The year someone other than Nasser/Stephane/Sainz finally wins it? The year RG gets lured back?
There are international dealers. Including Skyline Abu Dhabi. RG stated if he runs a car again the build will be a modified hummer design.Has RG stated if he intends to mainly sell his UTV's in the US? Or internationally as well? Dakar would be a great marketing platform, but have no idea how compliant his UTV is to Dakar LWV rules. This Saudi landscape though would be absolutely perfect for the Hummer though, but that'd be an expensive rig to build/develop again.
In any case, reallyyyyy hope we get a new winner next year
IMO, putting on the big tires was their biggest mistake. Between the tires and the Turbo the trans couldn't handle them and it wasn't close. The stock XX came with 30" UTV tires. I believe they tried to run the rally with 32" truck tires. 100% a guess, but I think that decision was made due to rally sponsorship (Toyo didn't have a UTV tire at that time per my recollection).Robby replied to a Jesse Jones Instagram post last week that he has an vehicle idea and a plan for next year but didn’t say what any of that was. Whatever it is I hope he’s already starting on it and has something going by summer, the last minute 2019 Speedcat program was a joke. But knowing Robby he’s always last minute so I’m sure it’ll come down to next fall if it happens.
Was reading this regarding the buggies vs the 4x4
Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is 'not interested' in returning to the Dakar Rally if the rules aren't changed to make the fight fair between buggies and 4x4s.www.motorsport.com
Sounds like you may not be aware of his current project - he's gone away from Arctic Cat and is building his own production SSV range. With how thin he spreads himself I think this would be the only logical entry as he'll (hopefully) have the time for better development etc. Last I heard they're due for release in March from memory and they have a good number of pre-orders already. SpeedUTV All this of course from the fingers of a keyboard racer .I hope a longer battle, with other driver than Carlos, Nasser and Stephane, I was sure the Hilux with their major evolution this year was able to close de gap, they have did good performance, 9 Hilux have win a stage in 2021! but lack of consitency and tire have made Nasser lost, I don't know what will be done for 4wd tires, Loeb and other driver have made lot of flat. We have discover good driver, Lategan was fast! Baragwanath in the Century buggy did great, those Century if they continue their evolution with good driver like Serradori we will have surprise.
RG I hope he will be back, in SSV? his place is in T1, buisness wise (for RG Motorsports) building a large team of Wildcat SSV would be great for futur but the opponent South racing will be tough to beat you need more than 2-3 ssv then media coverage even with the prototype class the official coverage is poor. Why RG build 2-3 t1 buggy that look like a Wildcat?or a new hummer with the help of GM to compete with Audi and their Hybrid technologie
The window is open for a win in 2022, Sven Quandt with Q-Motorsport will work with Audi, Audi build in house their Dakar project Q-motorsport will help with their expertise, in parallel X-raid will continue, with a new car it will be easier to beat Audi but after thise ouch, we know how they have dominated at Lemans
Didn't know he's finish with Arctic Cat since he is still selling wildcat parts on his web site, i didn't realise speed UTV was is own venture. planet robby or other stuf like that did not put effort on that a lot, I will look at his video he made later, that's sur if he start a new brand of SSV He need to go to dakar and win! Can-am support South racing but the manufacturer is not fully involved. Great to see a project like speed UtvSounds like you may not be aware of his current project - he's gone away from Arctic Cat and is building his own production SSV range. With how thin he spreads himself I think this would be the only logical entry as he'll (hopefully) have the time for better development etc. Last I heard they're due for release in March from memory and they have a good number of pre-orders already. SpeedUTV All this of course from the fingers of a keyboard racer .