Just came back from the Dubai International Baja 2017 also first round of the Baja World Cup. What can i say? The race was simply too much fun, 2 days racing in the Dubai desert all off track on the dunes. The race was articulated on a total of 3 special stages that summed up to 374km of specials. I had the chance to take part in this race thanks to James West and the whole Team Crazy Camel/Rebel whom provided me with a Yamaha WR450F 2017 equipped with all the necessary instrumentation and a 15 liter fuel tank.
Race was going super well finishing day 1 in 6th place and running 5th in day 2 until 750mt from the finish where a technical problem due to a crash caused my bike not to start anymore…..hence i had to push it through the last 3 dunes to the finish losing over 20 minutes and ending only in 9th place. Real bad luck but in any case this has been a great experience and the chance to do a great training on dunes. I was very happy to see that finally i’m gaining back the speed to race for a top result. Now back to work and training until the next race!