Keeping up with the Gold City 450

The Markwell Group Gold City 450 kicks off the 2023 Polaris Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship this weekend with a huge event on the cards.

Ahead of the 2023 season opener, we have some of the key details you need to know about the event.

Entry List

There will be 49 crews taking part in the season opener spread over nine classes.

The SXS Pro class has the most number of crews, while a number of the top contenders are in the Pro Buggy class, including reigning champions Ryan Taylor and Kye Floyd.

Click here to view the entry list.


Like most AORC events, the Gold City 450 will have Prologue and section one on Saturday and the remaining two sections on Sunday.

Click here to view Prologue Start Times.

Friday 10 March
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Scrutineering

Saturday 11 March
8:15am – 10:30am – Prologue
11:30am – 2:00pm – Section 1 Group 1
2:00pm – 4:30pm – Section 1 Group 2

Sunday 12 March
7:30 – 10:00am – Section 2 Group 1
10:30 – 1:00pm – Section 2 Group 2
1:30pm – 4:30pm – Section 3 Combined
^Times listed AEST

Where are the results?

Fans will be able to get all results for the season opener via live timing. All sections will be updated as the event progresses.

Click here for live timing.

Fan can also follow each car throughout the race thanks to Rallysafe.

Click here for live tracking.

Event Coverage

Throughout the weekend, the AORC will have a live blog updating fans with key information, which will be available via the website.

Daily wraps and highlights will be available via the website and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Following the recent announcement with the Seven network, 7Plus will also contain some highlights across the weekend and in the weeks following the event.

Click here for 7Plus.

The Markwell Group Gold City 450 takes place in Charters Towers on 10-12 March.