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Old 10-09-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Rally Diabolico

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Rally Diabolico Offers Unmatched Off-road Challenge

Rally Diabolico is an extraordinary event that will test the limits of every competitor who dares to embark on the four day event. Held April 2-5, 2014 in some of the most remote desert dunes of Sonora, Mexico, it will traverse terrain only equaled by epic rally stages found in South America and on the African continent. There will be no arrows, no burned in track and no secret lines developed during hours of prerunning. Those who brave the challenge will have only a roadbook, compass and their wits to guide them. If you’ve ever dreamed of running the Dakar or have plans to, this event is for you.

Rally Diabolico is the brainchild of Dakar veterans Scott Whitney and Darren Skilton who wanted others to share the incredible adventure and daunting challenge of navigating rally style through enormous dunes and remote, never raced upon roads. “There will be a central bivouac or pit area for support so multiple chase vehicles will not be needed,” said Darren Skilton, “The location is isolated yet only a half hour or so south of the US/Mexico border. Competitors will get the ultimate challenge without the risk or huge expense of competing on a different continent.”

The rally is open to bikes, cars, quads, UTVs, and trucks that will be making their way over untracked, open terrain to reach a series of waypoints. Each competitor will have a GPS but it will show no roads, no course to follow, just distance and compass headings to guide you. What makes the rally “Diabolico” you may ask. The roadbooks are accurate and correct but they do not guide you step by step; you must figure it out in order to be successful. Every mile you travel you will be making critical decisions. You may start behind others who have left tracks in the sand but do you follow them or make your own way? Are they on the right heading and taking the fastest line? You can’t make that assumption. The winner will have earned it by making the least navigational mistakes and taking the best line through the terrain. Information is available at RallyDiabolico.com to help you understand more about reading the roadbook and the basic navigation techniques.

“Competitors will get a taste of what it’s like in North Africa miles from any roads or civilization,” says Scott Whitney, “They won’t see anyone other than other competitors. It will be scary, it will be intense, it will be the most challenging thing many will ever do but it will also be their most rewarding accomplishment.”

Are you ready for an entirely new type of challenge? Looking to put your years of off-road racing experience and hard earned skills to the test in a completely different arena? Join us for the Rally Diabolico April 2-5, 2014 in Sonora, Mexico and see what you’re really made of.

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Might have to ship over the old 690. Now that's an idea.

Hey guys great initiative .
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Might have to ship over the old 690. Now that's an idea.

Hey guys great initiative .
We can trade for the right to use your bike for a rally there. PM me bike details.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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Distance required between fuel stops?

Lots of questions but i'll try to be patient...
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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Rally fever is catching on! Can't wait.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #6
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Sounds like that will be a great 53rd birthday present to myself
Can't wait to hear all the details

I'm in!!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Fanatastic that you've got it running, Scott.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #8
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #9
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Subscribed... Following... Can't commit yet.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
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Great News! I've been saying for the last 6 months Rally is coming.
Baja Rally, now Diabolico! Awesome. I'm in!
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #11
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Lets have a few details!!!!!!!
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #12
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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Awesome work getting this rolling Scott "The Oracle" Whitney!!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #14
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I really want to do this... I will try to make it happen!

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Old 10-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #15
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Anything I can help you with just let me know!!
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