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Discussion in 'Racing' started by larryboy, Dec 9, 2012.
His cars wheelbase through the years.
Is it getting shorter? Or just my imagination?
I thought the same, that this one was a lot shorter between the wheels.
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.
Eager to the new Gordini airborne heading down the dunes!
I hope RG takes the whole enchilada in 2014.
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.
When will the new bodies be available for our Traxxas'?
2hr 8min back. Not a good way to start.
PLANETROBBY.COM ‏<s>@</s>PLANETROBBY <small class="time"> 1h </small> <s>@</s>JaritJohnson no penalty, he had a vapor lock prior to the start
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.
..what the hell !!??
can someone tell me why all the american (bajaexperienced?) buggys have this fuel problems !??????:huh
Higher altitudes and temperatures than they had tested in. His car wasn't the only one.
...robbys a fighter !!
overall- from 58th to 31st !!
cmon- its not over untill its over!
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.
It was over on day 1 , want to root for the rebel but gotta wonder about the testing program .
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.
This is the testing program.
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.
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.
If anybody has good Robbie Gordon video, I'd love to have more in my Video thread (Sticky thread in Racing Subforum). I've been looking for more on YouTube, but am not coming up with much.
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.