Jan 5th, 2016 Dakar Rally Stage 3 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 3 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon finished 22nd in Stage 2, and his teammate, Sheldon Creed, finished 33rd. The special section of Stage 3 is 314km. Robby Gordon start time: 9:42am/et, Sheldon Creed start time: 9:51am/et. Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2016 Dakar Rally.

2016 Stage 2 Photos



Connection 349km | Special Stage 314km | Total 663km


The format is tighter for the day’s race against the clock... as are the mountain tracks featuring in the special section. Experts in sliding and on the road will be able to showcase their skills here, as long as they stay constantly focused. Those hunting down the leaders will be on high alert during this route, which has been designed for opportunists. But the programme could also be transformed by any rain: even the strongest competitors do not necessarily perform well on heavy ground.

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

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Stage 3 Special Section Start Times:

Robby Gordon/Kellon Walch - 9:42am/et (24th car off the line)

Sheldon Creed/Jonah Street - 9:51:30am/et (37th car off the line)

Full Stage 3 Starting Grid Here

Why does ranking for Stage 2 and Overall show Robby at position 20, but Stage 3 has him starting at position 24?

Check on the weather, I'm going to try this one tonight - http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/San+Miguel+de+Tucuman+Argen...

Thanks for the link will!

Looks like rain, not sure if this is good news for the Gordini unless the terrain is mostly sand dunes IMO.

Weather underground is my go to. It's been the most reliable

Post up your link for the stage JR! Let's compare some forecasts. I have been looking at random ones that I find, and they have been much better than my local forecasts.

Kinda looks like rain, my guess...

TOG those starting times might not be correct with the penalties handed out.

See if this works

Thank you Ivan


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