More bike, car places in the 40th Finke

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

Sir – The Tatts Finke Desert Race 2015 will have 110 places in the car section and 600 places in the bike section.

 

There is incredible interest in the 40th Finke and we anticipate a considerable increase in entries and substantially more spectators and crew.

 

Up to 15,000 spectators are expected to camp along the 225km track to witness the very best of Australia’s off road competitors tackle the toughest desert race in the country.

 

The car section of the event is again a round of the Australian Off Road Championship.

 

The profile of this championship has been boosted significantly over the past two years with free to air television exposure.

 

In the lead up week to the event, there will be an additional function added to the calendar of events.

 

A 40th Finke celebration dinner will be held on Thursday 4th June which brings forward the Finke Family night to Wednesday 3rd June. Registration for all competitors will open on Wednesday 3rd June.

 

The 2015 Tatts Finke Desert Race will feature the who’s who of Australian motorsport with many former winners and industry identities expected to attend the event.

 

Bike entries open on the 27th January with car entries opening in March.

 

Antony Yoffa

President

 

PHOTO: Last year’s winners, Victorians Ian and Shannon Rentsch.

 

 

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  1. Ian Rennie
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Let us hope that previous winners are given recognition as they cross the line, not like a few years ago when the only recognition given to three times winner Phil Lovett was the number of the bike and nothing else, not even his name.
    I know there may well be a weak excuse given as to why the announcer may have “overlooked” the finishing of the race by one of the event’s most colourful motorcycle entrants. And by the way, Phil has gone on to very successful road racing and Super Motard to his illustrious career.

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  2. Ian Rennie
    Posted January 21, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Wow! And maybe we shall have easy reliable internet coverage, Mr Yoffa.

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