JCR/Honda/Red Bull’s Kendall Norman, along with teammate Quinn Cody, took home top honors at the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 on Saturday down on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.
This year’s extremely challenging 438-mile course was dusty and brutal, but Norman and Cody had clear vision as they dominated the race from start to finish. The event featured a loop-style course that started and finished in Ensenada for only the third time in the history of the 500.
The win secured Honda’s 15th overall motorcycle victory at the Baja 500, and was Norman’s fourth victory in the past five years! Kendall completed the race with a dominating time of 8:47:00 at an average speed of 49.96 mph, securing the title of fastest overall vehicle en route to the very impressive win.
“I took over the physical lead before I left the wash,” explained Norman at the finish line. “There was one bike in front of me at the start, but once I got by him I had really clean air for the rest of the race.
“We didn’t have a single problem all day, which is pretty darn amazing considering how tough and gnarly this course is. I’m really tired right now, but it feels great to be here in one piece and to collect my fourth Baja 500 win. I can’t say enough about my team; I wouldn’t be here without them.”