“It’s building a ton of hype for the Dakar!”
Part of the Red Bull Off-Road team USA, Mitchell Guthrie Junior will be discovering the Dakar. One of the most promising off-road drivers of his generation, he learned from one of the best in the US, his very own father, also known as the “King” of the King of the Hammers race. Young Mitch went on to surpass his dad winning back to back titles in the UTV class at the KOH, as well as capturing the 2016 UTV World Championship, the 2017 Baja 1000 and the 2017 Mint 400, all that before even reaching the age of 22. Guthrie now focuses on the international scene and the toughest of all rallies, the Dakar. For his debut, the American will have another impressive newcomer, WRC specialist, Ola Floene. The Norwegian has two decades of WRC seasons behind him, competing with the likes of Andreas Mikkelsen and Mads Ostberg in prestigious teams such as Volkswagen Motorsport and M-Sport.
M.G.: “The Red Bull Off-road Junior team is basically bringing a bunch of kids into the international side of racing which is something that we’ve never really done. Giving us the best crew, car and team behind us to do well while also racing in the United-States on events we know pretty well. Over the past two months the amount of time we’ve put in to prepare has been huge. In the US, most people don’t really know about the Dakar and already I’ve seen so many people that are getting ready to watch this year because they’ve seen the press release. It’s going to build a ton of hype for the Dakar. This program is going to build so much for what the future of international racing is in the United States. It’s going to raise a lot of awareness.”
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- Model : OT3 - 01
- Performance tuner : Overdrive Racing
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Mechanical for Guthrie!
Mitchell Guthrie has stopped at km 171 to work on his SSV. Yet another setback for the American, who held the third-fastest time at the previous checkpoint and had already broken his engine during stage 7.
Guthrie wins by 25 seconds
Mitchell Guthrie has won stage 10 by only 25 seconds in front of Blade Hildebrand, though both Americans are now participating in the rally via the Dakar Experience formula. Gerard Farrés completes the top three, 1’22 behind the winner, whilst in the general standings leader Casey Currie has taken advantage of the problems encountered by Chaleco López to increase...
Guthrie stands out
Mitchell Guthrie is making a big impression after 113 km. After second place yesterday behind his team-mate Blade Hildebrand, this time the roles have been reversed, with a 29 second lead for Guthrie. Aron Domzala trails the stage leader by 1’31 whilst Gerard Farrés is almost one hour behind.
Guthrie wins the SSV special
Mitchell Guthrie has obtained his second stage victory. Now taking part in the Dakar Experience formula following his withdrawal yesterday, the American has been able to resume racing thanks to the engine offered by his team-mate Cyril Despres and has won the stage 2’27 ahead of Reinaldo Varela. Chaleco López completes the day’s podium and has made up half...
Guthrie widens the gap
Mitchell Guthrie continues to lead the special after 264 km and is even increasing his lead over Chaleco López and Reinaldo Varela, with both men trailing the stage leader by 4 minutes.
Guthrie is having fun
Mitchell Guthrie has resumed the rally in the Dakar Experience formula, continuing to gain experience and putting the pedal to the metal. The American has completed the first 158 km with a lead of two minutes over Reinaldo Varela.
As the first SSVs roll across the line, Mitchell Guthrie (who went through km 161 in third place) has been knocked out of the race by a mechanical. An infuriating development for the American rookie, who turned heads with his win in stage 4.
Guthrie still on the attack
Mitchell Guthrie has increased his lead in the SSV special after 165 km. The American rookie now boasts a lead of 2’38 over Chaleco López while general standings leader Sergei Kariakin is almost 9 minutes behind.
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