| 28/04/2012 | 0 Comments

One amateur motorbike competitor in this year’s Australasian Safari will live the dream with a free entry into Dakar, the world’s toughest motorsport event, thanks to an agreement between Australasian Safari and Dakar.

The Australasian Safari has been selected as one of only four events (Toyota 1000 Race Desert in Botswana and the Pharaons Rally in Egypt for cars, and Taklimakan Rally in China and the Australasian Safari for motorbike riders) for the world’s most extreme and legendary offroad motorsport races to be Dakar Challenge events.
Organiser of Dakar, ASO, and the Australasian Safari have just signed an agreement that will see the winner of the moto category of the Safari receive free entry into Dakar 2013. This will be known as the Dakar Challenge. A condition of entry into the Dakar Challenge is that entrants must never have participated in the Dakar, nor have finished in the top ten of an FIM all terrain rally.
Australasian Safari event director Justin Hunt said the agreement was an exciting step forward for Safari in gaining further international exposure. “We’ve known for some years now that the Australasian Safari is our region’s toughest offroad motorsport event, but this agreement now acknowledges our status on the international stage. The agreement gives the Safari international recognition and further credibility as a major player on the world scene. For several years we have had strong international competitors come to Australia to compete as a serious rehearsal for Dakar and this agreement will hopefully encourage further international interest in our event,” Justin said.

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