2016 Dakar Champion Toby Price (#295 KTM 500 EXC-F) has added another Tatts Finke Desert Race title to his name, being crowned King of the Desert for the sixth time in nine years today in Alice Springs.
Shannon and Ian Rentsch on Track to Defend Finke Title
Reigning Kings of the Desert, Shannon and Ian Rentsch (#33 - Jimco Aussie Special Nissan 3500cc), have maintained top spot as the lead car into Finke for the overnight stop of Australia’s toughest off-road race, the Tatts Finke Desert Race.
Five-time King of the Desert, Toby Price (#295 - KTM 500 EXC-F), has set the fastest lap time on the 8.3km Prologue track today putting him on course for a record-breaking sixth Tatts Finke Desert Race title.
2017 Kings of the Desert, Shannon and Ian Rentsch (#33- Jimco Aussie Special Nissan 3500cc), have set the fasted lap in Prologue today, securing top spot in tomorrow’s starting order for the 2018 Tatts Finke Desert Race.
The 2018 Tatts Finke Desert Race will see a nod to the future, with ACCIONA bringing an innovative electric rally car to Australia for the first time, showcasing how renewable energy can be competitive in the toughest of conditions.
Five-time 'King of the Desert' Toby Price has announced he will again attempt the ‘Iron Man’ Finke Double at the 2018 Tatts Finke Desert Race, in Alice Springs, aiming to make history by winning both car and motorcycle categories.
Damon Stokie - King of the Desert
Alice Springs rider Daymon Stokie was today crowned “King of the Desert’, winning the 2017 Tatts Finke Desert Race.
The Finke Desert Race Grid Girls have been a staple of the Tatts Finke Desert Race for the past 14
years. Over the years, we have seen over 75 women be involved as one of our Official Ambassadors
– bringing recognition and awareness of the race to a broader audience.
The Victorian son and father duo of Shannon and Ian Rentsch in the #1 JIMCO Buggy Nissan 3500cc machine have taken victory in the 2015 Tatts Finke Desert Race to claim their 4th “King of the Desert” title.