AORC Sporting Regulations released

The Sporting Regulations for the 2024 Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship (AORC) season have been released ahead of April’s season opener in Pooncarie.

Similar to 2023, there have been some minor changes to the regulations for the championship, with the scoring system once again the main focal point, as well as scrutineering processes.

View the 2024 AORC Sporting Regulations.

Last year’s outright scoring system had a maximum of 100 points for the winning crew, 90 for second and 80 for third, with a continuation of points all the way down to the 30th placed crew, who received five points.

There were also bonus points on offer at every event, with crews receiving up to four points for just starting and finishing an event.

In 2024, the scoring system will be changed once again with winners now receiving 600 points, while second and third receive 528 and 468 points respectively. The points will continue through to 30th position, who will receive 84 points.

Bonus points will remain and in keeping with the new system, crews will now receive up to 72 points should they start any event’s two or three sections, with 36 points per section up for grabs in two-section events and 24 for three section events.

The same scoring system will apply to all class competitions at each event.

The other major change to the Sporting Regulations lies within Scrutineering, where self-scrutiny will be used at each event. Competitors must complete a Statement of Vehicle Compliance and a Self-Scrutiny Checklist before attending, while some crews will be picked at random to complete a full scrutineering check.

View the 2024 AORC Sporting Regulations.

The 2024 Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship gets underway with the Pooncarie Desert Dash on 19-21 April, with entries to open in the coming weeks.

Photo: Dan Thompson