Robby Gordon 2013

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

  1. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    Without the roll he'd have been on the podium. I think the buggy has merits.
  2. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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    <TABLE style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px" border=0 cellSpacing=1 width=630 align=center><TBODY><TR class=fondOneRow><TD>137</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>88</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>stage</TD><TD>137</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>88</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR class=fondOneRow><TD>Overall</TD><TD>137</TD><TD>29</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>43</TD><TD>36</TD><TD>24</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>19</TD><TD>19</TD><TD>19</TD><TD>16</TD><TD>14</TD><TD>14</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    ...2 stage wins :clap

    best of show :freaky

    and from rank 137 to top 15 !!

    CON GRATULATIONS !! - hope he dont sell- to see him again!! next year!!
  3. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    that was awesome and completely legal in this event.
  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad World's Foremost Authority

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    Now that is some funny shit there. My son worked for Genright as a fabricator for about a year.
  5. Michelangelo

    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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    Uh..um, I suppose it COULD be funny....IF ANYONE KNEW THE CONTEXT OF IT!!

    FAIL.
  6. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    I'm gonna assume you didn't watch the whole thing.
    I was laughing my ass off about half way through.
  7. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Yep, that was funny even if you have no clue who any of those names are. :lol3:lol3:lol3


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  8. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Why do I suspect Robby's Hummer will look like this next year:

    [​IMG]


    :lol3
  9. klatelm

    klatelm Been here awhile

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    that video is off the charts !
  10. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    :snore
  11. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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  12. Turbocelica

    Turbocelica Been here awhile

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    Any shots of his KOH rig?

    Last year I remember something about blowing an engine more than leaving his co-driver. Although leaving them is not that uncommon in qualifying and after the last big obstacle before the finish.
  13. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    He blew the engine early into the race after qualifying well the day before. I think he got top 5 in qualifying? The engine was kinda tired before the race started and didn't make it more than 17miles into the main event.
  14. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    He blew the motor in the middle of a dry lakebed , got in a helo and left the co-driver waiting for a tow . Such is the life of RG :lol3
  15. cross-country

    cross-country .

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    Wasn't the co- the owner of the vehicle? :lol3
  16. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Oh....I meant the stinger bar, not the car itself.

    The stinger bar might have kept Robby rubber side down in the dunes.

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  18. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Pretty sure Lance was somewhat desensitized after co-joing for pistol pete a few times :lol3

    Still, not a ride I'd sign up for without some thought.
  19. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    That doesn't really get one to the top step at Dakar though, presuming that's the intent. Check out first place overall Cyril Despres' stage record for 2013. Only one stage win (#9), two second place (#10 & 13), and three thirds (#3, 6, & 11). Included in the mix are an 11th, a 12th, two 14th, a 17th, and a 34th place stage positions.

    Winning a stage is an incredible accomplishment but, as CD demonstrated, it is the accumulated day after day after day after day timing (not position) that wins the rally.

    I really hope we get to watch Robby again in future Dakars. The wide mix of personalities and divergent strategies resulting from buggies vs. 4Xs in many ways make the cars more interesting than motos. While I care more about the motos all the machines (except for Luis') are virtually identical and everybody is going about winning the rally in the same manner.
  20. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Just my humble opinion... But if you are racing against Peterhansel, Nassar and Sainz like Robby does every year...If your goal is to win... You've got to run pretty much balls out every stage. The margins are just so critical. And having a great Navigator can also make the difference. But Peterhansel pushes the pace so hard and is a rally craftsman.

    The moto Rally is totally different with and without Coma for Despres and the rest of the field. Despres is a much more desperate rider against Coma's constant attacking.

    Now that Robby has the car reliability down, he can focus on strategies for next year.