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Old 08-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #106
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I guess what I'm trying to say is that slower is actually faster on a rally like this, and I believe if Sam rode at a sustained 80% of his ability he would firstly finish more easily and secondly get a good placing because his 80% could get him into the top 20 - Not a bad result at all!

Interestingly, there are 55 elite riders on the list this year. Kinda puts into perspective the level of skills required to get a top 50 placing.
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Good point Bluebull, but perhaps a combination of 100% & 90 % will see him on the right track - but if the bike is ok he will be close.

Don't forget, the only time Sam has ever crashed out in a Rally or a Baja was in Oz last year when a Kangaroo hit him at high speed on day 1 - he missed one day because the medics would not let him ride on but still went on to win 3 stages, so contrary to all the discussion he is not actually suspect to bombing it
That is true, he broke his foot training didn't he? I saw a video of him going past in the desert somewhere on a training run and he was insane fast.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #107
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That is true, he broke his foot training didn't he? I saw a video of him going past in the desert somewhere on a training run and he was insane fast.
Yes, he broke 4 toes on a track training ride in Feb and it wasn't right by the time of the DC but he was determined to go. It may have held up, but he hit a rut near the end of the leg whilst blinded by the sun and his foot slipped off the peg and got badly knocked. He couldn't get the boot on the next morning and they wouldn't let him ride without one - otherwise he would have done

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Old 08-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #108
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A nice list of the cloggies that got in, with a few malles moto (yellow) entries too. Richard de Groot is back

http://www.rallymaniacs.nl/index.php...2013&Itemid=92
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #109
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Pablo Rodriguez (who finished 2010 Dakar with a Tornado XR 250 bike, and last year in top 30 with a Honda 450) just receive confirmation letter for Dakar today.
And take into consideration that he will be Honda Racing Argentina works rider (to see if someone else may take Pizzolito´s place in this team)
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #110
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A nice list of the cloggies that got in, with a few malles moto (yellow) entries too. Richard de Groot is back

http://www.rallymaniacs.nl/index.php...2013&Itemid=92
I dont see Frans Verhoeven on the list, I really hope he will be there.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #111
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I dont see Frans Verhoeven on the list, I really hope he will be there.
He's listed above the names highlighted in green.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:35 AM   #112
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He's listed above the names highlighted in green.
Oh, thanks.

David Casteu has also confirmed he will be back on his Yamaha.
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Anyone know if David Fretigne is in?
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #114
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Anyone know if David Fretigne is in?
I read somewhere that he is.
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I read somewhere that he is.
I believe so on a blue bike
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Brett Cummings and Glen Grundy (South Africans I think) riding with GHR Honda (Australia).

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May the speculating begin!

Frans must be in an awkward situation after being dumped from 1st to 3rd. Didn't the Dutch RallyManiacs list him possibly doing Dakar this year on a KTM 450RR?
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May the speculating begin!

Frans must be in an awkward situation after being dumped from 1st to 3rd. Didn't the Dutch RallyManiacs list him possibly doing Dakar this year on a KTM 450RR?
Throw a bit of Quinn Cody into the speculation soup also
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