Jan 7th, 2016 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 5 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon finished 10th in Stage 4, and his teammate, Sheldon Creed, finished 26th, after receiving a 10 minute penalty for speeding. The special section of Stage 5 is 327km. Robby Gordon start time: 9:21am/et, Sheldon Creed start time: 9:47am/et.

2016 Stage 4 Photos



Connection 315km | Special Stage 327km | Total 642km


All round vigilance is required for this second part of the marathon stage: in addition to managing mechanics, particularly the tyres, all the drivers will have to pay attention to their own bodies’ reactions. Entry into Bolivia is also marked by an abrupt increase in altitude, rising to 4,600m –the higher point in Dakar’s story- during the day’s special section. Technically, it is also in this stage that the rally steps up a gear, with the first off-piste sections as well as some navigational gems which might be a headache for some navigators…

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

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Stage 5 Start Times:

Robby Gordon will be the 10th car off the line at 9:21am/et

Sheldon Creed will be the 26th car off the line at 9:47am/et

Stage 4 Starting Order Here

I propose that if you use curse word's in your post you should be required to donate $20.00 to planetrobby

Tog can make stickers and send them out to those that pay the fine.
Something like.

I Cussed On The Planet And I Liked It!

Just add $2 for S/H
Guilty as charged!


I Cussed On The Planet And It Cost Me 20 Fucking Bucks!!!

And $2 S/H

Don't worry I promptly posted my $22 bail

Well, fuck... It is not even 6:00 am yet and I am down $20 fucking dollars plus $2 S&H...Thanks again for the great Dakar coverage TOG. Now let's get our boys off the fucking road!!! Go Robby and Sheldon!!!

4750 meters. Hope they are carrying oxygen tanks.

Normal aspirated engine should work great up there!!

Looks like Tatanka used the shipping address of my last order which is my sons house.
So if anyone orders make sure they do not let that happen to them if it matters.

Just an FYI

Carl what was the final word on the penalty. I know 1 hr 4 mins, any other news.
PS- hope MRI went alright amigo

I have no clue.


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