I discovered talking to Mike tonight that the main mechanic at SL Motorsports (where the Ducati launch is next saturday) is the wrench for Chris Blais! Yes - the Dakar rider who came in third! And I get to meet him. So sweet. I hope I get time to pick his brains and get some stories off him. I've only ever met one other person who's actually done the Dakar rally before. I'm looking forward to this.