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Brand: Taurus
Model: T3 Max
Preparator: Taurus Factory Team
Assistance: Taurus Factory Team
Class: Challenger T3 FIA


2024: 2nd Challenger (2 stage wins), 19th overall
2023: 23th T3 (5 stage wins), 82nd overall (co-driver M. Guthrie)
2022: abandon T3 (co-driver Mevius)
2021: abandon T3 (co-driver A.Jones, Can-Am)
2020: 8th T4 (co-driver A.Jones, Can-Am)
2019: 47th (co-driver R.Gordon, Hummer) 2016: 25th (co-driver R.Gordon, Gordini)
2014: abandon (co-driver R.Gordon, Hummer)
2013: 14th (co-driver R.Gordon, Hummer 2 stage wins)
2011: abandon (co-driver R.Gordon, Hummer)
2010: 20th (co-driver Bj.Baldwin, Hummer)
2005: 22nd (Bikes, 1 stage win)

Mitchell Guthrie is none other than the son of the legendary racer Mitch Guthrie Senior. Mitch Junior succeeded his father in 2018 and 2019, after winning the WORCS Unlimited Series (2015), the UTV world championships (2016) and the Baja 1000, which he won in 2017, along with the Mint 400, all before his 22nd birthday. A competitive journey that the American could have continued without ever having left the United States. Instead, Mitch decided to take up the challenge proposed by the Red Bull Off-Road Junior team: the Dakar. On the first edition in Saudi Arabia, he won stage 4, before being forced to continue the adventure in the Dakar Experience category due to engine failure. He won two more stages and returned in 2021 only to lose more than four hours in stage 1 with punctures. This didn't dampen the American's enthusiasm and he showed he more than deserved his place by setting the third fastest outright time on stage 4 before suffering another engine problem. Mitch was counting on putting an end to his misfortune on his third Dakar last January but tested positive for Covid just before leaving for Jeddah. Guthrie Junior was reunited with his co-driver Ola Floene on the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge but was once again forced to retire. Then first time at the Rallye du Maroc they finished 5th in class, after which Mitch jumped ship for the Andalucia Rally, driving a brand new 2023 spec T3 entered by the French MCE-5 team in the Open class with the hugely experienced Kellon Walch as co-driver. The car performed well, running at a similar pace to another 2023 spec T3 entered in the Open class and driven by a certain Stephane Peterhansel. The newly formed duo will have one more chance to shake their car down at the Dubai International Baja at the beginning of December before getting ready for the big one less than a month later.

Ranking 2024

Total Dakar Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge BP Ultimate Rally Raid Portugal Desafio Ruta 40 Rallye du Maroc
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