|Pos||Car No||Category||Driver||Navigator||Time||Gap to Leader||Gap to previous|
|Pos||Car No||Category||Rider||Time||Gap to Leader||Gap to previous|
|30||26||O 45||Dylan||De Szabo||18:50:42||8:06:39||3:55:56|
The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Australian Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world. Finke is unique and the most fun you can have with a helmet on!
“While there’s always a lot of anticipation around how many you’ll get in the first few hours, to be full before 2pm was definitely a welcomed surprise” said Race President Antony Yoffa.
“Any competitor who enters after entries are full will go on to the event’s waitlist, so when someone pulls out, the next person comes in”.
“We wanted to add a little more excitement to the entertainment that goes on across Finke week” said Finke Desert Race Club President, Antony Yoffa.
“We are really excited to be partnering with the Alice Springs Town Council to launch a great night of entertainment that is fun and appropriate for all ages” said Yoffa.
Following the resounding success of the inaugural Sunraysia Safari, interest in the 2018 event has well and truly exceeded even our expectations. Given the number of enquiries we have been fielding from competitors, even at this early stage, there is a very strong likelihood that we will be oversubscribed with entries for this year, so to facilitate the entry process we’ve created an online nomination form.
All competitors interested in entering the event will need to fill in the form, and will be then sent the Supplementary Regulations and Entry form for their respective categories. Please note that submitting a nomination does not mean you are obligated to enter the event, nor does it guarantee your entry will be accepted.
To submit a nomination, please click on the link below:
“We’re pumped to get our sixth win for the Finke Desert Race! The race was definitely hard on us. We had a little bit of a crash around the 100km mark coming home. Overall I’m stoked, six wins on the bike for KTM and it’s amazing that we’ve got the record for all-time wins in that category.
"Unfortunately, we didn’t go as well in the truck category for the ‘Iron Man’ double because the power steering pump blew. But all in all it was good times and I’m happy everything is all wrapped up. Now it’s time to kick back and relax a little bit and celebrate with the team.”
“In our last race at Rally Kazakhstan we were fighting right until the end and we ended up with second place. In Italy we want to pick up as many championships points as we can. We were taking lots of risks and attacking as much as we could.”