How to Enter APPLY NOW. (opens 9th Feb)
Bike entries for the 2021 Tatts Finke Desert Race will open on Tuesday 9th Feb 2021 at 0930 NT time (0800 WA; 1000 QLD; 1030 SA; 1100 NSW/VIC/TAS). Initial application will be through the purchase of an entry from here.
Once your application has been processed we will email you with confirmation of your entry, your official race number and details to login and complete the online entry form. Please allow up to a week for official confirmation and race numbers, this is a timely process and needs to be done thoroughly.
Online Entry Update FormOnline Bike Entry Update Form
Once all competitors are officially confirmed and allocated a race number (this can take a week or more) you will receive a PIN number which can be used to access their online entry form.Note that competitors can bring their own MYLAPS MX transponders to Finke but please provide the transponder number in your entry form as soon as practical so we can check it will work with our system.
Frequently Asked Questions Prior to Entry
Licencing - You DO NOT need to have your Senior National MA Licence when you initially enter, this can be obtained afterwards. There will be no ‘one event licences’ offered in our event.
Race Numbers - The top 20 placegetters from the 2019 event will run their place numbers 1- 20. Preferred race numbers for all others can be requested upon entry, although they are not guaranteed. Numbers are allocated on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis depending on entry order.
Bike Classes – Please be prepared and ensure you enter the correct class for your bike size or age on entry day:
- 2019 Tatts Finke Desert Race Top 20 Placegetters -> 1 – 20
- Class 1 – 251cc and Above Two Stroke -> 101 – 199 (A01 – A99)
- Class 2 – 451cc and Above Four Stroke -> 202 – 299 (B01 – B99)
- Class 3 – Up to 250cc Two Stroke -> 301 – 399 (C01 – C99)
- Class 4 – Up to 250cc Four Stroke -> 401 – 499 (D01 – D99)
- Class 5 – 251cc to 450cc Four Stroke -> 501 – 599 (X01 – X99)
- Class 6 – Masters 35 to 39 Years as at 10/06/2021 -> 601 – 699 (M01 – M99)
- Class 7 – Seniors 40 to 44 Years as at 10/06/2021 -> 701 – 799 (F01 – F99)
- Class 8 – Veterans 45 Years and Over as at 10/06/2021 -> 801 – 899 (H01 – H99)
- Class 9 – Quads Up to And Including 39 Years of Age as at 10/06/2021 -> 901 – 999
- Class 10 – Quads 40 Years and Over as at 10/06/2021 -> Y01 – Y99
The Tatts Finke Desert Race for bikes is run in accordance with the MA GCR's together with the TBA Supp Regs 2021. Competitors must be familiar with these rules.
Registration, Scrutineering & Prologue
All competitors will be required to attend registration in the week before the race (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday), scrutineering on Friday afternoon and the Prologue on Saturday - see Supp Regs for details. Race days are Sunday 13th and Monday 14th June.
Self Scrutineering forms will be distributed to competitors in their competitor pack at registration. They must be completed and presented at Scrutineering Night (Friday). A provisional Coming Soon 2021 - Self Scrutineering Form is available.
Competitors who have opted out of self scrutineering on their entry form can use the demo self scrutineering form as a guide as they will be subject to the same scrutineering requirements by scrutineers. They will also receive a self-scrutineering form in their pack which they should bring to scrutineering but it will be completed and signed off by an official scrutineer.
The Competitor Guide is available as a PDF download. The 2021 publication will be available here when it is released. The 2019 version is made available for information purposes.
Maps & Road Closures
Maps of the track and diagrams of the venues are available as a PDF download. These may be updated from time. A map of the track for use in Google Earth and other navigation devices is available as a KML download. These may be updated as required.
Finke Street Party
The Finke Street Party will be held on Thursday 10th June in the heart of Alice Springs on Todd Street. Watch this space for more information.