Tony Gera captured the 2016 Baja 1000 Pro Moto Ironman Championship after a hard fought race in the Mexican Peninsula. Jeff Benrud led a majority of the race in Baja as Tony had several rear tire failures, a front headlight malfunction, and the rear brake was broken causing Tony and his team to stop and repair the bike.
Riders are deducted 10 minutes for missing a Virtual Check Point, a VCP that is placed throughout the 850 + mile course. Tony missed three checkpoints along the way and some of the competitors in the class lost far more – resulting in Tony’s win.
Tony shifted strategies this year going with a Honda 450 which was clocked by the SCORE International spot sensors of reaching 117 mph on the course. Listen to Tony’s quick reaction after arriving at his home in Santa Cruz.