How cool would it be to race along the beach and large ranches across 3200
kilometers of the Australian outback? While the Australasian Safari isn’t the
largest attended rally in the world, it ranks amongst the toughest.
ATVs/UTVs IN THE AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI
Western Australia hosted the annual Australasian Safari (named because it sometimes travels to Asian islands), a weeklong
race through the Australian outback, which makes it one of the toughest races in the world. Cars, trucks, dirt bikes, quads
and UTVs tackle terrain and wildlife during the 3200-kilometer safari. One hundred competitors started the safari in Jurien Bay.
Michael Heuchen (RZR XP 900) and Heath Young (KTM 690) led the UTVs and ATVs after the first leg, but John Maragozidis
fought back on his 2010 MMR Interceptor to win the second day by nine minutes, and the two battled for the rest of the quad
race. It ended up being the tightest ATV battle in history, with Young winning by 1 minute 6 seconds!
Michael Heuchen topped the UTV podium at the Australasian Safari with his
XP 900 in the background, and Garry Connell was second after having a flat
tire catch fire in his exhaust!
Heath Young took the top spot on the quad podium over John Maragozidis and