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Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« on: July 27, 2009, 09:44:34 am »
For thase interested the australian safari starts Friday. 2 South Africans in the race on BMW Xchalendges. Blasie Franken and Kobus Potgieter.
Here is the link.
http://www.australasiansafari.com.au/
 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 10:23:48 am »
I saw Kobus and his bike at the pretrol station the other day. What an awsome looking machine, plenty of time and money spent there.
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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 10:48:51 am »
Cool, thanks for the notification.

I enjoyed this event very much.

I see there are two more South Africans taking part - one on a KTM and one on a Polaris.

Good luck to them all
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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 11:05:17 am »
The gallery page of the 2008 event looks cool



 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 01:36:32 pm »
Blasie is a 53 year old from Hermanus. Use to race offroad on CR500 and TT600.
They are testing the bikes today and tommorow. Scruteneering is Wdnesday and Thursday.
Round the houses is Friday. Saterday is raceday.
Cool, thanks for the notification.

I enjoyed this event very much.

I see there are two more South Africans taking part - one on a KTM and one on a Polaris.

Good luck to them all
Sorry. Did not see them.
See there is couple of chinees.

Hannes Grobler and a few friends are going spectatoring. Mabe next year we see a  SA vehicles or 2, Who knows?

 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 01:39:01 pm »
This race is huge in AUSland... I love it!
 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 02:12:58 pm »
Blasie use to rally with me, years ago. He is either big mates with Hannes or family, cant remember.

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 02:49:30 pm »
I like watching this race on TV. Wonder if Wicus van Deventer is there on a Quad?
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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 02:50:54 pm »
And Honda won it 2 years in a row now :biggrin:
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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 08:27:32 pm »
anyone know if it being shown on our telly's?
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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 09:03:55 am »
Blasie use to rally with me, years ago. He is either big mates with Hannes or family, cant remember.

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I wish them well!
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anyone know if it being shown on our telly's?
Not that I know of.
 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 05:50:02 pm »
Some stuff on You-tube.


 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 07:22:57 pm »
I like watching this race on TV. Wonder if Wicus van Deventer is there on a Quad?


Ken jy hom goed of nie ???
As die hoender in jou vasvlieg moet sy vere waai, maar dis darm ook nou nie nodig om in die hoenderhok in te klim nie.
 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 09:39:32 pm »
I like watching this race on TV. Wonder if Wicus van Deventer is there on a Quad?


Ken jy hom goed of nie ???
Nee ken hom glad nie. Ek dink hy is n baie goeie quadryer en rateltaai. Dis jammer hy neem nie meer deel aan die Dakar.
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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2009, 08:45:29 am »
I like watching this race on TV. Wonder if Wicus van Deventer is there on a Quad?


Ken jy hom goed of nie ???
Nee ken hom glad nie. Ek dink hy is n baie goeie quadryer en rateltaai. Dis jammer hy neem nie meer deel aan die Dakar.



 ;) Ek hoor wat jy sÍ.
As die hoender in jou vasvlieg moet sy vere waai, maar dis darm ook nou nie nodig om in die hoenderhok in te klim nie.
 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2009, 06:30:39 pm »
Blasie cameback today.  Had a hell of a time. The first South African to finish the Safari. Kobus had a moerse fall on day 4. Rear swingarm snaped of the bike at around 100km/h.  Still in intensive care in Ausland but are allrite.
 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2009, 09:16:15 pm »
Good to hear and bloody well done. But well beaten by a girl on a Husaberg (although Annie Seel is special).  Brothers Smith 1st and 2nd, winner on a Hoender, 2nd a KTM 530. Previous winner Grabham lost time when the rear tyre on his KTM 530  disintegrated and he came in on the rim.

In 2008 Wickus Van Deventer was leading the quads by like hours until he crashed and broke his leg. Bummer.
 

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Re: Australian Safari.starts Friday.
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2009, 08:33:59 am »
A pic of Cobus's bike. The rear swingarm broke bad. Never seen something like this on any bike.