Casterton to host Yamaha Victorian Off Road Championships

Casterton Sporting Motorcycle Club will be hosting rounds 8 and 9 of the Yamaha Victorian Off Road Championships at Dartmoor on July 21-22.

Hosted on the property of Malcolm Davies, it’s the first time a VORC round has been run in the west of the state for a number of years.

Several riders from the Naracoorte area will be taking part.

The two-day event will kick off around 7.30am Saturday with a number of junior classes competing in a 1.5 hour enduro over an 18km course through bush and open grassland.

Following the completion of the junior race the open age race will take place on the same circuit the juniors raced on. This race will see the amateur riders race for two hours and the pros continue on for a further hour to complete the gruelling three hour event.

On Sunday the riders in all classes will be back out on the track to compete in the sprint section of the event where the track gets split into two 9km loops.

Some of off-road racing’s top male and female junior and senior riders in the country will be fighting it out on the track with the likes of Daniel Milner, 2018 Hattah Desert Race winner Daniel Sanders, Lyndon Snodgrass and Fraser Higlett all chasing championship points.

The event is not restricted to the elite of the sport, so the VORC organisers encourage any local male/female and junior riders to come along and take part in what promises to be a great event with classes to suit riders of all abilities.

A Motorcycling Australia licence is required to compete and an event licence will be available to buy on the day.

The event will be fully catered by the Dartmoor Primary School on Saturday and Sunday with onsite camping available from Friday afternoon with toilet facilities set up close to camping area.

Anyone looking for further information to register and pre-enter can go to https://www.mvorconline.com/mvorc.

All spectators are welcome.