Robby Gordon is off to a rough start in the 2013 Dakar Rally Raid. First, the racer broke reverse trying to free his rig from a sand dune. That news sent him into a fit of rage captured on an in-cabin camera. We'll just say the language isn't safe for work or for younger ears, but for everyone else it's well worth checking out below. Shortly thereafter, events turned even worse when Gordon cleared a dune only to fall victim to deep, soft sand at the bottom. When his Hummer hit the loose terrain, the nose dug in, pitching the whole machine onto its roof. Both Gordon and his co-driver wound up having to dig themselves out of the wreck.

Somewhat miraculously, Gordon seemed less upset about putting his racer shiny side down than he was about shredding reverse. Either way, his shot at landing on the podium has up and vanished. You can check out both clips for yourself below.

*REMEMBER: NSFW language.




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      RevenantDC5
      • 1 Year Ago
      Robby, that seems stressful on you. Why don't you let me have a try at that hard life you're living?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RevenantDC5
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        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RevenantDC5
        Funny, he can't answer your post because he's still racing today. You're sitting at a computer or on your phone reading a blog. I think he'll stay put!
      gtv4rudy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know what it is. No matter where or what he's racing, failure seems to follow him.
        iamzombie
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gtv4rudy
        He is to the Dakar rally as Ken Block was to WRC. Both are talented drivers, but neither can seem to win.
      thePeterN
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love watching the Dakar rally and cheer for Robby each year, but it just seems like he's writing the book on how NOT to run this race. He's running this Baja style truck while everyone else is in 4WD short wheelbase cars. He's looking to win the rally with one or two big stages, when it's more about consistency. Some winners never win a stage! And then there's the political side of things, you won't win if you're making lots of enemies. I think they'll find a way to disqualify him if he's ever a threat, just like they did last year.
        Robert Ryan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thePeterN
        All the people who loath and hate him every time he turns up.is phenomenal. That is only counting the Americans!!!
        360_AD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thePeterN
        Can't agree more.
      Erica Boulder-Wanker
      RG seems to be a worn out whiny puss that cannot deal with the disappointments in competition. When Danica Patrick hit the Indy car circuit and demonstrated fast lap times, Robby bitched that she weighed 50 pounds less than the male colleagues, and thus, noted a competitive advantage. REALLY? Perhaps un-fun Robby should try his hand as a racing commentator or a car dealer, and get out from behind the wheel. The complaining is beyond feckless. Ugh,
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Erica Boulder-Wanker
        Actually, Robby's point about DP was completly right and IndyCar promptly revised the rules to account for it. Whether coincidence or not, her qualy results on ovals seemed to have dropped after the rules change was implemented. He is whiny somewhat but I imagine most competitive drivers would have a similar reaction. Name me one who would shrug his shoulders and smile for the in-car camera when something like that happened. He also happens to be a dedicated and committed entrepreneur and puts everything he has back into racing. Racing is better off with him and we need more Robby Gordons in the business.
      Guillaume Séguin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love French TV, you can swear and show ****, no bothers at all
      • 1 Year Ago
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      RRW
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only thing consistent about the failures of Robby Gordon as a racing driver is Robby Gordon. Some people just aren't cut out for it.
      Robert Fitch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Typical Robby Gordon. This is why I hated him in stock cars and why I hate him in another racing series. I remember one year in IndyCar he was complaining about Danica Patrick weighing less was an advantage to her. Sorry your fat ass can't race quickly. Your fault bub.
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robert Fitch
        No, physics were at fault and DP weighing as much as 80 or more lbs less than other drivers at Indy is an absolute advantage. The league addressed it because it was true. They invoke penalties when 4 ounce cameras are missing from their housings, and when rear brake calipers are removed for qualifiying, and you don't think that her weighing 80 lbs less made a difference? Funny! I think Rahal knew that was in her favor when I brought her up. How was her qualifying there since they changed the rules?
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is so surprising! Robby Gordon NEVER loses his cool when things don't go his way behind the wheel... said no racing series fan, ever.
      Gregory James
      • 1 Year Ago
      Forever Robby, the most entertaining driver in motorsports ever. Its not important if you win or loose its how you play the game. GO ROBBY!
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bummer for Robby. Every year it seems like it all starts to go wrong with a mechanical problem then he begins to push too hard and gets into trouble.
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