The Monster Has Landed
Buenos Aires, Argentina (December 29, 2009) -- Fresh off of an eight and a half hour flight from Miami, Florida, Robby Gordon and Team HUMMER have arrived in Buenos Aires ready to tackle the most grueling race in all of motorsports, the infamous Dakar Rally. Most of the team met up in Miami after traveling from different parts of the country -- from North Carolina, California, Wisconsin, and Florida. After the long trip from North America to South America, Gordon held a brief team meeting at the airport to go over procedures and checklists for the next 48 hours, the most crucial hours before the Rally begins.
With the race vehicles, support equipment and vehicles delivered prior to the team's arrival, they were picked up at the port before heading to the Torre Cristoforo Colombo -- their temporary headquarters in Buenos Aires. "All of our stuff has arrived on time," said Robby Gordon. "We are going to have a long night tonight though. The Vanguard and Monster Energy / Toyo Tires HUMMERs are pretty much set, but there are still a few things to tune up on the Chile HUMMER to get it ready for technical inspection in about a day and a half from now." Over the next few days, the checklists will be crossed off for all three of the team's HUMMER H3s before presenting at scruitneering on December 31st. One thing is for sure, the team is ready to show the world what they have spent months in advance planning and preparing.
Race Coverage -- For fans tracking the Dakar Rally at home, please visit robbygordon.com, planetrobby.com, and Robby Gordon's twitter page for daily updates on the team's performance including a daily recap, photos and videos. Versus will provide coverage throughout the United States. A 30-minute daily program featuring highlights from that day's racing will be aired on Versus daily at 3:30 p.m. with a replay airing later in the day. The show is set to air daily from January 3rd through January 18th, check your local listing for exact show times. A 60-minute recap show featuring all fourteen stages will air on Versus on Sunday, January 24th at 3:00 p.m.
-source: team hummer