The timed special section of Stage 5 was shortened to 180 km to accommodate the delayed start. Compared to the previous 3 days this stage was a relaxing, straight forward affair allowing for physical and mental recovery prior to the second half of the Rally.
The stage win goes to Victor Rivera who completed the course in just under 2 hours. In cars Josef Machacek was the fastest with Jacob Glad not far behind. Finally Dusan Randysek continued in his climb in the standings with 11th fastest time of the day and first place in the Quad/UTV class.