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Canadian team to race Baja 1000

The seven “Ps” of success is: positive prior planning prevents piss poor performance

If this is the case then we have already won our class at the 2010 Baja 1000.

The Husaberg FE570 has been literally stripped to its core and has been resurrected with loving care and adept attention to detail by master mechanic Bernie Wright. It now has enough lights on the front of the bike to allow the landing of the Space Shuttle and a large enough fuel tank to make sure the riders are able to make it between the sometimes problematic fuel stops.

The support trucks are loaded with supplies, fuel, and spare parts enough to sustain the four riders for both the race and the pre-running they will be doing in the days leading up to the main event. Because of the distance of the race, 1,061 miles ( 1,698 km) the riders and the support team have to be prepared to camp out in Mexico for a couple of days while the pre-running is being completed.

The help facilitate the enormous logistics of getting fuel, food and riders to their various change over positions along the route the team has three four wheel drive vehicles, including a specially build Dakar truck, and four support workers. Again Don Hatton has pulled from a pool of local Vancouver Island talent to help out including two time Dakar support driver John Yeomans, former rally driver and navigator Kevan Ibbotson, and Nathan Suter of Victoria. Bernie Wright will also drive one of the support vehicles and provide his world-class mechanical expertise to the team.

The team will be driving all the way to the race venue, then traversing all of the Baja route and returning back to Duncan by hopefully November 23 covering an anticipated 12,000 km total distance !!

Rally Raid Racing Factoid – things you might not know or thought of :

Most of the competitors in this race are people just like you. Taking time off from their day jobs to be able to compete, paying their own way, little or no financial sponsorship funds, long tiring days of driving just to get to the venue. Our team is not professional paid riders - they are riders who love the sport and just want to compete in a once in a life team event. 

Cheer all of them on!


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