2012 Merzouga Rally

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    I think those are the fuel tanks... wtf :huh
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  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Very odd. I watched Patrick do a presentation a couple of months ago. He is a very funny guy to listen to. At age 29 he decided to race the Dakar, bought a klr as it was the only bike that looked "rallish" at the local store and went and raced in a fim event in Africa. He finished in last after the entire bike fell apart inlcuding the starter. At one point he used a rope and a camel to bump start it in soft sand. He had never ridden a bike on the street or gone around a corner...only back and forth on a dirt road :rofl

    He moved on and gained a bunch of experience and after a few failed attempts he finished the Dakar in 2011 (? I think).

    Last year he spruced up an xr650l and attempted a record speed for circumnavigating Africa. He had a bad, bad crash.

    I'm stoked to see he is back competing again...but what the heck is riding :eek1
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  3. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Electric?
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  4. 12Bong13

    12Bong13 Been here awhile

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    Yep, that's what it is, an electric rally bike,
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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    So those would be batteries strapped to it...esthetically it leaves a little something to be desired but I do like the concept....
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  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Dear Merzouga Rally... all the flashy design websites and facebook links under the sun ain't worth a clump of camel grass people; if no one updates them (there is still no prologue, SS1 results or reports of any form on the official website :brow and it's DAY TWO tomorrow). So much for "live" coverage/results.

    At least there is someone linking photo's of the score sheet results on the facebook page... I guess... maybe some leg 1 results by the morning...?
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  7. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Tempi non ufficiali - top 10
    Moto
    Giovanni Sala
    Jaceck Chkzor – Orlen Team
    Arturo Casanova
    Pedro Bianchi Prata
    Ben Grabham
    Maurizio Micheluz
    Andrea Fesani
    Angelo Pedemonte

    Ps. Troy, you're spoiled :)
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  8. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Not going terribly smoothly for the Brits (cross-posted from rallymoto.co.uk)

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  9. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Nice to see Sala up there:D

    I think Grabham had some hard times in navigating in front of all, and as I expected
    Micheluz is very fast too, and he's a real rookie, rally-raid speaking:deal

    And Troy is right, a real shame about no tracking and results so far... :(
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  10. too old

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  11. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    Thanks so much for the kind words.. I really appreciate.
    I am writting you from Merzouga.
    This bike is a prtotype fromTacita. its name is T-Race..
    I am honnored to be their test pilot, We are here to gain more data on what will become the next generation of off road electric.
    I am getting a reasonable 75 mph rally speed. The range is what we are testing. So we will not make performance but willl try to finish the rally
    it is a world premier
    btw they are 4 battery reservoir and has a 6 gearbox:
    talk to you more later with pics and report
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  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :freaky That is awesome!
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  13. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :pynd
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  15. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    :clap
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  16. ArthDuro

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    that tacita looks crazy ugly
    but so good to know Patrick is back to riding
    and so proud that he is again involved in a very interesting project

    Let us know where we could learn more Pat

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  17. tehdutchie

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    Good luck out there Patrick!!
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  18. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Second stage headlines :clap

    Merzouga Rally SS2 148 km of selective sectors
    top 5
    1. Jaceck Czachor (Orlen Team)
    2. Ben Grabham
    3. Pedro Bianchi Prata
    4. Maurizio Micheluz
    5. Glauco Ciarpaglini — with ORLEN Team.

    Ben is putting up a good show, would suggest it may be between him and Czachor by the the of the week, it's a pity that there wern't any of the top riders there (with total respect for the guys there) to judge hi by :1drink
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  19. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    It looks better from the side :D

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  20. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Not the hammer!!!!

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    Which way is the front?

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