Looking for a change in Baja races
The mysterious pilot, Robert Acer continues with his project analyzing options to make off-road races more cost effective, better security measures and regulations
07/12/2016 | Gabriel Garcia / THE WATCHER
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Robert Acer continues with his project to try to improve costs, safety measures and regulations for off-road, so he decided to move away from Score International, considering that this series is not professional, but it is run as a hobby sport.
The GSM team leader was scoping the Baja California peninsula, via land and air, along with executives that recently made it possible for the NFL game in Mexico and the World Rally Championship, so they can get to know more about these kinds of events.
Part of the people who came where the organizers along with Televisa in the duel game between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans that occurred few weeks ago at the (stadium) Estadio Azteca of Mexico City.
Acer also made it clear that he has no plans to purchase Score International from Roger Norman, something that in the past he would have wanted. Recognizing that this sport has enormous potential, but it is not regulated as Formula one and the World Rally Championship, and governed under norms of the regulations of the international motoring Federation (FIA).
The American racer wants this discipline to be safer and totally fun for all competitors, as well as affordable registration fees and also appropriate payments to the owners of ranches and the ejidos.
Questioning the directives that visited these different sites in Baja California, Robert pointed out that they were very satisfied, thinking that new races could be possible in this region and also new sources of employment for many Mexican people.
All the expenses for this trip where on behalf of Acer, recognizing that every dollar that can be invested for a more professional and safe off-road is all worthwhile, since it in not only to promote the sport, but also see the potential of Baja California as a tourist site.
Will return for the Mexican NORRA 1000 2017
After running this year for the first time the Norra Mexican 1000 rally, Acer said he will be back in 2017 since he enjoyed the format and it also runs through many of the lands that are used in the Baja 1000 Baja and Baja 500 race.
Away from Score International races and not to share the way the promoter Roger Norman handles it, the mysterious pilot left open the possibility to his luck in Mexican series, such as Record or CODE, depending on his schedule in competing in the Ferrari series around the world and with his projects in support of children in various parts of the world.
"The idea of bringing people with professional experience in sports, in different disciplines, is so off-road may have new and renovated ideas on how to do a series that is truly professional, not what one sees today with companies with many years in this medium"