Jan 5th, 2013 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 1 of the 2013 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon will drive the #315 Speed Energy/Mapei/Toyo Tires Hummer. Support during the rally will come from the #544 & #550 BOUCOU team. The special section of Stage 1 is VERY SHORT, only 13km long. The parade leading up to the start of stage 1 will be televised and we will have coverage here. So join us at 8:00am/et on Jan 5th. Robby Gordon is slated to begin his special section at 2:30pm/et.  Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2013 Dakar Rally. Raceday chat now works on the Ipad & Iphone.

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Connection 250km | Special Stage 13km | Total 263km



It won’t be long before competitors will be singled out, but for the moment, the mini special stage organised on the outskirts of Pisco will principally be used to divide up the drivers into categories according to their level, who in turn will reassemble during the rally. The initial stage won’t be as stiff as the drink that made the region famous, but the picture postcard landscape is especially appealing. The concentration required over the several timed kilometres will still allow the competitors to admire the scenery. Nevertheless, the light-hearted attitude and relaxed driving style adopted by the competitors during this first day must not mislead them: the Dakar has really begun.

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

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and the live 'chat' feature is on the right side on the topic header for all the 'NEW' members.Join in at 8:00am EST

Ready to get this Party started! Hope RG brings the W home!

I choose to believe and see the "W" so get the party started with a Kiss my Ass drink: 2oz of malibu,2oz vodka,2oz blue curacao and of course special ingredient 1 12 oz can of SPEED fuel.

and an American Rebel drink: 3oz of rum, 2oz blue curacao, 3oz pineapple juice and 6oz of SPEED Fuel or Ethanol, think that will start the party!!

Those following the rally on Twitter - Here are some key hashtags:

#TeamSPEED #TeamToyo #USVSTHEM #Dakar2013

All badass to be sure my friends!! TOG!... I can see you now in your Bunker in an undisclosed location surrounded by radios/phones/monitors and beautiful women bringing you SPEED Energy!!


bunker photo coming on Friday!

Beneath the brick and mortar of a non-descript building, we now bring you your leader, TOG...

and don't forget #Buglys #EACPeterhansel and #FUASOMYCARISLEGAL :)

Nice 155 mile cruise down the coast to the Special to calm the butterflies.

Sooo excited now! Can't wait to get this started. My very expensive air freighted supply of Speed Energy has landed safely in the UK so it's all systems go! C'mon Robby!

Way to go Mark,, enjoy your SPEED E. Cheers

Supporting RG during the rally will be the BOUCOU Team -


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