I'm about half done mapping Stage 3. Looks like they have split this stage so there's a paved liaison in the middle. But overall they are definately bumping up the difficulty level. There's a bit of dunes, a hefty bit of sand wash, and some AMAZING twisty mountain roads through some really beautiful desert and mountain terrain. Stage 3 is really making me wish I was racing this one!!! If I have time tomorrow I'll post some ground level photos of the route.
New desert racing frontiers
It will be Diabolical!