Cycle News Staff | November 21, 2021
The Slam Life Racing Honda team led by Mark Samuels won the 2021 Baja 1000 in the pro motorcycle class. Samuels teamed up with Justin Morgan, Kendal Norman, and Brandon Prieto. Their time of 23:07:18 with an average speed of 53.04 miles per hour placed them sixth overall among all the cars and trucks. This was the 54th running of the Baja 1000 and the 24th time that the “peninsula” course was used to go to the tip of Baja. The event started in Ensenada and ended in La Paz with a total distance of 1226 miles.
Morgan started the race and rode the first 444 miles. Samuels took over and raced to mile 816. Norman took