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Finke 2019 - MOR and the mighty desert track

August 21, 2019

 

This year was a fantastic second go at the Finke Desert Race. Unfortunately, we did not finish.... but this makes us even more determined to cross that Start/Finish line in 2020!

 

Here is a breakdown of the four stages of Finke for us this year.

 

Preparation

In the lead up to Finke 2019 we ensured the truck was fully checked over with almost every bolt, nut and fluid replaced. We also wanted to  stand out on the track and leave no doubt who our sponsors are so we got a brand new wrap and a matching race suit for Amy! This year Amy took over the Co-driver position. This led to Amy being asked for her first Autograph from some young female motorsports fans!

The whole team was decked out in jackets, beanies and shirts with the read and blue super eye catching amongst the sea of competitors and spectators. Our team had a big job from handing out team and sponsor stickers to engaging spectators at scrutineering night to working on the truck in any conditions.

 

Scrutineering Night

All 165 cars and 650 bikes are inspected for the final time before being lined up in front of the

Start/Finish line. This night attracts thousands of spectators who all get to be up close and personal with the competitors and their vehicles. We love scrutineering night and this year we were able to have all 12 of our team members there, rocking our team uniform and having lots of fun chatting with everyone who came by the truck. 
 

We had over 40 kids jump in the driver’s seat for a photo and we gave out Auto One, Valvoline and team MOR stickers. Mini MOR did come out to play for a little while which was a hit with the crowd and attracted even more people to come and say hello. Meanwhile Amy and Jack did an interview for the live feed of the Finke event and also a video with Frosty from Frosty's Aussie Adventures. 

 

 

Prologue

This is the time trial that decides everyone’s starting positions for Day 1. This was also Amy’s first time in the truck at full noise, however we went into prologue with one very important rule ‘Don’t bin the truck’. As we rolled closer to the start we were bo