Baja Rally Championship Launched
Baja Rally Powered by Rally Comp has launched two new three-day rally raid competitions and lengthened the flagship rally to a longer, six-day format to create the Baja Rally Championship Series for 2021.
Hotels Mision Cataviña and Mision Santa Maria San Quintin will each host “single-bivouac” three-day rally raid events in January and May, respectively. A points table published in the new rulebook gives an incentive for racers and teams to compete for the championship and for sponsors to contribute to the series.
Rally founder and stage developer Scotty “Breauxman” Bloom explained that the Baja Rally staff and volunteers have spent eight summers developing what he describes as “championship-level” rally raid stages and innovative protocols for communications and safety, including moto-medics, Rally Comp Tracking and satellite WiFi and communications.
“We’ve ramped up for the post-Covid era because we have the assets and resources to provide a safer racing platform that is sustainable,” Bloom explained. “There is a pent-up demand after this anomaly of a year and for rally-raid as a racing alternative. We’re seeing more interest stemming from Ricky Brabec and Casey Currie’s Dakar Rally wins. We’re getting generous support from our three main sponsors. The bottom line is we’ve had a lot of practice and learned a lot these first eight years so we have the capacity to scale it out to a three-race series with the longest rally in North America.”
Baja Rally Championship Schedule
Jan 29-Feb 1 (Rnd 1) Catavina Rally
May 21-23 (Rnd 2) San Quintin Rally
Sep 26-Oct 2 (Rnd 3) Baja Rally
For more information, visit www.bajarallymoto.com