And we get to the big one, and probably one of hte most important aspects of hte race as a whole.
This is only for motorized vehicles (I am not going to include any team lost while rowing a boat).
And a general note. In most cases Teams are lost as soon as they get into a town. Usually its get directions or a map very quickly. There is only one time I am counting an occurance of a team arriving and the time it takes them to get directions or a map as being lost. It will be noted.
Rob & Kimberly go past on ramp to freeway in Seattle
Erwin & Godwin go past on ramp to freeway in Seattle.
Bilal & Saeed get lost trying to drop off car at Thrifty.
Kellie & Jamie get lost trying to drop off car at thrifty.
Rob & Kimberly get lost trying to drop off car at thrifty
Erwin & Godwin get lost trying to drop off car at thrifty.
Okay we have now got to the airport. He He.
Vipol & Arti are unable to direct their sidecar to the detour route marker in China.
Rob & Kimberly get lost going to Terlj
Kellie & Jamie get lost going to Terelj
Tom & Terry get lost going to Terelj
Lyn & Karlyn get lost going to Terelj
Duke & Lauren get lost going to Terelj
Kellie & Jamie after returning to the first route marker get lost again going to Terelj
Kellie & Jamie get lost going to Pit Stop.
Rob & Kimberly get lost getting to travel agency
They also get briefly lost at the sirport.
Dustin & Kandice get lost going to Kuwait Towers
Lyn & Karlyn get lost going to Bead Shop
Peter & Sarah get lost going to Bead Shop
Tyler & James get seriously lost going to Detour (total time 4 hours James says)
Rob & Kimberly get lost going to Detour
Dustin & Kandice get lost going to Detour
Peter & Sarah get lost going to Detour (at east 8 hours and never do find it, have to be directed by production staff)
David & Mary get lost going to Pit Stop
Rob & Kimberly get lost going to Pit Stop
Erwin & Godwin get lost going to Pit Stop
Tyler & James aren't sure if htey are going the right way to Pit Stop when they see Water towers
Peter & Sarah are directed by Production to Pit Stop (phil needs to get some sleep)
Not a good leg, for anyone, but a bad leg (time lost for) for Tyler & James, and onw of the worst navigation legs ever for Peter & Sarah.
Tyler & James make a mistake waiting to long to get directions, by the time they get to a hotel, teams already have over 10 minutes on tehm (this is the one exception to the looking fo directions or amap when you first get to a new country that I am counting as a navigation error)
Rob & Kimberly getting to Case Noyal (the post office)
Tyler & James getting to Case Noyal (the post office)
Rob & Kimberly get lost going to the Pit Stop
Erwin & Godwin, David & Mary, and Lyn & Karlyn who are all at this point driving together get lost going to the Pit Stop.
David & mary by themselves get lost going to the Pit Stop.
This leg had a roadblock that was edited out of hte episode. Based on loca onlookers (who had photos and Videos) we can assume this take place after the detour. Since hte teams arrive in the following order. Dustin & Kandice, Rob & Kimberly, Tyler & James, Erwin & Godwin, and Lyn and Karlyn (they didn't see David & Mary). This fits the order leaving the detour. They all left int eh same order with the only thing htey noticed was that Tyler & James made up some time of the first two teams and that Lyn & Karlyn struggled with it. But it includes a traveling too where we have no idea if any teams made any navigation errors (like why did they not see David & Mary?)
Based on aired and online footage we can judge these teams (sort of).
Rob & Kimberly seem to get lost the most often, but they seem to recover quickly from it. They also like to have someone else lead (take leg 7 for example). They also do this with cabs quite often working usually with Tyler & James and just blindly following them (which hurt them in leg 4 when their cab wasn't able to keep up).
Dustin & Kandice have run to strong navigation legs (Mongolia and Mauritius. Teh Kuwait leg wasn't so good for them, but they overcame this with a Fern riding with them for part of teh leg,and having another vehicle lead them to the detour (the hardest part of the leg based on everyone else's performance).
The Back pack/Sixpack
This is a lot harder to judge since they have when able to drove as a group, even gotten a Fern as a group. But whatever time they have gained by working as a group seems to desert tehm thanks to having to wait for whoever is the slowest team.
This brings us to Tyler & James who has now a reputation has being more navigators. They had a strong navigation leg in Mongolia, an early good leg in Kuwait. But it feel apart getting to the Detour. Only a collossal blunder from Sarah & Peter kept them in the game.
In leg 7. The got lost briefly once. But where they lost a lot of time was instead of immediately getting directions from someone at the airport parking area, tehy tried for a hotel and got directions (they also stopped and bought a map at a gas station to use, they actually had to stop twice since the first one didn't have a map). This judgment error cost them about 10 minutes, and they also hit traffic that the others had avoided.
We also know in a shot shown in this episode (yet about a future leg) that James gets tehm lost once more, if its a small error like the time they actually did get lost or a big lose like in Kuwait we will have to see.
One thing this team doesn't do. They haven't used a Fern or a local to follow or another team (they are the only ones in teh race still that hasn't). While its nice not to try and use others or need locals besides for directions. Sometimes knowing when to follow and when to get more then directions is crucial in this race.