★ Dakar 2021 - Stage 2: Bisha > Wadi Ad-Dawasir

MiguelB

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Here come the first dunes, which will appear in a section stretching for about 30 kilometres in the first third of the stage. Yellow dominates the kaleidoscope here, but the white dunes will provide a touch of contrast. A lengthy off-track section —the desert’s answer to "open space"— comes right before the final sequence of sandy tracks.

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Category: Bikes - Quads - Cars - Lightweight Vehicles - Trucks
Liaison: 228 km / 141.67 miles
Stage: 685 km / 425.64 miles



Schedule: *All times local time AST/GMT+3 (11 hours ahead of PST)
January 4th, 2021
Bikes: 07:05
Quads: 08:03
Cars: 08:45
Lightweight Vehicles: 09:40
Trucks: 09:30

Quantity of participants:
Prologue: 102 - 16 - 66 - 57 - 44 - (286)
Start of Rally: 101 - 16 - 64 - 61 - 44 - (286)
Start of Stage 2: 96 - 16 - 64 - 61 - 44 - (281)

Timing and tracking:
Dakar.com
TrackingDakar.com
 
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Saulenis

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Last year Stage1 winner Vaidotas Zala #325 on Mini ends this year Dakar rally. Yesterday he had a really great pace (P1 - WP1-2, P3 - WP3-5), but he faced clutch failure in final 20km and was towed to the finish. Team service with the help of XRaid mechanics changed clutch and gearbox and all looked promising. But in the first kilometers in the dunes today Vaidotas Zala faced engine problems.
 

Saulenis

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I think Zala did not even make it out of the liason today.
He said that in the first kilometers of the special stages he heard strange sounds and felt some bad smell so he turned back to reach the road. Now he is towed to bivouac to investigate the reasons of problems. But the fact is the rally is over for him.
 
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