Rally Diabolico

Discussion in 'Racing' started by HogWild, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    It's on!

    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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  2. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    Might have to ship over the old 690. Now that's an idea.

    Hey guys great initiative .:clap
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  3. Farioli

    Farioli "just do it"

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    We can trade for the right to use your bike for a rally there:deal. PM me bike details.
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  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Distance required between fuel stops?

    Lots of questions but i'll try to be patient...
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  5. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Rally fever is catching on! Can't wait.
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  6. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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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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  7. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Looking for bigger tanks for the 450. I dont like to suffer that much :D


    Fanatastic that you've got it running, Scott.
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  8. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    ITS MY BIRTHDAY TOO BD
    -Battle of the Aries at the Diabolical.

    I'm in
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  9. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Interesting!
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  10. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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  11. christian

    christian Exchange your GPS Track!

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    Subscribed... Following... Can't commit yet.:cry
    But I will try
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  12. Super Dave Hawaii

    Super Dave Hawaii Ain't Dead Yet!

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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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  13. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Lets have a few details!!!!!!!:deal
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  14. Bluebull2007

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  15. gagnaou

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    :clap hogwild!
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  16. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Awesome work getting this rolling Scott "The Oracle" Whitney!!!:clap:clap
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  17. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    I really want to do this... I will try to make it happen!

    Jx
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  18. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Anything I can help you with just let me know!!
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  19. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Hmmm, thats nearly my backyard. More details please.

    If you are talking about venturing into the area the locals call "El hueco del infierno", this will definitely be very interesting!
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  20. Bicycle Phil

    Bicycle Phil Been here awhile

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    "The Oracle" at rest

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