Robby Gordon remains in the Dakar. Earlier reports of his withdrawal were premature. Its almost as good as winning a stage to know he's still in there.
The team maintain he is not yet officially out so we were a bit premature saying so. Were happy he's still in.
Gordon forced to turn back after starting stage 11
Damage discovered at the bivouac too extensive to repair.
Stage 9 saw the legendary racer go from hero to zero as problems struck in the final kilometres
After running in 5th place through 396km of today's 9th stage of the Dakar, Robby Gordon has come to a halt with problems just 26km shy of the finish.
1st Chilean special goes better for Baldwin
After outperforming his 63rd position start and running at 1th/12th for most of the race, problems have slowed BJ Baldwin at the end of the special and he finishes 28th.
They may be wearing shorts and shades but with cars to attend to, media interviews and strategies to plan, the teams haven't broken out the beach towels just yet.
Gordon, 21st today, and Baldwin 61st, make it to the end of the first week of the Dakar from hell.
Car issues again intervened with Team Opel Dakar, forcing them to turn around and return to the start before making the long trek into Senegal for tomorrow's finale in Dakar.
BJ Baldwin had a difficult day yesterday but brought his car safely home and will be 37th starter in today's stage
After his magnificent drive to put his HST Gordini in 3rd, Robby Gordon has been given a 1 hour time penalty for missing a waypoint. He now starts stage 6 from 19th position.
Gordon converts his 14th place start into 3rd in today's special.
Stage 9 of the Africa Eco Race in Mauritania today proved challenging
Explosive end to 2014 race for Guerlain and Alex as car catches fire.
Opel Dakar team make momentous decision on Stage 8 of Africa Eco race.
Team Speed have had a bumpy start to the 2014 Dakar. In the movie, along with footage of scrutineering and the race, team principal Gordon, talks about some of the issues just to get the car to the startline as well as the race so far.
Robby Gordon, after starting from sixth in today's stage, has finished in 14th place after encountering problems in the final section of the special.
Guerlain Chicherit has stopped during the first part of today's special. Reasons unknown.
BJ has had a torrid time with car issues from his brand new buggy dominating his Dakar. In this movie, shot before the start, he gives an insight into his philosophy on racing.
BJ Baldwin arrives at the finish 47.57 minutes behind winner Roma
After more than 3 hours racing, just 10 seconds separate the two Team Toyo Tires drivers
Opel Mokka stops for technical problem after battling for the lead.
The second stage in Mauritania is the longest of the entire Africa Eco race. However, it will be fast with power being a key differentiator among the elite racers.
After arriving at the bivouac having spent nearly nine hours behind the wheel at race pace and a further five hours on the 'commute' to work, Baldwin was hit with a two hour penalty for late arrival.
At the time of writing, BJ Baldwin hasn't arrived at the Bivouac. After starting behind all the top ranked drivers and having to fight through the field, Chicherit has brought his Jefferies buggy home 23rd with Gordon's HST in 28th.
Szalay Balázs and László Bunkoczi have brought their Opel Mokka home 2 minutes 34 seconds ahead of the buggy of Sabatier. who won todays stage.
All three Team Toyo Tires racers suffered car issues on today's 1st stage.
After a problem just prior to starting today's special, Robby Gordon took the start 25 minutes later than scheduled
Team Opel Dakar principal reflects on a fast stage 5 whilst itching to start stage 6 tomorrow.
Robby Gordon, BJ Baldwin and Guerlain Chicherit set off on 2014 Dakar
HST Gordini ready to race in Argentina
Gordon's team arrive at Rosario for scrutineering
Opel Dakar Team maintain 6th place overall after strong performance in stage 5 of the Africa Eco Race.
BJ Baldwin and Guerlain Chicherit from EV Racing arrived at Scrutineering in Rosario today. The Dakar starts here.
Opel Dakar Team take second on stage four of Africa Eco rally
25th place in today's stage 3 was the best result possible after a trying day on the Moroccan tracks.