Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 11 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon start time: 7:58am/et, Sheldon Creed will not start, due to disqualification in stage 8.
STAGE 11 TRACKING
STAGE 11: LA RIOJA > SAN JUAN
Connection 281km | Special Stage 431km | Total 712km
The level of difficulty remains the same, but variety will favour the most flexible of drivers and teams. Sand in all its forms will feature, particularly fesh-fesh, the most volatile and heavy kind, which demands both dexterity and patience. But speed will also be an advantage in other, straighter sections, featuring gravel and pebbles. Opportunities will be few and far between, but there is still time to shake up the standings, since the terrain will be favourable to creating significant gaps.
The GREEN section of the route is the connection , the RED is the Special Section of the stage.
Robby Gordon Start Time: 7:58am/et (15th car off the line)
Finally, a Mini, a Gordini and a Pug,. should be fun tomorrow. Good luck RG!!
You mean Chichirit, chicherik, fu.. dam... nop, who knows..
quit for personal reasons
Go RG Go, 3 stages left to win!
good morning planet ,got a good feeling about today, go ROBBY
delayed start ,waiting for the helicopters
looks like about a 1h delay
we are not the only ones....
Here is a quote from off road 1
***The real headline of this rally, is the reaction of the hardcore fans. Those who have followed DAKAR for years. They say there has been more failure in this event than in any DAKAR, ever.
So! Another French "Charlie Foxtrot!"
One of the few things they did well was to build The Eiffel Tower high enough to fly a surrender flag
that could be seen from miles away.
Also planting trees along Champs Elysee allowed the Wermacht to march in the shade.
I understand they still practice running from the Germans.
It's just in their DNA.