Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 11 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon start time: 7:58am/et, Sheldon Creed will not start, due to disqualification in stage 8.
STAGE 11 TRACKING
STAGE 11: LA RIOJA > SAN JUAN
Connection 281km | Special Stage 431km | Total 712km
The level of difficulty remains the same, but variety will favour the most flexible of drivers and teams. Sand in all its forms will feature, particularly fesh-fesh, the most volatile and heavy kind, which demands both dexterity and patience. But speed will also be an advantage in other, straighter sections, featuring gravel and pebbles. Opportunities will be few and far between, but there is still time to shake up the standings, since the terrain will be favourable to creating significant gaps.
The GREEN section of the route is the connection , the RED is the Special Section of the stage.
Home from work. I can now freely play where's waldo in DAKAR with all my planet peeps...
12th wp3 down 6:21
RG wp 3 lost cpl more min
how you doin carl?
Doin good how about you today tool?
I would at this point expect him to go balls out but maybe he finally just said fuck it I will finish and ride off into the sunset.
Rick Brabec has to to be tickled to be sitting in 7th in the bike standings. Seems like he was consistent early, maybe even tentative and poured it on late in the rally. No way he will get on the podium with the few stages left but to think that 40 minutes better and he be there. Real bight spot for the US teams along with the fact that Robby still seems to be in a good mood despite the circumstances :)
Anything is possible, but he's falling back right now.
Still do not see Roma anywhere so either he has no tracker or he is done.
Take that from someone that hates everything.
Planet Nani must be going out of their minds. No live comments and no tracking. Might be a bad day for the car currently in 7th place overall.
If indeed he has not made wp1 he is outside top 10 overall but coulda shoulda woulda and about $5 will get you a cup of coffee.