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Dakar 2009: Team Dakar USA clears scrutineering.

After months of preparation for what many consider to be the toughest motorsports event on earth, Team Dakar USA completes scrutineering.  Scrutineering consists of several hours of activities that include document processing, a GPS instruction class, photos, Iritrack and Tripy installation, and vehicle technical inspection.  Both the Monster Energy Toyo Tires Hummer and Vanguard Hummer have drawn crowds everywhere they go. They have quickly become a fan favorite in Buenos Aires. 

"I’m very excited to be here," said Robby Gordon. "The response to the Hummers has been incredible. Everyone on the team has worked hard to get all the vehicles ready and we feel we are very well prepared. To conclude preparations, Team Dakar USA is going through all of the support vehicles to make sure the final details are met. All spare parts, tires, tools and other equipment need to be accounted for. The assistance vehicles and equipment are a vital component in the Rally.  "

Driver of the Vanguard Hummer, Eric Vigouroux is also thrilled to take part of this historic race. "It is a great opportunity for me and my co driver, Alex to take part in this edition of the Dakar Rally with a professional team like Team Dakar USA," stated Vigouroux.

The first of 15 stages starts tomorrow Saturday the 3rd in Buenos Aires and travels to Santa Rosa de la Pampa. The stage consists of a total of 733 rolling km and the special has a total of 371km of racing. The Dakar Rally can be seen in the United States on the Versus Network and daily updates will be posted on

2009/01/03 | 13:14 CET | Editor: MR/HS/ASO

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