The pugs weigh about 1/3rd as much as a TT. They smash the minis, the minis smashed the VW, and the VWs got 11th and 16th in 2007 Baja5. TTs have improved, but not by the strides these Dakar vehicles have. 15 year old TTs are still doing well in Baja. TTs will crush the Pugs through the rough, and especially through SF. But that's where I see their advantage ending. The Pugs will be faster through every approach, through, and exit of a turn. TTs take a while to slow down and wind up. There is no advantage to being heavier. If they pulled the cork off of a pug and put an experienced Baja &Pug driver (like Bryce, a guy who is wicked fast naturally, knows Baja, and will have the opportunity of learning the limits of the Pug) they will absolutely compete. I do think that experience in the local terrain will be very important, Baja doesn't f*** around and pushing in the wrong spot can kill you. Not to mention with their resources what they'd be able to devote would be unheard of. Do I think it will happen, no, but I would love to see.