In yesterday’s message we outlined what was needed to initially enter the bike section of this years Tatts Finke Desert Race. Once your entry is accepted and payment processed, you will be contacted and asked to input other details such as bike identification number, MA licence number etc. You don’t need these for next Tuesday.
Today the Supplementary Regulations will be uploaded to the Finke website and we encourage people to have a read. As per yesterday’s message about selecting your bike class and therefore your preferred number, you will find these details in the regs at Section 14 – Classes and Numbers. If unsure, contract the Finke office. Each year the bike field has approximately half who haven’t competed before so we understand there are lots of questions.
There have been a few changes in the Regs this year and whilst we realise most of you will skim them, we encourage you to read them. These are summarised here with the supplementary regulations reference;
The first change relates to cancellation of the event (10 b). In the circumstance the event is cancelled a $200 administration fee will be applied.
This year there are no one event licences (8) available for this years event. This is not a decision the Club took rather Motorcycling Australia.
This years entry fee of $750 includes two $10 levies (4.5) for things that haven’t been charged before. The first is a COVID levy to assist with offsetting the additional costs of implementing our COVID safety plan. Lets hope this is a one off fee but will pay for sanitising stations, additional cleaning, additional security and IT support. The second levy is a camping fee introduced for the overnight stop at the Finke campground. These funds will be put toward protecting sacred sites and the benefit of traditional owners. The campground sits within the Aputula Land Trust and as such is private property. The Club appreciates your understanding of these levies.
Alcohol (34) will no longer be able to be consumed within the Finke campground as the Club is no longer to apply for a liquor licence. The Finke Campground is also officially the pit areas, in which alcohol is not permitted.