The 7X KTM team had a stacked line-up of KTM’s top athletes competing for the win at the SCORE/Baja 500. The team was headed by Kurt Caselli. He was joined by Mike Brown, Ivan Ramirez and Marc Coma.
The team started 7th off the line with Kurt Caselli behind the bars. He quickly passed the bike off to Ramirez who was scheduled to ride until mile marker 97. Unfortunately, within the first 15 miles of the race course, Ramirez suffered a hard crash going over the bars. He was able to recover but the bike had suffered some serious damage and the team lost approximately 8 minutes to the front runners before it was back in riding condition. Once repaired, Ramirez finished his stretch of the race and then handed the bike over to Brown.