For the 17th straight time Honda has won the Baja 1000. This year it was the Johnny Campbell team of Colton Udall, Tim Weigand, David Kamo, and Mark Samuels. It was neck and neck between Honda and Kawasaki until the lead Kawasaki bike broke down less than 100 miles from the finish.
The extremely sad news out of this year’s race is that KTM rider Kurt Caselli died in a crash at the end of the day around mile 792 yesterday. Details are still forthcoming as to exactly how it happened. Kurt had a strong showing in the Dakar this year and has been a mainstay in offroad motorcycle racing for many years. He will be missed. Here is a recent promotional video of Kurt.