|Baja Rally: Honda-rider Quinn Cody to start in Mexico this weekend.|
The inaugural "Baja Rally" will commence this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from Santo Tomas to San Quintin in Northern Baja, Mexico. The original plan was to have a small, private event. But an unexpectedly high demand for a rally raid in Baja and a strong turnout of high caliber riders has taken this first Baja Rally to a new level.
Baja Champion and Dakar finisher Quinn Cody has filled the final reserve spot in the rally. "I am excited to be part of this first Baja Rally," Cody explained, "I truly believe that rally is the future of off road racing in North America as private land and environmental restrictions encroach on Baja. We need to adapt to keep our sport alive."
Cody, who has several handfuls of Baja victories and championships with Honda as well as an overall win at Vegas to Reno (solo), competed in his first Dakar Rally in 2011 with impressive results for a rookie. His following trip to the Dakar ended with a shoulder injury after an impressive pair of opening stages.
“Having Quinn is a big plus for our rally”, noted Baja Rally creator Scotty Breauxman, “He validates our event with his participation and we think the stages pose enough of a navigational challenge to make it interesting and fun for him.”
2013/10/03 | 18:01 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/BAJA