Dakar '18 - Stage 4 - San Juan de Marcona > San Juan de Marcona

E. Araiza

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Get in line!
The beach where the stopwatch is started lends itself perfectly to mass starts, with neat lines of 15 bikes and 4-abreast acceleration contests for the cars. After this sprint along the beach, the drivers will tackle one of the longest-ever sandy sections in the history of the Dakar: a total of 100 km, with dunes of all sizes! This special stage is where certain racers will get ahead, especially since the last canyon is a little tricky to find...

Liaison > 114 km - Special > 330 km

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Current Standings after Stage 3:

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spalind

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Sounds awesome...and another opportunity for NAAT to eat up some time with his dunes expertise....

To check in on the North Americans...

Bikes:
Ricky Brabec, 5th, 8:00 back of Sunderland
Andrew Short, 23rd, 44:40 back
Mark Samuels, 69th, 2:52:13 back with a one hour penalty included
Petr Vleck, 70th, 2:54:19 back
Shane Esposito, 73rd, 3:03:20 back with a two hour penalty included
Bill Conger, 106th, 5:20:58 back
Jack Lundin, 113th, 6:32:59 back with two hours and two minutes in penalties

Cars:
Bryce Menzies, withdrawn on Stage 2
Jeff Sunderland (codriver), DNS Stage 3
 

Offspring

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bike/quad start 4:00 am pst
cars/sxs start 5:40 am pst
trucks start 8:00 am pst
 

Dirty Harry

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Mark Samuels said on social media that he had an issue with his cap and heading equipment and missed a waypoint, thus the hour penalty.


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Desert Dog

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Current time in Peru is 07:37. Bikes should be moving now.
 

Desert Dog

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Sam Sunderland, Matthias Walkner, Gerard Farres, Franco Caimi, Toby Price, Stefan Svitko, Pablo Quintanilla, Laia Sanz, Antoine Meo, Ricky Brabec, Xavier de Soultrait, Kevin Benavides, Walter Nosiglia, Oriol Mena et Jose Ignacio Cornejo have just started in a single wave of 15 riders for a spectacular start along the Peñuelas beach!
 

WillG

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Epic photo - look forward to seeing some pics and video of the cars
 

GBRACER

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not for me in Canada something in french about geografic position???
 

GEO_DXB

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yeah means it is not supported in your region. works with vpn and french IP address, but says another 2 hours + until they start the live feed
 

Desert Dog

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Nice but it’s a promo shot. No race numbers...
 
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