Indimotard Racing Becomes First Indian Team To Take Part In Baja 1000


The team consists of four experienced riders out of which three have even secured podium finishes in the Raid de Himalaya

Indimotard Racing has recently announced that it will be participating in the upcoming Baja 1000. This makes the team the first from India to participate in the off road endurance rally event. Indimotard Racing will be taking part in Baja 1000 in the motorcycle category. For this purpose, the company has a KTM 500 XC-W at its disposal.

This bike has been updated by the team so that it can well meet the challenges offered by the path in the competition. Keeping it short, the prime highlights of the said motorcycle include flexible levers, a skid plate, radiator guard, a bigger fuel tank and mousse-filled tyres.

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joan-pedrero-tvs-sherco-oilibya-rally-2017_827x510_81507740323.jpgNot only this, the engine has also been revamped to deliver an uncompromising performance. The motor has been linked to a racing ECU and gets a new spark plug. Also, the bike has been installed with a performance exhaust system. For those not in the know, Indimotard Racing deals in performance motorcycle customization.

The team also has a racing school that trains track riders. The squad currently consists of Gurpinder ‘Nick’ Sarao, Anand Dharmaraj, Aditya Devabhaktuni, Ilyas Bham, Bhaskar Ramani and Gurinder Singh. All these are experienced riders and three of them have even earned a podium finish at the Raid de Himalaya.

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The Baja 1000 is 1,135 miles (1826 km) long starting in Ensenada and ending in LaPaz. This year, the rally will be running in its 50th anniversary edition and is all set to be held from November 14 to November 18. The Baja 1000 allows different type of vehicles to race on the same course.

The category of vehicles taking part in the rally include motorcycles with small and large bore, trucks, buggies, custom fabricated race vehicles and also production ones. The course has remained more or less the same every year. The starting order in the Baja 1000 is generally decided on the basis of a draw.