2013 Dakar - go the Aussies !!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by SafariBerg, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    For 2013 Dakar there will be the strongest field of Aussies EVER with at least 5 guys who are regular winners or podium placers at the Safari and other desert races in Aust. :clap

    Ben Grabham - HSE KTM Australia

    Matt Fish - Husky Speedbrain official waterboy for semi-factory team

    Rod Faggotter - with the EU Yamaha team

    Todd Smith - GHR Honda

    Warren Strange - GHR Honda


    Its gunna be a corker of a Dakar for Aussie rally fans :deal


    Any punts out there for where our guys will place ??

    Top 10 finish ?
    Top privateer finish ?
    maybe another factory or semi-factory ride for 2014 ?

    Cant wait :lurk
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  2. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Grabbo's Dakar 2013 Kato

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    There will be regular updates between now and the start on 5th January 2013 in Lima Peru, and during the rally on Grabbo's Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/ben.grabham.5?fref=ts

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    After his first race back since Condo in April, Grabbo pulled 10th Outright and 4th E2 class at the A4DE last week while just cruising and riding safe, Grabbo is feeling strong and almost 100% race fit...........look for a form guide at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco next week http://www.merzougarally.com/?lang=en Ben is using it as a Dakar style dune and GPS navigation shakedown run.
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  3. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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  4. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    My wife just looked at that bike and said "That looks fast.... you're not having one" :lol3
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  5. michael1968

    michael1968 Long timer

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    Go Ben!

    Grabbo should go great, there's no roo's in South America either.

    Isn't Paul Smith going on his quad also?
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  6. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Yes Paul will be the first ever Aussie Dakar quad competitor :clap:clap

    With 2 Safari wins to his credit he's among the best in Oz

    I may be wrong but I think he may :eek1 at the pace the Patronelli boys run at
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  7. rubbercow80

    rubbercow80 Confused & Disorientated

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    I believe that another Aussie from Newcastle will be having a crack as well. Keep an eye out for Troy Oconner. KTM mounted.
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  8. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Andrew Scott from QLD is in as well, riding a KTM450RR rental bike from team San Lorenzo based in Chile

    http://www.cabalservice.cl/

    This will Andrew's 2nd Dakar, with his first being 2010.
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  9. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Ben Grabham - HSE KTM Australia

    Matt Fish - Husky Speedbrain official waterboy for semi-factory team

    Rod Faggotter - with the EU Yamaha team

    Todd Smith - GHR Honda

    Warren Strange - GHR Honda

    Paul Smith - GHR Honda quad

    Troy OConnor - KTM

    Andrew Scott - Team San Lorenzo KTM450RR

    any others ?
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  10. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  11. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    Gawd, that year went fast, it's almost Dakar time AGAIN?????
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  12. noeyedear

    noeyedear Adventurer

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    No Aussies on Bergs..........Bugger.
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  13. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    As far as I know so far only 2 bergs

    Thomas Berglund Sweden again and a Dutch guy, both on 70 degree FE450's
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  14. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    :clap :*sip*
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  15. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    Good to see Aussies are having more presence in DAKAR
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  16. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    Go Grabbo! Any prediction on his starting position?

    I'd love to see that thing training in the pines!
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  17. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    Is David Schwartz racing the Dakar again in 2013 ?
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  18. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

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    51 days to go. :clap


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  19. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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  20. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble ?

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    Shane Diener from SA ?? Did hear a rumour earlier in the year.
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