Motorcycling Australia has announced the full class list for the 2023 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).
The 2023 season promises to be one of the most exciting yet and will see the introduction of two new classes to add to the already impressive line-up; the Pony Express and Legends.
The Pony Express class is all about teaming up with your friends and combining your times to compete against other teams. The winners will be the team with the most laps and the shortest time. This class is sure to bring a new level of excitement and camaraderie to the AORC and will feature at all rounds of the championship.
The Legends class is for older masters of the sport who still want to race and show what they are capable of. This class is open to riders 50 years and older and will provide a platform for these experienced riders to showcase their skills, compete against their peers, and also providing the opportunity for untold lies post-event!
Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, said “We are excited to launch the 2023 AORC and the addition of the Pony Express and Legends classes to the line-up. These new classes will bring a fresh dynamic to the championship and we can’t wait to see how they will play out on the track. We look forward to a great season of off-road racing and wish all the riders the best of luck.”
SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES
E1: 100cc to 200cc 2-Stroke & 150cc to 250cc 4-Stroke
E2: 220cc to 250cc 2-Stroke & 275cc to 450cc 4-Stroke
E3: 290cc to 500cc 2-Stroke & 475cc to 650cc 4-Stroke
EJ: Under 18 All powers (*Age as at 1 January 2021)
Veterans: 35+ Years All powers (Age as at 1 January 2023) Masters: 45+ Years All powers (Age as at 1 January 2023)
Women: All Powers
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES
J2: 12 – Under 15 85cc 2-Stroke & up to 150cc 4-Stroke
J3: 13- Under 15 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: 12 to Under 16 years 85cc 2-Stroke & 150cc to 250cc 4-Stroke
Enduro Legends: 50+ Years All Powers (*Age as at 1 January 2023) - NEW
Pony Express: Senior All Powers – (Teams of 2 Riders) – NEW
2T: 125cc up to 250cc 2-Stroke
J1: 9 to Under 12 years 85cc 2-st &150cc 4-st (sw)
JJ: 9 to Under 12 years 65cc
The 2023 Australian Off-Road Championship
Rounds 1 & 2: Mendooran (NSW) – March 25-26, 2023
Rounds 3 & 4: Queensland Moto Park (QLD) – April 22-23, 2023
Rounds 5 & 6: Edenhope (VIC) – July 22-23, 2023
Rounds 7 & 8: TBC (SA) – August 26-27, 2023
Rounds 9 & 10: Kyogle (NSW) – September 16-17, 2023
Rounds 11 & 12: Dungog (NSW) – October 14-15, 2023