Originally Posted by ZequeArgentina
I am speaking of actual SS1.
My doubt comes because an Argentinean quad riders, commented that in the opportunity of ASO seminar for first timers in Buenos Aires (with nani oma explaining some important details) they were commented that forst stage would be run in starting order.
I read the Dakar "Reglement", and it states in "15P Starting Order" that for SS1 the starting order would be defined by rider assigned number.
So it seems already defined, and probably my confusion here.
We will find out soon, but my original thought was that if they compete SS1 in race order and is only 13km then there will be literally seconds on a big number of starting places for SS2, however I suspect that the quick guys won't be too fussed about being back in the field for SS2 as long as overtaking is easy and the stage is relatively dust free
Anyhow we will find out soon how the SS1 tactics pan out