The 45th Annual Baja 1000 on November 14-17 was a huge disappointment for the Factory Racing. The 1120 miles race from Ensenada to La Paz took months of preparation, a large support team and support vehicles to only go 18 miles before the crank shaft broke, a repair that could not be done on the course. The team was forced to return home early and watch the race from the computer until they were sure of others in their class and to determine the season Points Championship. However the team was able to retain the season championship in spite of the poor results due to having such a large lead going into the race. There were 7 starters in Class 7 and 4 finishers.