The Toronto-based international rally team attempting to become the first Canadian entry to finish the punishing Dakar Rally on four wheels was forced to drop out of the competition this afternoon.
A message on the Team Chinook website said it all:
"Our Dakar 2011 race ended today, Jan. 10th, in the 8th stage. The fan went and we could not get it fixed in time."
For the full story on driver Conor Malone's and team manager Glenna Chestnutt's Dakar dream, please go to this earlier post.