Dakar 2016 - Stage 11 - La Rioja > San Juan

El-Todd

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Sainz out?
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In case you haven't seen it yet

Couple Observations:
-Sheldon talks about missing a turn and getting passed by a truck. I wonder if this is the same point as we saw in the truck video the other day with Sheldon going the wrong way.
-Sounds like truck #514 really hit Sheldon hard, bent the crap outta the lug nut studs. You can hear the clutch slipping just before the contact.(around 8:00). A little surprised he didn't stop, but he was less than <5mins outta the lead after Stage 7 so I get it.
-Both of the failures on RG we're from parts he relpaced.
-With all that dust, easy to see how time is lost to the lead pack.
-Great sportsmanship by the truck towing RG to go back and get him multiple times.
-Glad to see SC still enjoying the adventure @ 15:00, keeping good spirits despite a really tough day.
-18:30 "Dakar started today" (on Stage 8)
 

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"It was looking likely and the Dakar has indeed finished for Paulo Gonçalves (Honda) after 118 km of the day's special. The Portuguese rider is in the hands of the medical team and will be evacuated from the stage to undergo examinations."
 

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I would say Hirvonen is probably still in front of him

Also, what a great first Dakar form Hirvonen; wouldn't be surprised if Peugeot picked him up for next year
 
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