BFGoodrich backing expanded AORC in 2022

The BFGoodrich naming rights partnership will continue in 2022, with the tyre manufacturer confirming its extended support of the BFGoodrich Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship.

With the 2022 calendar reveal only days away, the continued partnership provides a further boost to what will be an extended Championship next season.

While 2020 and 2021 have resulted in no Championships being declared due to ongoing travel restrictions, the next 12 months promises to be the biggest in recent times and BFGoodrich’s continued support is a key part of the expansion and return of the full Championship.

Peter Heatley, BFGoodrich Motorsport Manager for Australia, said extending support for the country’s premier off road racing Championship was a simple choice.

“We are thrilled to announce our continued support of the BFGoodrich Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship in 2022,” Heatley said.

“After a difficult two years that have seen border dashes and lockdowns rule, we know the anticipation for the new season is incredibly high for drivers and teams alike.

“Looking back it was great to see the return of Finke in 2021, with Toby Price leading a BFGoodrich podium lockout in the 4-wheel category. We know there is growing interest from junior and female drivers, plus plenty of worthy contenders rising through the off road ranks. There is no doubt we can expect big things from the championship when it returns to its full potential in 2022.

“The team at Motorsport Australia are working hard to put together a calendar that will showcase the best off road racing Australia has to offer, so when the drivers and their highly-engineered off-road machines get set to take on Australia’s toughest of terrains, BFGoodrich will be there.”

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Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca thanked BFGoodrich for their loyal support.

“To have partners like BFGoodrich really do make the difference for the sport,” Arocca said.

“The BFGoodrich Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship hasn’t been immune from the recent lockdowns and cancellations, and while some events were able to proceed in the last two years, a number have missed out. We look forward to rectifying that in 2022 and are eagerly anticipating the opening round.

“Understandably, it’s been a challenge for everyone in motorsport and for our events in recent times, but with partners like BFGoodrich who have stood by the Championship, we know we’re ready to get straight back into action in 2022, with events that will be bigger than ever.

“The final tweaks are now being made to the AORC calendar for 2022, and we are looking forward to announcing the expanded calendar in the coming days.”

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