Sonora Rally © 2015-2019 All rights reserved

Rallye Raid style race in Mexico

A truly unique race in

North America

March 17-22, 2019

Sonora, Mexico



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Entries are open for the 2019 Yokohama Sonora Rally


Due to the logistics of the multiday cross country rally, the rally will be limited to 60 total entries.


New All-Inclusive Entry Fees: 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.


Non-Competitor Bivouac Passes: Crew, Friends, Family, Media must have Bivouac Passes to enter bivouac. These passes include the meal plan, award ceremony and mandatory insurance. Non-Competitor Pass will be $250 per person - A signup form will be available online soon, and at Registration.


Returning Sonora Rally competitors are rewarded with a discounted

entry fee.


Late Entry period: February 16th - March 17th

Standard (first time Sonora Rally competitors):

  • Moto - Rally Pro / Rally Enduro / Quad : $3,375
  • Car / UTV : $4,075

Returning (loyalty discount for those who have competed in Cortez Rally or Sonora Rally before):

  • Moto - Rally Pro / Rally Enduro / Quad : $2,975
  • Car / UTV : $3,775

Adventure Raid:

  • Moto - Adventure Raid : $1,350
  • Car - Adventure Raid : $1,750



Entry fee includes:

  • 5 days of racing (if you DNF/DNS a stage, you can still race the following stages)
  • Event insurance
  • Land Use Fees
  • Roadbooks
  • Rally Comp Satellite Tracking unit (competitor supplied SPOT or inReach also required)
  • Live Timing and Scoring
  • 4 nights in Bivouac with basic bivouac amenities
  • Bivouac Pass and Meal Plan for competitors (crew member Bivouac Pass and Meal Plan not included in baseline entry fee)
  • Number plate stickers


New, motos are offered two classes:

Top moto riders must enter the "Rally Pro" class. "Amateur" level moto riders should enter the "Rally Enduro" class. We reserve the right to bump a rider from one class to the other prior to the start of the event.



New Adventure Raid class:

The new Adventure Raid class replaces last years Safari Class. Adventure Raid is intended as an introduction to navigation rally without the stresses of racing and most extreme terrain. It is a guided trip, designed for street legal 4 wheel drive vehicles (Raptors, Jeeps and Overlanders) and adventure motorcycles (BMW GS, KTM 950, etc.). You will be running paved and dirt roads mostly parallel to the race course, with occasional intersections with the race course to provide opportunities to watch the action. You will not be running at race speeds or scored in results. Navigation is by following the guide and following provided GPS tracks. The trip will be at an easy pace to enjoying the scenery and the unique Sonora Rally experience, at points along the course and in the bivouac.

  • 5 day guided trip that parallels the Sonora Rally
  • Proof of Mexican auto insurance required
  • May include a portion of a race-like paper roadbook to see what roadbook navigation is like (you may want a basic rally odomotor, like the $20 RallyBlitz app for iphone or the free F2R Rally Tripmeter app for Android). These apps are not allowed in the competition categories.
  • The Rally Comp device used in the race classes will not be used in the Adventure Raid class
  • Includes Sonora Rally Adventure Raid decals
  • Includes Bivouac Pass with bivouac meals and awards party dinner
  • Includes 4 nights in hotel (double occupancy). You will be paired in the room with your "navigator" or a fellow rider, or an event volunteer.
  • Camping 2 nights at remote dirt bivouacs (right in there with the competitors) using your own camping gear.
  • For cars, a vhf radio programmed to Sonora Rally frequency is highly recommended
  • A SPOT or inReach tracking device is required.
  • Limited spaces available, so don't wait to enter.



Refund schedule:

November 1st - December 31st Entry fee refunded minus $400 admin fee

Jan 1st - Feb. 28th 50% refund

No refunds after March 1st



Entry System:

Entry is made using an online entry/registration system, with payment made by credit card or PayPal at that time. The online entry form is somewhat long, so give yourself plenty of time to complete it. Before you begin completing the online form, you might take a look at this PDF sample, which shows the questions and fields to be filled in. Many of the fields are optional, so don't be scared by the length.








Bivouac Meals, included with Bivouac Pass

Sonora Rally is famous for its bivouac food package. Includes 4 breakfasts and 5 dinners, including Awards Dinner.


Location Information

The exact start, finish, and bivouac locations will be announced at a later date. However, the whole event is held in Sonora, Mexico. The stages will run between San Luis Rio Colorado and other small towns and cities further south. More details will be posted here as final locations are confirmed.


There will likely be several "dirt" bivouac locations, each easily accessible by any vehicle, including large motorhomes, vehicles with large trailers, and adventure style motorcycles. Basic services and food are provided for those with Bivouac Passes.


Some of the locations, and much of the route are outside cell phone service, so be prepared for a real adventure!


Preliminary Schedule (subject to change):

Sunday, March 17th - San Luis Rio Colorado

  • 9:00 Registration opens
  • 10:00 Scrutineering (Tech Inspection) opens
  • 17:00 Registration closes
  • 18:00 Scrutineering closes
  • 18:00 Rally School Briefing
  • 20:00 Drivers/Riders Briefing


Monday, March 18th - San Luis Rio Colorado

  • Stage 1 Race


Tuesday, March 19th

  • Stage 2 Race


Wednesday, March 20st

  • Stage 3 Race


Thursday, March 21nd

  • Stage 4 Race


Friday, March 22rd

  • Stage 5 Race
  • Awards Ceremony and closing party