|Dakar 2010: Robby Gordon - "Another day to stuck in the Sand".|
Stage 9 of the Dakar Rally presented another unique set of challenges for Team Hummer on Monday as they travelled from Copiapo to La Serena. Yet another day of getting stuck in the sand would haunt Robby Gordon and his Hummer H3 Proto through the dunes of Copiapo. During the first few kilometers of the stage, Gordon would lose air pressure and get stuck in the dunes. Despite the issues, Gordon in his Hummer would survive and come in 10th place for the day. On a positive note, the duo of Gordon and Grider moved to ninth place overall.
"Today was a tough day, especially through the tricky dune sections and soft sand," said Robby Gordon. "I got the Hummer stuck twice, but we survived with another top-10 finish. One thing that we learned during this Rally is that we can't be stopped. Our competition never stops; this race is about endurance and how quickly you recover from obstacles that are thrown at you. I think that we have done a really good job getting back up when we get knocked down."
The driver of the Vanguard Hummer would get stuck late in the stage. It was a long day for the driver and navigator trying to get their Hummer out of the grip of the soft sand. The Vanguard Hummer would end up in 45th position, but ready to tackle another day tomorrow.
2010/01/12 | 15:56 CET | Editor: MR/HS/K.Wilson