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2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally

DarrenSkilton

Well-Known Member
We wanted to let everyone know the dates for the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally will be March 15-20th. The start, for the first time, will be in state capital Hermosillo.

Sonora Rally has confirmed it will once again be a Road to Dakar event. There will be more exciting news to follow!

We will be organizing 2 Sonora Rally Schools, one Dec. 7-8 (location TBD) and one Feb. 15-16th in San Luis Rio Colorado. More details to follow shortly.

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Dirty Harry

Well-Known Member
Not sure if I will be racing, photographing, or volunteering but I will definitely be there! This is a can't miss event for sure.
 

Hog Wild

Well-Known Member
SONORA RALLY 2020 ENTRIES OPEN THIS FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER !

Special $300 savings for the first 25 who register.

Keep an eye out for the NEW WEBSITE coming soon...

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Hog Wild

Well-Known Member
SONORA RALLY COMPETITOR RACE INFO / EARLY ENTRIES OPEN FRIDAY!

SONORA RALLY
MARCH 15th - 20th, 2020

EARLY ENTRIES OPEN OCT 25th
$325 special savings to first 25 registered

Best of 2019 Sonora Rally Video - CLICK ME!

COMPETITOR INFO

REGISTRATION
We are in the process of launching a new Bi-lingual website and registration system this year so thank you in advance for your patience! The registration site will allow competitors to create a profile that you can save and come back to, in order to edit your entry. The info can also be used to enter future events. You may be asked to update your entry information, leading up to the rally, based on info we may need for border crossing, emergency contacts, medical information etc. We will update competitors as we go. The new system has been made to make the process run more smoothly at the event and at future rallies.

HERMOSILLO START / SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO FINISH
The 6th Annual Yokohama Sonora Rally, presented by Method Race Wheels, will take place
March 15th - 20th, 2020. This year's rally will start in the Sonoran capital of Hermosillo and finish in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

HOW TO GET THERE
DRIVE
Hermosillo is a three-hour drive south of Nogales.
We will organize with Nogales Aduana to make your crossing as smooth as possible, but it is imperative that you fill out your customs forms when you register.
You may also cross in San Luis Rio Colorado.
We will make arrangements for vehicle storage in SLRC if you wish to leave a car there for the finish.
Do not cross in Baja California Port of Entries- they will turn you around if you have a race vehicle.
Must enter in Sonora.

FLY
There are direct flights to Hermosillo (HMO) from San Diego (via CBX Tijuana) on Volaris and from Phoenix on American Airlines.
There are direct flights from Mexico City on several carriers.

ROAD TO DAKAR
For 2020, we will again be the North American "Road to Dakar" event, offering the class winner a free motorcycle entry to the 2021 Dakar Rally. Details upcoming.

NEW! Challenge RALLYE DU MAROC
The UTV class winner of the "Challenge Rallye du Marco will win a free entry into Rallye du Maroc in October, 2021. Details upcoming.

REGULATION UPDATES
VEHICLE REGISTRATION
All racing bikes, UTV’s and Cars must have some form of registration to enter Mexico. Green Sticker (CA) or off road registration is fine but must be official DMV document showing legal registered ownership.
NO GPS
Only organization GPS units may be mounted on and in vehicles. All vehicles must remove GPS units before starting the rally. Heading repeaters are allowed but can’t show tracks.

NEW! THREE CLASSES FOR BIKES
Rally Pro
Open to top level riders and all Road to Dakar competitors

Rally Enduro
Open to all bikes that comply with the specifications of the manufacturers' official catalogue with a maximum displacement of 520cc. This is a class aimed at amateur and first time rally raid enthusiasts using standard / lightly modified bikes.

Rally Adventure
Open to bikes over 520cc. Specifically aimed at the new generation of adventure bikes
(KTM 790, Yamaha Tenere, 701 Enduro)
Eligible for Challenge Rallye du Maroc

NEW! THREE CLASSES FOR UTV
Stock Production
Eligible for Challenge Rallye du Maroc
Stock Suspension
Stock motor (both normally aspirated and turbo run together)
Modified for safety purposes allowed
31" Tire Max Size

Modified UTV
Eligible for Challenge Rallye du Maroc
Two sub-classes: Turbo and Non-Turbo
33" Tire Max Size
Stock Pivot Points and Motor Location

Unlimited UTV
35" Tire Max Size
Prototype vehicles not available to the public

ADVENTURE RAID
Adventure Raid is a guided adventure designed for those who want to experience rally raid and navigation without the stresses of racing. 2020 will be available only to street-legal four-wheel drive vehicles such as Jeeps, Raptors, and Tacomas. There will be a 12 vehicle limit so register early.

RALLY SCHOOLS
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS - REGISTER EARLY
The navigation school combines classroom training with practical application utilizing in-the-field road book exercises designed by Dakar veteran Scott Whitney, instructed by two-time Dakar Rally winner Darren Skilton. Perfect for an athlete looking to sharpen their skills or enthusiasts wanting to learn about navigation, develop practical on-course & off-course habits then apply them to a genuine, world-class competition like the Sonora Rally.
Topics Covered: Road book basic / HP Navigation / Dakar Tricks and Dune Racing tips / Rally protocol / Rally Comp installation and use

DECEMBER 7th / 8th - SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, SONORA, MEXICO
FEB 15th / 16th -TBD LOCATION
RSVP: [email protected] with Name, Contact Info, Vehicle Type, School Date
Cost: $600 per person with a $200 credit back on Sonora Rally entry 2020

DONATING SCHOOL SUPPLIES
As a way to support some of the communities in which we stay, we will be organizing a school supply drive. We will send a list of needs to the registered competitors. Any size donation is greatly appreciated!


SONORA RALLY 2020 ENTRIES OPEN OCT 25th, 2019
www.SonoraRally.com
(NEW BI-LINGUAL WEBSITE ....COMING SOON!)
 

JenMorton

Active Member
Anyone from San Diego or So Cal interested in carpooling to the first rally school December 7 & 8?
Seriously considering entering and need to get my feet wet first.
I have a truck so I'm not looking for a lift, just sharing expenses and some driving.
Thanks!
 

DarrenSkilton

Well-Known Member
Anyone from San Diego or So Cal interested in carpooling to the first rally school December 7 & 8?
Seriously considering entering and need to get my feet wet first.
I have a truck so I'm not looking for a lift, just sharing expenses and some driving.
Thanks!
Hi Jen

We will put the word out to our volunteers and those who have registered. I’m sure we will find someone to help out.
 
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