Originally Posted by nmdave7
It's not a bike thing, it's a knowledge thing. Nobody is going to walk into Baja and beat a team like JCR who has been winning this for the last 10 years. It will take a few years and the right people to beat Honda. I raced the 500 earlier this year on a 450x and paid for JCR pit services. World class!
It is well agreed that Jcr and Honda have a great pit system.
But you need riders and a bike.
This years 1000 was billed as the closest ever due to the racing before hand.
Arguably the form of Caselli, Pearson and then bell and henge veld was better than Colton Timmy and Kamo.
Colton was a standout. He rode the wheels off the bike to build and maintain a lead.
According to that completely unreliable crappy tool called the Internet, Timmy had been spending weeks pre running the night section at night.
For him to put time into the night master in henge was unbelievable.
Ktm have been trying to get Baja for a decade now. They just can't crack it.
What's incredible is the privateer Kawi team - bell is an awesome rider and they were the real contenders to dethrone the 450x.