Kevin Muggleton checks in via Twitter:
Short day one down. Did well in special but busted 5 minute penalty for speeding during liaison . Dumb! Warm in the desert. The 3 day "Dakar Hell" starts first thing
SS1 is runnning in reverse order, with Chaleco posting a first best in front of Verhoeven an Chilean hotshot Quintanilla. The best are yet to come.