Jan 5th, 2015 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 2 of the 2015 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon finished 2nd in stage 1, and is only 42s behind in the overall standings.The special section of Stage 2 is 518km long. Robby Gordon start time: 7:10am/et. Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2015 Dakar Rally. Raceday chat now works on the Ipad & Iphone.


2015 Stage 1 Photos


STAGE 2 TRACKING


STAGE 2: VILLA CARLOS PAZ > SAN JUAN

Connection 107km | Special Stage 518km | Total 625km

COURSE OVERVIEW

Any rest will be short-lived, because before reaching San Juan, the competitors will have a particularly busy schedule: quite simply the longest special stage in the rally, which is varied enough to unsettle even the most experienced of drivers. Hard terrain at the start of the race will be followed by dusty sections in the middle of the day and a sandy stretch to finish. This is the first real test, which can only be successfully overcome through constant vigilance.


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

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That would have been fun to watch!!

Longest stage of the rally, how many cars will succumb ?

hopefully the 8 mins is an indicator that he skipped some checkpoints/waypoints. Can't believe he'd be that much faster

Its around 1 second faster every km, very impresive. WRC style stage suited for Nasser.

I doubt he would skip WPs. Years ago he got into trouble when he discovered that the penalty for skipping a waypoint was much less then the time gained. So he started skipping them. Afterwards, the ASO had to add a "Nasser rule", making intentional skipping a DQ offense.

Damn, Herbie 353 is having a bad day too...maybe I'm a bad fan?

At least he has plenty of company, as far as bad days are concerned.


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'scuse me...

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Sunderland lost 2hrs 26mins in the bikes today. Tough tough day.

Perfecthansel is in.

How far are we from the finish? No more chat I guess

We were 20 minutes behind 302 at wp 13 and he is in the ASS.

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