The entry lists for the 2013 Dakar Rally have been released. As I mentioned in a previous post, I had read that Robby Gordon might not be competing this year and the entry list seems to verify that rumor. Neither Robby Gordon nor one of his Hummers is on the entry list. I have included the top 20 car entries or so in the following list.
December 6, 2013 Update: Late on December 5, it was announced that Robby Gordon will be entering the 2013 Dakar Rally with his Hummer afterall! See my post with more details on his entry dated December 6, 2013 on this website.
Some Major 2013 Dakar Rally Entries In The Car Class
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No doubt some other teams will make it into the top 20, but the entire entry list for cars includes about 150 cars and I did not want to include the entire 2013 entry list in this post.
It should be interesting to see Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz battle it out again. Devilliers, Peterhansel, and Roma will all be hard to beat.
It’s good to see that Mini is providing a good solid team for the Dakar. The Toyota Team is always tough. I think that the BMW driven by Orlando Terranova will there should the top tier teams stumble.
Despite the interest in the past in the United States and Canada caused by Robby Gordon’s entry, there is only one North American entry in the car division. That single entry is by Canadian David Bensadoun with Paul Round as the co-driver/navigator. I hope that they do well. In the Dakar Rally doing well is defined by finishing.
The Dakar Rally will get underway on January 5, 2013. I’ll have more information on the Dakar in the following month.