The port of Ensenada is already beginning to experience the adrenaline with the arrival of most of the participating teams that come to compete in the 51st edition of the famous Baja 500 off-road race that is part of the 2019 World Championship Score International.
The 51 edition of The Baja 500 will mark history since it will be the first time that it changes its headquarters. The event will start and finish at the Estero Beach Hotel and Resort, south of Ensenada. Estero Beach Hotel and Resort is about eight miles south of where the racers usually start-and-finish in front of the Riviera De Ensenada; it's an additional 20-30 minute drive.
The race will begin at 03:30 in the morning on Saturday June 1st.
The organizers of the event expect around 250 teams from 25 U.S. states and countries such as Argentina, Ecuador, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Spain and Mexico. See full entry list here.
Baja 500 Course
The 487.11-mile route will leave the Lucas Oil Track of Estero Beach passing through San Carlos, Santa Catarina, El Borrego, San Matias, Mike Sky Ranch, El Coyote, San Telmo, Rancho Montes, Santo Domingo, Vicente Guerrero, Camalú, Colonet, San Vicente, Erendira, Santo Tomas and Vicente Guerrero.
All competitors will have a maximum time of 20 hours to cross the finish line.
Subaru’s 2019 Crosstrek Desert Racer To participate in Baja 500
Subaru has sponsored the Grabowski Brothers Racing team, which will take part in the Baja 500 race on a specially prepared Subaru Crosstrek Desert Racer buggy.
This machine is equipped with a 2.5-liter atmospheric box with a capacity of 304 horsepower. Bugs still painted in livery of rally cars of the Japanese brand. That's where all the similarities with Subaru Crosstrek end.
Subaru with a buggy intends to show the capabilities of its atmospheric boxer engine. It is worth noting that the Baja 500 is considered one of the most difficult races in the world. This is the longest distance in America and its route lies between Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.
The organizers of the event have published a very important note about crossing the border from California which can be found at this link.
If you want to ride on the Baja 500 trails with us, have a look at our adventure tours!
See you on the track!