Join in and discuss all the action from Stage 4 of the 2015 Dakar Rally. Robby Gordon recorded a respectable 15th place finish in stage 3. The rally moves into Chile, and the Gordini should be very strong in the Atacama Desert. The special section of Stage 4 is 315km long. Robby Gordon start time: 1:11pm/et. Gordon sits 40th in the overall standings, 4h24m behind. Raceday chat will be available throughout the entire 2015 Dakar Rally.
2015 Stage 3 Photos
STAGE 4 TRACKING
STAGE 4: CHILECITO > COPIAPO
Connection 594km | Special Stage 315km | Total 909km
The competitors will have to prove they are worthy of entering Chile! A very early start and a climb to a height of 4,800 metres will precede the border crossing at Paso San Francisco. The really challenging section will begin with a gradual warm-up on the mining tracks, before drivers are faced with the reality of the Atacama Desert. The route here is open and sandy. Over the course of the last 40 kilometres, the giant dunes and basins of Copiapo will have to be tackled and for many this will be at night. Overcoming them will require finesse and instinct.
The GREEN section of the route is the connection , the RED is the Special Section of the stage.
More suspension travel as well as the larger tires. 4wd I believe is limited to 10" of over-all travel in the suspension so they don't soak up the bumps near as well.
So when Robby starts at 4am you check in at noon but when he starts at noon you check in before 9 what is up with that MJ?
Is 1:11pm/et - 10:11am/pst still the start time for RG today?
:) lets go...:)
Sam Sunderland and Ivan Jakeš have stopped in the same place for reasons as of yet unknown
Herbie has an hour overall on us, glad I'm following them too!!
i'm not really but he should do good when things gets sandy .
any live tv link
and how about yesterdays NBC thing !???