Ross Dunkerton features in Australia Day honours

Rallying legend, Ross Dunkerton has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2018 Australia Day honours.

Awarded for his services to motor sport, particularly rallying, the honour recognises his five-decade involvement in the sport. Dunkerton was Australian Champion five times and also a dual Asia-Pacific Rally Champion. He won the last Southern Cross Rally in 1980, and was instrumental in the Australian bid to lobby the FIA for a round of the World Rally Championship in 1987.

Dunkerton was awarded life membership with CAMS in 2011, inducted into the Australian Rally Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame in 2016.