OSAKA, Japan (Dec. 28, 2010)—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is equipping Robby Gordon's Team Hummer in the 2011 Dakar Rally with off-road Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.
In 2010, Gordon won stage 4 of the Dakar and in 2009, he took third place overall. In addition to his Hummer, the team plans to have a second Hummer on the course, also fitted with Open Country M/T-R tires.
Toyo has supplied Gordon with Open Country M/T-R tires since 2005 and recently extended its sponsorship agreement with him through 2013.
The Dakar Rally will take place Jan. 1-16 and begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The course travels through Chile before returning to Buenos Aires for a total of more than 5,903 miles, including 14 special stages.