Dakar: Team Dakar USA stage 12 report

Leading through the first checkpoint, the navigational aspects showed on stage 12 of the 2007 Dakar Rally. A split second decision to follow another cars dust sent Team Dakar USA astray and into a rock garden that ultimately cost the Monster...

Leading through the first checkpoint, the navigational aspects showed on stage 12 of the 2007 Dakar Rally. A split second decision to follow another cars dust sent Team Dakar USA astray and into a rock garden that ultimately cost the Monster Hummer a strong finish. Gordon and his Monster Hummer were the 23rd car to start the special and despite the navigation challenges managed to finish 13th for the day. The team managed to hang on to it's eighth place in the overall classification - 07:02:57 back of leader Stephane Peterhansel.

Robby Gordon's Quotes on Stage 12
"One more stage gone and one more stage we could have one. We were on it, leading through CP 1 and CP 2 and about 60 km from the end we got lost and we got ourselves stuck in a rock garden. We gave up about 20 minutes which is very disappointing since we have had no mechanical issues so far. Tomorrow we'll start closer to the front so hopefully we can make up some ground and try to win another stage."

-credit: tdusa

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Series Dakar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Stéphane Peterhansel