That's a bummer that they would take out about 25% of the special... Maybe they don't want the Pugs and Minis to run too far ahead of the Toyota's this early in the rally with the high altitude... but why bother having difficult high altitude sections if it is just neutralized anyhow???
It will stay high(3-4K), but nothing shows as high as stage 3 through the rest day. They also say altitude sickness has a lagging effect and they are screwed through the rest day if they are sick on day1. Do factory teams helo their guys down the mountain?If the competitors are going to have issue with the altitude tomorrow they are in for a rough rally. It is only going to get higher all the way through the rest day and won't go down until back in to Argentina
that second yellow section of the map is planned neutralized zone between the two time sections of the stage