Expected to be in Teruel on the next days to race 2019 Baja Aragon, the Spanish F1 champion Fernado Alonso doesn't show up in the final entry list revealed yesterday by the organizers of the race, leaving him out of the competition. Alonso did a test with a Toyota Hilux simillar to the one Nasser Al-Attiyah is racing on 2019 season just a few months ago, and his presence at Baja Aragon was expected by many people who follow Alonso's career.
Alonso plans to race the next Dakar Rally at the beginning of 2020, but his inexperience in cross-country rallies means that he must gain some experience if he really wants to score a decent result (for a rookie) like a top 15 finish at the world's hardest rally. The need of training and the fact that Baja Aragon is raced in his home country appeared as strong factors for his participation on Spain's most important race, something that will not happen on this year's race.
Baja Aragon is part of FIA's Cross Country Baja World Cup, presenting for this year's edition one of the largest entry lists of the last editions. The calendar continues afterwards with HunGarian Baja, Baja Poland, Jordan Baja and will finish once more in Portugal at Baja Portalegre.
Despite that there are still all these international races still waiting to take place, Alonso probably will not enter in any Baja of 2019 calendar, but could very likely join in the entry list of Rallye du Maroc, considered by many as the last test before the Dakar Rally.