HUMMER off-road racing teams are making final preparations to demonstrate their off-road prowess on opposite sides of the globe this weekend. The competition begins with Team HUMMER’s entry in Best in the Desert Racing Series Terrible’s 250 at Primm, April 19, and concludes with Robby Gordon Motorsport’s Team Dakar USA’s HUMMER H3 race trucks competing in the inaugural Dakar Series Central Europe Rally, April 20-26.
The Central Europe Rally, the first in ASO’s Dakar Series, will run from Budapest, Hungary, into Romania and back to Lake Balaton, Hungary. The course will consist of a 3000 km varied and technical route providing Team Dakar USA an opportunity to demonstrate the agility, handling and suspension of the race H3s.
Making their Hungarian debut, the Team Dakar USA purpose-built H3 will be piloted by the team of Robby Gordon/Andy Grider (USA). In 2007, Gordon and Grider finished 8 th overall and became the first American team to win a stage in the Dakar Rally.