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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #14626
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I think tracker issues... Si Pavey started behind him and is already at WP1
Hope you're right but WP1=CP1 so .....
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #14627
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Naturally.

Casseli is something else that is for sure. Hopefully it is not a flash in the pan. I would give him a couple of years still before he reaches alien status. He certainly has that potential.

Compare that to van Niekerk. Comes from a small country, not merica, where everything is the biggest and the best and the fastest. No doubt about it Van Niekerk is not slow, compare his result to Quinn Codys 1st Dakar when the competition was a lot less fierce. Look at his history:

Championship titles won:
10 time SA Offroad Champion (1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

6 time SA Enduro Champion (1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)

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1997: Tonapah 300 (USA) 2nd in class 21st Overall 72nd ISDE Brescia (Italy) silver medal

2000: 10th overall Erzberg Rodeo

2005: 4th overall Erzberg Rodeo 2nd overall Red Bull Romaniacs

2006: 4th overall Red Bull Romaniacs

Why I want to race Dakar.

Racing Dakar has been a life long dream for me. From early ages I have watched legends like Kinigadner, Peterhansel and Sala race through the deserts of Africa. Having competed professionally for the last 20 years in South Africa and internationally it is time to live out my dream.

I have competed in, several International Six Day Enduro’s, desert races in South Africa and America, world extreme races like Erzberg, Hell’s Gate, The Tough One, Romaniacs and the Roof of Africa. What’s left? Dakar!



I now finally have the support that is needed for racing Dakar, let’s make it happen.


Okay not bad international and national experience. In many ways as meteoric as Casseli.

The only difference is Casseli has won a couple of stages now, which in itself is nothing short of stunning. But I will be watching Riaan with interest, because I believe he has got the navigation well under the belt, so we may see his speeds picking up in the next year or two as well.

Its one thing to be super fast, but when you look at what separates the aliens you realize that it is consistency first, and then speed. So that to me matches up the two competitors quite well, each with his own strengths and weaknesses.
Thx Neil The LEG

Having raced against Riaan (he passed me) and seeing him on TT at Nationals, he is SUper consistent.

Casseli is fast indeed. And learning from Coma must be a great leap.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #14628
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It looks like Svitko is out. After the crash yesterday when he went over the bars and broke the oil cooler he decided not to start today.
Yes, he's out of rally. It would be too painful to continue so he quit.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #14629
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Where TF is Pyndon???
He's through CP1 now. Cleared about 10' ago.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:16 AM   #14630
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verhoeven appear at cp2 !? he is 5th but doesn't show at wp's
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:16 AM   #14631
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Yakesh is the correct. Everytime I hear Carlton's "Jakes" I cringe
Even some Slovaks call him "Jakes" as Kirby does, just for fun.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:17 AM   #14632
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Hope you're right but WP1=CP1 so .....
I've got Lyndon on Misha's monitor site at CP1, +42.13 in 114th position
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:17 AM   #14633
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Dakar

At CP2 after 169 km, there is a refuelling point for the bikers. In the literal and metaphorical sense, Joan Barreda is therefore full on... He leads the special by 2'42" over "Chaleco" Lopez, and is distancing his pursuers as the stage goes on. In third, 4'36" behind, Juan Pedrero Garcia is less comfortable, with Ruben Faria in his wake (4'44” behind the leader). Ivan Jakes is fifth and Cyril Despres is sixth, respectively 5'58" and 6'25" behind the stage leader.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #14634
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He's through CP1 now. Cleared about 10' ago.
Something definitely got him in that section, though. He dropped 42' to CP1.



Come on PYN!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #14635
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Hope you're right but WP1=CP1 so .....
Bunch of riders show one but not the other too....

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He's through CP1 now. Cleared about 10' ago.
@ +42:13 ....troubles of some kind?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #14636
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He's through CP1 now. Cleared about 10' ago.
Thanks, he wasn't in when I F5d 5 minutes ago. Whew.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:19 AM   #14637
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OK, I'll go with that assumption for a second. So yesterday was a 220 km special (or, shortened by 30kms, 190km total). Helder starts, and because there is no refueling inside the stage, it means he has to calculate fuel at DSS for the whole special. So he fills up for say 220kms, + 10% for nav error, skipping out on, what another extra 4-5 liters? Yes! I hear you say, for extra performance!

Ok, bear with me. 4-5 extra liters of fuel, on -how much does the CRF weigh?- let's assume a 150-160 kilo bike, those 4-5 extra liters are about a 3-4% weight difference to the whole package...?

I'm no Helder, but that is negligible on a rally bike I would imagine, and if not, certainly not more important than having peace of mind to finish the damn day. Helder is no dork, I'd like to think.

Unless. And this is where it might get interesting. Unless he finds the CRF very quirky / the frame geometry weird / the rear suspension bitchy / there is an innate design flaw with how the bike carries it's weight when filled to the brim, and/or how the fuel is circulated when the tanks are topped up with gas.

Just pure speculation, wild guessing and pure innuendo...
See Im not a detailed guy (except when it comes to 3d maps ). So I ignored the detail, even the fuel stop positions, and just took an intuitive guess instead, based on past performance. Do you remember that Eurosport footage of Helder our front in the lead on his Yamaha and then walking around scuffing the dirt because he had no fuel! Silly, but these things catch the best of us at times.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #14638
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He's through CP1 now. Cleared about 10' ago.
Whoa!
+00:42:13!
Maybe he hurt that foot a lot more than he let on in the call-in.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #14639
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See Im not a detailed guy (except when it comes to 3d maps ). So I ignored the detail, even the fuel stop positions, and just took an intuitive guess instead, based on past performance. Do you remember that Eurosport footage of Helder our front in the lead on his Yamaha and then walking around scuffing the dirt because he had no fuel! Silly, but these things catch the best of us at times.
I ran out of fuel on I-70 in Kansas a few years ago.


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Old 01-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #14640
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Thanks, he wasn't in when I F5d 5 minutes ago. Whew.
I didn't have him on Mischa, but I did find him on Posis. Must have just missed an update on the tracker. He is there now.


Hope he can come back on a steady pace. going to be a long day.
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