Dakar Rally Update


I have been holding my breath all day. I had heard briefly on a radio broadcast today as I was driving that Robby had crashed bad with possible injuries. Thank goodness the media was wrong, and as usual jumped the gun and reported prior to having the story.

From Team Daker USA:
“Earlier reports from Africa indicated that Robby Gordon and his Hummer H3 Dakar effort had “crashed heavily” while competing in the seventh stage of the famed Dakar Rally. There was no crash, and communication directly from Gordon and his navigator Darren Skilton indicate, that while the car is down for repairs, it is for a broken radiator and clutch problem. While night has arrived in Mauritania, and repairs are obviously difficult, every effort is being made to return the Hummer to competition when the race resumes Sunday. Saturday is a day off for all competitors. An overall victory is clearly impossible, however, should Gordon and Skilton make the necessary and expected repairs to the vehicle, the tandem will have eight more race days in which to secure stage victories. More information will be provided regarding the status of the repairs as they are made available.”

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