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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


Current Standings after Stage 3:

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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...

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

Bryce Menzies, withdrawn on Stage 2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

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

Dakar Finisher
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!


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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