Australasian Safari to use Wanneroo Showgrounds
- 12th July 2013, 10:09am
The showgrounds will provide a base for the endurance motorsport event’s competitors, service crew, media, motorsport officials and event staff, before they embark on seven days and 3,500 kilometres of off-road racing adventure through Western Australia’s Mid-West region.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City of Wanneroo is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2013 Australasian Safari.
“I am delighted that an international event of this calibre will be bringing their HQ to the City for our residents to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming competitors from right across the globe to Wanneroo showgrounds for the first time.”
Australasian Safari has gained a reputation as one of the toughest and challenging motorsport events in the world. This reputation attracts a diverse field of both local and international competitors from countries like the United States, France, South Africa, Czech Republic, Romania and Malaysia.
Event Director Justin Hunt said the locale would provide a fantastic introduction to Western Australia for out-of-state competitors.
“Wanneroo is a vibrant and fast growing city with a wide array of landscapes - offering something for everybody.
“We are excited to begin the 2013 event at Wanneroo Showgrounds and look forward to welcoming both competitors and fans to the new event base,” said Justin.
The Australasian Safari begins with a Safari Show on Thursday 19th September at 4pm. This free family event gives motorsport enthusiasts a chance to get up close to competitors and their four-wheel drives, motorbikes, quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles before they travel to Jurien Bay where competition officially starts.
Competitors will cross the finish line in Geraldton on Friday 27 September.
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