This is a bad year for me to try and follow the Dakar. I'm keeping up with this thread the best I can.
But I thought I'd chime in quickly with a quote of something someone wrote on the youtube video that is a compiliation of spectator videos on Robby Gordon from last year's Dakar.
"Es el depredador del desierto, su auto está diseñado para saltar y destrozarlo todo incluyendo a las Buggys y Mini drivers que son un estorbo a su paso. Es el díos del desierto."
"Is desert predator, his car is designed to jump and smash everything including the Buggys and Mini drivers that are a hindrance in their path. He is the god of the desert."
(Actually, have you ever seen a better sounding online translation?)
"Never get excited in a rally, its a race, but its never a race at that exact moment" -Quinn Cody