|10-21-2013, 12:24 PM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2011
How to race Baja 250?
after this year's Dakar i had to stop riding due to some problems but now i'm starting to ride again and would really like to attempt one day Baja 1000 all on my own. Everyone told me it would be better if i first give a try at Baja 250 because its a bit easier to organize, especially for an european rider like me that has no clue on what and how to organize this event.
Me and a friend would like to go race the Baja 250 both on the single rider class. I would really appreciate if anyone could help me get some more knowledge on what i need to know.
How many refueling/assistance points are there on the track?
What is the minimum fuel capacity needed?
When can you do the pre-run?
What license is needed?
What documents are needed?
Where can i find pick up trucks or minivan to rent for a couple of weeks at an affordable price? Any inmates that would rent theirs?
How many people do you think are needed as assistance?
Thanks a lot for any advice or help!!!
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|10-21-2013, 12:54 PM||#2|
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills
Contact Tim Morton at BajaBoundMoto, ( He's an inmate here). He can set you up with all of the help and info you will need. He and his wife are good people. bajaboundmoto.com
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|10-21-2013, 03:01 PM||#3|
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Grand Junction, CO
I'm guessing you are talking about the San Felipe 250? ..............or the Baja 500?
Entry will be around $1K U.S.
Pit lease companies (Mag7, BajaPits, ect) set up on the course about every 50 miles so a 3gal tank is pleanty, but you may want more on your prerun bike.
Prerunning is opened when the course map is released, about 3 weeks prior to a race
Bajabound.com (the insurance company, not to be confused with Tim Morton's Bajaboundmoto.com) has many good links for someone traveling down to Baja including this one http://www.bajabound.com/mexicocarrentals/ with links to renting cars.
For the SF250 you could, IMO, get by with 1 chase vehicle and a couple of people.
That being said (and of course IMHO), I don't think that racing the SF250 is good preparation for what you will encounter (terrain and logistics-wise) at the 1000. The Baja 500 is comparable in many respects to the 1000, especially when talking about the Baja 1000 loop as apposed to a year when the 1000 is a Penninsula run.
|11-05-2013, 10:15 AM||#7|
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Beaverton Oregon
Bajadad also would be a great source. I'm sure he has run this race many times...
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