Join in to discuss Stage 2 of the 2019 Dakar Rally, January 8th, 2019
Pisco > San Juan de Marcona
Liaison: 553 km / 344 miles
Stage: 324 km / 201 miles
Schedule: *All times local time GMT-5 (3 hours ahead of PST)
Robby Gordon - 6:18am/et | Blade Hildebrand - 6:33:30am/et | Cole Potts 6:42am/et
Live Tracking Dakar Site -> https://www.dakar.com/en/stage-2/car
RG +19min47 at WP7
Good thing I looked before work.
I am just looking for all 3 to finish the rally.
9 times out of 10 Dakar is won by someone on/in a top notch massive budget team, having a flawless or near to run in all stages.
Those teams are very fast high powered cars and very capable of extreme speeds.
Remember the hummer coming down the dunes?
Can these new buggies carry that speed?
Go Team Speed/RGM!!!!
Actually the old Hummer would have been great in this years Dakar.
Anyway... Go Team Speed!!!
Even though he is running in car class is his speed limited by the SxS category rules? The Textron is capable of going over 80mph.
I think Robby said 100mph in his interview
WP 8 +26:57
looks that Robby will finish 23rd place this stage.
maybe, scoring has not updated in a while..
It appears there is simply not enough speed to compete in the car class in these UTVs.
probably true but I can remember him being about this far back after 2 stages in other equipment
42:37 behind at finish