Due to limited power, would you trade the weight of a corider for the added power or would you consider having a corider a larger benefit down in San Felipe? Asking for a friend.
A long time ago when i was on a team that raced SNORE the boss got rooms and covered expense to have peeps come out and be course workers. We got volunteer points added to our teams points and we just happened to have guys with spare parts that fit our car out there manning road crossings.Interesting thing about single seaters is they learn to stop by spectators to get help. I bet guys that are in single seaters rarely change tires by themsleves. I was blown away at how many people were in remote Baja. They come out of the woodwork when you stop and ready to help. Races in the states have less spectators but more course workers. There is always someone pretty close.
Sat at a checkpoint with an Orange army tire.A long time ago when i was on a team that raced SNORE the boss got rooms and covered expense to have peeps come out and be course workers. We got volunteer points added to our teams points and we just happened to have guys with spare parts that fit our car out there manning road crossings.
Don’t the single seat guys run with the GPS talking through the helmet?Driving solo is much like riding a motorcycle except you have a cage. After watching much of the Green Army footage from the 1000 it is clear that a fast driver has no time to look at the GPS. Pre-running must be extensive and the driver must have a good memory.
So if you can pre-run a couple of times and memorize your section, go for it. But if you need the constant input from a co-driver or you have a propensity for cutting tires you might want to stick with a co-driver.
I completely understand as I raced a bike. I could just about memorize my section after two pre-runs. There were times where I only pre-ran once due to circumstances that Baja threw at me. And having a good memory is paramount!you learn to be very good at remembering things that will be very bad if you hit or fly off of lol.