Following his promise to start out with a conservative pace, the Monster/Toyo Tire Hummer of Robby Gordon and Andy Grider finished the first stage of the Dakar Rally in 17th place, just 14 minutes 25 seconds behind Stage winner Al Attiyah in his factory BMW.

Team U.S.A.'s second Hummer driven by Frenchman Eric Vigoroux finished 26th, 10 minutes 30 seconds behind his teamate Gordon.

American motorcycle rider Jonah Street finished an impressive 5th behind Marc Coma.

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