|Dakar 2010: Team Hummer off to a good start in Buenos Aires.|
The end total of the special had 199 kilometers of racing. Robby Gordon and his Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Hummer would finish 6th overall behind the eventual winner Nani Roma and improving on his performance from last year. "I am very happy were we are at right now. We got off track a few times but to still be beat by 4 minutes and 48 seconds is pretty good considering at this stage last year we didn’t fare so well."
As far as the rest of Team Hummer, the Vanguard Hummer would have a great day as its driver got more accustomed to the different driving style that comes with the H3 Hummer. At the end of the stage, the Vanguard Hummer would end up 13 minutes 53 seconds behind the race leader. It would be a different story for the Chile sponsored Hummer driven by Carlo Degavardo. Carlo Degavardo would end up having a crash close to the end of the stage when his brake line broke and throttle cable stuck wide open going into a corner. Luckily Carlo and navigator Juan Pablo Rodriguez would only hurt the windshield and right side mirror as they would carry on and finish 39th overall.
For tomorrow, the stage is set from Cordoba to La Rioja. It will be more of the same from today with similar terrain and will be tougher on the Hummers 2-wheel drive systems.
2010/01/03 | 13:33 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Kevin Wilson