Your efforts are appreciated. Excited for some NORRA fun. See ya soon.Hello all, sorry for the delay in response since I have been out on the course for a few days leaving early and back late.
Since we started working on the 2021 event we have been pushing for a full peninsula run as always and closely looking at the COVID situation in both North and South states, we have moved our Tech Inspection and Registration Site to Horsepower Ranch in order to comply with social distancing and no public attendees at the rally, we moved the finish line in San Felipe to El Dorado Ranch and we will fence the finish in BOLA to prevent public from accessing to the RV Park of Villa Vitta, we won´t have a finish line in Loreto and Start at the San Javier Hwy, we won´t have a finish line in La Paz either, and finish line in San Jose will be at a Baseball field near the wash we use to enter the town, no awards party, just a trophy pick up location.
Covid cases are declining in both states now and everything is looking better but still, spring breakers started coming to Baja on Feb 20th and will continue all March and beginning of April so we have to have our eyes wide open on this.
We do have a North Loop option in case Baja South gets shut down after March, we have a 5 day North rally planned as an alternate option, it has been double the work for us since we have to create 2 courses and 2 of everything, the 2021 Norra Mexican 1000 will happen that is a fact, the North Loop course looks really fun and we will also be allowed to have finish lines with food and drinks included, day 1 and 2 will be the same as Plan A Peninsula Run, Day 3 will be a BOLA to BOLA run thru both sides of the peninsula, Day 4 will be BOLA to San Felipe using new fun roads and yes highway too but not too much, Day 5 will be San Felipe to Ensenada but will change the route to the pacific and finish will be at the Uruapan wine country with food and drinks included, awards will be at Horsepower Ranch depending on Covid levels is how many people will be allowed in. we might have to do 2 awards if allowed by eras or classes.
Tomorrow Mike and I will send out an update video about this to explain our plans and stop all rumors about the rally, we will push this for a peninsula run until April 1st and if COVID is at a safe level to travel south we will go, if not we will stay safe in the North but the 2021 Norra Mexican 1000 will happen.
Hope this answers all your questions.
Agree 100%Having different route options makes hotel reservations a bit of an issue. Cancellation policies seem to vary wildly along the Baja peninsula and not knowing which route will be taken (less than 30 days in advance) sounds like a great way for someone to lose a bunch of money on deposits. To play it safe a team will now have to start looking for rooms in case Plan B is what ends up happening. That's a lot of time in BoLA too. Stories from racers that recently spent time in BoLA aren't encouraging either.
The rooms are no longer for sale JC is moving my deposit to 2022 . Thanks J C you are a good man.We unfortunately will not be able to go to this years 1000. I have a block of rooms all the way down the pensula including Bahia de LA listed in the classified. If interested please contact me. If the event is cancelled I will buy them back and use them for 2021if you want. I can only get a refund if the event is cancelled.
During Tech and Registration days Apr 23rd and 24th we will have a 3 lane access point prior to Horsepower Ranch, Lane 1 will be for people that have Vaccination Cards with both applications and also for people that have a Negative test done at home prior to leaving the USA not older than 72 hours if you have been vaccinated you don´t need a negative COVID test just show your card and ID, Lane 2 will be for people that needs to be tested on-site if they previously paid for their crew, co-driver or driver wristband the cost for testing is included with the wristban and we will have a full list with names; if you did not register previously you will have to pay 35 dlls for the test and results will be ready in max 30 min, after you test negative you will be banded and allowed inside to HPR, Lane 3 will be for returning traffic that already has their COVID wristband and wishes to re-enter HPR.Elisio. Question on CV19 testing for entry. What if you have proof of vaccination card. Or do we still need a negative test on site?
If we get a test in US prior, they maybe expired by time we get to HPRanch for tech. Would be wise to have negative test before heading down, then have an on-site current test at HPRanch. What if test is Positive on-site? Then we have to send crew member/s home. May not have available vehicle for transportation back to US. Details, Details... Thanks for doing a difficult but awesome effort!!