Entry

Entries for the 2019 have been closed. The next Baja XL will be held in 2021. In 2020 we’re organizing the Budapest-Bamako Rally which will travel from Budapest to Sierra Leone across the Sahara.

CATEGORIES

CLASSIC GPS RACING

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  • $1600 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 07/31/18
  • $1700 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 09/30/18
  • $1800 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 12/23/18

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    The competitors must complete daily stages on time as well as solve GPS based geo-challenges. You can collect points for the stages and the challenges. The results will be scored and we will announce the winner at the end of the race. Speed is not a deciding factor. Skill, endurance and luck are. One vehicle, maximum 4 persons. GPS tracker is not included in the entry fee. A $200 rental fee and deposit has to be paid for the GPS rally tracker for each race team.

GPS TEAM RACING

 

  • $1600 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 07/31/18
  • $1700 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 09/30/18
  • $1800 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 12/23/18

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    Team racing differs from CLASSIC GPS racing that the driver/rider and passengers can be replaced any time from one or several touring category vehicles. Teams can have as many vehicles in this race category and several vehicles in touring category. For example if 8 people want to ride the same motorcycle, this category allows replacement of the rider anytime. Team must have at 1 racing category motorcycle entry and 2 touring category car entries.

4×4 Adventure and Touring Category

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  • $1400 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 07/31/18
  • $1500 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 09/30/18
  • $1600 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 12/23/18

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    The 4×4 Adventure/Touring category takes you through spectacular, exciting off-road sections. There is no competition or winning. There is an element of extreme adventure, exciting terrains, rocks, sand, and dirt roads. The fee covers maximum 4 people per vehicle. Extra persons are $400. The route from camp to camp can sometimes be done on paved roads, but you may have to take a detour.

Spirit Category for highly unsuitable vehicles.

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      1. The Spirit Category is intended to keep the original banger rally atmosphere of our adventures alive. Come in an an old jalopy. Come in a lemon. Drive an ice cream truck or an Oscar Meyer wiener car. Drive a mutant vehicle leftover from last year’s Burning Man. Be funny. Be creative. Put smiles on people’s faces wherever you drive.
        Space is limited. So we ask you to pay a $500 Spirit Deposit. If you show up at our pre-rally press conference in LA with your car, 2 days prior to the race and you also appear with the said car at the start line, we will refund your deposit. If you don’t, you’ll lose the deposit. All lost deposits go to charity.
TRANSFER OF ENTRIES

Since space is limited, your entry is like a concert ticket. It’s non-refundable. However, we have no problem if you sell it or transfer it to someone else. If it’s done through the rally office and we provide the buyer, it’s done free of charge. Many people buy entries to sell them with the intent of making a profit. Even though it’s not in the spirit of our events, neither is prohibiting it. We ask for a $150 transfer fee if you bring your own buyer and want to transfer your entry regardless of you making a profit or a generating a loss.

Please note that entries can’t be put to other event(s) or next year’s event(s).

MOTORCYCLE ASSISTANCE TRUCK

Bikers can get their gear loaded onto an assistance truck. Each biker is entitled to place the following items:

  • 4 spare tires
  • 1 piece of 68 quart storage trunk for personal items (see sample)
  • 2 pieces 20 liter jerry cans
  • 1 piece basic tool kit (see sample)
  • 5 gallon water bottle

The assistance truck goes from camp to camp and may not be accessible during the day. The truck may travel on paved roads. Space on the assistance truck made available on a first come first served basis for $550.

WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE
  • skullINCLUDED IN THE ENTRY
  • Membership in Bamako Adventures 2019 including full access to all parties and events
  • Numbers and dog tags
  • Detailed road-book with GPS coordinates and warnings
  • Baja survival guide
  • Basic medical aid in the camps
  • Race sheets and navigational points for competitors
  • Information intranet at the official end stages
  • NOT INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Vehicle liability insurance
  • Fuel, food, lodging, strip clubs, alcohol, bail money.
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