After months of applications rolling in, weeks of shortlisting & interviews...and hours upon hours of deliberating.... the search for the 2018 Team of Ambassadors is now complete.
Applications for 2018 was that of a super high standard in the history and evolution of the role from "Grid Girl" to "Finke Ambassador". The judging panel were blown away by the standard and passion of women who wished to represent the event in both the promotional aspect, but also in getting their hands dirty trackside.
We are extremely pleased and proud to welcome the following women from around Australia - who will represent the 2018 Tatts Finke Desert Race, as the Official Ambassadors:
- Adriana Schembri, Alice Springs NT
- Kaydee Steed, Mount Isa QLD
- Ruby Tonkin, Bathurst NSW
- Dana Schembri, Alice Springs NT
- Kirsty Mann, Tugan QLD
- Taneesha Saward, Sussex Inlet NSW
- Zoe Lang, Alice Springs NT
- ... & Jordyn Lucas, Melbourne VIC, as the 2018 Team Leader.
This group of 8 women bring a multitude of varying backgrounds and experiences... An eclectic group of women who all share a strong passion in motorsport. Adriana, Dana and Zoe, all local Alice Springs women have grown up trackside and between them, would struggle to have hardly missed a 'Finke' before. Taneesha, has been the face of the East Coast MX Series for the past two years, whilst Ruby has worked right in the action at the Bathurst 1000. Kaydee, a Finke 'wife' has seen first hand how harsh the event can be, watching her husband suffer a bad injury at the 2017 Prologue... and is ready to come back and see the action from the sidelines. Kirsty, swapping her past of being in the Navy for 'Grid Duties', and is heading to the middle of Australia to bring her experience of the Miss V8 Supercars competition to the red centre.... and finally, Finke Favourite, Jordyn, Grid Ambassador from 2014, 2016 and 2017, will return to Alice Springs to lead this incredible team for 2018.
Finke 2018 is just 180 Days away... we hope you are ready girls! The hard (& fun) work starts now and we are ready... we hope you are!