Toby price wins his fifth finke desert race in the motorbike category but is reluctant to again commit to participating in both the car and bike categories of the gruelling twoday race. Arb backs the king of the desert for finke 2016 arb 4x4. Toby price, 2016 dakar winner, will tackle both classes of the finke desert race. The motorracing equivalent of riding a tricycle up everest. Spectators rise early in the morning to catch the first cars during prologue in the finke desert race in alice springs. Finke desert race bike related discussion dirtriderz. Tobys teammates in ktm australias desert racing team, tye simmonds and david walsh, completed an allktm podium at this spectacular event. The finke desert race, or tatts finke desert race, an offroad, multiterrain twoday race for bikes, cars, buggies and quad bikes through desert country from alice springs to the small and remote community of aputula called finke until the 1980s in australias northern territory. Tatts finke desert race event alice springs northern. Tatts finke desert race, alice springs, northern territory. The 21 year old from echuca was impressive in the official prologue on saturday where he placed 11 th on his sherco 450sefr at the events startfinish line arena on the outskirts of alice springs the 8km prologue results determine the start order for day1.
Adding further weight to his victory, price secured the bike win, while also competing in the trophy truck category too. Catch wolfpack amadeus playing live music from 5pm 9pm at the reflection pond top end of the todd mall, near sporties restaurant movie screening. But this offroad multiterrain twoday race, run over the queens birthday longweekend, between alice springs and apuluta,is known as one of the most gruelling and toughest events in the world. Highlights reel of the 2016 tatts finke desert race duration. I wanted to know if i had what it took to finish the finke. Jun 12, 2018 after missing last years finke desert race through injury, 30yearold price proved the class of the field in 2018, leading the way down with a time of 1h57m45.
Dakar champ toby price stomps 2016 finke race, while our toby joins in the fun. The race is held each year on the queens birthday long weekend in june. Supplied it takes a certain kind of person to look at one of the toughest events in australian motorsport. Finke just got real for team wheels as we qualify third in class for australias roughest, toughest test of. The finke desert race is the largest offroad motor race in the southern hemisphere and australias fastest and deadliest offroad motor sport event. Highlights of the 2016 tatts finke desert race 1506 2016 ashley diterlizzi comments off on video. Price claims sixth finke desert race win australasian dirt. Tatts finke desert race day 1 highlights speedcafe. Tatts finke desert race is at tatts finke desert race. Finke as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events. Apr 14, 2017 finke desert race with the bmw r 1200 gs rallye x. A thin, sandy track stretches 230km from alice springs in central australia to the dry bed of the finke river, the oldest river in the world. Highlights of the 2016 tatts finke desert race sit back and enjoy a.
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The iconic finke desert race is an offroad, multi terrain two day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from alice springs to the small aputula finke community. Bfgoodrich cams australian off road championship 41,888 views. Price managed to seal the win despite falling off his bike with 100 kilometres to go, taking victory after. The 2016 tatts finke desert race will be held on the queens birthday weekend from 10 june. The tatts finke desert race is an offroad, multiterrain battle for bikes, purposebuilt buggies, trucks, quads and productionspec vehicles. Browse the top three outright winners from inception of the race in 1976 cars 1988 to the present for both bikes and cars. Tatts finke desert race 2018 tatts finke desert race. May 23, 2016 alice springs, nt, australia the countdown is on to australias fastest and greatest desert race.
Toby price has announced he will compete in both the motorcycle and truck class at the 2016 finke desert race, in an attempt to become the first person to win in two categories. Jun 10, 2018 price, alongside navigator jason duncan, prologued fourth on saturday and finished day one with a gap of 2 minutes 59. The 2016 tatts finke desert race was coloured a distinct shade of ktm orange this year, with four of the top six finishers and ten of the top 20 ktmmounted, while five of the eight motorcycle classes were won by ktm riders. Event results and practice sessions of finke desert race. Meet my bro, a solid last start third, should be good value but will be challenged by rupert, charlie bubbles and. Motorcycle land ballarat sherco rider sam davie was looking like a serious threat in the early stages of the 2016 finke desert race. The route from alice springs to the finke river looks spectacular, but the track is rife with soft sand and corrugations.
Failure wasnt an option it was simply the most likely result when wheels set out to take on the finke desert race in a virtually showroomspec mazda bt50. Generally they contain a mixture of competitors in action at the start and finish lines and on the track as well as interviews with competitors and organisers both before and after the race. When we announced that mazda bt50 would be entering the 2016 tatts finke desert race, it became the perfect opportunity to test the toughness of our ute. It was such an unlikely attempt at this herculean task, in fact, that virtually no one believed we were really doing it. I had never heard of the remote indigenous community called aputula finke, 159km south of alice springs, let alone the finke desert races. The tatts finke desert race is an off road, multi terrain twoday race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from alice springs to the small aputula finke community. Our recommendation is whether or not this is really your thing, the finke desert race is a worthy experience to attend if you are in the area in june. Sherco 450 sefr 2018 hattah desert race 250cc 2stroke class champion rider. This is the finke desert race and it is a religion.
Matt jones reflects on 2016 finke desert race kawasaki. There and back delves below the surface to uncover what makes them tick, what drives them to put their lives on the line when they strap their helmets on. The tatts finke desert race is an offroad, multiterrain, twoday race through the desert country from alice springs to finke. Dakar and enduro champ, toby price is aiming to make history by winning both truck and motorcycle categories at this legendary aussie desert race at the second time of asking. Tatts finke desert race 2018 tatts finke desert race live. Toby price the last few months have been really busy but finke has always been there in the back of the mind. Toby price to race 2016 finke desert race in both car and. Enduro21 toby price on for finke desert race double this.
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However, walsh would dnf the return leg of the race on day 2 allowing the northern territory local through for the win. The 172 ktms entered in the 2016 finke desert race is exactly double the 86 machines of the next best represented brand. Tatts finke desert race alice springs events nt, australia. For the riders, the spectators and the town of alice springs, the finke desert race is more than a race. On paper and in pictures, on youtube and via word of mouth, the finke desert race seems like a brutally tough, bonebattering, carwrecking bad idea but nothing can prepare you for the cruel insanity of the actual accursed course itself. Early start today to watch the vehicles come racing down the dusty track on their way to the south where finke township is. For the riders, the spectators and the town of alice springs, the finke desert race is more.
It is one of the biggest sporting events in the northern territory and has attained a reputation for being the toughest offroad courses in one of the most remote places on earth. Based on official mylaps transponder data mylaps speedhive. First stop was the finke desert race to see some of the competitors racing for starting positions for the sundays race. Highlights reel of the 2016 tatts finke desert race youtube. The tatts finke desert race saw south australias hayden bentley crowned champion his first win as a singleseat competitor, but his second. Tatts finke desert race 2016 tatts finke desert race. Fivetime king of the desert toby price will again attempt the iron man double at the 2018 finke desert race, in alice springs, this weekend.
The tatts finke desert race is an offroad, multiterrain battle for bikes, purposebuilt buggies, trucks, quads and productionspec. The race, deep in the australian outback is a 480km twoday journey from alice springs in the center of the continent to finke and return. Finke on 7mate this weekend off road racing australia. Jun 11, 2016 a participant in the finke desert race had to be cut from his buggy after it flipped during heats. Late start before doing some last minute shopping in alice springs and a fuel top up.
Explore all event results and practice sessions, leaderboards, lap times, lapcharts, comparisons, speed and more data of finke desert race. Toby price wins finke desert race 2016 australias fastest off road race, price claimed a comfortable threeminute margin of victory at the end of the twoday 452 kilometre long sprint. The iconic finke desert race is an offroad, multi terrain two day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from alice springs to the small. Toby price crosses the finish line in alice springs to win the finke desert race for the fifth time. The finke desert race is an iconic annual offroad motorsport event for cars, buggies, trophy trucks, sxs, bikes and quads out of alice springs. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Finke desert race incorporated, hereafter referred to as the club will promote and organise a national open event known as the 2016 tatts finke desert race hereafter referred to as the event from the 10 to june 2016. Stokie was second fastest on day 1, coming in five minutes behind ktms david walsh. Jun 15, 2018 finke is australias ultimate desert race matthew guy june 15, 2018 the tatts finke desert race is an off road, multi terrain twoday race for bikes, cars, buggies, and quads through desert. It was the tale of two tobys at the finke desert rally this year, as two men set out on their implausible missions over the long weekend, after spending the day together getting their offroad truckracing licences on the friday. The opening race, named in honour of dakar winner toby price, is an open race with a full field accepted.
Ktms toby price wins finke desert race on bike, gets. Locally known as gods country, each year over 600 riders tackle the terrain in a quest to simply make it there and back. The race is held each year on the queens birthday long. New winners have been crowned in the 32nd finke desert race in the northern territory at the weekend june 1011. The fastest 10 cars came through from the start line 60kms away in about 30 minutes. Price is the defending winner in the motorcycle category of the finke desert race, the gruelling multiterrain twoday return trek from alice springs to finke that covers 480 kilometres of.701 1459 841 265 929 313 692 855 251 487 1066 910 1231 909 582 1041 620 63 147 1253 1299 574 1307 1042 133 757 643 1131 1489 1063 1442 1020 749 997 1102 197 1529 929 878 640 124 494 103 1318 37 188 142 1208 1451 157