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Forum: Racing 01-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,873
Posted By baja-chris
The bikes and cars will be 100% separated, never...

The bikes and cars will be 100% separated, never being allowed on the same piece of track at the same time. To achieve this we are using a combination of separate tracks and separate schedules.
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Forum: Racing 10-31-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 34,103
Posted By baja-chris
I hope that for cars, any mid-stage refueling is...

I hope that for cars, any mid-stage refueling is "on the clock" so that we have incentive to make it on the fuel we can carry. How much fuel range do steering wheels have to have for Dakar?
Forum: Racing 10-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,873
Posted By baja-chris
No, I'm not involved in that.

No, I'm not involved in that.
Forum: Racing 10-25-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
Ok, I did start a new thread but unless someone...

Ok, I did start a new thread but unless someone makes it sticky (and de-stickys this one), I think this thread will continue to be the active one. Perhaps someone can contact a moderator for help?
Forum: Racing 10-25-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,873
Posted By baja-chris
Norra 2014

Starting a new thread since the old one is 2013 specific. (EDIT: :deal)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832337&page=75 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832337&page=75)
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Forum: Racing 10-24-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
The press release is going out now. But here is...

The press release is going out now. But here is a little extra info.

2014 Mexican 1000 will be May 10-14. Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo.
Motos get 5 days of racing, cars get 4.

The Moto...
Forum: Racing 09-26-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
NORRA has stepped up their game on the safety...

NORRA has stepped up their game on the safety front for the Mexican 500 and will continue the efforts for the Mexican 1000.

One of the goals is to make sure bikes and cars are not on the same...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By baja-chris
The Rally Raid category is now a NO GPS class...

The Rally Raid category is now a NO GPS class open to ANY bikes. This will be the first class off the line.

There is still a Modern Open class which is exactly the same except allowing GPS.
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Forum: Racing 06-26-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By baja-chris
NORRA Mexican 500

There should be a press release soon with some info about the upcoming NORRA Mexican 500 to be held in late September. It should be a great 3-day event and will continue the NORRA tradition of some...
Forum: Racing 06-26-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
I would like that contact as well please. ...

I would like that contact as well please.

Send it to cwilson@norra.com

Thanks!
Forum: Racing 04-03-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,826
Posted By baja-chris
Yes, I suppose you are right. We could also text...

Yes, I suppose you are right. We could also text while hot lapping Laguna Seca. That would make you think too! How about we work some crossword puzzles while racing? That would put a new spin on...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,826
Posted By baja-chris
Was only going to remember the notes for the 20...

Was only going to remember the notes for the 20 mile section. Or are you saying there are 8 pages just to cover 20 miles? I hope not, would be more like orienteering than motor racing. I really...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,826
Posted By baja-chris
I am glad to hear the rally notes for the secret...

I am glad to hear the rally notes for the secret section will be based on zero miles for the start of the special and not zero at the start of the secret section. Thanks for the heads up, I will...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,826
Posted By baja-chris
Have you actually tried doing this without a roll...

Have you actually tried doing this without a roll chart in a racecar with no windshield at 90 mph? There is substantial wind, just like dealing with loose pieces of paper on a bike at speed. Also...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
The maps are now posted on the NORRA website....

The maps are now posted on the NORRA website. http://www.norra.com/
Forum: Racing 03-27-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
Because it's FUN. It's impossible to enforce a...

Because it's FUN. It's impossible to enforce a no-prerun policy in Baja when the roads are open to the public and in many areas there is only one practical route that NORRA will use for the Vintage...
Forum: Racing 03-27-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
I've always wondered how many of the Dakar bike...

I've always wondered how many of the Dakar bike deaths were caused by the rider looking at a roadbook instead of at the track. Of course nobody will ever know.
Forum: Racing 03-27-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 97,173
Posted By baja-chris
Scott, I do not think it says anywhere that...

Scott, I do not think it says anywhere that prerunning is not allowed. In fact Mike Pearlman took several racers on a prerun recently, Walker Evans and a couple of the Vegas guys. I guess if you...
Forum: Racing 01-25-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 141,053
Posted By baja-chris
Some of you asked about hotels. NORRA is working...

Some of you asked about hotels. NORRA is working on the hotel list and will have it out soon (a couple weeks or so) and hopefully with some discount codes.
Forum: Racing 01-22-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 141,053
Posted By baja-chris
The rule book update is now posted on...

The rule book update is now posted on www.norra.com (http://www.norra.com) and it lists two new categories for adventure riders both requiring 5 gal minimum size gas tanks. One category for 700cc and...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 141,053
Posted By baja-chris
For an idea as to what the terrain looks like, go...

For an idea as to what the terrain looks like, go to www.norra.com (http://www.norra.com) and watch the slide show. There are a lot of photos, old and new, and the new ones are represenative of the...
Forum: Racing 01-20-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 141,053
Posted By baja-chris
Hey guys, even though it's a race, this is a FUN...

Hey guys, even though it's a race, this is a FUN rally and rest assured that if your idea of FUN is not using a roadbook, there will be a gps trail to follow (or if there is no gps for one special or...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 141,053
Posted By baja-chris
Most of the special stages are under 100 miles...

Most of the special stages are under 100 miles but there is one that is 175 miles (San Ignacio to Hwy 1 north of Loreto). You can buy fuel in La Purisima mid way on this stage. It's not a Pemex...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 141,053
Posted By baja-chris
On the topic of separating handlebars and...

On the topic of separating handlebars and steering wheels, I'd like to put as much gap as we can between them for the first Special on day 1. However we also want to start the steering wheels early...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 141,053
Posted By baja-chris
Hi guys, I'm the one to blame for the new rules. ...

Hi guys, I'm the one to blame for the new rules. This quoted post sums up what I was thinking with regard to the year cut offs. I think breaking them out by decade or some arbitrary year made less...
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