Graham Grants average speeds for the 2010 Safari range from about 30mph to about 50. That is roughly commensurate with my pace on the PD, although I dont know if the terrain is similar enough to make a correlation.
He also scored an "MCf" on a few stages which I dont know what that refers to.. other than it seems like it may have taken too long to finish the course
This race isnt like the Dakar, though, where the organizers are trying to eliminate you. Seth tells me they take a lot of steps to ensure you can finish one way or the other. THere is even a "cut and run" option where it looks like if you dont finish or cant start a day or something you can jump back in the next day, albeit with a strong penalty. At least youre still moving, though.
Im also doing a little google mapping with last years itinerary, and getting results that look like:
"We could not calculate directions between Perth WA, Australia and Logans Find, Londonderry WA, Australia."
that sounds perfect