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Old 10-15-2012, 04:44 PM   #271
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Hey, how's the OP doing? Ya know the guy who saved for two years to do this rally and started this thread......
Based on start order for Stage 2, 43rd on Stage 1 (if I counted correctly).
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #272
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Hey, how's the OP doing? Ya know the guy who saved for two years to do this rally and started this thread......
Most likely that would be…
Ralf Erik Molander #60, currently 42nd place at 2:09 back.


News NPO, May 21th
INTERVIEW
TEAM DESERT CHALLENGE FINLAND
BIKE
– Finnish
Vehicle : KTM 530 EXC
RALF ERIK MOLANDER : FROM FINLAND TO SAHARA
Ralf Erik MOLANDER is helicopter pilot in the Scandinavian Air Ambulance. A new
member of NPO ? No, of Course. More accustomed by snowy areas of Finland than
sand of Sahara, Ralf will take part to his second cross-country rally on bike.
Ralf discovered very young motorcycle. In the same time, the first screens of Dakar
were broadcast on television. « It’s a very striking memory. The Dakar seemed to me
like a really hard race, but so marvellous adventure ».
Passion is born and never left the Helsinki’s boy. Over years, he perfected his bike,
bought a new, trained…
His first race was behind a handlebar. But the handlebar of a Jet-ski. From 1990 to
1993 he took part to the SM-Series, with his brother.
It’s just in 2005 that he ran his first motorbike race with the Allroadtour Puitsi. This
attempt is a success. The next year, he began to race Enduros.
Next logical, he wanted try the adventure in cross-country rally. In 2007, he build his
project and after three year working, he rushed the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. He
fulfilled a dream. He finished on twenty-first rank and eighth in the more 450cc
classification.
This year, Ralf Molander will try a new challenge with the upcomming OiLibya Rally
of Morocco. « I never raced in Morocco before. It’s gonna be a great adventure for
me ».
Biking a KTM 530EXC, « In first, I hope to finish the race and please me. I don’t have
a fixed target but I also hope good riding and performance ». Mouse

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #273
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i´ve been saving up money for the last two years to do my next rally and next week i´m finally flying to morocco. I still need to sort out how to get from marrakech to erfoud. Apparently there is a bus transportation to ouarzazate available, but from there on i haven´t found anything. Can someone tell me if there is a reasonably priced option. If there is other people coming, we could share a rental car plus driver (marrakech to erfoud 250€ by 4x4)

you can check out my progress on the rally on: Ralfmolander.com and ralf molander support group on facebook.

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Old 10-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #274
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #275
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #276
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MUNDOPRESS has started to upload pics from Felipe Zanol
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #277
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I see Johnny C is down the field in 39th with a 1 1/2 hour penalty, any info?

http://rallyemaroc.npo.fr/classement..._speciale1.pdf
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:00 PM   #278
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I believe this is the Bordone Ferrari model, not quite ready (look closely and you'll see there is nothing there that would normally be part of a nav tower).

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #279
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I see Johnny C is down the field in 39th with a 1 1/2 hour penalty, any info?

http://rallyemaroc.npo.fr/classement..._speciale1.pdf

I belive he said he had some nav issues and really hadnt raced much in the last few years
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #280
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By the look of the 1 hour 30 minute penalty... JC missed 3 Waypoints (30 minutes a piece)?

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http://rallyemaroc.npo.fr/classement..._speciale1.pdf






Breauxman LIVE

12 hours ago


JOHNNY CAMPBELL UPDATE FROM MOROCCO:

Johnny Campbell race report;
day one. 17k liason 271k special 24k liason
Started position 22nd.
Course was really fast two track littered with rocks and ditches. Middle section off track, dunes and sandy washes. A refuel stop at 163k.

Myself: I felt great. Focused no pressure. Rode smart for first 100k then the tricky navigation started off track through dunes and washes. I got ahead of myself and should had listened to the small voice and indication but got caught up in confusion of tracks. First mistake. Found the correct way then navigated cautiously thru bigger dunes, couldn't find my mileage and missed a couple way points. Crap!
Rookie error. Regrouped and road good the final 100k. I am glad we are here in morocco for this race test to get the bugs worked out and get familiar with the game and navigation equipment. I haven't race a major offroad race at speed since 2008 Baja 1000. Haven't raced a rally on a motorcycle since 2001. Navigating for Robby really helped but to control the vehicle and navigate is a different animal. I am looking forward to tomorrows stage and another set of challenges.
Congrats to Team HRC and Helder for winning the first stage of an international rally on the new CRF450 Rally bike.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #281
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I´ve been saving up money for the last two years to do my next rally and next week I´m finally flying to Morocco. I still need to sort out how to get from Marrakech to Erfoud. Apparently there is a bus transportation to Ouarzazate available, but from there on I haven´t found anything. Can someone tell me if there is a reasonably priced option. If there is other people coming, we could share a rental car plus driver (Marrakech to Erfoud 250€ by 4x4)

You can check out my progress on the rally on: ralfmolander.com and Ralf Molander Support Group on facebook.

Cheers,
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:51 PM   #282
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Morning - DAY TWO: f5 tip of the day...



Do some stretches before the start... to avoid cramping in the early stages...


First MOTO away at 08:30 local (Marocco) time...

http://24timezones.com/world_directo...local_time.php

the top 20 start order as follows; with the first ten at 2 minute gaps... then every 30 seconds after that...

3RODRIGUES 08:30:00
1COMA 08:32:00
2DESPRES 08:34:00
8BARREDA 08:36:00
5GONCALVES 08:38:00
9PAIN 08:40:00
26PEDRERO-GARCIA 08:42:00
21DUCLOS 08:44:00
7LOPEZ 08:46:00
17SUNDERLAND 08:48:00
15VERHOEVEN 08:48:30
11MIRANDA-ZANOL 08:49:00
10BOTTURI 08:49:30
6PRZYGONSKI 08:50:00
25PIZZOLITO 08:50:30
35FISH 08:51:00
24CURTIS 08:51:30
20VAN-NIEKERK 08:52:00
18KNUIMAN 08:52:30
30CASTEU 08:53:00
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:32 AM   #283
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So is there anyone over there taking pictures? It's going to be a dry week without visual coverage.
Stage 1 action from the NPO website:

http://rallyemaroc.npo.fr/galerie-photos/?lang=en
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:03 AM   #284
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I have it on good authority that Barreda has plans to take it easy, really using Morocco to prep for Dakar. That said, fresh off a win in Eqypt and eager to show pace against the real competition, as a young guy, can he resist the lure to go fast?




speedbrain - offroad performance shared a link.

about a minute ago


Fourth on 1st stage Joan Barreda and fifth Paulo Gonçalves (Paulo Speedy Gonçalves) representing speedbrain - offroad performance getting more and more confident with their TE 449 Husqvarna's


Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain - Oilybia Rally Maroc 2012 - Stage 1
Fourth on today's stage Joan Barreda Bort and fifth Paulo Gonçalves (Paulo Speedy Gonçalves) representing speedbrain - offroad performance getting more and m...


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Old 10-16-2012, 01:04 AM   #285
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Ralf #60 doing ok, very good start but some minor issues with the bike (loose fairing and the engine struggling a little during the last part of day 1, had to stop a couple times to fix the problems), position 1 for the +450cc, overall position 42 after day 1.
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