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Yokohama Sonora Rally is a multi-day cross-country off-road rally in Mexico’s scenic Sonora Desert, utilizing Dakar style rally roadbooks for navigation.
Though you may see a lot of photos and discussion about the massive sand dunes from our previous events, don’t think that’s all you’ll see. Dunes will still be a part of the event, however, we are expanding to even more all new terrain.
Competitors will traverse everything from rocky mountains, washes, kilometers of flat-out beaches, open deserts and the largest most remote sand dunes in the Americas. If you’re familiar with Baja, Nevada, and similar traditional desert racing, kick those silty whooped-out habits because this is completely different! Nearly all of Sonora Rally is on roads and terrain completely unknown to off-road racing.
As with most cross-country rallies, the actual race course is never published in any form, and never known by the racers until they are on it in the race. Roadbooks for each stage are handed out the evening before that stage is to be raced, so there is little time to study it, and no opportunity to prerun it. The course is not marked, and no GPS tracks will be provided, nor allowed. And since the whole event is held in a region few if any of the competitors have ever been to, there will be no “past experience” to give local knowledge advantage to one competitor over another. Twenty-year Baja racing veterans won’t know the course any better than newcomers to Mexico.
A unique roadbook will be provided for each stage. The roadbook is the key tool for navigating the race course. All race vehicles are required to have an odometer with 1/10 or 1/100 kilometer precision, as well as a digital compass (GPS) that provides “true North” vehicle headings in numeric format (0 to 359 degrees). The odometer MUST be adjustable up and down in distance via manual control. Utilizing a GPS as an odometer is generally not acceptable since they are usually not easily adjustable on-the-fly. All distances in the roadbook will be in kilometers, not miles. These are all standard requirements for cross-country rallies worldwide.
In cross-country rally, competitors take care of themselves on the race course. Crew support can only be given in the bivouac. Any support provided to competitors by crew members on Specials or Transfers is forbidden except where specifically authorized by the rally organization. Only competitors can help other competitors on Specials or Transfers (Liaisons).