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Old 02-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Cool2 im a student, and i need your help guys!

hi guys, so heres the story.

(btw, sorry that my first post is a bit of a lengthy one)

i noticed that there is quite a keen following of the Dakar rally on this forum, and i was hoping that you guys could help me out.

let me explain... im a student studying automotive and transport design at coventry university in England, and my most recent project involves designing a T4 racing truck.

im pretty clued up on the rally in general, being a life-long petrol head, but i dont know anywhere near enough about the trucks. i basically need to know eveything about them. mainly what they carry in terms of parts, tools, etc, what roles the crew members play, any good interior/mechanical pics anyone may have, etc.

dont worry im fully aware that this forum is focussed on motorcycles, but after scouring the internet for a more appropriate forum, i couldnt find one.

sorry to ask so much of you guys in my first post, and im praying ive got this in the right section of the forum, but if anyone happens to know anything about this and could give me a hand i would be forever greatful.

thanks guys
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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You might also look here:
expeditionportal.com
theoverlander.org
bing.com/images/search?q=overlander+truck+dakar
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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try to get a hold the de rooy team and do an internship for them. Dont know many in the UK that race the trucks. Perhaps you can contact Patsy Quick and she can steer you toward a UK based team you can tag along with.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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here you go... these four sites should give you more than enough material, insight and/or contact information to get you started...


http://kamaz.net/en/company/sport/rally/ most successfull DAKAR competition record in the T4 category

http://www.dakar-derooy.com/2013/index.php?p=trucks long time top level team/competitors (including father/son 2nd generation of T4 race truck class victories)

http://www.epsilon-team.com/Eng/Eng-index.htm long time experience in building/providing T4 and T6 service truck/race team logistics.

http://www.hino-global.com/dakar/tea...ara/index.html the Japanese way to approach things... longstanding experience, unsurpassed record of reliability
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:17 PM   #5
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Pasty Quick?

Is that some kind of instant pudding?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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thanks a lot guys! this was a massive help
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #7
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Pasty Quick?

Is that some kind of instant pudding?
That's pretty funny right there!!!!

In case you were not joking around though... She runs the Desert Rose Rally Team... Desert Rose Racing
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #8
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That's pretty funny right there!!!!

In case you were not joking around though... She runs the Desert Rose Rally Team... Desert Rose Racing
He was probably jocking, spelling mistake there, It's actually ''Patsy''
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #9
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Sorry, couldn't resist! Patsy is a legend.
Maybe try get hold of the guys at Bowler.
They've been involved in the Dakar for years. Based in England too.
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will do man, thanks a lot!
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