Rider must be 45+ years of age before 1 January 2020)
Women: All Powers
Junior Championship Classes
J2 12 to 15 years: 85cc 2-stroke & Up to 150cc 4-stroke
J3 13 to 14 years: 125cc to 200cc 2-stroke & 200cc to 250cc 4-stroke
J4 15 years: 125cc to 200cc 2-stroke & 200cc to 250cc 4-stroke
JG (Girls) 12-15 years: 85cc to 200cc 2-stroke and 150cc to 250cc 4-stroke
With six junior classes, no person who is under the age of 16 years may compete in other junior competition. A rider’s age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year.
National Championship Classes
2 Stroke Cup – 2T – 125cc up to 250cc 2-Stroke
Vintage: Evo Pre-86 (At rounds 3 & 4)
J1 9-12 years: 85cc 2-stroke and 150cc 4-stroke (SW) (At rounds 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 & 12)
JJ 9-12 years: 65cc (At rounds 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 & 12)
2020 AUSTRALIAN OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
Round 1 & 2: Toowoomba, QLD 22 – 23 February 2020
Round 3 & 4: Dungog, NSW 14 – 15 March 2020
Round 5 & 6: Nowra, NSW 18 – 19 April 2020
Round 7 & 8: SA 1 – 2 August 2020
Round 9 & 10: Omeo, VIC 19 – 20 September 2020
Round 11 & 12: Wynyard, TAS 17 –18 October 2020
Stay up to date with all the happenings of the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship by visiting the AORC website at www.aorc.org.au , Facebook or @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’!