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The Amazing Race Australia 2
TARlogo-Australia
Version Australia
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 17
Distance traveled 65,000 kilometers (40,000 mi)
Starting line Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Finish line Fraser Island, Australia
Filming dates November 18, 2011 - December 13, 2011
Season run May 30, 2012 - August 15, 2012
Number of legs 12
Number of teams 11
Winning team Shane & Andrew
Runner(s)-up Paul & Steve
Michelle & Jo
Cast
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Previous Season The Amazing Race Australia 1
Next Season The Amazing Race Australia vs. New Zealand
Greeters

The Amazing Race Australia 2 is the second installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race Australia. It premiered on May 30, 2012 on Australian television. It features eleven teams of two who are in a pre-existing personal relationship, and follows the various challenges that they undertake as they race around the world to win AU$250,000.

Teams

ShaneAndrew
 1st place 
Shane & Andrew
Cops
PaulSteve
 2nd place 
Paul & Steve
Workmates
MichelleJo
 3rd place 
Michelle & Jo
Cheerleader twins
JosephGrace
 ELIMINATED 
Joseph & Grace
Brother/sister
LucyEmilia
 ELIMINATED 
Lucy & Emilia
Sisters
JamesSarah
 ELIMINATED 
James & Sarah
Dating
StickySam
 ELIMINATED 
Sticky & Sam
Flatmates
RossTarryn
 ELIMINATED 
Ross & Tarryn
Father/daughter
Kymdonna
 ELIMINATED 
Kym & Donna
Engaged
SueTeresa
 ELIMINATED 
Sue & Teresa
Hairdressers
AdamDane
 ELIMINATED 
Adam & Dane
Cousins

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
1 "Don't Need More Friends, Always Need More Money" May 30, 2012 1 Australia → The Philippines Ross & Tarryn Lucy & Emilia Salvage Pass
Used
886,000
2 "We Only Picked Good Looking Ones" June 6, 2012 2 The Philippines → India Sticky & Sam Adam & Dane 1st Eliminated
11th Place
883,000
3 "I Don't Really Like to Use My Brain" June 13/14, 2013 3 India Sticky & Sam Sue & Teresa 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
715,000
4 "No More Showing Off" June 20, 2012 4 India → United Arab Emirates James & Sarah Kym & Donna 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
695,000
5 "I Know What a Lime is Daddy!" June 25, 2012 5 United Arab Emirates → Turkey Paul & Steve Ross & Tarryn Non-Elimination
Leg
971,000
6 "Take a Seat... My Stunning Specimen of a Man!" July 2, 2013 6 Turkey Paul & Steve Ross & Tarryn 4th Eliminated
8th Place
1.101
7 "How Do You Fold Liquid?" July 9, 2012 7 Turkey → France → Cuba Paul & Steve Joseph & Grace Ordered to
Continue Racing
1.023
8 "It's a Pit Pause" July 16, 2012 8 Cuba Paul & Steve Sticky & Sam 5th Eliminated
7th Place
913,000
9 "Why Am I Trying to Ride a Log on Icy Water?" July 23, 2012 9 Cuba → Canada Paul & Steve James & Sarah 6th Eliminated
6th Place
1.014
10 "I Do My Riding Better in the Bedroom" August 13, 2012 10 Canada Shane & Andrew Lucy & Emilia 7th Eliminated
5th Place
787,000
11 "You Have a Smiley Face on Front" August 14, 2012 11 Canada → China Michelle & Jo Joseph & Grace 8th Eliminated
4th Place
895,000
12 "I'm Sorry My Looks, My Facial Expressions Annoy You!" August 15, 2012 12 China → Australia Shane & Andrew Michelle & Jo 3rd Place 976,000
Paul & Steve 2nd Place

Leaderboard

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Shane & Andrew 8 7 6 5 5 6+ 3 2 2 1 3 1 4.09 5-5
2 Paul & Steve 10 5 5 6 1 1>^ 1 1 1 4 2 2 3.25 6-3
3 Michelle & Jo 7 2 3 4 2 2<^ 2 3 3 3 1 3 2.92 5-5
4 Joseph & Grace 6 8 7 3 4 3~ 7 6 4 2 4 4.91 4-4
5 Lucy & Emilia 11 10 9 8 6 5+ 5 5 5 5 6.90 3-5
6 James & Sarah 3 9 8 1 7 7- 4 4 6 5.44 4-3
7 Sticky & Sam 5 1 1 2 3 4~ 6 7 3.62 3-3
8 Ross & Tarryn 1 4 2 7 8 8- 5.00 3-1
9 Kym & Donna 2 6 4 9 5.25 1-1
10 Sue & Teresa 4 3 10 5.67 2-0
11 Adam & Dane 9 11 10.00 0-0
Notes [1] [2] [3] [4][5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
Same symbols (^, ~, +, -, =) denote the teams that worked together during an Intersection
The team used the Salvage Pass



Notes:
1: Lucy & Emilia reached the pitstop in last place. However, since Ross & Tarryn won the Salvage Pass, decided to save Lucy & Emilia from elimination.
2: Adam & Dane initially checked 7th, but they were issued a 30-minute penalty for selling of their possessions. Four teams checked in during their penalty time and Adam & Dane were eliminated from the race.
3: Sticky & Sam, Michelle & Jo, Kym & Donna, Paul & Steve, Shane & Andrew, Lucy & Emilia and Sue & Teresa broke more than 15 pots during the Route Info task and received a 15 minute penalty at the pot drop off.
4: Teams on the fourth leg voted for who should receive the U-Turn. The team who has the most votes must complete the other option of the Detour they did not select. Paul & Steve received the most votes in a 6-1-1-1 vote and would be U-Turned.
5: Kym & Donna failed to complete the leg after being unable to locate the Meydan Racecourse. Hours after all the teams had checked into the pit stop, Kym & Donna still had not completed the final challenge. Grant came over to the area where they had spent the night and eliminated them.
6: James & Sarah took a 4 hour penalty at the Roadblock, less than 30 minutes later, Ross & Tarryn made their way to the pit stop, choosing also to take a penalty. These did not affect their placements.
7: Ross & Tarryn had been "marked for elimination," however, since they checked in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty.
8: Joseph & Grace arrived in 6th place, however, they were issued a two-hour penalty for pulling another teams belongings out of the taxi, which is a clear violation of a race rule. During that time Sticky & Sam checked in, dropping Joseph & Grace to last place, however it was a double-length leg.
9: Joseph & Grace failed to make it to the required area of the Great Wall of China for the Roadblock, instead traveling to the Inner Mongolia section of the Great Wall. After all teams had checked in, Grant came out to their location and eliminated them.

Voting History

Teams on the fourth leg voted for who should receive the U-Turn. The team who has the most votes must complete the other option of the Detour they did not select.

Leg #: 4
U-Turned: Paul & Steve
Vote: 6-1-1-1
Shane & Andrew Paul & Steve
Paul & Steve Sticky & Sam
Michelle & Jo Paul & Steve
Joseph & Grace Paul & Steve
Lucy & Emilia Shane & Andrew
James & Sarah Lucy & Emilia
Sticky & Sam Paul & Steve
Ross & Tarryn Paul & Steve
Kym & Donna Paul & Steve

Records

Franchise

  • Firs introduction of the Salvage Pass which allows the recipient team a choice between a one-hour head start or saving the last team from elimination in that leg.
  • First time that a Yield and Intersection were on the same leg of the race.
  • First time to visit Cuba.

Australia

  • First season to visit Philippines, India, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, France, Canada, and Mainland China.
  • First season to visit the continent of North America.
  • First introduction of the anonymous U-Turn where one team can remain anonymously (without putting up their own team sticker) and may force another team to complete the other option of the Detour that was not originally picked.
  • First introduction of the Yield which allows any one team to force another team to stop racing for a predetermined amount of time.
  • First appearance of the Must-Vote U-Turn in which required all teams team to vote for who should receive the U-Turn. The team with the most votes is forced to complete both of the Detour tasks upon arriving at the Detour.

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