The fifth and final round of the 2023 Polaris Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship (AORC) season is in Western Australia this weekend, with the Black Diamond Drilling Kalgoorlie Desert Race to end the year with a bang – especially if last year is anything to go by.
Here is how you can stay up to date with the season finale.
There are more than 70 crews entered, with a strong mix of local stars and national contenders ready to tackle to 323-kilometre event.
While the SXS Motorsport Australia Championship has the largest pool of crews entered, with a massive 32 entries, the Pro Buggy class has a strong representation of 14 entrants – all eager to win the outright event.
There are also plenty of AORC titles up for grabs this weekend, with the four-way SXS Championship fight one to keep an eye on, as are both the Prolite and Extreme 2WD classes.
The Black Diamond Drilling Kalgoorlie Desert Race will run Prologue on Friday afternoon, with the opening section taking place on Saturday morning local time, before the final two sections round out the weekend on Sunday.
Before the action gets underway, the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex will be hosting a Scrutineering/Welcome party for all the locals to see the impressive machinery up close and personal before the event gets underway.
Friday 20 October*
2:00pm – Prologue
Saturday 21 October
10:10am – Section 1
Sunday 22 October
7:00am – Section 2
1:20pm – Section 3
*All times in AWST
Fans will be able to get all results for the season finale via live timing and tracking on RallySafe. All sections will be updated as the event progresses.
Throughout the weekend, the AORC will have a live blog updating fans with key information, which will be available via the website.
The Seven Network will also continue its coverage of the championship, with 7plus to screen highlights in the weeks following the event.
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