★ Dakar 2021 - Stage 5: Riyadh > Al Qaisumah

MiguelB

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Patience is a virtue in rally raids, as will be seen on this long, hard stage, where competitors who fail to control their nerves are in for a bad day. Several elements will bring down the average speed, including a tough dunes sector near the middle of the special and the numerous stones that litter some tracks. Haste makes waste —or, in this case, a flat tyre.

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Category: Bikes - Quads - Cars - Lightweight Vehicles - Trucks
Liaison: 205 km / 127.38 miles
Stage: 624 km / 387.74 miles



Schedule: *All times local time AST/GMT+3 (11 hours ahead of PST)
January 7th, 2021
Bikes: 07:00
Quads: 08:03
Cars: 08:55
Lightweight Vehicles: 10:02
Trucks: 11:05

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)
Start of Stage 3: 95 - 15 - 64 - 61 - 44 - (279)
Start of Stage 4: 96 - 15 - 63 - 61 - 44 - (279)
Start of Stage 5: 93 - 15 - 60 - 61 - 41 - (270)


Timing and tracking:
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Desert Dog

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Unfortunately famous last words :oops:

10:34 Collar bone fracture for Lategan

After two exceptional stages, rookie Henk Lategan suffered an accident at the start of the special and has fractured his collar bone. The South African has been airlifted to Riyadh whilst his co-pilot Brett Cummings was unharmed.


And it was a big one as well.
 
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