- "I see three time winner Bozzie Baranta is back for another try."
- ―Fodesinbeed Annodue
Bozzie Baranta was a mechanic on Gasgano's pit crew around the time of the Boonta Eve Classic during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. However in 32 BBY, he fostered dreams of becoming a pilot himself. He secretly practiced with the Ord Pedrovia until he felt he could at least hold his own on the Amateur circuit. At that point, he made his request to part ways with Gasgano. Once the Xexto saw how he could race, Gasgano agreed to let him off the pit crew, and even had a hand (or two) in funding Baranta's campaign to buy a Podracer. After securing a Shelba 730 Razor podracer of his own, Baranta painted the machine in bright colors and began to live his dream.
He performed quite well that he became the favorite in the track "Abyss" in Ord Ibanna. He was known to let worry affect his piloting, but could be a dangerous opponent, due to his tendency to stop regularly during a race to make repairs. As such, he spent more to repair the podracer than he did to purchase it.
Behind the scenesEdit
- «I hope Watto gave you a good deal for that junkpile.»
- ―Bozzie Baranta was voiced by Terence McGovern[src]
Baranta's voice in Star Wars: Episode I Racer was provided by Terence McGovern. In early drafts of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace there was a character named Bozzie Barada. Barada does not appear in the film, but appears in the film's novelization.
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace video game (First mentioned)