Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 5 of the 2015 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon had a disappointing 47th place finish in stage 4. The special section of Stage 5 is 458km long. Robby Gordon start time: 10:49am/et, and he will be the 18th car off the line. Gordon sits 39th in the overall standings, 5h47m behind. Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2015 Dakar Rally.
2015 Stage 4 Photos
STAGE 5 TRACKING
STAGE 5: COPIAPO > ANTOFAGASTA
Connection 239km | Special Stage 458km | Total 697km
This is the first of the rare special stages in which all categories will compete. At the start of the race, the most confident drivers will be able to take advantage of the fast tracks to try to move up in the overall standings. But the temptation to do so may be risky, particularly in the hard-to-handle fesh-fesh areas where absolute self-control is the only guarantee of success. Overtaking here requires precision handling to the extreme.
The GREEN section of the route is the connection , the RED is the Special Section of the stage.
Robby Gordon will be the 18th car off the line at 10:49am/et
Exercised one of his allotted "Elite Driver" mulligans.
SPECIAL SECTION starting times. Still the 2hr difference to East coast, 5 hr diff. to West side.
Tan Talcum Powder...
thanks for posting that.... wild, crazy and cool at the same time.