With Dakar now over, we all know the final results, thanks to the speed of the internet, but editing still takes time. Here we have the Team Dakar USA video from the second last day. Robby Gordon has the look of someone who feels a bit disappointed. Don’t be. In only your second season, you’ve won a stage and finished in the top ten in a 2 wheel drive truck as compared to the killer 4 wheel drives from VW and Mitsubishi. Job well done, and don’t you forget it!
Days press release after the break
STAGE 14 Report Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Tambacounda Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dakar
On a stage better suited for the rally car styled cars, the Monster Hummer and Robby Gordon put on an impressive performance on the 14th stage of the 2007 Dakar Rally. The Monster Energy/Toyo Tire sponsored Hummer started the day in eight and finished fifth just 1:54 minutes behind stage winner, Carlos Sainz.
Robby GordonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Quotes following stage 14
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was impressed with our performance today. We are competing with some of the best WRC drivers in the world and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no secret that the Hummer is a Monster compared to the four wheel drive cars of Mitsubishi and Volkswagen. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m very proud of our whole team. Once we sorted out our fuel issues this team has come alive the last part of this Rally. Winning a stage was huge for us and we already know were we are getting beat. Again the experience the team has gotten this year will show next year for sure. TomorrowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s final stage is a short stage but we are going full tilt to try and win. I think the course is better suited for the works teams but weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll start up front and see what we can do. If our team can make the gains that it made from last year to this year Ã¢â‚¬â€œ next year I know we will be in good shape.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. Also search youtube.com for Ã¢â‚¬Å“Eurosport DakarÃ¢â‚¬Â to see the international programming.