2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 RALLY INFO
No other racing event immerses competitors in the food, drink, culture, and beauty of Baja, like the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 – "The Happiest Race On Earth!", and the competitors run the gamut from offroad racing icons and current stars, to adventure seeking average Joes and well-travelled lovers of Baja. NORRA has classes for bikes, quads, UTV’s, and 4-wheel classes for everything from vintage vehicles to state-of-the-art race cars. There’s even the Savvy Safari class for stock and slightly modified OEM vehicles (non-race vehicles). NORRA pays homage to the past and celebrates the future.
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|Driver of Record|
Crew, Friends and Family
|Cabo Awards Ceremony Only||100|
Bay of L.A. reservations made through the NORRA website for the 2020 Mexican 1000 will be automatically be moved to April 27. Racers must make changes themselves to any other reservations they have made.
ALL hotel reservations and accommodations necessary to compete in the rally are to be made by individual race teams at their expense. NORRA is not reponsible for the booking and pricing practices of hotels and travel agents.
Bay of L.A. (Cars)
Rooms in Bay of L.A. are limited to one per team and are expected to sell out in the first day or two of pre-registration. If you pay your entry in full, you can book a room as part of the registration process (if available). Free camping is available in NORRA’s Pit City and you can also rent a concrete pad there. There are also two RV parks with hookups and palapas (open pads with thatched covers) available.
Mexican 1000 Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued for entry fees. NORRA will issue a non-transferrable credit towards any NORRA race in 2021 or 2022.
Stella EVO III unit will be used for tracking and safety. NORRA will supply the unit, but you will need to supply the mount. Watch for an announcement with details on how to purchase it with the NORRA discount.
|Fri. April 23||Registration / Tech in Ensenada|
|Sat. April 24||Registration / Tech / Drivers Meeting in Ensenada|
|Sun. April 25||Ensenada ~ San Felipe|
|Mon. April 26||San Felipe ~ Guerrero Negro (moto)
San Felipe ~ Bahía de Los Ángeles (4-wheel)
|Tue. April 27||Guerrero Negro/Bahía de Los Ángeles ~ Loreto|
|Wed. April 28||Loreto ~ La Paz|
|Thu. April 29||La Paz ~ San José del Cabo (Finish!)|
|Fri. April 30||Awards Ceremony beachside in San José del Cabo|
Rules & Classes
The general and vehicle rules documents for 2021 are linked below. There may be minor updates forthcoming.
The vehicle rules document includes a list of all vehicle categories (classes) with detailed descriptions.
Download the 2021 Vehicle Rules v 3.25 revised January 26, 2021 (PDF)
Download the General Rules v 3.3 (PDF)
Maps, GPS and Road Books
Logistics maps, showing mileage and pit locations will be released a few weeks before the race. Full course maps, road books and GPS files will be released a day or two before onsite registration, to prevent pre-running. Printed road books and roll charts will be available upon request at registration.
The NORRA Technology Eras
See the Mexican 1000 rules page for more information about vehicle categories and rally rules
Medical and Liability Insurance:
Vehicle Drivers and Co-Drivers will be banded with a wristband for Medical and Liability Insurance - a policy provided by Instant Mexican Insurance. Please understand the limitations of this insurance by reading the policy. Read the Policy
- Covers accidents that happen on the course ONLY
- Does NOT cover the race vehicle or damages
- Racer on racer accidents on course are covered under same medical terms but without liability coverage
- Does NOT cover accidents that involve illegal drugs
- ONLY covers USD$5000 in medical stabilization in Mexico. It does NOT cover flights or transportation to get back to your home country.
See also the Border Crossing section for information on additional required auto insurance. If your race vehicle is street legal in Mexico, you may extend the included insurance to cover liability while on streets in Mexican cities and towns for $100. Extended coverage starts 72 hours before the event and ends 72 hours after the event concludes. Contact Miguel at Instant Mexico Insurance at 52 664 120 9742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about border crossing will be distributed as a Rally Alert shortly before most teams will be departing for the event. At that time, you will be able to register all vehicles crossing the border with your entry.
Plan ahead! You will need the following:
- A valid passport or passport card with an expiration date more than six months later than the date you enter Mexico. (This may take two months or longer to obtain.)
- Vaccinations. Discuss with your doctor at least two months in advance of travel. See the CDC Mexico Travel page for current U.S. recommendations.
- You will need either a visa or an FMM (tourist card). U.S. citizens need an FMM. For other countries, check with a Mexican embassy or consulate in your area. Click here to get an FMM within 30 days of travel. You complete the form online and then print it. You need to get it validated at the border if you drive into Mexico. We are trying to make arrangements for FMM validation at NORRA registration in Ensenada; see the border crossing rally alert for updates on this.
- Valid registration for each vehicle.
- Valid driver’s license for each driver. Mexico accepts licenses from your home country if they are in English or Spanish. They also accept International Driving Permits.
- Proof of Mexican auto insurance. NORRA insurance only covers liability for vehicles on the course. Vehicles driven while not on the course must to be insured by a policy from a Mexican insurance carrier, which can be purchased online from instant Mexican Insurance
- Be sure to bring some Mexican pesos. The best exchange rates are generally found in San Ysidro, California. In Mexico, check the rates at casas de cambio. If you use Mexican ATMs, you will incur high fees from both your bank and the Mexican bank.
- There are limits on carrying certain items across the border, including the number of spare tires and spare parts. Some items must be declared, such as if you bring more than $10,000 cash. Fuel in containers is not allowed. More information at the Welcome to Mexico webpage and in the upcoming NORRA border crossing Rally Alert.