March 14 – 18, 2022
Sonora, Mexico

COMPETITOR INFO

 Entries to open Feb. 5th

The registration site allows you to create a profile that you can save and come back and edit your entry. The info can also be used to enter future events. You may be asked to update your entry information leading up the rally based on info we may need for border crossing, emergency contacts, medical information etc. Please fill in the required fields it will make everything run more smoothly at the event and future rallies.

 

START AND FINISH SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, SONORA

The 7th Annual Yokohama Sonora Rally, presented by Method Race Wheels, will take place May 9th – 14th, 2021. This year’s rally will start and finish in the traditional home of Sonora Rally, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. Race Registration will take place on May 9th. Due to COVID Regulations we will conduct all registration activities outdoors at a location TDB.

 

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS 

The safety of the local communities, our volunteers and our racers are our primary concern every time we organize the Sonora Rally. Due to the ongoing pandemic we will have several requirements put in place by the local authorities to ensure a safe environment to operate the event. 

  • Everyone must present a negative Covid test at registration (either rapid test or PCR is acceptable), that has been administered within the previous 72 hours
  • This includes racers, crew, volunteers and staff
  • You will be required to wear a face mask at all times except at meals and racing
  • There will be sanitary filters at registration where your temperature will be taken and hands sanitized
  • In order to control flow of people and reduce groups congregating in enclosed spaces all teams will be assigned times for registration and tech that you must respect of face a penalty
  • Please respect all local social distancing regulations while interacting with the public at hotels, gas stations and also at registration, drivers meetings and meal times in the bivouac
  • We suggest taking meals back to your camp to eat with your team when possible
  • If you are not feeling well or running a temperature during the event Cruz Roja will be on site to assess your condition

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE

DRIVE

  • San Luis Rio Colorado is a 30 min drive south of Yuma, AZ.
  • We will organize with San Luis Aduana to make your crossing as smooth as possible, but it is imperative that you fill out your customs form when you register.
  • Do not cross in Baja California Port of Entries- they will turn you around if you have a race vehicle. You Must enter in Sonora. 

 

FLIGHTS

  • There are some flights to Yuma, check for availablity
  • There are direct flights from Mexico City to Mexicali that is 40 mins from San Luis

 

REGULATION UPDATES

DIGITAL ROADBOOKS

We are in the process of trying to secure enough units to run the rally with digital roadbooks. We will release details when we know how many and which classes are running the new roadbooks. A class will be offered at the event as well as online before the event on how to operate the units.

 

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All racing bikes, UTV’s and Cars must have some form of registration to enter Mexico and be able to compete. Green Sticker (CA) or off road registration is fine but must be official DMV document showing legal registered ownership.

 

NO GPS

Only organization GPS units may be mounted on and in vehicles. All vehicles must remove GPS units before starting the rally. Heading repeaters are allowed but can’t show tracks.

 

THREE CLASSES FOR BIKES

Rally Pro 

Open to top level riders

 

Rally Enduro 

Open to all bikes that comply with the specifications of the manufacturer’s official catalogue with a maximum displacement of 520cc

This is a class aimed at amateur and first time rally raid enthusiasts using standard/lightly modified bikes

 

Rally Adventure 

Open to bikes over 520cc

Specifically aimed at the new generation of adventure bikes (KTM 790, Yamaha Tenere, 701 Enduro)

 

THREE CLASSES FOR UTV

Stock Production

  • Stock suspension
  • Stock motor (both normally aspirated and turbo run together)
  • Modifications for safety purposes allowed
  • 31” tire max size
 

Modified UTV

  • Two sub classes Turbo and Non Turbo
  • 33” tire max
  • Stock pivot points and motor location
 

Unlimited UTV

  • 35” tires
  • Vehicles not conforming to stock or modified regulations
  • Prototype vehicles not available to the public

ROAD TO DAKAR

For 2021 we will again be the North American “Road to Dakar” event, offering a free entry to the 2021 Dakar Rally. Details upcoming.

 

ADVENTURE RAID

Adventure Raid is a guided adventure designed for those who want to experience rally raid and navigation without the stresses of racing.  2021 will be available only to street-legal four-wheel drive vehicles such as Jeeps, Raptors, and Tacomas. There will be a 8 vehicle limit so register early.

 

RALLY SCHOOL

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions we will not be having any Rally School events before the abbreviated one that takes place at the rally on Sunday May 9th. We will have a shakedown roadbook available the 8th of May for teams to test with.

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