|Category||Off Road Rally|
|Country||Western Australia, Australia|
|Official Website||Australasian Safari|
The Australasian Safari was an off-road motor sport racing event held in Australia. Like the Dakar Rally, the vehicle classes involved were motorcycles and cars, however there were no truck class. From 2008, a quad class was introduced. The event was first run in 1985 and has been held under the International Sporting Code of FIM and the General Competition Rules of Motorcycling Australia since 1999.
The event was originally known as the Wynn's Safari and was first run in 1985. It was usually held around the end of August, in the Australian winter, and covered approximately 5500 kilometres, mostly through the Outback in just over a week.
The event grew in size and scope for the first few years. In 1988, Australia's Bicentennial year, the event was tagged "The Big One" and was expanded to cover 10,000 km in 15 days, with a start in Alice Springs and traveling across the Tanami Desert, through the Kimberley region into Darwin, across the Gulf Country of far northwest Queensland and an eventual finish in Sydney. Out of 196 starting vehicles, only 96 finished the race. The event changed its name in 1989 to the Australian Safari and to the Australasian Safari in 2008. Since 2007 the event was hosted in Western Australia.
Between 1994 and 1997 the event was included in the FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup.
|Year||Auto - Winner||Moto - Winner||Quad - Winner||Ref|
|1985||Andrew Cowan Mitsubishi Pajero||Steve Chapman Honda XR 600||-|
|1986||Andrew Cowan Mitsubishi Pajero||Allan Cunnynghame Yamaha XT 600||-|
|1987||Doug Stewart Mitsubishi Pajero||Steve Chapman Honda XR 600||-|
|1988||Ross Dunkerton Mitsubishi Pajero||Michael Goddard Honda NXR 650||-|
|1989||David Officer Mitsubishi Triton||Steve Chapman Honda XR 600||-|
|1990||Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Pajero||John Hederics Honda XR 600||-|
|1991||David Officer Mitsubishi Triton||John Hederics Honda XR 600||-|
|1992||Reg Owen Nissan Patrol||John Hederics Honda XR 600||-|
|1993||Ian Swan Nissan Patrol||Michael Goddard Kawasaki KLX 650R||-|
|1994||Jean-Pierre Fontenay Mitsubishi Pajero||John Hederics Honda XR 600||-|
|1995||Doug Manwaring Nissan Patrol||John Hederics Honda XR 600||-|
|1996||Bruce Garland Holden Jackaroo||John Hederics Honda XR 600||-|
|1997||Mikhail Naryshkin Mitsubishi Pajero||Andy Haydon KTM 640 LC4||-|
|1999||Bruce Garland Holden Jackaroo||Stephen Greenfield Honda XR 600||-|
|2000||Bruce Garland Holden Jackaroo||Andy Caldecott KTM 660||-|||
|2001||Bruce Garland Holden Jackaroo||Andy Caldecott KTM 660||-|||
|2002||Bruce Garland Holden Jackaroo||Andy Caldecott KTM 660||-|||
|2003||John Hederics Nissan Patrol||Andy Caldecott KTM 660||-|||
|2004||John Hederics Holden Rodeo||J Cunningham Honda XR 650||-|
|2007||Hederics/Williams Holden Rodeo||Grabham Honda CRF 450X||-|||
|2008||Riley/Doble Mitsubishi Pajero||Grabham Honda CRF 450X||John Maragozidis Polaris Outlaw IRS|||
|2009||Riley/Doble Mitsubishi Pajero||Jacob Smith Honda CRF 450X||Josef Machacek Yamaha Raptor|||
|2010||Craig Lowndes/Kees Weel Holden Rodeo||Ben Grabham KTM 530 EXC||Paul Smith Honda TRX700XX|||
|2011||Riley/Doble Mitsubishi Pajero||Todd Smith Honda CRF 450X||John Maragozidis MMR Interceptor 850|||
|2012||Hederics/Weel Holden Colorado||Jake Smith Honda CRF 450X||Paul Smith Honda TRX700XX|||
|2013||Trigg/Olholm Toyota Hilux||Rodney Faggotter Yamaha WR450F||Heath Young KTM 690 Rally|||
|2014||McShane/Hayes Toyota Tacoma||Rodney Faggotter Yamaha WR450F||John Maragozidis MMR Interceptor 850|||
- MotorSM.com - Australia Safari Archived February 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- 2007 Australian Safari Entry Form[dead link]
- Motorcycling Australia - Australian Safari, the ultimate off-road adventure[dead link]
- Carpenter, Bob; Haldeman, Phil; Snooks, Tom; Munting, Nick; Automotion Australia (Firm); Wynn's Australia (1989), Wynn's Safari the big one, Automotion Australia, retrieved 9 February 2015
- Australian Safari 2000 Division Winners Archived February 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- 2005 Australian Safari cancelled[dead link]
- Australian Safari 2007 Results Archived December 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Australian Safari 2008 Results Archived September 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Australian Safari 2009 Results Archived July 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Australian Safari 2010 Final Classifications Archived November 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Australian Safari 2011 Final Classifications
- Australian Safari 2012 Final Classifications
- Australian Safari 2013 Final Classifications
- Australian Safari 2014 Final Classifications