The 2022 Australian Off-Road Championship calendar will see the teams and riders compete in four states across the 12 rounds with some new locations, past events returning and favourites back in business.
Notably, the 2022 season will not feature a Victorian round.
The popular double-header format returns in 2022 with Rounds 1 & 2 kickstarting the year in Queensland at a soon to be announced venue on 12-13 March.
Rounds 3 & 4 are again in Queensland, this time in Mackay, around 1000km north of Brisbane. This event will be held from 8-9 April and will see the Penrite ProMX Championship Presented By AMX Superstores series alongside the AORC in what will be a fantastic showcase of the best in Australian off-road racing.
Rounds 5 & 6 takes the championship south to perennial favourite Kyogle, NSW in the picturesque surrounds of the Northern Rivers region, around an hour inland from Byron Bay.
After a few attempts that were cruelled by external issues, the Nowra, NSW locale will host Round 7 & 8. The south Coast region is a perfect setting for the AORC, some hour south of Wollongong and a couple of hours south of Sydney.
For Rounds 9 & 10 , the Championship heads (slightly) west to Kingston, SA for the first time since 2018. Kingston SE is a coastal town located in the state’s south-east coastline on the shores of Lacepede Bay, some 240 kms southeast of Adelaide.
The finale of the Championship – Rounds 11 & 12 – will see the teams load their trucks onto the Spirit of Tasmania as we head south to Tasmania for the first time in the Championship’s history. This landmark event will be based out of Wynyard on the state’s North West coast, just an hour west of the ferry terminal in Devonport.
Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle is pleased to see one of Motorcycling Australia’s most prestigious Championships shaping up ideally for 2022. “The AORC management team have worked hard to ensure the Championship can come roaring back into action for 2022. We believe this well-rounded and diverse calendar offers sensational racing at venues riders have been to before as well as providing some new challenges.
“With strong backing from terrific event partners and Championship sponsors, large turnouts expected and our host clubs ready to make it all happen; we know riders can’t wait to get stuck into the full 2022 Championship year.”
2022 Australian Off-Road Championship
Round 1 & 2: TBC, QLD 12-13 March, 2022
Round 3 & 4: Mackay, QLD 8 – 9 April 2022
Round 5 & 6: Kyogle, NSW 16 – 17 July 2022
Round 7 & 8: Nowra, NSW 6 – 7 August 2022
Round 9 & 10: Kingston SE, SA 17 – 18 Sept 2022
Round 11 & 12: Wynyard, TAS 8 – 9 Oct 2022