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.
STAGE 1 TRACKING
STAGE 1: LIMA > PISCO
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.