Racers go against typical outback terrain of red dirt, sand, native plants and desert oak trees. The race gained the reputation as the richest Off-Road Race in Australia. With an increase in popularity the Finke added the introduction of cars and off-road buggies in 1988. For many years the buggies couldn’t keep up with the bikes, until 1999 when a buggy took home the win. The next following years would be a rivalry between cars and bikes to see who could take home the title of “Kings of the Desert.”
THE FINKE DESERT RACE
Having a reputation of being one of the most difficult off road courses in one of the most remote places in the world, the Finke is a two day off road race in the Northern Territory of Australia from Alice Springs to Finke and back. See what it takes to be Finke Proven™.
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
2023 FINKE DESERT RACE SCHEDULE
Finke Street Party & Night Markets
Thursday June 8th, 5:00pm - Todd Mall
Friday June 9th, 4:00pm - Start/Finish Line Precinct
Saturday June 10th, 7:00am - Start/Finish Line Precinct
Race Day 1
Sunday June 11th, 7:00am - Start/Finish Line Precinct
Race Day 2
Monday June 12th, 7:00am - Start/Finish Line Precinct
Monday June 12th, 6:00pm - A/S Convention Centre
METHOD RACE WHEELS PROLOGUE
In the Method Race Wheels Finke prologue (qualifying) competitors tackle the 8KM course starting and finishing in Alice Springs. Racers are allowed one reconnaissance lap of the course and finishing times determined the starting order of Race Day 1.
Check back Saturday June 10th, 7:00am AU to watch live!
FINKE PROVEN GEAR
Gear up for the biggest race of the year with a fresh lineup of Method FINKE Proven™ apparel! Get it now or visit us onsite at the race to secure this limited edition premium tee, windbreaker, beanie, and hat.