Robby Gordon Aims for 2010 Dakar Win

With the Dakar Rally ready to roll in a few days, most of the event's main contenders are now preparing the last details of their racing programmes for the South American adventure next month. For the second time in a row, the Dakar Rally will be hosted by Argentina and many of last year's front-runners already have a clue on what's in store for them from the early days of January.

Such is the case of Sprint Cup driver Robby Gordon, who will be entering his 6th Dakar Rally in career. Established himself as one of the event's regulars, Gordon admitted that “there is no tougher race out there than the Dakar Rally” and set en even tougher aim for the 2010 edition of the event: overall win.

As an avid racer and car builder, a win at the Dakar Rally would be a major accomplishment for my team. To be the first American to ever win a stage of the event was great, but to be the first American team to win the Dakar Rally would mean so much more – not just to me but to the people that are as passionate about this program as I am – from our sponsors to our dedicated employees,” said Gordon in a press release.

Over the years, Gordon's performances in the aforementioned race went from good to better. His first stage win in the Dakar Rally came in 2005, while 4 years later – in 2009 – he would end the campaign as the No 1 finisher in his class. In addition to that place, he also went out to score a valuable 3rd place overall.

Just like last year, Gordon's team will field 2 Hummers in the South American event, driven by him and teammate Carlo de Gavardo. The event everyone has been waiting for is set to begin on January 2nd, from Buenos Aires, and end on January 17, also in the Argentinian capital. Just like last year, some rounds will be ran through the South American country of Chile also.
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