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2019 Baja 1000 – Can team SLR Honda make it two in a row?

One of the biggest prizes in off road sport, the Baja 1000 all set for new Saturday 3am start with SLR Honda topping the bill and aiming for Honda’s 29th victory.


The 2019 Baja 1000 kicks off tomorrow, November 23 with team SLR Honda aiming for repeat success at this infamous event. 

The 52nd edition of the 2019 Baja 1000 begins tomorrow after a 24hr weather delay with an 800mile rugged course ahead of riders setting out across Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. 

Last year’s winners, SLR Honda are aiming for a repeat performance to take one of the most coveted trophies in off road, the SCORE World Desert Champions trophy. 

Team owner, Mark Samuels has put up a four-rider team of Justin Morgan, David Kamo, Max Eddy Jr. and Shane Esposito together who have a combined eight overall motorcycle wins at the Baja 1000.

SLR Honda Baja 1000 2019 1200

In Samuels’ favour is the statistic Honda holds 28 overall titles at the Baja 1000 with its nearest challenger being Husqvarna on 11 titles and Kawasaki with 10. 

Samuels’ squad will have to overcome Mexican Santiago Creel and his KTM 500 EXCF mounted team filled with international rally and desert riders, Brandon Prieto, Eric Yorba, David Walsh, Braxtan Gallan and Mitchell Anderson on their side they just need a podium finish to bring the championship home. 

The bike race is scheduled to start at 3am local time on Saturday, November 22, with the fastest riders, sharing one machine, expected to complete the course in approximately 16 hours. The rest of the bikes aim to make it inside the 34-hour limit in order to become an official Baja 1000 finisher. 

The race start and finish line ramp will be streamed live and every competitors progress can be checked at the live tracking service, both features are available on the SCORE website – see link down below. 

More information: SCORE-International.com 

The Team at Enduro21