Originally Posted by Seth S
Inner Australia...draw 50 mile radius around every city...what is left is inner...has very little in the way of anyone to complain about a rally going through.
That's the simplistic versiuon of it (like the USA... Oz does have it's fair share of gov't departments, conservation authorities and political activists to placate also)... but pretty much... yeah. It's not so simple as it once was in Africa (and it's not that way any longer either for that matter) but I don't think that logistically it is any less feasable than Sth America, or anywhere else in the world really (there are environmental/government issues almost everywhere to consider in this day and age).
The BIG plus for Sth America is that currently ASO and their partners have created a great public awarenes, generated big sponsor support and have the various national governments opening their wallets to attract/back the race up. THAT is what has helped make "El dakaro" the success it's been, as well as the fantastic landscapes the rally has traversed in it's 4 editions there.