After a training session in the United States, the Monster Energy Honda Team is already in Mexico to race in the third stop of the W2RC: the Sonora Rally. Administrative and technical checks took place today in Hermosillo. Prologue will follow on Sunday.
After the hard campaigns in the sands of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, the World Rally-Raid Championship is back in action from 22 to 28 April. The Sonora Rally makes history by joining for the first time the FIM calendar, meaning a lot for the North American off-road scene . Created in 2015, the race is named after the second largest state in Mexico.
Sonora Rally 2023 kicks off in Hermosillo next Sunday, with hundreds of vehicles pulling into Parque La Ruina. The official program begins today with Registration and Tech Inspection. Meaning the first spark of action, the Prologue will take place at the local favorite drag strip – Autodromo Cerro Colorado – from noon to 4pm. After this, the race will have five stages connecting Hermosillo to San Luis, with a total of 1249 kilometers of special stages.
The landscapes of Sonora meant in the past glory days for one of our riders – Ricky Brabec – the winner here in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Now he will be side by side with teammates Adrien Van Beveren, Pablo Quintanilla and José Ignacio Cornejo anxious for more success but most of all determined to assure Monster Energy Honda Team is the leading squad.