AORC to welcome new class in 2024

There have been a number of changes to the Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship (AORC) Sporting Regulations ahead of next month’s season opener in Pooncarie.

While most of the alterations have a minor effect on the championship, the most notable change is the new national eligibility of the EX4WD Buggy sub class.

Previously, vehicles considered as four-wheel drive pro buggies were only eligible to compete in club and state events and excluded from the national championship.

However, following the latest Australian Off Road Commission (AORCOM) meeting, vehicles that fit within that class will now be allowed to compete at national events.

In what is a major breakthrough for the championship, the change will gradually be implemented over the next two seasons.

In 2024, the EX4WD Buggy sub class will be eligible for outright places at AORC events but not for points, however in 2025, those same cars will be able to score both outright championship and class points.

View the AORC Sporting Regulations Addendum

Entries for the 2024 season opener, the Wentworth Shire Pooncarie Desert Dash, are still open, with interested crews able to enter via the Motorsport Australia Member Portal.

The Wentworth Shire Pooncarie Desert Dash takes place in Pooncarie on 19-21 April.