Team Members include:
James Embro # 108 - David Croot Mechanic/Driver
Elmer Symons # 107 - Philip Symons Mechanic/Driver
Steve Laroza #109 - Duane Schwab Mechanic/Driver
Chris Jones #197 - Paul Dubinski Mechanic/Driver
George Young and Kenny Hardee will be in Portugal to assist the team members with logistics. Member images in the Photo Album
Latest News From The Team
This is the most complete article I have found so far about Elmer and the circumstances of his crash. http://www.mweb.co.za/motoring/?p=newsarticlepage&i=383131
01/09/2007 - My day began with the greatest sadness for the loss of our friend Elmer Symons. It was impossible to reconcile in my mind. My sense of loss made the rest of the rally of no consequence to me. I know Elmer was well aware of the dangers of the event, and chose to pursue his dream in spite of them. My sympathies go out to all his family and friends, of which he had many. His ready smile and good nature will always be remembered.
See Johnny's message below.
01/08/2007 - A very eventful day for the team. Assistance truck is giving trouble and will need repair. James has dropped out of the race to check on the truck and then returned to Spain with his bike. The truck will get sorted out in Casablance. Rod is on the way tonight with spare parts for the truck. Elmer is doing well...From the Dakar results
"18:40 - moto Stage 3 summary
01/07/2007 - According to the Dakar Standings page here are the results of Stage 2 as of 9:00 A.M. EST. I don't know what the penalties mean in the overall standings yet. Elmer was second in the Marathon class in today's stage, but is still leading the class overall.
FLASH! Elmer Symons won the Marathon Class today. Class definitions here - page 8
Text from Breaking News section of Dakar site: 10:36 - moto Stage 1 summary
01/06/2007 - In the scratch standings from the Dakar website, it shows that Faria is 1st. with a time of 1:22:07; Street and Blais finished at positions 6 and 7 5 minutes later. Elmer Symons has finished at 16th with a time of 1:31:55. James and Steve finished almost together at positions 144 and 145 with times of 2:11 and 2:12. Chris Jones is at position 162 with a time of 2:21:56. Preliminary results here: http://www.dakar.com/2007/DAK/LIVE/us/120/classement/CSM.html
Interesting photos of the new KTM 690 Rally and Team Repsol
01/05/2007 - Interesting bit just gleaned from ADVRider forums. According to a post by a Dakar Veteran, Jonah's wife called and said that a last minute rule change has removed the speed limit rule. This would favor the bigger displacement bikes in the faster sections. Stay tuned in to ADVRider to see how this plays out. I will try to get confirmation from our team in Lisbon ASAP.
01/02/2007 - Email from Lisbon:They have been up really late for the last few nights working on the bikes and trucks, and Kenny says that the team will do some testing today on the prepared bikes and truck(about 125km).
Tragic News From JJE/ Sunday Social Club
Once again thanks again for your overwhelming love and support.