With the car nearing completion and the Christmas holidays approaching the test run to Baja is looming ahead. Kurht, Derek and the rest of the boys finish prepping the car for a test run from Los Angeles to Todos Santos, on the tip of the Baja California.
The second rest day in the Siberian capital Novosibirsk, the biggest city after Ulaanbaatar. Participants repair the mechanical damages that came about in Mongolia and prep their cars for the paved roads of Russia.
“The first time we didn’t know what we couldn’t have known.” quips Chris, a veteran of the rally. He returns to Beijing with Derek and Kurht in June 2019 with a new strategy. The novice teams fly to England to meet the organizers.