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2012 Baja 1000 Race News – Updates all day
2012 Baja 1000
Stay tuned to this post as it is updated all day long with the latest news from the race.
3:43 am Kurt Caselli 5X finished
2:42 am Timmy Weigand on the 1x crossed the finish line
1:48 am – updates Chilly talked with Quinn, he is a bit beat up, probably a broken leg, but sitting up in his own truck on the way from Santa Rita to La Paz with Dr. and Charly.
Also caught up with Scott Dunlevy, who said Davey Kamo did another short stint near Loreto and had put a few morer minutes on Pearson to extend the Honda lead.
1:27 am – 8x bike broke RM 995. Quinn arrived Santa Rita in his own truck, Dr. attending
12:58 am – just in from Chilly via phone – Honda has a big lead now. 8x is at least 20 min back and currently missing. Cody has crashed, looks like he may have a broken leg, KTM team Dr. is waiting for Cody to arrive at Santa Rita, someone is supposed to be bringing him by car. Kurt is on the Bike. The crash apparently happened before the scheduled rider change.
approx 11:30 pm – RM 954 – Kawi 1:30 back of 1x, team put fresh battery in, Henge on to finish – from the radio in the pick up
RM 896 (approx 11pm) – reports 1x still in the lead by about 2 min over 8x. 5x still about 22 min back.
9:26 pm approx – text from Chilly 5X is 22min 30 sec behind 1x a few miles north of Loreto dump (There is a couple of minute lag time – so 5x went through about 9:23:30)
9:16 pm text from Chilly – Heard Colton talking to Timmy on radio, They are just getting ready to change. Colton had no idea he was losing time to Kawi.
Ivan Ready at Loreto if needed
9:01 pm Chilly reports in from just north of Loreto– Honda just went thru- Kawi 1:34 behind Pearson has made huge time up- Pearson has gained 7 minutes since San Ignacio, Colton still on the bike
San Juanico Splits – 1x-Colton Udall 6:39, 8x David Pearson 6:47, 5x Kurt Caselli 7:01
7:02 pm (approx) – Caselli supposedly clocked at 94mph heading to hand off bike to Quinn Cody around San Juanico. Caselli will get back on to ride the last 150 or so miles.
Confirmed Kendall Norman Sighting – Kendall was in San Ignacio when the lead bikes came through.
5:16 pm – Here’s the scoop from San Ignacio – Colton Udall is on the 1X 10 minutes ahead of David Pearson on the 8x who is 10 minutes of Kurt Caselli on the KTM. It is still anybody’s race.
4:49 pm – Colton is back on the bike at San Ignacio around RM 617.
Ivan Ramirez handed the bike off to Kurt Caselli at RM 545. I suspect Kurt will make up some time on 8x and 1x now.
They missed the Bikes as Viscaino- but the running order was still 1x 4:49,8x 4:55,5x 5:09 – 8x has made a little time on 1x
3:36 pm -Chilly just called in – they are almost to the Viscaino crossing (RM 550?)in the pickup – hopefully he will get service back soon.
At Bay of LA it was 1X (Kamo on board), 8x 13 minutes back, 5x 8 minutes behind 8x.
Here is a quick summary of what has gone on since 10:15 this morning. -Sorry for the long break there – I had to actually go to work today – Neena
Gonzaga Bay – 1x,8x,5x,6x,9x,3x,108x,300x, 301x,103x
From Bonanza PlumbingAround RM 250 5x had a fuel or some kind of vapor lock, motor quit for a few. Fired back up w/choke on. Only 25 min behind. We’ll get them at night!
10:15 am – Colton Udall 1x through the San Felipe Arches – has a pretty good lead
10:13 am- 5x at Zoo Road – approx 4 min to Arches
Roughly 9:45 am pst – 1x leads the race! BAJA 1000 NEW UPDATE RACE MILE 144 near Borrego
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1x 9:16 (in the time adjusted lead)
6:30 – The first bikes are just going off the line. All the riders are watching the sun come up over Ensenada hoping the dust will not be too bad when they point towards the horizon. I am sitting in El Rosario enjoying a cup of coffee and just getting ready to order a lobster omelette at Mama Espinoza’s. Rough being me
We will head out to El Crucero in a few minutes to watch the bikes come through. We will not have good cell or internet service until we hit the highway north of San Ignacio sometime after noon. But we will post the best we can. Neena will be getting texts from some of our friends out on the course and posting them also.
7:20 – The 5x KTM is the only pro motorcycle running the live tracking. You can follow it at this link: http://irctracking.com/2012/Baja1000/North/. Click on motorcycles and select 5x.
News: race mile 30, 5x KTM Ivan Ramirez in lead
KTM’s Anthony DiBasilio and JCR Honda rider David Kamo at breakfast in El Rosario, each headed off to do their race day duties.