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Baja 4000 - Rally Raid from the creators of the Budapest-Bamako

GelandeVentures

Well-Known Member
Yikes! Is this going to be a race? Will it be Dakar style roadbook navigation? FIA rules/classes? Or is more of an open adventure style event? Is it intended to be a brutal test of man and machine?

Regardless, very cool.

William
 

baja4000

Member
There are two categories: Racing and Touring categories. There's also a junk car category, which is purely about survival and finding the next mechanic in a lemon.


WHAT IS THE RACING CATEGORY LIKE?

In racing category the participants have to complete daily stages from one camp to another. Along the road they will have to find geo-points, which are navigational points usually given by GPS coordinates. These points have to be visited, photographed and entered on a daily race sheet. There are also GPS checkpoints that teams have to drive through to collect points. There are certain tasks where the shortest or the fastest routes has to be found. Teams can collect points for completing the daily stages and reaching the geo points. Penalties are given for missing daily stages or speeding in residential areas. The race is monitored by GPS loggers. The competitive category adds an element of excitement and adrenaline to the adventure.

WHAT IS THE TOURING CATEGORY LIKE?

In touring, there are no points, no geo challenges and no tasks to complete. You’ll get a detailed road book with the daily stages, points of interests, dangers and you’re free to roam and discover. The touring category is about adventure, discovery, connecting with other people and visiting places you never knew existed in the world.

No Dakar style roadboo. No FIA rules. It is about adventure, discovery and testing your own skills and endurance.
 
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