Robby Gordon 2013

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

  1. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    His cars wheelbase through the years.

    Is it getting shorter? Or just my imagination?
  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I thought the same, that this one was a lot shorter between the wheels.
  3. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Not debating what it takes to make a Dakar race vehicle, just passing on what I have seen (his shop is down the road from me)and what Robbie has told me about the vehicle as compared to the internet speculation.

    When he decides to divulge the details I think you'll agree it is more than a SST chassis build. Similar in platform, maybe. Kind of like a Fox platform Mustang and Lincoln Continental Mark VII. Somewhere underneath it all there are similarities and a few common components but not the same vehicle.
  4. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    Eager to the new Gordini airborne heading down the dunes!

    I hope RG takes the whole enchilada in 2014.
  5. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    I'd really like to see Robby put the whole rally together this year. He's got the raw speed; this new vehicle looks like it was designed to give up less in the tight stuff, while maintaining the old Hummer's advantage in the wide open stuff. I just hope he stays out of trouble and is seriously in the hunt.
  6. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    Go Robbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  7. Turbocelica

    Turbocelica Been here awhile

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    When will the new bodies be available for our Traxxas'?
  8. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer

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    2hr 8min back. Not a good way to start.
  9. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    PLANETROBBY.COM &#8207;<s>@</s>PLANETROBBY <small class="time"> 1h </small> <s>@</s>JaritJohnson no penalty, he had a vapor lock prior to the start


    From dakar.com:

    The American crossed the finish line a few minutes ago, conceding 2 h 08'06" to today's winner, Portugal's Carlos Sousa (Haval). The man at the wheel of the no. 305 Hummer had string of mishaps after starting the special behind schedule. Most strikingly, his prototype lost its rear hood, which had to be retrieved by one of the organisers' cars.
  10. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Higher altitudes and temperatures than they had tested in. His car wasn't the only one.
  12. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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    ...robbys a fighter !! :clap

    overall- from 58th to 31st !!

    cmon- its not over untill its over!


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  13. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Oh, it's over all right. Now he's just shaking down the car for next year and trying to get stage wins/TV time.
  14. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    It was over on day 1 , want to root for the rebel but gotta wonder about the testing program .
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Just remember it's still a VERY long race and odd things always happen on the Dakar. If you doubt this, just follow the motorcycles for a day or two.
  16. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    This is the testing program.
  17. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    4 hours and 34 minutes back in 16th. It's possible, in the same way that it's possible that a meteor falls from the sky and takes out those in front of him while Robbie is late to the start because his truck broke down again.
  18. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Well....15 bikes lost hours yesterday when a Nav error routed them down into a box canyon while the route was up on the ridge. It was so steep that they could not get back enroute.

    This years course seems to be full of surprises.

    This is not the kind of race where you just say "aw shucks" and throw in the towel.
  19. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Hoping my skill exceeds my horsepower

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  20. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    You can't win Dakar on the first day but you can lose it. And he lost it on day one. But there's always next year.