WRC podium-getter enters Adelaide Rally
Tuesday 28th September, 2021 - 5:04pm
Australian motorsport legend Ross Dunkerton will contest the 2021 Adelaide Rally at the age of 76.
A five-time Australian Rally Championship title winner, Dunkerton is one of two Australian drivers to have stood on a World Rally Championship podium; the other being Chris Atkinson.
That Dunkerton result came at the 1992 Rally New Zealand, an event won by Spanish star Carlos Sainz.
He’s continued competing since his top-flight retirement in 1994, finishing on the Targa Great Barrier Reef podium in both 2018 and 2019.
At the Adelaide Rally, Dunkerton will steer a Mitsubishi Galant VR4 he drove in the WRC in the early ‘90s.
His co-driver will be wife Lisa, herself a veteran navigator.
Dunkerton is set to be a full 60 years older than his youngest competitor at the November 25-28 event, that being Western Australia teen Max McRae.