While we’ve been spending most of our time covering Team HUMMER and Robby Gordon’s trek at the Dakar race, we haven’t brought you much in regards to General Motor’s plans to unload the HUMMER brand to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong – mainly because there haven’t been any updates other than GM’s CEO Ed Whitacre making a comment that he hopes to have the deal wrapped up by the end of January. We’ll update you on any progress we know of as it happens.
In Dakar news, Robby Gordon and Team HUMMER had a strong showing in the 10th stage of 14 that ran through the dense vegetation and hilly terrain of Chile today. Gordon finished 9th in the stage just under 10 minutes behind the race leader, and keeping him in 10th place overall.
“The team did a good job preparing the Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Hummer for today’s stage, We had no mechanicals, failures or issues. We just got beat by our 2-wheel drive system on the tight, slippery roads. Toyo Tires has done a good job keeping up with the competition, and the Hummer has been running good. Monster has given the team plenty of energy to finish this thing, and we have four more days of racing left.”
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