Ever wonder how a co-driver feels on a scary stage? Today’s video from the Team Dakar USA HUMMER should give you a pretty good idea of what it’s like in the passenger seat when there is no road on the right. The video is great and the sound of the HUMMER is just incredible. Robby Gordon definately had the drive of the day, starting 77th and finishing an awesome 15th on the road.
The coolest thing to remember is that almost all vehicle repairs on the Dakar are done by the driving team. How many other NASCAR regulars could diagnose and repair a fuel injection problem themselves? Keep up the great work Robby.
Team Dakar USA stage report after the break
While Carlos Sainz won the fifth stage of the 2007 Dakar, much of the buzz in the bivouac surrounded the impressive performance of American Robby Gordon and his Monster Hummer. Team Dakar USA was relegated to a 77th place start based on their finish in the previous stage. Gordon charged his black Monster Energy Hummer to a 15th place finish in the stage which moved him up to 36th in the overall classification. The finish was the best for the day in the Open Category.
Robby GordonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Quote after Stage Five
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The tires that Toyo brought to Dakar have been spectacular and it really showed today in the very rocky track. We passed quite a few cars today by leaving the track and we punished the tires and they survived extremely well. Our finish today will get us a much better start tomorrow so we are looking at getting the Hummer closer to the front so we can contend for stage wins. Much has happened so far but you have to realize that this race is just five days old and there is a lot of racing left. Our team is working hard and since we solved our fuel problem the Hummer is running exceptionally well. We are going to push hard and make something happen!Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Dakar Rally can be seen on the Versus Network in the United States. In addition Team Dakar USA has teamed up with Micron to provide daily video updates that can be seen on RobbyGordon.com. To see all the videos from the 2007 Dakar Rally visit youtube.com/rgm7