Jan 11th, 2016 Dakar Rally Stage 8 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 8 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon finished 11th in Stage 5, and his teammate, Sheldon Creed, finished 21st. The special section of Stage 8 is 393km. Robby Gordon start time: 7:26am/et, Sheldon Creed start time: 7:48am/et.


STAGE 8 TRACKING


STAGE 8: SALTA > BELEN

Connection 373km | Special Stage 393km | Total 766km

COURSE OVERVIEW

The change of terrain which marks the entry into the second part of the rally should also mark a change in programme for the drivers, who will face the first dune sections of the 2016 edition. Experts in dunes crossing will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and even gain an advantage. They will also notice the navigational difficulties which have been introduced this year to complicate their existence. Louds of minutes could be lost by vehicles blocked in the sand.


The GREEN section of the route is the connection , the RED is the Special Section of the stage.

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Finally, DUNES!!!!!!!

Hope that second part of Dakar will be better for the team.

Stage 8 Start Times:

Robby Gordon: 7:26am/et

Sheldon Creed: 7:48am/et

Stage 8 Starting Order

it means, 3:57am PT for us Left coasters to start with Carlos
I may or may not be up then. Day job awaits , I'm out at 6:30am PT for work

I time it to get the coffee on before or shortly after RG goes off

I'm in the same boat have to leave everyday at 6:30 for work :(

East coasters get the prime time for this race. :)

Early start, but happy to see dunes!

I have a Love... Hate... Relationship with this race. Throttle on team Speed!

Lets hope the drop in altitude favour the V8's, the stage times of the lower section of stage 8 will be a good indicator for the rest of the rally, this is probably also the dunes area?

Hope the post rest race goes well enough to get folks feeling better about all that has happened thus far...there is a member of the planet MIA...hope all is well

mj?

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