★ Dakar 2019 - Stage 8: San Juan de Marcona > Pisco

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Category: Bikes - Quads - Cars - SxS - Trucks
Liaison: 574 km / 357 miles
Stage: 361 km / 224 miles

Schedule: *All times local time GMT-5 (3 hours ahead of PST)
January 15th, 2019
Bikes: 07:00
Quads: 07:00
Cars: 07:00
SxS: 07:00
Trucks: 07:00

Quantity of participants:
Start of Rally: 137 - 26 - 100 - 30 - 41 - (336)
Start of Stage 2: 135 - 25 - 97 - 30 - 38 - (325)
Start of Stage 3: 133 - 24 - 94 - 30 - 30 - (311)
Start of Stage 4: 123 - 22 - 83 - 26 - 22 - (276)
Start of Stage 5: 113 - 19 - 75 - 25 - 22 - (254)
Start of Stage 6: 105 - 18 - 68 - 24 - 17 - (232)
Start of Stage 7: 95 - 15 - 65 - 22 - 28 - (225)
Start of Stage 8:

List withdrawals: Dakar.com



Timing and tracking:
Dakar.com
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SteveRacer

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I'll be bringing my wife to the hospital in the early morning hours as we are having our third child. I look forward to reading these threads when things settle down!
 

michael_loomis

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I'll be bringing my wife to the hospital in the early morning hours as we are having our third child. I look forward to reading these threads when things settle down!

Congrats man!


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Alright! RB 2nd off the line on today’s stage.


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Hog Wild

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Very brief summary of Stage 8:
- Looks fast and somewhat easy (compared to the past few days).
- Mostly hard ground.
- Some beach.
- Some coastline off the beach.
- Some repeat of SS2 in reverse.
- There is 175km of relatively flat but choppy dunes towards the end.
 

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Looks like Brabec may be done...

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08:07 Broken engine for Brabec!
In a hugely dramatic turn of events, after only 56 km of the special, Ricky Brabec has broken his Honda’s engine. The leader of the general standings, who had been riding an exemplary race and could start to nurture serious hopes of becoming the first American to win the Dakar, looks very like having to exit the race prematurely!""
 

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Looks like Brabec may be done...

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08:07 Broken engine for Brabec!
In a hugely dramatic turn of events, after only 56 km of the special, Ricky Brabec has broken his Honda’s engine. The leader of the general standings, who had been riding an exemplary race and could start to nurture serious hopes of becoming the first American to win the Dakar, looks very like having to exit the race prematurely!""

Let’s hope that’s more of their “accurate” reporting.


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No bueno.

08:15 Bad luck for Brabec
Ricky Brabec is genuinely unlucky on the Dakar. Indeed, in 2018, the HRC rider was forced to drop out on stage 10 after the engine on his Honda broke. The same fate has befallen him and the world’s leading constructor has lost its best chance of winning the Dakar, a race that time and again slips through the grasp of the manufacturer with the winged logo…


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No bueno.

08:15 Bad luck for Brabec
Ricky Brabec is genuinely unlucky on the Dakar. Indeed, in 2018, the HRC rider was forced to drop out on stage 10 after the engine on his Honda broke. The same fate has befallen him and the world’s leading constructor has lost its best chance of winning the Dakar, a race that time and again slips through the grasp of the manufacturer with the winged logo…


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Uggg..Feeling for the guy today.
 

Hog Wild

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Damn, that's a HUGE bummer!

Here is the 56km spot. Looks high-speed coming down towards the beach.
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