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Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Oct 21, 2012.
I think those are the fuel tanks... wtf :huh
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
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
Yep, that's what it is, an electric rally bike,
So those would be batteries strapped to it...esthetically it leaves a little something to be desired but I do like the concept....
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 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...?
Tempi non ufficiali - top 10
Jaceck Chkzor – Orlen Team
Pedro Bianchi Prata
Ps. Troy, you're spoiled :)
Not going terribly smoothly for the Brits (cross-posted from rallymoto.co.uk)
Nice to see Sala up there
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
And Troy is right, a real shame about no tracking and results so far...
seems like they are getting there with the results
With a 22 min penalty is looks like Ben had a few nav issues, let's see how he manages when chasing a few
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
That is awesome!
First stage results available at last...
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
Good luck out there Patrick!!
Second stage headlines
Merzouga Rally SS2 148 km of selective sectors
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
It looks better from the side
Not the hammer!!!!
Which way is the front?