The great news for 2019 is that we are running three separate classes, which means we can accommodate more riders, with a variety of skill levels.
The Pro class has seen the biggest change for 2019, with more kilometres each day and a tougher route with tough navigation. The Pro course will be set by Mario Patrao, 9th place dakar finisher in 2017, and Luis Lorenco, originator of the R3 roadbook series in Portugal.
The course for the Pro class will be a technical course with hard terrain accompanied by a full FIM spec rally roadbook and CAP (navigation by compass bearing). The pro class will also be the longest course each day.
This class will be similar to the Pro class in 2018, with a full FIM spec rally roadbook but with no CAP navigation. The course length will also be slightly shorter than the Pro course.
The course for the Adventure Class will be easier terrain, accompanied by a more detailed roadbook that is easier to navigate by, similar to our Adventure Cannonball roadblocks in the UK. Also for the Adventure Class the organisation will provide a simple roadbook holder and riders should use a good ICO or a mobile hone app as a trip meter. This class would be idea for a rider who does not have their own roadbook navigation equipment and wants to learn more about rallying and is intended as an easy entry point into the sport. You can enter on your standard endure bike and but on our “hire” roadbook holder and give it a go.