Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dakar Rally Day 6 Results: Dakar’s Longest Day

The longest special section of the Dakar took place today on Day 6. Again today’s stage took place at high altitudes – between 3,500 and 4,200m.  The route essentially circles the Salar de Uyuni. Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Dakar Rally Day 5 Results: Peugeot Continues To Show The Way

To follow-up on a point that I discussed yesterday, the penalty of 1 hour 4 minutes is still listed against Robby Gordon.  Apparently it was for a speeding violation on Day 2.  Based on an interview that I saw with … Continue reading

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Day 4 2016 Dakar – First Day Of A Marathon Run

First some unfinished business from yesterday.  I commented on the high average speed during yesterday’s stage, but cautioned that they might have shortened the distance due to the wet weather.  Well they did shorten the stage distance, but they did … Continue reading

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Day 3 At Dakar 2016 – Loeb Shows That He’s For Real

With the first real Dakar stage completed yesterday, the crews now get down to the serious business of racing and winning the Dakar Rally.  This is when the grind of the Dakar really begins. Today’s route began with a short transit from … Continue reading

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Day 2 At Dakar 2016 – The Game Is On!

Due to the cancellation of Day 1 of the 2016 Dakar Rally due to extremely wet weather, Day 2 represented the actual start of the 2016 Dakar Rally. The Day 2 route is shown below.  The transit or liaison portion … Continue reading

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Day 1 At Dakar 2016 Is A Washout

In a surprising turn of events, for what is a envisioned in my mind to be a desert event, Day 1 of the 2016 Dakar Rally was a washout due to severe rainfall. At first thunderstorms in the area of … Continue reading

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Dakar 2016 Starts On Sunday! Check Your TV Listings!

The 2016 Dakar will start on Sunday, January 3.  That will herald the start of two weeks of 9,500km of very tough off-road car rallying.  This event is quite unpredictable as there are hundreds of opportunities for things to go … Continue reading

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