Canadian Ambassador Rallies His Team For Six Day BAJA RALLY Sept 26 – October 2
ENSENADA BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO- Baiarallymoto.com unveiled its entry list for the Six Day BAJA RALLY Powered by RALLY COMP scheduled for September 26- October 2 that includes a team of at least 15 racers flying from Canada and led by renowned 2-wheel ambassador Lawrence Hacking.
Hacking, a Dakar Rally finisher, author, journalist, event promoter and brand ambassador, makes his return to Baja Rally after back to back finishes in 2015-2016, capped by his flawless victory in the maiden ADV PRO classification aboard the HONDA Africa Twin for Honda Motorcycles Canada.
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BAJA RALLY General Director Mauricio Parra said Canadians are well known for coveting Baja California’s culture, climate and cuisine and that the 2020 travel restrictions created an unprecedented demand for “snowbirds” to resume their seasonal migratory pattern.
“Lawrence Hacking was an influencer before that word was ever used as we know it,” Parra explains, “He’s a humble sportsman and selfless leader who other motorcycle racers naturally follow. It’s a great boost for our newly expanded, 6-day format that he has decided to put his stamp of approval on us and rally his countrymen toward our race.”
From the onset of the global COVID-19 Pandemic, travel restrictions for Canadians has been particularly stringent with a 14-day quarantine mandated for any Canadians returning from international travel. This resulted in over 15 Canadian racers having to withdrawal from the 2020 BAJA RALLY and every one of those received full refunds of entry fee.
Parra described how this created the opportunity for his BAJA RALLY organization to establish a revised and relaxed refund policy and special terms unique to Mexico, Canada and the United States.
“We created a policy and guarantee for residents of each country that ensured they would have an extra layer of COVID-19 refund protection that goes beyond the already relaxed policy in place. It literally guarantees that government mandated travel restrictions, if legally enforceable, will protect them if they can’t travel to our Six Day BAJA RALLY.”
ENTRY LIST UNVEILED as of Feb 15
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The Baja Rally Powered by Rally Comp the longest running rally raid motorsports competition in the western hemisphere. Now in its ninth consecutive year as a stand alone entity, the eco-friendly Baja Rally expands on its independent infrastructure of intellectual property and relationships to form the Baja Rally Championship Series 2021. Among these assets are the 2018 Manifestacion Impacto Ambiente (MIA), the first environmental impact study for off road motorsports to be registered with and approved by the Mexican Federal Government for land use in nationally protected areas. Since the inaugural Baja Rally in September 2013, over 9000 km of uniquely original off road routes have been safely and responsibly raced by more than 300 competitors over the course of 42 stages on a total of 35 days. For more information and inspiration visit www.bajarallymoto.com