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ENTERING FOR 2020
STILL POSSIBLE

Although the 2020 rally is officially full. You can still get in from the waiting list. Summer and fall months are when people will most likely drop out. Be on the list and you can take their place. Before you get on the list please understand the risks and dangers associated.

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CATEGORIES

CLASSIC GPS COMPETITION

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  • 1000 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 06/30/18
  • 1200 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 09/30/18
  • 1400 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by12/31/18
  • 1900 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 3/31/19
  • 2300 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 8/31/19
  • 2500 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 11/01/19

WHAT IS GPS COMPETITION?

The competitors must complete daily stages on time as well as solve geo-challenges. You can collect points for the stages and the challenges. The results will be scored and we will announce the winner at the end of the race. Speed is not a deciding factor. Skill, endurance and luck are. One vehicle, maximum 4 persons. The competition route will be a lot more spectacular. With the exception of a few stages it can be completed by two wheel drive cars as well. The hard stages can be avoided by taking a detour. Extra persons can join a vehicle for 200 Euros. GPS tracker is not included in the entry fee. A rental fee and deposit has to be paid for the GPS tracker.

  • 700 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 06/30/18
  • 1200 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 09/30/18
  • 1400 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by12/31/18
  • 1600 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 3/31/19
  • 2000 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 8/31/19
  • 2300 €/vehicle (max 4 pax) by 11/01/19

WHAT IS 4x4 ADVENTURE?

The 4×4 Adventure/Touring category takes you through spectacular, exciting off-road sections. There is no competition or winning. There are no tasks to complete. The challenge is getting from start to the finish line with the most memories. There is an element of extreme adventure, exciting terrain, rocks, sand, dirt roads and diverse cultures. The route from camp to camp can sometimes be done on paved roads, but you may have to take a detour. We will provide you with access to some extremely spectacular and hidden African dirt roads. A reliable 4×4 vehicle is strongly recommended.

TOURING ADVENTURE

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  • 200 €/person by 06/30/18
  • 350 €/person by 09/30/18
  • 400 €/person by 12/31/18
  • 550 €/person by 3/31/19
  • 600 €/person by 8/31/19
  • 750 €/person by 11/01/19

WHAT IS 4x4 ADVENTURE?

In this category there are no rules, no timing, no scoring, no difficult offroad sections. The only thing that counts is the finish line, completing the challenge and making new friends. This is also knows as the “party division” of the rally. The participants are allowed to choose which roads they take to the finish line. You can take detours to see sights or skip entire stages and catch up with the rally 2-3 days later. Teams have access to 24 hour medical service along the official route and in the official camps. Otherwise you are on your own.

SPIRIT CATEGORY

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SORRY NO WAITING LIST.
START THINKING ABOUT YOUR
ENTRY FOR 2022.

FREE admission for 2 people in touring. Administrative fees apply.

WHAT IS THE SPIRIT CATEGORY?

The Bamako Spirit category is intended to keep the original founding spirit of the rally alive. Come in a cheap car. Come in an old car. Come in a junky car. Come in a vehicle that makes people smile. Be funny. Be creative. Be adventurous. Bring an ambulance, fire truck or similar vehicle. Be different and have a big a heart. Tell us your plan and come for free! (If additional people want to join the team they will have to pay the entry fees.Entries in this category can not be transferred. The promises that you make in your introduction will be checked before you get your roadbook and numbers). There is only room for 20 Spirit Category teams. A 300 Euro Spirit deposit will have to be paid which you will get back once you start the race in the vehicle which you promised in your application. Participants of Spirit category have to take part in our press conference in Budapest and also at the start ceremony. Extra persons can join your Spirit vehicle for 150 Euros.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

ADMIN FEE: The 200 Euro admin fee is payable per vehicle.


SALE AND TRANSFER OF ENTRIES: Entries can be sold and transferred. This is done through the rally office in a first come first served basis. There’s no transfer fee if you do this properly through the rally office. Many teams buy and sell entries with the intent to make a profit. This is not in the spirit of the rally, however neither is prohibiting it. To discourage this sort of behavior there’s a 200 Euro transfer fee for all entries sold privately, regardless of whether a profit was made or not on the entry.

 

The membership/entry fee covers the year 2020, and it is not possible to transfer the membership to next year(s). Entries are only refundable if the event is canceled.

By paying the entry fee you’ll get the right to participate in all events of the Budapest-Bamako, the Great African Run as well as personal usage rights to our logo and access to our member protected areas of the site.

In addition the participants get the following:

  • Free entry to all events including start and finish ceremonies
  • Arranging African visas (visa fees excluded)
  • Arranging liability insurance in Africa (insurance fees excluded)
  • Numbers
  • Complete road book with GPS coordinates
  • Government permits
  • Basic medical and emergency medical service during the rally
  • Race monitoring and evaluation during the competition
  • Sponsor packages and discounts

START YOUR ENTRY PROCESS HERE

Please fill in the pre-entry form below. After filling this form you will be given access to a web page where you can enter the names and information of each participant on your team. You can print a hard copy from this webpage, which needs to be signed and sent back to us. You will also get payment information after the pre-registration. The pre-registration is not a binding commitment.