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Australasian Safari: Bike update

Safari heads into extreme final days With only and handful of days remaining in the 2009 Australasian Safari, riders are pushing themselves to the limit to finish the 3,500 kilometre event. Event Director, Justin Hunt, is impressed with the ...

Safari heads into extreme final days

With only and handful of days remaining in the 2009 Australasian Safari, riders are pushing themselves to the limit to finish the 3,500 kilometre event.

Event Director, Justin Hunt, is impressed with the competition so far and can't wait for the last few days of racing.

"It's been a really good event so far, with heaps of challenges for competitors," Hunt said.

"We've had tough days of competition, been through some incredible landscape and have two marathon days to come Thursday and Friday.

"The guys out front are pushing really hard and it's still anyone's race as we've seen with AJ Roberts coming off yesterday with a dislocated shoulder.

"We have two extreme days ahead plus the loop out of Kalgoorlie."

With a record number of international competitors taking part in the 2009 Safari, Hunt said that exposure of the event has been impressive.

"We continually refine event practices, and listen to and respect competitor feedback," he said.

"This year we've really put Safari on the world stage, and have a record number of international competitors.

"We've had some great exposure through daily live broadcasts from the Channel 7 Sunrise weather crew and the feedback we're receiving tells us we're heading in the right direction."

As the competition heats up Hunt was encouraging anyone nearby to come and cheer on the riders before the event wraps up on Saturday 8 August.

"We're getting to the pointy end of the competition now, so the excitement is really building," he said.

"Fans can come down to spectator vantage points in Kalgoorlie and we encourage the Motorcycling Australia Kalgoorlie members to come down to the ceremonial finish on Maritana Street in Kalgoorlie on Saturday 8 August at 2pm to cheer on all of the competitors for making it to the finish."

-credit: ma.org.au

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