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Cross-Country Rally Raid across the dunes and desert terrain of Sonora Mexico
Rallye Raid style race in Mexico

A truly unique race in

North America


April 3-7, 2016


Sonora, Mexico

( San Luis Rio Colorado Puerto Peñasco )

Dakar Challenge

" Four days of hardcore off-road rally in Mexico's beautiful Sonora Desert "

cars, bikes, trucks, quads, UTVs
Tough Terrain, Altar Dunes, Beaches, more than what Baja has to offer
Challenging Roadbook Navigation

Sonora Rally is bringing innovative new elements to off-road racing in North America. Four days of cross-country stage rally racing in an incredible desert region that is undiscovered by the off-road racing world. The rally includes new challenges and new terrain that will blow your mind. Leave those same old silty whooped out roads behind for a few days, and experience a new world of off-road.


Sonora Rally is the only event of its kind in North America, with features that will test your skills like no other race, and rattle you to the deepest points of your body, mind, and soul.


Navigate the largest dunes

in the Americas ! ! !

Challenging Navigation

Amazing Adventure

New desert racing frontiers


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News ...

Dakar Challenge

17 February, 2016

Sonora Rally has been selected by ASO as a Dakar Challenge event. A qualifyied moto winner can earn a free entry into Dakar 2017.


Safari Class Details

7 February, 2016

Check out the Safari page for details on this class:

Safari Class Details


RMS offers rider support options

6 February, 2016

RMS will be providing complete support for the Sonora Rally. Late model KTM rental bikes available for a hassle-free fly-and-ride race experience. Details here:

Rally Management Services


Bikes, Quads, Cars, Trucks, UTVs

A taste of Dakar

Sonora Rally is modeled after the granddaddy of rally events, Dakar


If you've ever wondered what Dakar is like, Sonora Rally is designed to give you a taste, albeit a gnarly taste. We’ve pulled out all the stops, and are creating stages that will challenge even the most experienced off-road racers.


That doesn’t mean just cool, wild, and crazy terrain. It also means challenging navigation. In line with true cross-country rally, no GPS tracks will be provided or allowed, no maps are provided or allowed, and there is no pre-running. It’s you, your vehicle, the roadbook, your navigation, and the desert unknown.


To win in this rally it will take savvy navigation, precise driving, serious guts, and care for your machine, . . . for four days straight. With the bikes, that all has to be packaged in one person, an ironman rider !


April 3rd - 7th, 2016


Sonora Rally is held three weeks after the Mint 400, and two weeks before NORRA Mexican 1000.

► Sun. April 3 - Registration, Tech, Rally School

► Mon. April 4 - Stage 1 race

► Tues. April 5 - Stage 2 race

► Wed. April 6 - Stage 3 race

► Thur. April 7 - Stage 4 race, Awards


For those looking to learn how rally works, and learn roadbook navigation, a rally school will be available at the event.


This schedule packs a lot of action into a short amount of time, so you can get in, get 'er done, and get back home without using a year's worth of vacation time. And the convenient location means less travel time and lower travel expenses compared to many other desert races.


Desert and Baja Rally off-road champion Quinn Cody

What competitors said about our 2015 rally:

Quinn Cody: " What an amazing adventure, 100's of miles of massive sand dunes in the Altar desert to crazy flooded dry lake

beds in Baja, this was one of the most incredible events I have ever been a part of! Can't wait for next year. "

Daniele Bartolucci: " Thanks for one of the funnest events of all time ! "

Dave Peckham: " This was by far in my top five of favorite events EVER. Check it out ! "

Mark Vanscourt: " This rally was fantastic. Those that missed it really missed a special occasion."

Paul Fournier: " The dunes made those in Oregon look like speed bumps. The beauty of the course and terrain cannot be

overstated. This was not your typical whooped-out Baja desert race."

Sonora Rally Partners

Rally Management Services
Aventura Travel - serving great food and experiences across Baja and Sonora Mexico
Cesar's Restaurant Truck Stop - San Luis Rio Colorado
Hotel San Angel - San Luis Rio Colorado