Originally Posted by doyle
I hate to say it, but I wonder if the decision to bring Quinn to Qatar was borne more out of knowing that Barreda wouldn't be there.
I've know Joan was going in for surgery for a few weeks and that it would result in missing this rally. I'm speculating but had Joan been healthy, would Quinn be racing? He's got a Speedbrain contract through 2014, but I've no idea what the details are.
Doesn't quite stack up Chris as I think both JBB and Quinn were registered before JBB broke down in the Desert Challenge in Abu Dhabi, in fact the Qatar entry closed before the ADDC started.
But a lot of money for a training ride in an event that is noted for difficult navigation due to the terrain