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Old 09-07-2012, 12:29 AM   #136
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I hope you got someone to run the bike in for me ... I'd hate to glaze the bore.
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I'm sure you'll put someone on board worthy of the bike Don.
I guess the answer is a big fat "no" for me then?? (Actually I need someone worthy of the bike I've already got!)
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:43 AM   #137
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #138
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Cool2 Don's dilemma...?

^^^ We've gone from the "California Kid", to "Waterboy"... to hands raised by "Miles2abeach", even "Flightless Bird" and now... "mudguts"

Who'd of thought it would be so hard to make a choice Don...???

What about some of the other second tier KTM pilots... the likes of Curtis, Birch...?
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:17 AM   #139
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Talking For all the internationals who don't know what all the fuss is about...

Here is a selection of photo's from the five "WA editions" of the Australasian Safari since 2007... (the event has been run since 1985)

(all photo's coutesy of Australasian Safari facebook page)

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:18 AM   #140
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #141
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:20 AM   #142
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:21 AM   #143
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #144
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...2012...???

And despite dozens of big international names in Rally Raid circles (reigning world champions etc.) who have come from overseas to take on the Oz challenge ever since that innaugural event back in 1985... nobody has ever toppled the Aussies from claiming the top podium placing...




1985 Gaston Rahier (Belgium) Marlboro BMW R80GS 2nd place Wynns Safari - Syd/Darwin
1985 Eddy Hau (Germany) Marlboro BMW DNF/crash
1987 Hideaki Suzuki (Japan) Yamaha 4th place Wynns Safari - Syd/Darwin
1989 Cyril Neveu (France) BYRD Yamaha Retired/DQ'd
1989 Guido Maletti (Italy) BYRD Yamaha 5th place Australian Safari - Syd/Darwin
1991 Richard Sainct (France) Honda DNF/crash on rally debut while in top ten.
1991 Olle Ohlsson (Sweden) Suzuki DNF/mechanical. 1992 DNF/Collision 1995/96/97 finisher.
1992 Jeremy Davies (South Africa - roof of Africa winner) Yamaha (Japan) DNF/crash/mechanical.
1993 Raymond Loiseaux (France) BMW 100RS 2nd place Australian Safari - Syd/Darwin
1995 Jean-Luc martin (France) Sonauto Yamaha DNF/mechanical.
1996 Heinz Kinigadner (Austria) KTM DNF/crash (while leading).
1996 Edi Orioli (Italy) Yamaha Belgarda DNF/mechanical leg one.
1996 Jutta Klienschmidt (Germany) KTM finisher (womens class winner)
1996 Robert Grönlund (Sweden) Suzuki DR 650 3rd place Australian Safari - Adelaide/Townsville
1997 Richard Sainct (France) Gauliose KTM DNF/mechanical leg three.
1999 Tara O'Callaghan (England) KTM 660 Rallye 3rd place NT Safari - Alice Springs/Darwin
2000 Casey McCoy (USA) Honda XR400 2nd place NT Safari - Alice Springs/Darwin (also competitor 2001, 02, 03, 04 & '07)
2000 Kevi Schwantz (USA) Suzuki DR 400E. Finisher.
2001 Andrew Coaker (UK ) KTM 660 Rallye 3rd place Alice Springs/Darwin
2002 Alfie Cox (South Africa) KTM 660 Rallye 3rd place NSW Safari - Bathurst/Bathurst
2002 PG Lundmark (Sweden 2001 FIM World Cup champion) KTM 660 Rallye 4th place
2003 Jean Brucy (France) KTM Gauliose DNF/crash/mechanical leg four.
2003 Carlos DeGavardo (Chilé) KTM Repsol (2nd place 450cc class)
2003 Andrew Coaker (Singapore) KTM 660 rallye 3rd place NSW Safari - Bathurst/Bathurst
2004 David Fretigné (France) Yamaha Europe DNF/crash leg four.
2007 Jonah Street (USA) Yamaha finisher WA Safari -Kunnunurra/Perth
2009 Annie Seel (Sweden) Husaberg finisher 2009/10 & '11
2010 Ze Helio (Brazil) Husaberg. Finisher
2011 Cyril Despres (France) KTM RedBull, retired.
2011 Sam Sunderland (UK/UAE) Husaberg finisher.
2011 Manuel Luchesse (Italy) Husaberg finisher.



*Note: these are by no means ALL of the international competitors (from Europe, US and Japan)...
merely a collection of some of the limelight names and/or those international riders who made an accomplished result or podium.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #145
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #146
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See the entery list is posted under the competitors tab on the safari web site,
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:06 PM   #147
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I see from the entry list there is one more american, a Mr Michael Johnson, with GHR Honda, in the Dakar Challenge?

I say that as a question, just because last i heard, it was just Q.Cody and me...
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #148
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #149
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You missed this one Troy. I LOVE this shot by Ross, it just has safari written all over it.
Drink it in guys, many of us live this through you. Best of luck to all this year. Go hard, stay safe.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #150
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^^^ We've gone from the "California Kid", to "Waterboy"... to hands raised by "Miles2abeach",


Troy, Im only 2 1/2 hrs from Santa Cruz.. ok its quite a few clicks but hell Ive driven up and down San Diego County for that long to find a good spot back in the day...
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