Johnny has developed the bike and is Rickys rider assist guy.I think it will, but we shall see.... I think Johnny Campbell is in the bivouac, right? I don't quite understand what Johnny brings to the table at this point, but I have to think that his contribution is significant. Now..., is it a critical or crucial contribution? I guess that depends on who is telling the story.
translation: Engineers in Japan build bike bring to USA. Johnny takes them to Baja or Dumont. Johnny and the JCR guys ride it and test it. Johnny tells them what to fix. They go back to Japan fix it then repeat the process. Remember when the KTM’s had like 15 mph more top end? That got worked out and fixed on El Diablo.
Johnny is also Rickys assistant and strategist. Dakar is very much like playing chess as far as which stages to do well and go for the win on and which ones to hang back a bit on.
Johnny also drives the Motorhome for him and Ricky.
Ricky is the man and an amazing, super talented racer but like all racing It takes a solid team.