2019 Sonora Rally Entries Opens October 19, 2018

Press Release | October 18, 2018

Sonora Rally is March 17-22, 2019

This is a press release from Sonora Rally…

2019 Sonora Rally

A true Dakar-style adventure, the Yokohama Sonora Rally has become the premier cross-country rally event in North America. Sonora Rally provides the ultimate challenge between competitor, machine and terrain, testing navigation and off-road-racing skills while being immersed into the beautiful and unique Sonoran culture. Early entries open this Friday, October 19th, at www.SonoraRally.com. The first 20 paid entries will receive a discount.

The Rally is limited to 60 participants.

Sonora Rally is open to motorcycles, UTVs, and cars (2WD and 4WD), including the new non-racing Adventure Raid class (replacing Safari).

Schedule:

► Sun. March 17 – Registration, Tech, Rally School, Briefing
► Mon. March 18 – Stage 1
► Tues. March 19 – Stage 2
► Wed. March 20 – Stage 3
► Thus. March 21 – Stage 4
► Fri. March 22 – Stage 5 Awards & Party

NEW for the 2019 Yokohama Sonora Rally:

Loyalty Discount: Returning Sonora Rally competitors will be rewarded with a discount upon entry.

Five Full Stages of Racing: no Prologue this year.

Motorcycle Classes: Two classes: “Rally Pro” and for first timers and amateur riders “Rally Enduro.”

All-Inclusive Entry Fees: Competitor entry fees will now include the Bivouac Pass with meal plan, award ceremony and upgraded mandatory insurance package – One pass per Moto / Two passes per Car Entry.

Bivouac Passes: Non-Competitors (Crew, Friends, Family, Media) must have Bivouac Passes to enter bivouac. These passes include the meal plan for the entire event (including awards) and mandatory rally insurance. Non-Competitor Pass will be $250 per person – Form will be on line or at Registration.

More New Terrain: Sonora Rally goes where no race has gone before.

Adventure Raid: Replacing the Safari class, with slight adjustment in focus and lower cost. The Raid allows adventure seekers to follow the rally, enjoy the bivouacs and still learn basics of navigation with their own routes and road books, but will not be on the active racecourse. Open to Overlanders, 4×4’s and Adventure Motorcycles.

Sonora Rally Navigation School

December 8-9, 2018 | San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Join us for a two-day navigation school, perfect for first-time rally enthusiasts as well as seasoned racers looking for a tune-up. Sonora Rally navigation school will combine classroom training with practical application road book exercises, in the nearby Altar desert and dunes. Join Honda’s Ricky Brabec and more Dakar veterans (Johnny Campbell, Kellon Walch, and Darren Skilton) while they prepare and train for Dakar beside you. *Limited to 20 participants.*

E-mail Darren@SonoraRally.com for info or to register.

Visit www.SonoraRally.com for more information.

 

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