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Offline Camelman

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2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« on: November 23, 2016, 12:35:14 pm »
Good dayeveryone!

I trust you are all rested, strong and ready to race!

I don't know how you feel, but I've had enough time to rest after Amageza. Time to go find a new track in a new mountain!

To kick things off, the 2017 West Coast Baja is ready for entries. Same location, Port Nolloth, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Same dates: 18 - 20 March 2017. But different routes. This time we are making it slightly longer. At least 6 hours in the saddle for the fastest rider. So more like the 2016 Amageza Rallye Special Sections. Fuel requirements are 275km for Rally and 150km for Lite. Yep, the 'Lite' category is still there. We have had no complaints regarding the racing of ATV's (quads) with the bikes, so they stay. But, unfortunately the SSV's are gone. Safety concerns after the 2016 West Coast Baja and the lack of interest from that sector of motorsport has let to their exclusion from the 2017 West Coast Baja.

Now, please keep in mind that we have awesome relations with the owners of the land in the area we intend racing on, so I urge you not to plan extensive training missions to that area. Keep in mind the reconnoitering clause in the SR's. Speaking of :  The website and SR's are being fine tuned to fit the 2017 West Coast Baja and will be available by this weekend.

So what has changed:

  • Longer stages.
  • No more SSV class vehicles. (Side-by-Side)
  • No bivouac or meals. You stay where you want. The start and finish will be a static DSP and will be close to town.
  • You will receive your next stage road book immediately at the end of each stage.
  • Briefings will be at a predetermined location every evening.
  • A road book is no longer included in the rally-class entry fee, but purchased separately.
  • There will be spectator points published prior to the race.

Early Bird Special NOW OPEN !! http://amageza.com/web/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=76_84

From today (23 Nov '16) until 7 Dec '16 :  R6 270 Vat incl. (bike entry) , thereafter it will be the full price at R8 447,40. The special for ATV's is R6 897.00, and from 8 December, R9 292.14. For this period only - 5 paid entries from 1 team will receive 1x free Assistance Vehicle entry.

So fetch your double-hail walk-gun and go raid your piggy-bank! You don't have 'baja' time!!

Cheers,
Alexander
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 12:36:18 pm by Camelman »
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 03:29:05 pm »
 :wav:
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 03:48:36 pm »
That is good news !
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 05:11:40 pm »
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 05:24:03 pm »
 :ricky: :ricky:

Yeeeahhhaaaaaa!!!
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 05:25:23 pm »
Entered and paid!

Super excited and moerse nervous!  :wav:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 05:42:57 pm »
Awesome! I didn't think you were going to do another Baja, but I was wrong.
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 08:57:25 pm »
I sticky'ed this fred so we don't lose it in our road books ;D
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 08:57:56 pm by BlueBull2007 »
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 09:03:31 pm »
Just bought a bike for this today.

Please can someone define the difference between lite and rallye
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 09:39:50 pm »
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Please can someone define the difference between lite and rallye

Lite
- Navigation via GPS
- Shorter fuel range required (150km)
- No road worthy required

Rallye
- Navigation via roadbook
- Longer fuel range required (275km)
- Road worthy required
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 09:44:42 pm by GraZer »
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 10:17:29 pm »
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Please can someone define the difference between lite and rallye

Lite
- Navigation via GPS
- Shorter fuel range required (150km)
- No road worthy required

Rallye
- Navigation via roadbook
- Longer fuel range required (275km)
- Road worthy required

Total distance still more or less the same? Taking into consideration that a unregistered plastic cant do tar roads.
And judging by the dates only a prologue and 2 racing days?
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2016, 06:07:45 am »
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Total distance still more or less the same? Taking into consideration that a unregistered plastic cant do tar roads.
From the information posted by Alex, I would guess that the rally stages will be in the region or ~500km as per this years Amageza while the lite stages will be a bit shorter as they will be different routes.

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And judging by the dates only a prologue and 2 racing days?
Assuming the same as this years Baja, then yes. First day will be scrutineering & prologue followed by two full days of racing.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2016, 06:10:12 am by GraZer »
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2016, 06:36:47 am »
Did any stock dirt bikes participate last year? My dirt bike won't make 150kms on a tank. It will struggle to do 100
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2016, 07:26:04 am »
Now someone just needs to organise a decent challenging ride-along for the ADV bikes  :pot:


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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2016, 07:29:24 am »
There is. It's called the lite class.
 

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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2016, 07:35:22 am »
There is. It's called the lite class.
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2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2016, 07:46:13 am »
I have a kdx200, and maybe soon a Dakar 650 or Ktm640 Adventure or Tenere660 or or( still shopping and researching)

Best case - i can take part in the lite class on the KDX.

Worst Case - i will go spectate on the 650.

I'll most definitely be ready for the 2018 season on a bike suited for these type of events.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2016, 07:46:34 am by BossPierreLombard »
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2016, 08:39:34 am »
Was there any big ADV bikes that participated last year?


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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2016, 09:29:29 am »
I don't remember any big bikes, but they would have managed quite well.  If you're thinking 950, I don't see why not.

 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2016, 10:49:54 am »
With 150 km range requirement, I'm not taking the 300 2 Stroke.  Not buying another fuel tank.  Think I'll use a Honda for this one.