Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa : 20 children killed in a bus crash near Pretoria

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Read more

#TECH 24

How fintech is helping the unbanked

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

After Brexit and Trump: World waits on French presidential election (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Battle to stop nuclear waste being buried in a French village

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

After Champs-Élysées attack, security takes centre stage in election campaign

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Brexit: Come what May

Read more

Gordon: I’ve raced at 95% of my pace so far, Carlos is at 100%

Text by Thibault LIEURADE

Latest update : 2009-01-14

American Robby Gordon, fifth in the overall standings, almost claimed his maiden stage victory in the Atacama Desert, a proper terrain for his Hummer. Leading at 83 km from the finish line, in the end he missed the win by only 21 seconds.

Click here to watch the stage's highlights


FRANCE 24 - Are you frustrated about this second place?


Robby Gordon - Not really. We know where we are. It was very fast and we did what we had to do.


FRANCE 24 - Your Hummer is appropriate for the stages in the desert like this one. Do you think you’ve ruined your last chance to win a stage?


Robby Gordon -
I’ve raced at 95% of my pace so far, Carlos (Sainz) is at 100% since the beginning. Maybe he’ll break something…And it’s still a long way to go. The car is in a perfect shape and the team is very good, so why not?


FRANCE 24 - What are your objectives now ?

Robby Gordon - Nani (Roma, fourth in the overall standings, editor's note) is 20 minutes ahead of us, we are going to try to catch up with him. But right now we are thinking about 2007 and how much we improved since then.

 

Date created : 2009-01-13

COMMENT(S)