COMPETITOR INFO

 Registration to open Oct. 25th

We will have a new website and registration system this year so please be patient as we get up and running! 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. It is the first time we have used it so I sure there will be updates as we go but it will make everything run more smoothly at the event and future rallies.

 HERMOSILLO START / SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO FINISH

The 6th Annual Yokohama Sonora Rally, presented by Method Race Wheels, will take place March 15th – 20th, 2020. This year’s rally will start in the Sonoran capital of Hermosillo and finish in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

HOW TO GET THERE

DRIVE

  • Hermosillo is a three-hour drive south of Nogales.
  • We will organize with Nogales Aduanato make your crossing as smooth as possible, but it is imperative that you fill out your customs form when you register.
  • You may also cross in San Luis Rio Colorado. We will make arrangements for vehicle storage in SLRC if you wish to leave a car there for the finish.
  • Do not cross in Baja California Port of Entries- they will turn you around if you have a race vehicle. Must enter in Sonora. 

FLIGHTS

  • There are direct flights to Hermosillo (HMO) from San Diego (via CBX Tijuana) on Volaris and from Phoenix on American Airlines.
  • There are direct flights from Mexico City on several carriers.

REGULATION UPDATES

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.

New! THREE CLASSES FOR BIKES

Rally Pro  

Open to top level riders and all Road to Dakar competitors

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)

New! THREE CLASSES FOR UTV

Stock Production

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

Modified UTV

  • Eligible for Challenge Rally du Maroc
  • Two sub classes Turbo and Non Turbo
  • 33” tire max
  • Stock pivot points and motor location

Unlimited UTV

  • 35” tires
  • Prototype vehicles not available to the public

ROAD TO DAKAR

For 2020 we will again be the North American “Road to Dakar” event, offering the class winner a free motorcycles entry to the 2021 Dakar Rally. Details upcoming.

NEW!  Challenge RALLYE DU MAROC

The UTV class winner of the Challenge Rallye du Maroc will win a free entry into the Rallye Du Maroc in October, 2021. More details to follow!

ADVENTURE RAID

Adventure Raid is a guided adventure designed for those who want to experience rally raid and navigation without the stresses of racing.  2020 will be available only to street-legal four-wheel drive vehicles such as Jeeps, Raptors, and Tacomas. There will be a 12 vehicle limit so register early.

RALLY SCHOOLS

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS – REGISTER EARLY

The navigation school combines classroom training with practical application utilizing in-the-field road book exercises designed by Dakar veteran Scott Whitney, instructed by two-time Dakar Rally winner Darren Skilton. Perfect for an athlete looking to sharpen their skills or enthusiasts wanting to learn about navigation, develop practical on-course & off-course habits then apply them to a genuine, world-class competition like the Sonora Rally.

Topics Covered: Road book basic / HP Navigation / Dakar Tricks and Dune Racing tips / Rally protocol / Rally Comp installation and use

DECEMBER 7th / 8th – SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, SONORA, MEXICO

FEB 15th / 16th -TBD LOCATION

RSVP: erinlee@sonorarally.com with Name, Contact Info, Vehicle Type, School Date

Cost: $600 per person with a $200 credit back on Sonora Rally entry 2020

DONATING SCHOOL SUPPLIES

As a way to support some of the communities in which we stay, we will be organizing a school supply drive. We will send a list of needs to the registered competitors.