Rally School

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Rally School

Rallye Raid style race in Mexico

A truly unique race in

North America


March 17-22, 2019


Sonora, Mexico

Sonora Rally Navigation School

February 17TH and 18TH 2018

San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico




Sonora Rally navigation school will combine classroom with practical application road book exercises, in the nearby Altar desert. The road books will be designed by Dakar veteran Scott Whitney and instruction will be provided by two-time Dakar Rally winner and Sonora Rally Organizer Darren Skilton.


The school is perfect for first time rally enthusiasts as well as experienced racers looking for a tune up before racing Sonora Rally. There will be classroom instruction Saturday and Sunday mornings, followed by practical road book training in the desert. We will also have Rally Comp units for all participants, giving you the complete rally experience in order to fully understand how rally raid events work. There will be a limit of 10 participants.


Sunday morning instruction class on Rally Protocol is also perfect for those interested in volunteering on Sonora Rally. Learn how to run a checkpoint, fill out time cards and how to help riders and racers on the event. This instruction will also be available in Spanish from Sonora Rally Operations manager, Rodo Fernandez.


Topics covered over the two days:

• Road book basics

• HP Navigation

• Dakar Tricks and Dune Racing tips

• Rally protocol

• Rally Comp installation and use instructions



Rally Enthusiasts:

• Two day school with two road books: $550 per person ($200 entry credit applied to all school participants who enter Sonora Rally)

Sonora Rally Competitors

• Two day school with two road books: $350 per person

Sonora Rally Volunteers

• Rally Protocol Sunday classroom only: Free to volunteers



• Two mini stage road books

• Classroom instruction

• Use of the Rally Comp device

• Sonora Rally T-shirt

• Saturday Dinner at Bohemia Food Van


Not included:

• Hotel

• Food (except Saturday Dinner)

• Vehicle or Bike to run stages equipped with rally odometer

• 4x4 vehicles must be street legal with at least 31 inch tires

• Fuel

• Insurance


We will have a limited block of rooms at the Araiza hotel. Please book ASAP as there is another event in town that weekend and rooms will SELL OUT.




TO BOOK HOTEL EMAIL: rfelix@araizahoteles.com and ask for SONORA RALLY RATE