|Australasian Safari: Celebrate live with Australia’s toughest rally competitors.|
Witness the action and excitement of the Australasian Safari first hand as the riders and drivers race home on the final leg of their seven-day marathonrally. Get a rare glimpse of the Safari action when the final two stages of the event are completed and a podium finish held at the stunning new Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
Congratulate the weary competitors who have made it to the end. There should be some famous faces amongst them with three-time Dakar moto champion Cyril Despres and V8 Supercar hero Craig Lowndes entered in 2011. All the vehicles that made it to the finish will also be on display in a festive atmosphere.
What: A spectating opportunity on the edge of the gold course to give the public a taste of the Safari action, and the official finish or the race. Competitors who make it to the finish will be formally acknowledged and their 4WDs, motorbikes and quad bikes will be on display.
The Safari is Australia’s toughest motorsport challenge, starting from Hillarys Boat Harbour in Perth before a gruelling seven days to Geraldton and then through WA’s Golden Outback. The race finishes in Kalgoorlie after following a mostly off-road outback route of more than 3500 km.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has kindly allowed the race to finish at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course, one of the top ten desert golf courses in the world and home to the final hole of the Nullarbor Links. The contrasting red dirt, green fairways and salmon gums create a stunning backdrop for the race finish.
Who: Three-time winner of Dakar Frenchman Cyril Despres, V8 Supercar champion Craig Lowndes, national off-road moto champion Ben Grabham, Swedish Rally Princess Annie Seel and all competitors who have made it to the end.
When: Friday 30 September, early afternoon to see the action, and sunset for the podium finish. Times will be available on the website closer to the event.
Entry: Free entry, parking available at the golf course car park for a gold coin donation. Proceeds will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctors Service. For more informations visit the official website at [ www.australasiansafari.com.au ].
2011/08/26 | 10:41 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/HUNT