WRC podium-getter enters Adelaide Rally

Ross Dunkerton en route to the 1992 Rally New Zealand podium

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.

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