For the last week, Top Gear has been south of the border in Mexico. We’ve been taking part in the Norra Mexico 1000, co-driving the gruelling 1,400-mile off-road race from Ensenada at the top of the Baja peninsula, down to holiday hotspot San Jose Del Cabo at the southern-most tip. That makes it sound horrendously simple and easy. We can now safely say it’s not.
Having finally crossed the finish line, we thought it’d be good to quickly jot down some things we learned on the way. But this is only a brief outline of the trip. It’s been such a wild, wonderful and at times scary slog, there are enough anecdotes, hi-jinx, racing, mechanical failures and memories to fill a book.
So we need a few days to decompress, let our internal organs return to their appropriate positions and collect our thoughts. But we’ll give you the full story in Top Gear magazine and here on the website in a few weeks time. Trust us, it’s worth sticking around for.
Until then, we’ve put together a gallery to whet your appetite. So flick through and keep your eyes out for the whole shebang in the near future.
Photography: Rowan Horncastle, Ernesto Araiza, Brian Binkert