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Australasian Safari: Hutchesson Sidecar twins set for Safari adventure.


Breaking a 17-year drought of sidecar entrants in Australia’s toughest off-road motorsport event, "Australasian Safari", are South Australian duo Max and Sam Hutchesson. After competing in a number of different events including six-hour and 24-hour reliability trials, the brothers set their sights on entering the 2013 Australasian Safari back in 2011.

“Our build up for Safari has been two years in the making, with lots of fundraising and planning going into it,” said Sam. “We are looking forward to experiencing Australasian Safari; we have heard that the physical and mental challenge of the event is like no other in Australia.”

The KTM powered bike the brothers will use in Safari has been built by Gavin Porteous, who will also be acting as team manager and mechanic on event. “The bike we’re riding has been built from scratch specifically for this event. It is powered by a KTM 625 engine and the frame is very similar to our normal enduro outfit, but fitted with the appropriate navigational equipment and extra fuel storage,” said Sam.

“It was approximately a six month process to build the bike and we still have a reasonable amount of work left to do such as adding an extra fuel tank and rebuilding the engine."

It was a natural progression into sidecar racing for the twin brothers who’ve been riding sidecars since they were seven years old and racing since they were 16. “Our dad raced sidecars for many years, in events such as the South Australian 24-Hour Reliability Trial,” said Sam.

“Max rides the bike and I am the passenger. Being passenger is very physically demanding because you are on your feet most of the time, travelling from left to right to keep the bike stable and in control.”

The brothers were just four years old when the last sidecar competed in Safari. In 1996, Chris Lang and Colin Daddow, riding a Kawasaki 750 Wasp, became the first Safari entrants to finish the event on a three-wheeler.

“We know Chris very well and he has given us some great advice with our preparations for Safari,” said Sam. As part of their preparation for the navigational side of Safari the team entered the recent two-day off-road event, Condo 750. “We learnt a lot from Condo and found that it was a good test of the bike,” said Sam. “We got through the first day with no issues and placed mid-field amongst the Motos and Quads.

“Unfortunately on the final day, mechanical gremlins plagued us only 50 kilometres from the finish and we had to withdraw as a result. We were very disappointed but at the same time it was beneficial trip for our Safari campaign.”

The Australasian Safari will commence with a Safari Show on Thursday 19 September. Competitors will cross the finish line in Geraldton after seven tough days in the Western Australian outback on Friday 27 September.

For more information on Australasian Safari visit [ AUSTRALASIANSAFARI.COM ]. Max and Sam are looking for financial supporters for their team. If you are interested please make contact with them via their Facebook page [ AUSTRALASIANSAFARI.COM ].

2013/06/20 | 11:17 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/CORNES











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