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BAJA RALLY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Photos By: DiesPro, Trackside, Nite Rider

The first navigation based rally-raid for motorcycles in Baja CA attracted some of the biggest names on 2 wheels with Larry Roeseler doing battle with Andy Grider, Cameron Steele and Quinn Cody, who led 95% of the rally before suffering a blown motor 10 miles to the finish. 38 riders were forced to navigate their way 300 miles over 2 days without the help from any course map, GPS track or course markers. As with world championship rallies, there is no pre running, pit stops or outside assistance. This was a truly groundbreaking and potentially historic event that led the riders on the most scenic route through every type of terrain Baja is famous for.

The next BAJA RALLY (May 21-25, 2014) will more than double in size and length as riders will now be treated to 4 long days of rally stages and visit as many as 6 different towns or villages.

Baja Rally 2.0 parlays the successes of the inaugural Baja Rally to deliver the most adventurous and scenic rider experience possible while utilizing unique safety systems to protect participants, officials, support teams, hosts and spectators.  The Baja Rally is designed entirely around the rider experience so there is an opportunity to create and paint a visual picture and tell a story through the changing weather and terrain on the routes.

CLICK HERE for more information about BAJA RALLY 2.0

Joe Janas brought a DAKAR KTM Rally Machine all the way from Chicago. Naturally, he gets pitched on the very first corner.
Joe Janas brought a DAKAR KTM Rally Machine all the way from Chicago. Naturally, he gets pitched on the very first corner.
#12 Ned Suesse was on fire Saturday until a navigation error took him out of contention.
#12 Ned Suesse was on fire Saturday until a navigation error took him out of contention.
Andy Grider rode all day Sunday with no odometer yet still managed to find his way to be first across the line in San Quintin
Andy Grider rode all day Sunday with no odometer yet still managed to find his way to be first across the line in San Quintin. Pictured here with Rafita Rodriguez

 

Chivo Valle is on his way to the Dakar Rally this December and racing everything there is.
Chivo Valle is on his way to the Dakar Rally this December and racing everything there is.
Grider bombs the fast, smooth roads around San Vicente in Baja CA's wine country.
Grider bombs the fast, smooth roads around San Vicente in Baja CA’s wine country.
Mr. Baja Larry Roeseler had tracking problems costing him time but nothing could take the smile off his face
Mr. Baja Larry Roeseler had tracking problems costing him time but nothing could take the smile off his face

 

Dakar vet Quinn Cody owned all of the BAJA RALLY until only 10 miles from the finish where a blown motor stopped him short.
Dakar vet Quinn Cody owned all of the BAJA RALLY until only 10 miles from the finish where a blown motor stopped him short.
Tenured Baja Ace Mark Vanscourt held enjoys some coastal terrain outside San Quintin
Tenured Baja Ace Mark Vanscourt enjoys some coastal terrain outside San Quintin
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Even with some navigation problems and a blown motor (250cc) Anna Cody still said it was one of the best events she’s ever done.

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BAJA PITS was 100% committed to the first rally in Baja
BAJA PITS was 100% committed to the first rally in Baja
Its not very often the circus comes to El Palomar Santo Tomas
Its not very often the circus comes to El Palomar Santo Tomas
If You See Kay's Ned Suesse departs for a perfect stage 1 performance
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Ned Suesse departs for a perfect stage 1 performance

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Chris Vestal lives for this kind of thing. Multi-day mental challenge with family and friends in Baja CA
Chris Vestal lives for this kind of thing. Multi-day mental challenge with family and friends in Baja CA
"Chinga" Darin Craig finished just fine and had the time of his life on his first real rally.
“Chinga” Darin Craig finished just fine and had the time of his life on his first real rally.
Andy Griders final approach to the finish at the Santa Maria Hotel in San Quintin
Andy Griders final approach to the finish at the Santa Maria Hotel in San Quintin

 

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