Australian Rally History

by Tom Snooks

The Wynn’s Safari Triple Crown Man

Fred GocentasWhen Doug Stewart drove his Ralliart Mitsubishi Pajero into Darwin at the end of the 1987 Wynn’s Safari the senior driver of Australian motorsport took out his first such event, and this was the third for the Mitsubishi Marque.

But for the quietly spoken navigator seated alongside the rally veteran the moment meant far more.

Dieter Gocentas, the silent public servant from Canberra had taken the big treble with three successive wins in Australia’s toughest road event!

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THE WYNN'S SAFARI TRIPLE CROWN MAN