Congrats to team SPEED for their Dakar Effort. They had a very good showing considering all the distractions. Three stage wins and could have had 5 w/o babysitting Nassar. Can't wait for RG & JC's post dakar thoughts. Here are a few of mine: 1*) JC did an amazing job as first time nav. Shows what a professional he is. RG needs to keep him on board. Also, tie up AG as your navigator for a second car (see #4 below) 2) RG made some progress on learning what pace it takes to win DAKAR while keeping his equipment alive. (Thanks Nasser) I don’t know how well Bob Gordon and RG work together but he seems like a natural to manage this team. He was always a smooth driver and a finisher which is certainly what’s needed at Dakar. And maybe he can keep RG focused and talk him down when “KMA” RG shows up. (“KMA” RG is entertaining, but rarely improves a situation) 3) Make sure the Hummer (Jeep, Tahoe, Escalade, etc.) is unquestionably 100% legal, U can bet the AS(sh)O(les) will look for any opportunity to keep RG from winning (they have shown their hand) 4) Work on securing a 2nd driver now while the iron is hot. We have several desert racers who would be great (LR, RM, AS, BJ, CH, AorMM, etc…) or maybe a Nascar buddy like Tony Stuart. Sell it as a challenge and once in a lifetime adventure. Can you imangine the coverage we would get then! But whoever it is, make sure they are willing to be a team player. RG certainly showed he is. Thank you RG/JC & Team Speed for the effort. That was a 2 week rollercoaster ride!!!!!