Below is a list of frequently asked questions. Touch or click on the plus to view an answer. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please CONTACT NORRA.
I can’t make the race. What happens now?
- Please contact us as soon as you know. Unless it is right before the race, you can get either a refund, or a credit to your NORRA account, less the $500 non-refundable deposit. NORRA credits are good through the following year. You will still need to register for the race when you’re ready to use your credit. Note that for 2020 only we will give a full NORRA credit, including the deposit and it will be good through 2022. See the Mexican 1000 Info page for deadlines and the full refund policy.
I want to use my favorite number for my entry. How are the numbers assigned?
- Numbers are given out first-come-first-served during registration. Beginning in 2021, if you have raced with an entry number in a NORRA event during the previous year, we will hold it for you. If you do not race in a NORRA event during a year, or if you register and choose a different number than the one you used before, we will release your prior number so another entry can use it. If you want to change numbers after you have registered, contact us to let us know what number you want.
What vehicles are eligible? What class does my vehicle fit in?
- All vehicles that meet basic safety standards are eligible to compete in NORRA events. Specific NORRA vehicle regulations are fully detailed in the NORRA Vehicle Rule Book. NORRA has categories for vintage vehicles, modern vehicles (called evolution categories), rally cars, and motorcycles and ATV’s of all ages and types. If you need further clarification, please contact us.
I’m not driving the course, only riding on the vehicle. Do I need to register?
- Everyone on the vehicle must be registered.
How does co-driver/rider registration work?
There are two ways you can do it:
1. The driver of record can pay for co-drivers. After payment, the driver returns to the registration page and clicks on "build your team," where he/she enters the names and email addresses of each co-driver and rider.
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2. Codrivers can pay individually through their own NORRA accounts.
Either way, co-drivers must have their own NORRA accounts, and must complete their online liability waivers, emergency contact information, and upload their ID and health insurance documents.
How do I change co-drivers/riders?
- The driver of record can add and remove co-drivers he/she paid for on the registration page, under "build your team." Contact us to remove co-drivers who paid for themselves.
I registered the driver of record, co-drivers and riders. Do I need to purchase separate party wristbands?
- No, the driver of record and co-driver/rider wristbands include admissions to all parties.
Are crew members required to have wristbands?
- Party wristbands are required for any crew members who are attending the parties.
Can a minor participate in the race?
- Persons under 18 years of age may participate, but they must carry a valid driver’s license, issued by their home state or country, when driving on Mexican roads. Please contact us for a minor liability release, which must be signed by parents/guardians and notarized prior to onsite check-in.
I have questions about schedule, pits, fueling, hotels, and other logistics.
- You can find this information on the Mexican 1000 Info page. Rally alerts will also be posted to this page.
Are there non-competitive classes?
- If you’re less experienced with off-road racing, or you prefer to run in a non-competitive class, then Safari is perfect for you! There are classes for stock truck and 4x4 vehicles.
Can I change drivers or co-drivers during the day?
Do I have to use the road book all the time?
- Preferably yes, for your own safety. All the danger spots are marked there.
When will the course map be made available? When will GPS files be available?
- A logistics map will be made available in the weeks before the race, however the detailed course map and GPS files will be posted just a few days before the start of the race. There is NO PRERUNNING allowed!
What papers do I need to cross the border?
You will need the following:
- Valid passport
- FMM Tourist card. You can fill out and print one at home within thirty days of crossing the border. It’s free at: www.mexicotouristcard.com. You can have it validated at NORRA registration, or when you cross the border.
- Vehicle registration or other proof-of-ownership for each vehicle.
- Proof of Mexican auto insurance. NORRA insurance only covers liability for vehicles on the course. All other vehicles need to be insured by a Mexican insurance policy, which can be purchased online. See the Mexican 1000 page for details.
What should I bring with me in the racecar or motorcycle?
- Extra medication for you and your team members
- Your passport (verify it is current), tourist card, Mexican and insurance card/documents.
- Some pesos or greenbacks just in case.
- Sat phone with a list of emergency contact numbers including NORRA Ops.
- Write your race frequency and the Weatherman channel on a piece of tape on your dash in case someone asks for it or you need to call.
- Itinerary for the hotel at your next location, your pit book or team plan, and some food, water and tequila in case you need to wait for assistance.
- Do not leave valuables unattended in your vehicle