Bajarallymoto.com announced today that BAJA Champion and DAKAR finisher Quinn Cody has filled the final reserve spot in the Inaugural BAJA RALLY taking place this weekend in Northern Baja CA.
“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.”
Cody’s sister Anna entered the rally last month and has been training with Quinn and others to prepare for BAJA’s first rally. The Cody’s will form the only brother/sister duo in the event.
Cody’s name rounds off a list of other champions and DAKAR vets such as Johnny Campbell, Niño Rojas, Andy Grider, Octavio Valle and Larry Roeseler. It is highly unpredictable which of these riders will have the strongest navigation skills during the 2 days of rally stages but we know that speed is far less a factor in success at the BAJA RALLY because the navigation is so vital. All of the action kicks off this Friday in Santo Tomas with the pre-rally activities and BAJA’s first rally takes the green flag at 7:00AM on Saturday.
The Inaugural BAJA RALLY is the first ever roadbook-navigation based “rally-raid” for motorcycles to be held in BAJA CA and will take place on a series of secret course routes beginning in the historically rich wine country of Santo Tomas and ending in the agricultural center of San Quintin. More information about BAJA’s newest motorsports experience at www.bajarallymoto.com