Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dakar 2016 Day 8 Results: A Shakeup At The Top

After a rest day yesterday the competitors now enter the last half of the 2016 Dakar Rally.  Day 8 of the rally started in Salta with a transit to the first half of the special section.  The special section is … Continue reading

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GPS and Waypoints In The Dakar Rally

Occasionally while watching the Dakar you will see cars driving around circles, or so it seems.  What they are looking for are the navigation points set by the organizers to keep and verify that the competitors are on course. For … Continue reading

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Dakar Rally 2016 Day 7 Results; competitors Reach The Halfway Point

Today’s route took the competitors south again, back into Argentina.  The day began in Uyuni, Bolivia with about a 100km transit to the start of the special stage.  The special stage is broken by a Neutralization Section, then continues into … Continue reading

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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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