Team preparations


Safari 2012 – 21.9.12


Just after these photos the weather came in. The ceremonial start is due to go ahead still, and the vehicles will be on public display from 4.00pm local time, and the ceremonial start is due to roll on from 7.00pm. The Australasian Safari site should have a live feed going this evening. Check it out!

Warren Strange's #7 Safari bike in Dakar trim

Safari 2012 – Scrutineering done

All GHR vehicles passed scrutineering successfully yesterday. Todd Smith, Jacob Smith and Paul Smith will attend the event media conference this morning as GHR team representatives. Accompanying them will be Glen Grundy and Brett Cummings who are entered in the Dakar Challenge. At 4.00pm local time this afternoon all the Safari vehicles will be on display at Hillarys Boat Harbour for the meet-and-greet. Anyone planning to attend the ceremonial start at 7.00pm should consider coming down early for this unique opportunity to see all the machinery up close and to meet the team members.

Some pictures from the yesterday.

Warren Strange's #7 Safari bike in Dakar trim.

Head mechanic Simon Wade putting the finishing touches to #7.

Rob Ingram and Simon Wade at work.

Simon Wade at work on #7.

South African rider Guy Henley applying graphics to his Safari machine.

American rider Mike Johnson discussing navigation gear with Simon Wade.

Mike Johnson and mechanic Steve Clarke.

Warren Strange's #7 bike in Dakar trim.

Glen Grundy, Simon Wade and Brett Cummings - all three going to Dakar in 2013.

Paul Smith's Honda TRX700XX quad being scrutineered.

All the babies in the bed.



Safari 2012 – final testing

Yesterday the most of the riders finalised their suspension settings and ergonomics. American rider Mike Johnson flew in late yesterday and will make is final settings before scrutineering this afternoon Perth time.


Safari 2012 – CRF450X – Todd Smith