Garland moves to third
After a successful appeal against a two-hour penalty, Isuzu DMAX driver, Bruce Garland, has finished third in the Auto section of this year's Australasian Safari.
Garland was handed a two-hour penalty for breaching rules governing the acceptance of outside assistance during the sixth leg of the event. On appeal, the CAMS Stewards reduced that penalty to one-hour, moving the New South Welshman and his co-driver, Harry Suzuki, to a podium position.
The Auto section was won by 2008 Champion, Stephen Riley, in his 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero, with Terry Cooper second in his 1995 Nissan GQ Ute.
1 Stephen RILEY (Vic)/ John DOBLE (NSW), Mitsubishi Pajero, 26h 22m 24s
2 Terry CONNER (Vic)/ Jodi CONNER (Vic), Nissan GQ Ute, +16m 43s
3 Bruce GARLAND (NSW)/Harry SUZUKI (NSW) Isuzu DMAX, +1hr 20m 16s