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Finke Desert Race 2011 -- Day 1
Australia

The Finke Desert Race is a 452km race from Alice Springs to Finke to the South and back again. Both cars/buggies and bikes race in a time trial fashion to Finke and back again. The actual race is held over 2 days. On day 1 the drivers/riders race from Alice Springs to Finke. On day 2 they return back to Alice Springs.

The "Finke", as it's commonly known, I a real test of endurance, especially for the motorbike riders, who pretty much do the whole race standing up! This photo shows the buggies/cars about 20kms South of Alice Springs on day 1. Please note that due to the way the image is made using a series of pictures the picture does not represent a single point in time, i.e. the cars here are not in the same order or distance apart as they were in reality. The image is only meant to capture the feel of the race.

I took 1000's of photos over the 2 days, so could have many panoramic photos to upload here, however each one takes several hours work so I can't do them all! Yet there are more to come. If you raced the Finke in 2011 send me an email with your race number and I'll see if I have any pictures of you. If you want a panorama made I can probably do that too.

Copyright: David Rowley
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Uploaded: 13/06/2011
Updated: 12/06/2014
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