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Welcome to the Australasian Safari 2012 special newssection. To read an article just click on the specific headline below. All articles are visible for several years and under special subdomain [ COPY & CLICK HERE ] or use the SEARCH.




Australasian Safari: Entirely new course in 2012, Rally from September 21-29.






The "Dakar of Down Under" will continue: The "Australasian Safari Rally" in Australia will take place from 21 to 29 September 2012. "We have an incredible field of competitors this year and I wanted to ensure they have every opportunity to plan for next year’s event and mark it in their calendars" said event-owner Justin Hunt.

Hunt was race-director until 2010, then in 2011 he bought the rally from the organizing-company ´Octagon´. "We will introduce a range of new innovations - including a "Safari Challenge" which will enable road going 4WD's to compete in the Safari."

For 2012 there will be an entirely new course and the rally will visit a number of new towns in some simply stunning regions. At this stage the event will be focusing on the Perth, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia.

"Our initial course trips have been exciting and early indications are for a great course traveling some stunning areas of Western Australia" Justin Hunt added. "I did however spend three hours bogged on the beach a little close to the waterline, something that I triedvery hard to hide! Cant tell you where we were but it was hard going in the standard Toyota Hilux."

Ross Runnalls has been appointed as the Clerk of Course for 2012. Runnalls brings a wealth of "Auto" and "Moto" experience to the event and will also complete a full course and road book check prior to the event in 2012. "Along with an Organising Committee restructure and a fairly substantial course planning overhaul we are confident that this will resolve the issues of consistency that were experienced in the past" Hunt said.

Starting in February 2012, the organisation will asking a number of competitors to be part of teleconference focus groups. "We plan on seeking more opinions and sharing information (where no competitive advantage can be gained) to ensure we capture feedback and to share concepts and long term plans. If you would like to be part of this process please email me direct" said Hunt.

For the new "Safari Challenge" there are a number of strict compliance issues but its basically open to all 4WD vehicles. "Please read the details about the Challenge in the Pre Event Guide" Justin Hunt told, "the Safari Challenge is still subject to formal motorsport authority approval."

For the "Production Category" he announced: "We will again be including the Safari Production category as a stand alone category. Our initial talks with manufacturers is that this is their favoured format for competition and we hope that some new teams will join this category in 2012."

Some changes will be made in the "Cars A3 Category". "For 2012 Vehicles entering A3 will have a maximum track width and other conditions to ensure that they will a) fit down the course and b) are suitable for a unregistered vehicle permit" the organiser told.

For further informations, the organisation created a "Pre Event Guide Edition 1", which is available [ HERE ]. More informations about the rally, further results, videos and pictures can be found at the official website [ AUSTRALASIANSAFARI.COM.AU ].

2012/02/03 | 18:02 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/HS/HUNT











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Australasian Safari VIDEO: All Videos of the Australasian Safari sorted by date | 17.10.2012 17:28 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Final overall results after SS07 Geraldton Quads | 10.10.2012 20:09 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Final overall results after SS07 Geraldton Bikes | 10.10.2012 20:05 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Final overall results after SS07 Geraldton Cars | 10.10.2012 20:01 |




Australasian Safari: And the winners are... After 8 days the Safari finished. | 29.09.2012 14:29 |




Australasian Safari: Dakar Challenge won by South African Brett Cummings. | 29.09.2012 12:51 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: FINAL OVERALL results after 07 BIKE/QUAD | 29.09.2012 12:39 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: FINAL OVERALL results after Stage 07 - CARS | 29.09.2012 12:09 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: Official video of SS06 Gascoyne Junction - Kalbarri | 29.09.2012 11:32 |




Australasian Safari: Honda riders Jacob and Paul Smith lead bikes & quads. | 29.09.2012 11:17 |




Australasian Safari: Stage 06 brought the participants back west to Kalbarri. | 29.09.2012 10:31 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after SS06 - BIKE/QUAD | 29.09.2012 10:00 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after Stage 06 - CARS | 29.09.2012 09:28 |




Australasian Safari PHOTOS: Impressions SS06 Gascoyne Junc.-Kalbarri (74). | 29.09.2012 08:41 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: Official video of SS05 Gascoyne Junction round | 29.09.2012 08:34 |




Australasian Safari: Tricky beautiful 448 km in SS05 near Gascoyne Junction. | 27.09.2012 15:21 |




Australasian Safari PHOTOS: Impressions SS05 Gascoyne Junction round (48). | 27.09.2012 15:07 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after SS05 - BIKE/QUAD | 27.09.2012 14:03 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after Stage 05 - CARS | 27.09.2012 13:30 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: Behind the scenes - the Catering crew of the Safari | 27.09.2012 09:18 |




Australasian Safari: Holden and Subaru leader after SS04 Gascoyne Junction. | 27.09.2012 08:42 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: Movie of SS04 Carnarvon-Gascoyne Junction | 27.09.2012 07:16 |




Australasian Safari: Smith consolidates lead in front of Strange & Cummings. | 27.09.2012 06:40 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after SS04 - BIKE/QUAD | 27.09.2012 06:33 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after Stage 04 - CARS | 27.09.2012 06:09 |




Australasian Safari PHOTOS: SS 04 Carnarvon-Gascoyne Junction Cars (68). | 26.09.2012 15:39 |




Australasian Safari PHOTOS: SS 04 Carnarvon-Gascoyne Junction Bikes (55). | 26.09.2012 15:33 |




Australasian Safari: Isuzu Motorsport happy with "Dakar Check" on Safari. | 26.09.2012 15:13 |




Australasian Safari: Spectacular dunes and coastline in SS03 at Carnarvon. | 26.09.2012 13:22 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: Bike-crash onboard Husaberg Manuel Lucchese | 26.09.2012 13:01 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: Official video of SS03 round Carnarvon - Carnarvon | 26.09.2012 12:53 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after SS03 - BIKE/QUAD | 25.09.2012 16:08 |




Australasian Safari RESULTS: Daily / Overall results after Stage 03 - CARS | 25.09.2012 15:26 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: Fixing Isuzu D-Max for Dakar - Garland Interview | 25.09.2012 14:52 |




Australasian Safari PHOTOS: Impressions of SS02/03 Carnarvon Cars (72). | 25.09.2012 14:30 |




Australasian Safari PHOTOS: Impressions of SS02/03 Carnarvon Bikes (48). | 25.09.2012 14:18 |




Australasian Safari VIDEO: A stage onboard with "Coconut" Mitsubishi Pajero | 25.09.2012 12:23 |




Australasian Safari: "What they said" after 490 km SS02 Kalballi-Carnarvon. | 25.09.2012 08:36 |




Australasian Safari: Impressive 500kms SS02, changes in top10, retirements. | 25.09.2012 08:07 |




















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