Dungog to host Australian Off-Road Championship rounds

Initiative: Junior competitors in the Australian Off-Road Championships can get insider tips from champions and their coaches before each round.
Initiative: Junior competitors in the Australian Off-Road Championships can get insider tips from champions and their coaches before each round.

Junior riders can learn new skills, tips and tricks from the best in the business when the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) rounds hit Dungog next month.

Motorcycling Australia, Yamaha and OffRoad Advantage have teamed up to present the sessions offering junior competitors in the Yamaha AORC with specialised coaching from Australian and world champion riders.

Motorcycling Australia Off-Road Events Manager, Matthew Falvo said the Yamaha Off-Road Tech and Tips program (YORTT) would be held each Friday from 5pm, before all the AORC rounds.

Josh Green and the Yamaha Active8 Yamalube Team will be available to answer questions from riders and families covering everything from riding tips to bike maintenance and set up.

"This is a competitor's opportunity to get a direct line into years of racing experience from Josh and his team and learn the tricks of the trade in off-road racing," Falvo said.

"The program is a wonderful initiative which will give our junior riders new tips, tricks and skills to take to the track.

"We have significantly grown our junior categories for 2020 and we believe it is vital to help develop our junior racers to give them the skills and knowledge necessary to help them achieve their goals, whether that be winning an Australian championship or taking on the best in the world.

Yamaha Motorsport Manager Ray Howard said the unique opportunity is available to all riders and families on any brand and size of bike.

OffRoad Advantage Owner and YORTT coach Josh Green said he was looking forward to kicking off the program at the first round of the AORC at Toowoomba.

"I am super excited about YORTT, as this program gives the junior riders a chance to learn from some of the world's best riders and also ask questions about how they can improve their riding," Green said.

"I have had an amazing career, and for me it is a great opportunity to give back to the sport I love and still compete in.

"I love helping the younger riders progress, and if we can give them some insights and helpful tips and tricks to take their riding to the next level, and potentially become future champions, then that helps our sport grow."

Dungog will host rounds three and four of the AORC on March 14 and 15.