Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 11 of the 2012 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon finished 4th in stage 10 & is now down over 19 minutes in the overall standings. Cars begin stage 11 at 7:44am/et (9:44am local). Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2012 Dakar Rally. Raceday chat now works on the Ipad & Iphone.
STAGE 11: Arica > Arequipa
Connection 120km | Special Stage 478km | Total 598km
For the Dakar's first day in their country, Peruvians will be entitled to two special stages and additional kilometres for the motorcyclists. After a day spent switching between off-piste sections and areas interspersed with rivers, they will benefit from a moment of camaraderie?: a specific bivouac will be set up for them before they continue exploring Peru. The concept, which had not been tried out again since the camp of Foum Zguid in Morocco during the 2007 Dakar, will also create a major obstacle which will affect the management of the race. The assistance vehicles will not be authorized in the maintenance area, where only the motorcyclists and quad riders will be able to help each other.
Just make sure the apeal last till after the trophey presentation, and take the money and run...
No buzzkill at all... Still a long way to go and odds are Peterhansel will have a mechanical or technical malfuction over the next 3 stages. Stay close, keep the preasure on and some thing will crack. Remember this is Dakar, going 3 stages without a problem is an anomaly. Let the ASO stike it down with the pen 3 weeks from now....the world will still know who won.
Well,, I'm kinda pouting in my beer right now,,, but tomorrow is another day, so Good Luck and go get'm boys!!!
What time does Robby start tomorrow?
12 mins.after the first car leaves 7:56 est
Is Robby racing or not tomorrow? Does anyone know for sure?
yes he is racing.
robby will win the stage i know him he will !!!!! he could do a nasser and make up 13 to 15 realistically