TEAM HUMMER: Scrutineering
Buenos Aires, Argentina (January 1, 2010) --Team HUMMER celebrated New Year's Eve by completing scrutineering. Teams from all over the world gathered at the Buneos Aires convention center to get race vehicles, support and assistance trucks
along with press cars inspected for the 2010 Dakar Rally. It was a sight to be seen as Team HUMMER gathered their flight of vehicles and paraded down to the convention center. With Robby Gordon in his Monster Energy / Toyo Tires HUMMER leading the way, the crowd cheered and awed as he led the team through the streets of Buenos Aires.
Upon arrival at scrutineering , other teams and competitors in the Dakar Rally were amazed by Team HUMMER's Freightliner support trucks. This was the first time that the public have seen them up close and personal. The support trucks are significantly longer and lower than the standard chase or support truck. They feature 4 doors on a Freightliner cab with hydraulic steps, leather seats, King off-road shocks and air suspension. With the massive support trucks and HUMMER H3s parked outside of the convention center, fans and competitors alike all stopped to take pictures.
Scrutineering can be a long process as teams have to go through checklists with the organization. Team HUMMER was the final team to go through inspection and by the end of the day every vehicle had made it through with no issues. This was the first step to lead Team HUMMER on the road to a Dakar Rally victory.
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.