Bike Competitor Information

  • Bike Competitors


    Interstate Competitors

    Everyone travelling to the NT is required to complete an online NT Border Entry Form.

    How to Enter


    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 Extras


    Online Entry Lists


    Online Entry Update Form

    Online Bike Entry Update Form (Closed)

    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 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.

    Competitor Guide

    The 2021 Competitor Guide is available as a PDF download

    Maps & Road Closures

    Maps of the track and diagrams of the venues are available as a 2021 Maps TBA. 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.


    If you have entered the race we will notify you by text and/or email as new information becomes available. If you have any questions you can call the office on +61 8 8952 8886 which is open Mon-Thurs in the morning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    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.

  • Google Track Map

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