|Australasian Safari: New production-class, discount entries until 31st of May.|
Ever wanted to take on the likes of the "Local Hero" Craig Lowndes and Dakar veteran Bruce Garland? Here’s your chance. A new Production Class in the 2011 Australasian Safari allows standard vehicles to compete with the necessary modifications to race.
Production class entries will race alongside Safari veterans and young bloods alike in the existing CAMS and FIA classes from 22 to 30 September in the remote Western Australian outback, home to the event for the past five years.
Event Director Justin Hunt said the new class was not an outright speed class but more a Safari survival class. "The Safari Production Class won’t be about speed. A safe and sensible drive in the event is likely to win the class and winners will receive full champagne honours at the ceremonial finish, plus it will also receive individual televised coverage."
Route planning continues for the Australasian Safari Rally 2011. The organisation is in the process of applying for approval for land use for roads that were identified in a reconnaissance trip at the start of April. The guys will go back out in a couple of weeks to put more of the pieces together but the 2011 course is looking challenging.
The Regulations are close to final approval. There are not many changes from the 2010 document from a technical point of view. But plenty of administrative information. The online Entry system will be live by June and this will enable you to finalise the entry process and complete your crew registrations.
Discounted Entries for the 2011 Safari close on the 31st of May so you have 2 weeks time to save some hard earned cash on your Safari entry. A number of big-name Australian and international competitors in auto, moto and quad categories have already signed up to take on the rough and tumble goldfields and desert terrain. The final date for close of entries is Friday 12 August.
Expressions of Interest for the Australasian Safari, Western Australia’s answer to the well-known Dakar event, are already open and a Pre Event Guide is available for interested entrants at [ www.australasiansafari.com.au ].
2011/05/17 | 21:12 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/HUNT