News 7 Apr 2010

Off-Road: Honda enters fifth year with Hattah Desert Race

Honda Australia will celebrate their fifth year as naming right’s sponsor for the Hattah Desert event to be held in July near Mildura in Victoria.

The Honda Hattah Desert Race is a four hour contest of will and determination that sees many of the country’s best riders front up for the experience prior to the Australian Safari.

The North West Victorian Motorcycle Club, who has been hosting the event in its current format for over 10 years, will once again host the event from 2-4 July.

“We’re very pleased to get behind the Hattah again this year,” said Honda’s marketing manager Glyn Griffiths. “It always ends up being a great weekend out for all of the Honda riders and is one of the best spectator events on the calendar. We appreciate the support given to Honda in and around town during the weekend, and really enjoy being a part of the festivities.”

The race is fought out over eight laps of a grueling 35km loop through Mallee scrub land which includes everything from tight, technical sections winding through trees to wide open blasts through open paddocks.

The event attracts hundreds of riders with no cap on the number of entries.

The Honda Hattah Desert Race also features juniors and quads, as well as ironman and pony express divisions in the senior race.

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