Jan 6th, 2016 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 4 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon finished 16th in Stage 3, and his teammate, Sheldon Creed, finished 25th. The special section of Stage 4 is 418km. Robby Gordon start time: 8:04am/et, Sheldon Creed start time: 8:14am/et. Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2016 Dakar Rally.

2016 Stage 3 Photos



Connection 201km | Special Stage 418km | Total 619km


Marathon 1: No Mechanics! On many levels, the competitors face their first real test here. The special section takes place at an average of 3,500m altitude, with incessant changes in pace resulting from alternating sandy and rocky terrain. This grueling route will be on the agenda when everyone already has 2,500km in the saddle or bucket seat, which is already exhausting for the lower placed drivers. First and foremost, this is the start of a very particular marathon stage, with a closed area for the vehicles... and for the competitors.

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

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Stage 4 Start Times:

Robby Gordon will be the 19th car off the line at 8:04am/et

Sheldon Creed will be the 28th car off the line at 8:14am/et

Stage 4 Starting Order Here

Thanks TOG

An extra 1/2 hr to sleep.

Why Rg start at 19th position? Doesn't he finish 16th in stage 3?

Maybe a few teams taking mulligans starting in front of him.
Just a guess.

yeah that's what I'm thinking.


just looking at the times 2 of them probably took provisionals from 24th and 40th. The other guy moved from right behind Robby to right in front so he would not have taken one to gain 1 position. Probably a 1 minute penalty or something

306 Van Loon

and for some reason unknown to me at this writing they are starting Pons ahead of RG, did Rg have a penalty I haven't found today?

Its a Ponsy scheem

RG should bitch, Pons should not start ahead of him.

RG does not drive a mini.
Therefore him bitching like them would be a moot point.

Pons is in the Ford


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