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


STAGE 5 TRACKING


STAGE 5: SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY > UYUNI

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

COURSE OVERVIEW

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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8th, should be the final answer

RG in at 6th for the time being

RG in 9:20 back

7th

8th

should be an interesting story

Sorry, don´t leave but let the men do their job...
Sorry, don´t leave but let the men do their job...

No hole in the wind screen.

Right, there was no broken windshield

yup, looks ok

Robby 8th now... seems like he lost a bunch of time on the final navigation section.

Sheldon should hit WP7 soon

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