A truly unique race in North America

Rally Diabolico

Dunes from Heaven, Navigation from Hell





Entries are CLOSED until further notice.




Early Entry Fee (TBD):

  • Moto/Quad: $1950us (per moto)
  • Car/Truck/UTV: $2150us (per vehicle)
  • Crew Bivouac Pass (per person): $200
  • Non-Racing Enthusiast Bivouac Pass: $250


Late Entry (TBD):

  • $200us additional for race Entry
  • $50us additional for Bivouac Pass


Entry includes 4 days of racing, meals in the bivouac, standard bivouac amenities, mid stage pit gas for motos and quads, race insurance, number plate stickers, dinner at the awards party, and more.


Entry is made using an online entry/registration system, with payment made by credit card or PayPal at that time. The online entry form is somewhat long, so give yourself plenty of time to complete it. Before you begin completing the online form, you might take a look at this PDF sample, which shows the questions and fields to be filled in. Many of the fields are optional, so don't be scared by the length.






Paid Race Entry includes the following

  • Four days of racing (if you DNF/DNS a stage, you can still race the next stage).
  • Bivouac Pass for each competitor (showers and toilets provided).
  • Breakfast and dinner in the bivouac for each competitor, and dinner at the awards party.
  • Up to 5 gallons of gas for each moto or quad at the mid-stage gas stop(s) on Stage 2 and Stage 3.
  • Race Insurance.
  • Number plate stickers.

Crew Bivouac Pass

Each crew member will need a Bivouac Pass ($200us), which covers breakfast and dinner, showers, toilets, start/finish access, etc. in the bivouac. The Bivouac Pass also includes the post-race awards dinner and party at the host hotel. Nobody will have access to the bivouac area or awards dinner without a Bivouac Pass.

Non-Racing Enthusiast Bivouac Pass

This is for those who want to experience the bivouac and awards party activities without entering as a competitor or being a crew member on a racing team. Entry as a "Non-Racing Enthusiast" provides a single Bivouac Pass and the things that come with it, nothing more. A Non-Racing Enthusiast may also purchase additional Bivouac Passes at the standard price of $200. Those considering this option can save $50 by joining a racing team as a crew member and having that team purchase the bivouac pass along with the others for their crew. The Non-Racing Enthusiast Pass provides all the same things the Crew Bivouac Pass provides. When filling out the entry form, we know Non-Racing Enthusiast don't have a race vehicle or any of the mandatory instruments so just answer "X" or YES to those questions, whatever it takes to complete the form.


Location Information

Pre-race registration and a post-race dinner and awards party will be held at the host hotel (Hotel San Angel) in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, just over the border from Yuma, Arizona. Hotel San Angel is less than a mile from the San Luis border crossing. The bivouac is less than half an hour drive from Hotel San Angel, and it will remain at that location for the full event. Competitors are welcome to stay at the bivouac, or Hotel San Angel, a combination of the two, or any other place you choose. Since Stage 1 starts at Hotel San Angel, and the post-race awards party will be held there, for convenience competitors may consider staying at Hotel San Angel the night before the race and the night of the awards party, and enjoy the bivouac during the race.

The all dirt remote bivouac is easily accessible by any vehicle, including large motorhomes and vehicles with large trailers.


Additional Information

Take note from the schedule below of the days when “Bivouac Pass” breakfast and/or dinner are served in the bivouac. For those looking for a served lunch on race days, an “on your own dime” meal opportunity will be available.

More detailed Car/Truck/UTV race rules are being defined now, and will be announced soon.



Schedule (updated 11 January, subject to further change):

Tuesday, April 1

  • 12:00 noon - 3:30pm : Early Registration (opens mid-day) at host hotel in San Luis Rio Colorado
  • 12:00 noon - 4:00pm : Early Tech Inspection and Parc Ferme (vehicle impound) at host hotel
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm : Rally Navigation School (at host hotel), provided by Dave Peckham from Rally Management Services
  • 5:30pm : Bivouac opens to competitors and those with Bivouac Pass

Your choice, stay at the hotel or stay at the bivouac Tuesday night

There is no dinner provided in the bivouac this night


Wednesday, April 2

  • No breakfast provided in bivouac, (buffet breakfast available at host hotel on your dime, opens 7:00am)
  • 7:30am - 9:30am : Late Registration at host hotel in San Luis Rio Colorado
  • 7:30am - 10:00am : Late Tech Inspection, Parc Ferme (vehicle impound) at host hotel
  • 10:30am - 12:00 noon : Rider/Driver meeting at host hotel (mandatory for all competitors)
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm : Competitors gear up and prepare for race
  • 1:00pm : Competitors gather in Parc Ferme at host hotel, crew vehicles travel to bivouac
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm : First race vehicle starts Stage 1 liaison (ok to top off gas at Pemex on the way out of town)
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm : Prologue race (Stage 1), Special starts and finishes at bivouac (sunset is at 7:00pm)
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm : Dinner served in bivouac

Thursday, April 3

  • 5:30am - 9:00am : Breakfast served in bivouac
  • 6:30am : First vehicle starts Stage 2 (sunrise is at 6:30am)

Start and finish are at the bivouac, long stage, no liaisons, gas stop(s) mid-way for motos and quads

  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm : Dinner served in bivouac

Friday, April 4

  • 5:30am - 9:00am : Breakfast served in bivouac
  • 6:30am : First vehicle starts Stage 3

Start and finish are at the bivouac, long stage, no liaisons, gas stop(s) mid-way for motos and quads

  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm : Dinner served in bivouac

Saturday, April 5

  • 5:30am - 9:00am : Breakfast served in bivouac
  • 6:30am : First vehicle starts Stage 4

Start at the bivouac, medium length tough stage, short liaison to finish at Hotel San Angel, no gas stops

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm : Dinner at Hotel San Angel (none at the Bivouac)
  • 7:30pm - 10:00pm : Awards party at the host hotel





Host Hotel - Hotel San Angel


Hotel San Angel is the host hotel for rally registration, scrutineering, parc ferme, and the awards dinner & party. It's the best hotel in San Luis Rio Colorado. It's in the far North-West corner of Sonora, Mexico, less than a mile from the border crossing at San Luis (South of Yuma, Arizona).


Address: 1050 Colonia Comercial, San Luis Rio Colorado 83449, Mexico


Telephone (Mexico): +52 653-534-0101


Hotel San Angel website


When making reservations for the event, mention Rally Diabolico to receive the discounted rate.













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