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™.
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.”
FORD'S "TOUGH AS FINKE" SERIES
The Finke Desert race is about pushing your vehicle to the extreme. A gruelling 452km off-road track from Alice Springs to the Finke river and back, with high-speed straights and the deepest whoops you'll see. This is no ordinary race.
The development of this truck was a global effort from the Ford Performance engineering team. See how they turned the Ranger Raptor from a road car to a race car, one ready to take on Finke.
Outback Australia's extreme conditions are where Ranger Raptor was bred. After their victorious win at Baja, father and son Brad and Byam Lovell are the perfect duo to pilot the Ranger Raptor through this gruelling event. Get an inside look into what's needed to prepare for a race as tough as this.
You know the terrain, you know the team, you know the Ranger Raptor. With a class record in sight, there was only one thing left - let's go racing.
METHOD RACE WHEELS PROLOGUE 2023
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.
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