October 17th-22nd

Hermosillo to San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

COMPETITOR INFO

ENTRY FEES INCREASE MAY 1st – REGISTER NOW!!

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 IN HERMOSILLO AND FINISH SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, SONORA

The 8th Annual Yokohama Sonora Rally, presented by Method Race Wheels, will take place October 17th – 22nd, 2022. The racing journey will depart the metropolis on Day One in exchange for the soothing Sea of Cortez, settling into Bahia Kino for the night. The event carries on through the wide-open desert with beautiful coastal dunes, in a region where Jesuit missionaries established a colony in 1693 on a point dubbed Caborca. The next two days (and nights) will be spent beachside in the stunningly beautiful region of El Golfo with the final stage taking place in the massive dune fields of San Luis Rio Colorado, a signature stage for the rally.

                 

                                                                       SONORA RALLY 2022 HOTEL INFORMATION

HERMOSILLO  OCT SUN 16th / MON 17th (TECH & REG)

    1. ARAIZA HERMOSILLO – OFFICIAL HOTEL OF SONORA RALLY 

    SONORA RALLY HERMOSILLO ARAIZA RESERVATIONS

    2. FIESTA AMERICANA – +52 (662) 259 6000 

    3. FIESTA INN – +52 (662) 289 2200

    4. HOLIDAY INN HERMOSILLO – +52 (662) 289 1700

 

KINO BAY OCT TUE 18th – 19th

    1. ECOBAY HOTEL – +52 (662) 242 0491 

    Contact: Edgar reservacion@ecobayhotel.com / Subject Line: “SONORA RALLY” 

    2. HOTEL HACIENDA – +52 (662) 433 6387- Whatsapp Only: Subject Line: “SONORA RALLY Reservations”

    3. HOTEL POSADA DEL MAR – Posadadelmarkino@hotmail.com 

    4. LA PLAYA HOTEL – KinoRVLaPlaya@prodigy.net.me

 

CABORCA OCT WED 19th- 20th

    1. CITY EXPRESS CABORCA – +52 (637) 690 2100 

    Contact: Karibia Lorona / cecab.front@cityexpress.com.mx  / Code: SONORALLY

    2. EL CAMINO HOTEL – +52 (637) 372 0466 

    Contact: Arlen / Ventas@hotelelcamino.com / Subject Line: “SONORA RALLY” 

 

El GOLFO OCT THU 20th – 22nd

    1. COSTA DEL SOL – +52 (653) 132 3756 contact Olga on WhatsApp or lascabinas@outlook.es

    (Singles / Doubles / House)

    2. HOTEL SAN ANTONIO – 52 (653) 515 7048

 

SAN LUIS SAT 22nd – 23rd

    1. ARAIZA HOTEL SAN LUIS – +52 (653) 517 2400 

    Contact: Rosa Icela Felix / rfelix@araizahoteles.com / SONORA RALLY in Subject 

    2. SAN ANGEL HOTEL – 52 (653) 534 0101 / Kimberly /  hospedaje.sanangel@gmail.com

 

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 changing nature of the pandemic we will adhere to regulations put in place by the state and local authorities to ensure a safe environment to operate the event. Please be aware that they may change and be updated at any time.

  • You may be required to wear a face mask at registration and anytime you are interacting with rally staff and local volunteers
  • 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
  • If you are not feeling well or running a temperature please do not come to the event. If you do not feel well during the event Cruz Roja will be on site to assess your condition

 

HOW TO GET THERE

DRIVE

  • Hermosillo is a 3hr 30 min drive from Nogales, AZ.
  • An informal caravan from Nogales to Hermosillo on Sunday, October 16th, will allow for an easy arrival into Hermosillo and will reward early birds with a welcome party at the historic Parque La Ruina that evening.
  • We will organize with Nogales customs offices 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

  • The start city of Hermosillo has direct flights from 14 destinations, including Phoenix, Dallas, San Diego (via Tijuana CBX) and Mexico City. 
  • The nearest US airports to Hermosillo are Tucson or Phoenix.
  • The arrival city of San Luis Rio Colorado is 45 mins from Mexicali Airport or Yuma Airport.
  • Check for availability.

 

REGULATION UPDATES

DIGITAL ROADBOOKS

We are in the process of trying to secure enough units for the rally, as of today we will run all the 4 wheel vehicles with digital roadbooks. We will release details when we know if have enough extras for Moto entries and which classes are eligible. Instruction 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 or title 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. 

BIVOUAC AND ASSISTANCE RULES

All service and work on bikes and cars entered in the rally must be done at the bivouac locations. Competitors may request to have work done off site but must present a written request to race control why and what needs to be fixed. Taking vehicles out of the bivouacs for unapproved service will result in a penalty or exclusion from the race.

MALLE MOTO CLASS

Sonora Rally will offer a Malle Moto class in 2022. The regulations will be modeled on the Dakar regulations and will be published at a later date. There will be an additional service fee for riders wishing to compete in the “Malle Moto” division to cover the costs of transport of your trunk, use of tools and service area. This service is provided by High Desert Adventures with support from Sonora Rally, Motul, Yokohama and RMS. Please follow the link for further details and payment direct to HDA:

highdesertadventures.net/2022-sonora-rider-form

                                                                                                                   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. 

FOUR 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

Malle Moto 

          • Regulations based on Orginals by Motul at Dakar
          • Riders must do all assistance and service themselves
          • The organization in cooperation with High Desert Adventures will assist with parts transport
 

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
 

CLASSES FOR CARS AND TRUCKS

We offer classes for 4×4, 2wd and FIA spec Rally Raid Cars. Please contact Sonora Rally for more info.

 

ROAD TO DAKAR

For 2022 we will again be the North American “Road to Dakar” event, offering a free entry to the 2023 Dakar Rally. One important rule clarification from ASO for 2022, no previous factory riders will be eligible for the Road To Dakar prize. This includes factory riders from US desert racing, motocross and enduro racing. The Road To Dakar is to encourage amateur riders to follow their Dakar dream. 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.  2022 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

We will be offering a Rally School in San Luis Rio Colorado Feb. 12-13. The focus will be on dune navigation and the latest changes in FIA and FIM roadbooks. Space in limited. A second school may be added before the event in a different location. 

 

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