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Dakar '18 -Stage 5- San Juan de Marcona > Arequipa

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    Each going their separate ways
    Feature of the day: bikes and quads will take a separate route from the cars and trucks. The race will start at daybreak, and follow the two different sections of special stage on the programme. The crews will therefore be the first to discover the sands of Tanaka, traversing terrain such as the 30 or so kilometres of mountainous dunes. The road to Arequipa will be long for everyone. And there may well be some late arrivals at the bivouac

    Liaison > 508 km - Special > 266 km

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    Current Standings:
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    Edit: Sorry, I updated the actual overall times after Stage 4
     
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  2. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    Mikko and Yazeed not doing too bad after 4 considering all the stops. Those new Pugs suffer any new car blues and they might be the guys.


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  3. GEO_DXB

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    Yazeed is too far back already. Can only do good every day to prove himself and the car, but wont have much chances in the top standings.
     
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  4. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    Ya.. I was looking at his old picture lol


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  5. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Still hoping Loeb takes this before heading off into the sunset...

    Anyone with thoughts on what they are going to do with these Pugs after they close up shop? Sell them off like the prior year Pugs?
     
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  6. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Well-Known Member

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    Man what a race. Lots of heavy hitters missing from that top ten list, and that is only after four stages! Roma out. Menzies out. Depres out. Hirvonnen not in the top ten. Terranova not in the top ten...

    Nasser an hour back in fourth, this is starting to feel like Dakar!
     
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  7. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    Yep - a little more exciting than last year :cool:
     
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  8. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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    What is also interesting is that the bivouac has been in the same place which allows the teams to rest up and have more time to knock cars back into shape. It's the constant change of bivouac locations which is the killer.
     
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  9. vAnDiX

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    1. 06:41 Despres blasts into the special
      Cyril Despres has just started today's special. The Peugeot driver broke one of the rear wheels yesterday and had to spend many hours waiting for his assistance truck to arrive. Despres reached the bivouac in the wee hours and got little rest before starting what is sure to be another gruelling stage.
     
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  10. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Loeb, Despres, Garafulic, Giniel, Yacopini, all are stuck meters from the other.
    Today seems to be the real fulter of the Dakar!!
    If those with the best machines, preparation and resources are already severel stuck, I can´t imagine how the rest of the field (and Trucks) will cope with that!
     
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  11. klajunas

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    Local guy streaming from todays desert
     
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  12. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    No Peterhansel, Sainz or NAAT on that list....could be some consolidation at the top today
     
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  13. vAnDiX

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    LIVE INFO Dakar 2018 - Stage 5

    Sébastien Loeb, Daniel ELENA and their Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi number 306 have fallen into a crater of loose sand 5 kilometres into stage 5. They need assistance to get out.
     
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  14. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    "fallen into a crater"...a description only seen in the Dakar...and a reason why we all love it so much.
     
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  15. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    JBB is crushing it on the bike...but Brabec is solid as well, positioned 4th nearing the finish.
     
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  16. spalind

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    Soccer manager Andre Villas-Boas is noted as having withdrawn this morning
     
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  17. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    With Loeb still not even at WP1, his Dakar is over (for the win). Another year gone and perhaps his best chance at a Dakar win...back to the WRC and RallyCross for him....
     
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  18. spalind

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    Boras was taken to the hospital with back injuries suffered in a crash.
     
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  19. spalind

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    Walkner first in on bikes but his position won't likely last...
     
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  20. spalind

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    Peterhansel first through CP1...16 minutes up on the only other car through CP1 in Sainz
     
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