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Old 11-20-2013, 10:03 AM   #35
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It is interesting to see Quinn Cody as B.J. Baldwin's navigator.
It's actually a continuation of a trend... When RG decided to do his "own" thing at dakar with the Hummer way back when, he secured the services of US SCORE/Baja riders with Dakar/navigation experience. ie. guys with a feeling for the GPS/roadbook based navigation and familiarity with the US offroad racing style approach (read balls out) that the Gordon/Hummer team take to the crap shoot.

Andy Grider, Kellon Welch and Johnny Campbell have all fit into the mould nicely...

It makes ense that BJ might look for the same qualities when he drew up a short list for his "co-dawg"...

I could never imagine one of the US racers coersing a pro "euro co-pilot" - the likes of Jean Paul Cottet, Timo Gottschalk or Tina Thörner to jump in the panic seat of one of the "Baja loons"... Nasser scared the shit out of his share of co-drivers... and that was before he got his hands on the Hummer or Buglies with the big wheel travel figures!
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