Robby Gordon 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by larryboy, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Shame they ran into problems. He was going like the clappers.
  2. wayne_l

    wayne_l Been here awhile

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    any vids or pictures of what happened ?
  3. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    It's just been 2 hours.

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    @PLANETROBBY

    Latest second hand reports are " Broken radiator after the rollover "
  4. cvlighthouse

    cvlighthouse keep it in your pants!

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  5. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wBadUb6P4uA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Watch it while it lasts, will probably get pulled soon.
  6. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Rubby is moving again now, past WP2.
  7. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Robby is a very interesting driver to watch but seems to be hard on equipment. Last year he rolled the Hummer. This year he went upside down. Is he pushing too hard? Just comparing him to other drivers who go fast and don't crash. Remember also when he went off the road and got stuck I think last year.
  8. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I think he pushes hard but then again they rolled in the dunes which is very easy to do. You can come over one dune and find a nice gradual drop off where others are shear drops and you cannot tell until you get on top of the thing. You cannot slow down too much or you get stuck on top etc etc. Sounds like it was a hard enough ender to damage the radiator but a soft roll otherwise.


    he just needed an electric winch and some sand stakes...might have been able to flip it over at least...easier to tow on the wheels than on the roof.
  9. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    To throw red meat to the F5 crew!
  10. MsLizVt

    MsLizVt pfft ...

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    Hope it's okay to post this?



    Found here: http://www.planetrobby.com/forum/topics/2013-dakar-stage-4-robby-gordon-quotes?xg_source=activity




    Liz

  11. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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    SH.T !! :evil

    ...this year is really hard!!!

    i dont think he pushes too hard- its always a matter of luck also-

    IF there were spectators to help him(like last year) they would turn the car immediatly
    AND if the coolers wouldnt be damaged it maybe could have ben some minutes he loose....

    BUT with the damaged cooler he had to wait for the servicetruck...so....

    this can happen to peterhansel or nasser also-

    BUT hes still in the race-

    <TABLE style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px" border=0 cellSpacing=1 width=630 align=center><TBODY><TR class=fondOneRow><TD>Scratch</TD><TD>137</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>92</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD></TR><TR><TD>stage</TD><TD>137</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>92</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD><TD>-</TD></TR><TR class=fondOneRow><TD>Overall</TD><TD>137</TD><TD>29</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>43</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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  12. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    "We've got the team, we've got the cars, but I guess the drivers are making mistakes. It's just unfortunate. I think we're going to have sit back and see if it really makes sense to continue or not."


    I hope Robby continues on.
  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Robby seems to have eschewed one of the basic tenets of racing.

    "To finish first, you must first finish."
  14. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    WTF are you to sit behind a keyboard and pontificate at some guy in the middle of the desert totally FUBAR'ed.....

    a very apt quote goes..."when you're up to your arse in alligators, sometimes it's hard to remember that the original objective was to drain the pond....".....
  15. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Very well said Davesupreme. The dood has more talent in his little finger than most do in their whole body! :evil

    Time to chase stage wins! Should be even more fun now...can you say "BALLS TO THE WALL" :clap:clap:clap:clap
  16. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    at least its a good view of the underside of that truck. Was wondering how the rear suspension was configured.
  17. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    i mean... he ain't got nothin' to worry about now.... he's there, he's already spent the $$$, so.... he should just go nuckin' futz and totally let it all hang out.... he had some really bad luck, and it's bitten him in the azz. that car is still totally dominant, and he should REALLY prove it now....

    i ain't seen anything yet today.... he better not drop out!.... i mean, "was it over when the germans bombed pearl harbor?... it ain't over til' we say it's over!...."......:evil
  18. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Waitaminnit. If the car is "totally dominant", then why are there so many issues?

    Is it bad luck, or driver error?

    Yeah, yeah, go ahead and pile on if you like. I don't have Robby's talent, that's for sure, but even I know that the Dakar is not a sprint, it's an endurance race.
  19. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    and when you crash at 5mph... that's a sprint i guess right?
  20. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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    Robby is there.

    We are not.

    To just get to that start line is a massive achievement in itself.