Over the last 40 years the northern state of Baja California has been home to the Tecate Score Baja 1000 every November, the most famous and popular off-road race in Mexico. This international event features approximately 500 competitors and a huge variety of all terrain vehicles from around the world.
Ever since the first race in 1967, hundreds of cars, vans, and motorcycles have competed in over 15 categories each year to see who can finish first over the challenging courses, which can be up to 600 miles long. Drivers have to cross the desolate and inhospitable landscape that leads from the port of Ensenada to the city of La Paz in the north of Mexico. A range of different vehicles compete in the race, including everything from pickup trucks and Volkswagen sedans, to quad bikes, and even cars custom built by the teams themselves.
The Baja 1000, as it is known the world over, is a difficult and demanding rally race that involves drivers from around the world competing night and day (at least 18 hours) across the harsh Mexican desert. They have to overcome an endless list of obstacles along the way, in the form of ditches and challenging routes through the dunes. There are 10 checkpoints along the way, where the cars can be repaired and refueled. Every year, over 200,000 spectators make their way here to watch the race, not just at the start and finish line, but also camping out in the desert to see this incredible motoring spectacle.
Don't miss this fantastic event, one of the most difficult races in world motoring, which takes place from the 17 to 20 November, 2011. It will start in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the city of Ensenada, at 6:30 a.m. sharp.
If you're going to watch the race then there are a wide range of hotels in Ensenada and hotels in La Paz to choose from. While you're here, why not have a day out on one of the tours in Ensenada, or the tours in La Paz! There are a number of options available, depending on your interests and budget that will ensure you to enjoy an unforgettable experience in the region.
Come and support your favorite team at this year's Tecate Score Baja 1000 event, whether it is at the start, the finish, or along the course in the desert, surrounded by stunning landscapes and incredible views!
Tecate Score Baja 1000, 2011
- Luis René Figueroa