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2012 Dakar Rally Stage 2 Results
*this is a running thread that will be updated throughout the day
Stage 2 – Santa Rosa de la Pampa to San Rafael 780km
2012 Dakar Rally Stage 2
Today the real racing begins. With a 290km special stage and 490km liason, the riders will be put to their first real test. Stay tuned for updates through the day.
7:30am- The top riders are through check two of the long days special test. It is Despres, Coma, Lopez, Cody, Casteau. Cody is still in the draft of the leaders, just a minute back. The time gaps are adding up quick behind him. Jonah Street is currently in 30th, 14 min back of the leaders.
Check 3 – The first riders are just coming through; COMA, DESPRES,LOPEZ, CODY,BARREDA, CASTEAU,PRZYGONSKI,PIZZOLITO.
Cody has lost time, was stopped on the course about 70km from end of special for several minutes, is now continuing.
Check 4– Depres, Coma,Lopez, Barreda, Przygonski. Cody loses an additional 10 minutes in the section.
9:45- Jonah Street is stopped on course with mechanical problems. He has signaled that he will not be able to make repairs on his own. His Dakar may be coming to a end far too soon.