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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Last year you could lose 9m 29s per stage and finish 3rd. After 2 real stages he is allowed 18M 58S. The 312 is at 27:25 so he is over that allocation by 8M27S. If it mirrors last year he needs to average 8m:38s back of the stage winner for the rest of the raid. He can lose 1H 24M 30 seconds total

I guess they are not doing daily interviews and video updates this year...

I agree, miss the daily up-date video's from Robby.

the 337 beat 4 minis and "Sammy" Sousa 309 in his Mitsu today. The kid's got talent.

Sousa started 94th ... he hogged the passing lane the whole trip

this guy been in the dakar for ages huh !

does anyone knows what time(west coast)does RG starts tomorrow?

pg21 this thread

Tim and Tom Coronel are competing again and always have good vids.


both have finish the stage, they live the fight another day

I cant see how they can drive it to the SS on the liaison let alone the SS. Wow neat


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