Ben@CHINOLAS Hey no hard feelings. I feel bad for my navigator missing that turn and me missing the arrows in the dust. I agree the pace was really high off the start and we were not willing to push that hard especially that first 60 miles or so.
We were about 3/8 of an inch from a day ending mechanical when you hit us. The engine cage crushed right to the pulleys. We had no idea and just kept racing. BFG told us at pit 1 that we had a slight oil leak but topped us off and we kept racing. Made it to the finish.
I am pretty bummed at 1001, whatever his name was. Hit me with a push to pass on the stella then proceeded to nerf me in a rocky cliff section with no options to turn out from. It was one of those short cuts at like RM 40 ish.. up and over a hill . The line was so rocky and steep there was no where to go and he pushed me down hill and we almost lost control of the car. I swore I would kick him in the dick after the race but I see they broke and thats good enough for me.
Davis nerf'd me once real quick and we politely moved over. Worked out fine. We even pulled over for the Honda truck on the highway heading to Santo Tomas knowing well we would be eating his dust the whole way but we wouldnt have been in the way on those fast roads. To my suprise we were 2nd on corrected time at BFG pit 1, that coast section to Camalu was bad ass.
Thanks for your kind words, what a race my friend, it's Baja everyone says but until you live it you really understand how it is, there is a fine line between love and hate in every race but we all end up coming back.
Congrats on your podium finish and look forward to meeting you someday in the future.