Jan 6th, 2013 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 2 of the 2013 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon has a 30 minute deficit to overcome, after experiencing gearbox issues in Stage 1. The terrain of stage 2 is nothing but sand, so it will favor Robby Gordon in his quest to make up lost time. The cars are slated to begin the special section of stage 2 at 10:00am/et and Robby Gordon is slated to begin his special section at 10:55am/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 85km | Special Stage 242km | Total 337km



Like every year, more than 25% of the competitors will discover the Dakar for the first time. With this stage, they will be immediately immersed in a sandy environment and cross gentler dunes. Their initial endeavours will allow them to test and adjust their driving techniques, but also to sample the delights of shovelling sand for some, while several engines will overheat for the first time. During this stage where there is only sand, the minor scares at the beginning of the special stage will not stop the majority of drivers and navigators from savouring a constant treat for the eyes. In terms of aesthetics, the scenery borders on perfection.

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


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funding for the Planet is at 20%. Check out the available stickers or donation tab on the main page.Thank you.Mike


Bought mine and received them today. Thanks, TOG.

So what is the best way to raise money? Bought 4 stickers yesterday how many you need to....

Go Robby! Please win this stage for us.

Stage 2 start time for Robby Gordon coming soon.

We thought it was only 10 mins when he finished, why is it 31 min? Do we know?

short stage , they multiply the 'time behind' by 3x

Does he get that time back at the end like corrected time ?

no,it's 31:45 min.

Hey Rob...You got this man, no big deal. 1 day at a time plenty of time to kick some ass.

hahahahhahhahha....see what happens when you all open your mouth....this is not a baja race....31 min down on a 13k stage...what a joke..then sending the navigator out in the stage to look for the lost sand boards on a quade....GAME OVER........I love Dakar..every day can have a big change.this was a great day for team x raid and the husky bikes..

speaking of bikes Joe, thank the company for providing SuperCross practice live streaming.
Oh, It's only day one, two weeks to go,and you guy's got beat today also


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