Bike entries for the 2024 Tatts Finke Desert Race will open on Tuesday 30th Jan 2024 at 0930 NT time (0800 WA; 1000 QLD; 1030 SA; 1100 NSW/VIC/TAS)

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Have you read the Supplementary Regulations and GCR’s? Most questions can be answered from these.

What’s On the Entry Form
Name, Email Address, Mobile, DOB, Gender

Entry Requirements Checklist

Bike Class, Bike Make and Model, Preferred Number

MA Licence Details (optional at this stage)

Valid Credit Card Details

Licencing/Transponder - You DO NOT need to have your Senior National MA Licence or Transponder when you initially enter, these can be obtained afterwards.

Confirmation of your entry, your official race number and details to login and complete the online entry form will be emailed to you, this may take up to a week.

Bike Classes and Race Numbers
Please ensure you enter the correct class for either your bike size or age group on the entry form

  • 2023 Tatts Finke Desert Race Top 30 Placegetters -> 1 – 30
  • Class 1 – 251cc and Above 2 Stoke -> 101 – 199
  • Class 2 – 451cc and Above Four Stroke -> 201 – 299
  • Class 3 – Up to 250cc Two Stroke -> 301 – 399
  • Class 4 – Up to 250cc Four Stroke -> 401 – 499
  • Class 5 – 251cc to 450cc Four Stroke -> 501 – 599 (X01 – X99)
  • Class 6 – Masters 35 to 44 Years -> 601 – 699
  • Class 7 – Seniors 45 to 54 Years -> 701 – 799
  • Class 8 – Veterans 55 Years and Over -> 801 – 899
  • Class 9 – Womens -> 901 – 999

Competitor numbers must be BLACK NUMERALS on WHITE BACKGROUND for all classes. Number fonts must be bold, clear, standard and visible from at least 20 metres away.

Bike Numbers          Bike only 3           Bike Alpha

GoPros and Cameras
A camera may be fitted to the motorcycle provided it is securely mounted. Camera mounts are subject to approval by the Chief Scrutineer. Helmet cameras are not permitted unless the camera is integrated into the helmet, by design of the manufacturer.

Transponders and Pit Crew
All Bike Competitors must supply their own Transponder of the correct type, MyLaps MX transponder. See Supplementary Regulations for more information.

Finke Desert Race Bike Transponders

All registered Crew must hold either a current MA Crew Licence, MA One Event Crew Licence or MA Senior National Licence available through RiderNet. See Supplementary Regulations for more information.

The Finke Desert Race track is an open and public road every day of the year and is only closed on the Sunday and Monday of event weekend. For the remaining time, only vehicles that are registered and able to be registered (ATV or UTVs with special registration in other states are NOT applicable in the Northern Territory). To check your registration is valid in the Northern Territory, please visit or call 1300 654 628.

Prologue Track Access
Competitors may walk or ride pushbikes around the prologue track during designated times. These times will be published nearer the event.

Finke Camp Ground
Facilities at Apatula community (Finke) are extremely limited. There are toilets located in the camp ground but no showers are available. The General Store is open for business on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There is basic food supplies, opal unleaded and diesel fuel available. There is very limited mobile service.

The entire race camp is a dry zone and consumption of alcohol is prohibited. This includes within the community and on both banks of the Finke River.