Jan 9th, 2015 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Race Info & Discussion

Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 6 of the 2015 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon had an excellent 3rd place finish in stage 5. The special section of Stage 6 is 255km long. Robby Gordon start time: 9:57am/et, and he will be the 3rd car off the line. Gordon sits 32nd in the overall standings, 5h45m behind. Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2015 Dakar Rally.


2015 Stage 5 Photos


STAGE 6 TRACKING


STAGE 6: ANTOFAGASTA > IQUIQUE

Connection 392km | Special Stage 255km | Total 657km

COURSE OVERVIEW

The route will then climb up the Pacific coast towards Iquique. The motorcycles and quad bikes will cover a few extra kilometres as part of the special stage: a detour will take them into endurance-type terrain and onto mountain ridges with views over the sea. All the competitors will then explore the dunes which run alongside and dominate the coastline. But they won’t arrive at the bivouac via the famous descent. For the first time, the half-way point in the race will be marked on a podium in the centre of Iquique. The encounter between drivers and their fans will be emotional, following the earthquake which affected the region at the start of the year.



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

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So cool to hear these reports ! :-)

Great day and thanks to everyone who provides us this information.

Time for bed...00:30.

OK..well...one more beer...then nappy time.

Sleep well team speed...well those who ain't busy prepping the ride.

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