The 2023 Yamaha Australian Off Road Championships (AORC) are set to go with one rounds one and two locked-in at Mendooran, NSW on March 25-26, with THE ShopYamaha Off Road team out in full force.

After a hugely successful year in 2022 and amassing two Championships with Josh Green in E2 and Kyron Bacon in E1, the team and riders will be out to make 2023 even better and are primed to go after a successful off season.

The ShopYamaha Off Road Team consider the Michelin Starcross 6 via GAS Imports, a key component of their success, as the tyre helped the team to a monumental 2022 season, helping both Green and Bacon dominate their respective classes and leading Bacon to the outright win.

Once again returning with THOR, SPY Goggles and Neken Handlebars via GAS Imports, the ShopYamaha riders will have everything they need to place themselves at the top of the AORC podium in 2023.

With two of the best off road riders in the business with Kyron Bacon and Josh Green at the controls. Bacon stunned the off-road world in 2022 has he went from possible round contender to outright championship dominator. The 20-year-old Tasmanian took all before him in 2022 as he won the AORC and the A4DE in both class and Outright in a record-breaking year. Bacon is back for 2023 and on board his trusty 250F and raring to go.

Alongside Bacon is the old man of Australian off Road, Josh Green. Green, now in his 12th year with Yamaha continues to shine with 2022 one of his most successful seasons despite being on the shady side of 30. Green loves racing and continues to work hard at his craft to stay ahead of the pack. Mounted on the all-new YZ450F, Green is excited with the new bike and cant wait to put it to the test at Mendooran. 

“The off season has gone really smoothly for us and we are ready to go for the opening weekend of racing,” states team manager, AJ Roberts. “We have made a few tweaks to Kyron’s bike to cater for his development as a rider while Josh is loving the YZ450F and it’s proving to be as good in the bush as it is on the motocross and supercross tracks. 

“The guys and fit, the team is organised and Yamaha continue to support off road in Australia so an exciting year lays ahead for us,” Roberts ends.