The Kincrome SXS Motorsport Australia Championship will enter a new era in 2021 with a brand new calendar and format part the changes to the new-look category.
For the first time in its short history, the Championship will hold seven rounds in a single season with every event to be held in a different Australian state – four of which also host rounds in the BFGoodrich Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship (AORC).
Starting off with Victoria in March, the Championship will then head to Alice Springs and Kooralbyn in Queensland over the following two months.
The next event takes place in August with the Tasmanian round, before three rounds run in consecutive months starting with Kalgoorlie in West Australia (separate to AORC), The Bend Motorsport Park* in South Australia and Nabiac in New South Wales to round out the season in November.
As for the new format, Championship organisers have opted to move away from the traditional Motocross tracks and round system and tap into the off road market, with the rounds to now run as an off road endurance events exclusively for SXS vehicles.
While it will continue to run as a one-day event, all seven championship rounds will see competitors split off into two groups based off a prologue where they will complete two 100km races each.
An outright round winner will then be decided based off the team who clocks up the most kilometres in both races, with a maximum of 100 points per round on offer for the winner.
At the conclusion of the season, only the top four round scores will contribute to a crew’s final score, allowing more competitors to be in contention for the title.
The Championship also welcomes a new major naming rights partner in automotive, industrial and hardware tools & equipment wholesaler, Kincrome.
Kincrome SXS Motorsport Australia Championship CEO Sam Beck was confident the new format and changes would help increase the participation in the championship.
“We have to thank Nick (Pritchard) and his team at Kincrome for the enthusiasm and vision they have brought to the table as we have negotiated this partnership,” Beck said.
“We believe we have built a terrifically-competitive and fun environment for teams that will put on a hell of a show for the fans.
“We have plenty of changes next year in regard to racing formats and, as the dust settles from the COVID-19 period, we will be in a position to announce the final schedule for a truly national championship.
“We look forward to that happening in a sea of Kincrome blue.”
The 2021 Kincrome SXS Motorsport Australia Championship begins in Rainbow, Victoria on 13 March.
2021 Kincrome SXS Motorsport Australia Championship calendar
13 March 2021
17 April 2021
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
15 May 2021
7 August 2021
St Helens, Tasmania
11 September 2021
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
16 October 2021
The Bend Motorsport Park*, South Australia
13 November 2021
Nabiac, New South Wales
*Subject to finalisation of agreement