Originally Posted by Stagehand
neither- both of those are subsidiary challenges i'm led to believe. The ADV tour is like the ADV class in rallymoto- roughly the same route but no points, sortof.
the DAkar CHallenge is (I think) a new gig started by Safari, in that if you actually win, and havent won the Safari before, you get your entry fee for the DAkar paid. Mind you, thats only about 25% of the costs of doing Dakar but its a start
I'm on just the ordinary regualr moto entry.
Indeed, there is the Australasian Safari Rallye itself and then inside the Rallye there is a 'class' called the Dakar Challenge. To qualify for this class you should not be an 'expert' (as designated by ASO) or have competed in the Dakar before. Winning this class guarantees you a spot in the Dakar (entree fees paid for by ASO).
The ADV Tour is a leasure ride along some of the same routes as used by the race competitors
Regulations here: http://www.australasiansafari.com/we...mpetitors.html