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After one spectator was killed in last years "Los Paredones" off-road race and the huge disaster of Baja Sur racing when local promoters and their insurance company were charged with fraud, the local racing community is telling spectators to be aware of the risks. The local racing community released this video, last week:
UPDATE December 7, 2014
State of Baja South Off-Road Racing Commission begins safety program
"Our commitment is now greater redouble efforts, implement actions and drastic measures with the clear objective of reducing risk among drivers and fans, come together to make the necessary arrangements to complete the foundations for Off Road safe, for this requires the action and consciousness of all who love this sport."
This bold statement was made this weekend by the Official State Commission overseeing off-road motorsports in Southern Baja, Mexico.
Clearly now, 2015 will have more regulatory structure and care in the operation of off-road motoring events in the state.
Important considerations like insurance, civil protection and economic development can be addressed within the commissions structure to focus on 'Safety'.
The commissions integration of the recent state legislation making 'off-road' an important tourism department component should be used to help coordinate related state functions.
Civil Protection, as an example, should be funded through race-related Tourism projects. Each racing event can raise needed pesos to cover the required Red Cross, medical response and public awareness programs.
Update, December 4
Baja South Racers Call Meeting!
""Pilots and Copilotos:
We invited them to the Congress of pilots, it will be held in the city of peace, b.c.s.(La Paz, Baja California Sur) day Wednesday 17 December with the following topics:
1. - regulations, 2015,
2. - safety in off road motorsports
3. - agreements in 2015
In the next few days we will give them to know the place, location and times, their participation is of great importance to take decisions and Agreements in order to improve our sport.""
From the Association of Baja South Drivers and Co-Drivers
From Today's Press Story:
"Awareness of a Safer Off Road," will be a campaign by nationally and internationally recognized drivers, announced the Sport Director and the Government minister for the Los Cabos Municipality, Miguel Adolfo Palacios Romero and Salvador Castellanos, respectively.
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UPDATE 4PM 12-1; From Los Cabos, Mexico:
CABO 250, Another Race Suspended!
"In coordination with the municipal government, the [fake organization]association state automovilismo and car club foxes of Los Cabos is determined to suspend the career of off road out of 250, this before The events of recent times, which obliges us to find a joint new sketches and rewriting safety issues in future events, thank you for the understanding of pilots and spectators at the news."
First Reported Sunday, November 30, 2014
|Mauricio Zamora Collins|
Mauricio Zamora Collins, 28, of Southern Baja Mexico, died this weekend, Sunday November 30, as the result of a race truck in a local desert off-road race, a class 7 race truck, impacted a man made ramp and fanatics being too close to the race course.
His brother Manuel was also injured in the incident.
Mauricio, called 'Mauri' by friends, was a well known quad racer in Southern Baja Mexico.
The victim died of massive head injuries at IMSS Hospital, after being transported after the accident. His brother Manuel, suffered a broken leg.
The local race, 'El Paredones-Desert Challenge', based at Rancho Paredones, ran at the Arroyo Seco Salto, near the community of Candelaria, north of San Lucas, B.C.S. The balance of the race was suspended.
The racing event is part of the Official State racing series, the event is sanctioned by the State of BCS, Mexico.
The class 7 driver involved in the incident was named as Guillermo Valdez.