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Dakar '18 -Stage 2- Pisco > Pisco


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Time For stage 2 today the cars will kick of the stage and start first
first car should start at 6AM local time
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over 90% of the stage is offroad

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
10 minutes before Nasser hits the trail. This leg is going to be brutal over massive sand dunes - I expect the rate of attrition to be high today....

Desert Dog

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Cars to go first and bikes and quads to follow - that's novel - Nasser and Mathieu need to be right on the ball as they won't have any tracks to guide them.

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
Looks like he missed a caution in the road book (assuming if there was one), or thought that he could take it like a trophy truck - but it looks like the rear end kick got him.

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
The chase truck may be able to try to bolt it back together if there is a chance, but he still has a long way to go.


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ouch! hope they are both look ok. Roof looking like has been twisted in accident.If the chase truck has spare body panels the may be able to fix but if roll cage is damage they out. Thats problem with flat open desert is you don't sometimes see little humps that can kick a car into roll.
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⏱ LIVE TIMING Dakar2018 – Stage 2 – WP 2

1. Stephane Peterhansel (PEUGEOT) 1h 11min 15sec
2. Sébastien Loeb (PEUGEOT) +1’34’’
3. Cyril Despres (PEUGEOT) +2’10’’
4. Orlando Terranova (Mini) +4’09’’
5. Bernard ten Brinke (Toyota) +4’24’’
6. Jakub Przygonski (Mini) +5'16''
7.Giniel de Villiers (Toyota) +5’23’’
8. Nasser Al Attiyah (Mini) +5’38’’
9. Lucio Alvarez (Toyota) +5'02''
10.Mikko Hirvonen (Mini) +6’21’’
12. Carlos Sainz (PEUGEOT) +8’15’’


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Now it is Sainz, who was leading by wp1, who lost some 9minutes by wp2. It must be dunes and navigation, I am really liking this starting of Dakar and from the beggining it looks like Coma was a great choice for race leader!