Baja 1000: Armin Schwarz newsletter preview

Baja 1000: Best Buggy we ever had Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors, Last Monday we concluded our tests here in the desert of the Baja California. I am totally happy with the outcome, and I can sum it up this way:...

Baja 1000: Best Buggy we ever had

Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors,

Last Monday we concluded our tests here in the desert of the Baja California. I am totally happy with the outcome, and I can sum it up this way: I'll tackle the 42nd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on Friday with the best Buggy that I ever sat in.

For the Baja 1000 we're out with two pre-runners

The testing conditions were perfect: With ambient temperatures reaching 34 degrees Celsius we chose very, very rough terrain to run the final tests with the new hydraulic clutch that Martin Christensen had developed inhouse at AGM. Over those 500 gruelling kilometres the clutch functioned perfectly and smoothly, damping the impact on the transmission just the way we had always dreamt of.

The new suspension set-up that we had found with Eibach and Bilstein turned out to be just as perfect. So my assumption is that we will be able to go maybe 15 percent faster without running a higher risk on the technical side.

And here we go! This time it's 670 tough miles, fighting for the win and championship

On Friday from 10:30 in the morning the starter will send the first cars on their 670 mile journey through the desert. We are not only going for the Class 1 Unlimited class win, but for the title. At present we rank second, but the first three have good chances to clinch the championship. So in this three-way fight the motto can only be to go really fast -- and be really clever.

Keep your fingers crossed!
    Best wishes, Armin

-credit: armin-schwarz.com

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