This year it was a Honda Motorcycle that took the crown at the Baja 1000 in what seems to be a never-ending battle.
Honda’s Justin Morgan took his CRF250X to win this year’s 51st Baja 1000 in just 16hrs 23mins 26seconds. Morgan and his co-riders had the upper hand by leaving 4 minutes ahead of the next batch, meaning that they had the clearer, less dusty run throughout the race. The team retained the lead throughout the event ahead of trucks, motorcycles and ATVs, winning the race in a very tight 37 seconds.
Score International, the organisers of the legendary event said that it was the first time since 2018 that a motorcycle has the fastest overall time of all the vehicles in the race. In the 51 years that the event has run, motorcycles have won an impressive 38 times, compared to the 13 wins for the four wheeled rivals. Honda have been responsible for 28 of those 38 overall wins. Not bad!
This year’s course began and ended in the pacific coast resort town of Ensenada, 80 miles south of San Diego, California. From there the course ran east to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez, then south to Bahia de Los Angeles, or Bay of LA as the racers call it, before crossing back over the peninsula to the Pacific side and then north to the Ensenada finish