The first bikes have just arrived in La Paz. The battle all day was between the 1x Honda of Colton Udall Team and the 4x Kawasaki of Ricky Brabec. Both bikes were almost within sight of each other for the first 600 miles. Around mile 670 the 4x Kawasaki lost a rear tire and had to make emergency repairs. Rider Max Eddy was able to find a used tire at a pit and get it mounted on the bike. That put the Kawasaki team down about 20 minutes. Later they would loose about another 20 minutes south of San Ignacio giving the Honda a big lead.
Over the night the Kawasaki team was able to claw back time all the way. They took the physical lead near the 1,000 mile mark. Word is that 1x rider Ian Young had a crash and possible broken arm to set the Honda team back.
At the finish it was the Kawasaki first across the line, arriving about 20 minutes in the lead. The next bikes are over 250 miles behind as I write this. It will be about 5 hours before third place arrives to La Paz.
As always, we will have to wait to see if any penalties are assessed before results are official.