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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 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!
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Media Releases

  • Hazelwood to compete in Finke

    Russel Hazelwood, father of Supercars driver Todd, will compete in this years race on a KTM.

  • Warning: Track marking in progress

    Track marking will be taking place on the Finke track at various times and places between now and the race week. Please be aware, watch out for warning signs and take special care.

  • Kick Off Party for Race Week

    This year’s Tatts Finke Desert Race extravaganza will include a new, free and public Thursday night function, that is sure to be a hit.

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2018  Important Dates

  • Volunteer Registration

    Tue 5 - Thu 7 June 10am - 6pm
    Fri 8 Jun 10am - 3pm
  • Competitor Registration

    Wed 6 Jun - Thu 7 Jun 10am - 6pm
    Fri 8 Jun 9am - 12 noon
  • Finke Street Party

    & Night Markets
    Thu 7 Jun 5-9pm Todd Mall
  • Scrutineering

    Fri 8 Jun 5-9pm : Start/Finish Line
  • Prologue

    Sat 9 Jun : Start/Finish Line
    Cars 8am : Bikes 12.30pm
  • Day 1 : Alice to Finke

    Sun 10 Jun : Start/Finish Line
    Cars 7.15am : Bikes 11.30am
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