The Finke Desert Race is no easy ride. Just ask Sherco rider Kate Norman. The thrill-seeking Victorian took on her first Finke in 2018 and described it as, ““The hardest ride I have ever done. The track is just so brutal. Tough is an understatement, but I am so pleased I did it.”
Norman was so pleased with her accomplishment in 2018 that she has decided to line up for the start again in 2019. Recording the fourth fastest female time in 2018 ignited a burning desire to race the desert again and improve on her performance. Racing a Powerhouse Motorcycles Sherco 300 SEF, Norman is intent on making it to the finish line in a quicker time than her 2018 efforts.
“Finke is such a great event,” Norman explained. “The atmosphere is electrifying and being part of it certainly makes you feel alive. The ride itself is very demanding. Luckily the Sherco 300 SEF is such a comfortable and easy bike to ride. I’m really looking forward to being back in Alice Springs. I’ve been riding my Sherco quite a bit and trying my best to be bike fit. I’ve also been training regularly at my local gym so I think I’m better prepared for what lies ahead this time around.”
The Finke Desert Race will be held in Alice Springs over the June long weekend, June 7 -10. Up to 600 riders will race a 226km track south from Alice Springs to Apatula on the ancient Finke River before racing back to Alice Springs the following day.
More information can be found at www.finkedesertrace.com.au