ally Pan Am Posts Outstanding Results in Mexico's Longest Rally
Dakar Team Working Hard To Be Ready For The Big Show In January
May 2, San Rafael, CA
Rally Pan Am takes a solid second place in the 8-day Cortez Challenge, an endurance challenge combining the inaugural Cortez Rally and the NORRA Mexican 1000.
Team rider Scott Bright challenged Quinn Cody, Dakar veteran and Baja Champion, during the Cortez Rally. Cody had to up his game after Bright beat Cody during the first stage. Bright finished 2nd in all the other stages, well ahead of the nearest competitor.
Cody did not compete in the Mexican 1000, leaving Bright in the lead for the overall Cortez Challenge. Bright won 9 of the 10 special tests in the Mexican 1000, but bad luck on the third day, which only had one long special test, cost Bright 2.5 hours when his tire mousse insert failed forcing him to crawl to the finish. During the last two days Bright made up a tremendous amount of time, but fell 8 minutes short of reclaiming his lead.
The next event for Rally Pan Am is the FIM round in Sardegna, Italy in June. The team will test its mettle against the world's best factory riders, including 5-time Dakar winner Marc Coma from the Factory KTM team