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Dakar '18 -Stage 6- Arequipa > La Paz

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    Moving up a gear

    The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains. The route become faster, barely leaving enough time for a peek at the many lakes along the way. The second timed section will start on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The Bolivian Altiplano requires competitors and crews to adjust to racing at an altitude of 2,500 metres. The day off in the capital will help them acclimatise.

    Liaison > 447 km - Special > 313 km

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  2. Offspring

    Offspring Well-Known Member

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    bike/quad start 4:00 am pst
    cars/sxs start 6:39 am pst
    trucks start 8:23 am pst
     
  3. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Well-Known Member

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    Definitely Peterhansel’s race to lose at this point.


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  4. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    At this point I could guess the podium will be Peterhansel, Giniel and Nasser.
     
  5. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    I wouldn't count out El Matador! :)
     
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  6. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    mnmmnm nahh I will count him out... xD
     
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  7. bajaxp

    bajaxp Baja Bobsled Team

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    Boooooo....^^^^^^ Sainz for the win!

    Need to dethrone Jean Girard, I mean Peter Pansell...I mean the much revered and respected 'Mr Dakar' himself Stepane Peterhansel.
     
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  8. BANNEDFROMBAJA

    BANNEDFROMBAJA 2317 Cherimoya Drive Suite A Vista, CA 92084

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    I can see it now, both pugs have problems and Nasser wins it in the last stage to make for some "exciting racing"
    but Ok...
     
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  9. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    Peter Pretzel... man.. this reminds me of back in the day. LOL
     
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  10. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    I wonder next Dakar without Peugeot what will be the team for Peterhansel...
     
  11. bajaxp

    bajaxp Baja Bobsled Team

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    Guessing Toyota but maybe he will retire. He is amazing, but I like to cheer for the underdog.
     
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  12. Bricoop

    Bricoop Well-Known Member

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    Nope not happening. Omniscient Sohren said the race is over.
     
  13. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    True.
     
  14. A_Roben

    A_Roben Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need to “touch wood” for that to come true


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  15. Silverstone

    Silverstone Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the first section for the bikes and Quads has been cancelled for safety reason Apparently it has snowed up there.
     
  16. Brain171

    Brain171 Well-Known Member

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    This is their last year?


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  17. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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    It is. It was a 3 year programme.
     
  18. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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    From Dakar.com:

    06:30 The Peterhansel Show

    Stéphane Peterhansel will be opening the road today after a dominant performance in yesterday's stage. Leading the charge is difficult, but nothing that scares the veteran Peugeot driver. The overall leader can afford to enter Bolivia at a relaxed pace. Carlos Sainz, the only threat to his reign, has his work cut out for him if he wants to claw back some time. Keep an eye on Nasser Al-Attiyah as well. The Qatari has nothing left to lose, which makes him a serious contender for the stage.
     
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  19. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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    Dakar.com

    The first part of the special, with a passage at 4,700 metres altitude, has been cancelled for the bikes. The competitors are currently on the link stage that will take them to the second part of the special, which Joan Barreda will kick off at 16.30 GMT. The stage has not been changed for the cars, so Stéphane Peterhansel will get things started at 13.30 GMT.
     
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  20. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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    It’s handy Sainz and Peterhansel now have Despres as their support vehicle. Will also be interesting to see how the altitude affects the race
     
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