Everybody’s favorite wrecking ball racer Robby Gordon is on a roll. Wielding his superfast scratch-built HST Gordini he stomped the NORRA Mexican 1000 vintage off-road race last month, and just smoked everybody at the Dos Mares 500 on his way home.
The past few days have seen a lot of thought and scrutiny about Audi's new supercar, the R8. And while I happily boarded that juggernaut myself, I had a moment of intense clarity: the R8 I'm really interested in hasn't been built in nearly 40 years. It's the Renault R8.
When the last stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally was cut down to a short off-road sprint due to weather, it was finally Robby Gordon's time to shine. Hear what his team had to say at the end of the epic rally, and try to hang on to your lunch through these cockpit-view clips from the last bit of the race.
Founded by the Italian racing driver Amédée Gordini, the Gordini company was a Formula One constructor who got their best result, a third place, at the 1950 British Grand Prix, the very first F1 race. Gordini later became what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz, an in-house engine tuner who created hot versions of the company’s…