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2014-01-08 10:30

RACE2RECOVERY TEAM RETIRES: Race2Recovery has pulled out of the 2014 Dakar after mechanical failure and a crash. Image: Land Rover

SAN RAFAEL, Argentina - Race2Recovery, a group of severely injured British soldiers who made history as the first disabled rally team to complete the Dakar rally (in 2013) has been forced to retire its two race vehicles from the 2014 event.

On Stage 2 (Monday January 6) Ben Gott and Phillip Gillespie withdrew with mechanical failure. The race car of Tony Harris and Quin Evans rolled down a large sand dune and, though it landed on its wheels and made it through to the end of the stage, the rollcage was so badly bent that the car was deemed unsafe to race.

Driver and team founder Tony Harris said from the bivouac in San Rafael: “We’re clearly very disappointed that we’ve had to retire.  Our preparations went very well but this year’s experience shows whey the Dakar is called 'the toughest race in the world'.


"We'll now focus on the T4 racing support truck and put all our efforts into keeping it in the race. We're proud that our efforts continue to raise the profile of military charities and thank everybody who has supported our Dakar challenge so far.”

Race2Recovery has raised the equivalent of R4.4-million for organisations dealing with the well-being of injured soldiers.

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