2013 Dakar - go the Aussies !!

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

  1. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I am filled with admiration and envy for the participants, and anticipation for the coming excitement.

    From an old, poor, distant and slow spectator (me), go the aussies!
  2. coak

    coak Addicted to Rally Racing!

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    Hi SafariBerg,

    Hey, i'm not that old - was only 25 when I competed in the 1998 Dakar!

    Cheers
    Coak
  3. PBee

    PBee .

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    I was asked today when the TV starts so I'll share.

    SBS1 17:30 Sunday 6th the start.

    Foxtel 9:30am, Eurosport.


    :D
  4. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    doh sorry about that
  5. JayBo1

    JayBo1 Long timer

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    How about a better photo of Grabbo's bike? That photo makes it look like someone has turned the sexiest bike in the world into a 5 year old's jigsaw puzzle with that orange sticker kit all randomly mismatched on the white background:puke1! Makes it look like a Land Rover attempt at panel gaps with wide gaps at one end and tight at the other:huh! Blah!! An embarrassment! Hope the next attempt is better - I understand there's a few sets with you guys. Do it again.

    Luckily it's not a fashion parade and Grabbo's riding skill will make up for the dodgy bros sticker work. Go Grabbo:clap!
  6. MacMan

    MacMan Been here awhile

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  7. Oz Nutter

    Oz Nutter Long timer

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    Good Luck to All Australian competitors in 2013 Dakar, can't wait to watch coverage.
    SBS still cover it??
  8. Safariaddict

    Safariaddict Safari 2010 FINISHED

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    Refer to post 123 in this thread. That might help answer your question
  9. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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  10. MacMan

    MacMan Been here awhile

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    I've also had a call from Glenn this arvo Australian time. Things are going very smoothly. Everyone in Lima is being very hospitable. It seems that the GHR crew are well liked at the hotel. :D
  11. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Fill up at the servo on the way to scrutineering, the gas guy was a little puzzled at the rear tank !!

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    ready to go Dakar 2013 with Mike Faulkner my mechanic and Garry Connell the team manager
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    so which way is it to Santiago ??
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    Started documentation at 11am fnished at 1:30pm after about 25 checkpoints...............<WBR>........lots of paper work and 2 training sessions with the GPS and Iritrack systems

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    it was off to scrutineering for another 4 hours, fitting up the GPS and Iritrack safety sytems, Mike was working hard in the Lima sun with the final wiring bits
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    Fitting up the engine seals and final tech scrutineering, lots of guys having helmets rejected for not meeting the correct FIM standards, the chief scrutineer helped us through process, his girl friend is an Aussie !!
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    6 & half hours later and its all done, so the bike goes into parc ferme till Saturday and Day 1 start...............now the chance to chill for a couple of days
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  12. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Full marks to the HSE Group for getting behind the Aussies at Dakar. FWIT I'm going to email them and say well done.
  13. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    keep it coming:thumb
  14. pRICK

    pRICK Been here awhile

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    Yep, I just did. Groups like HSE and individuals like Garry Connell deserve all the support we can give them, even if it is only an email to say we recognise them for what they do.

    Rick
  15. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Do it !

    Whilst some sponsors get involved because they love motorsport, many others do it simply because they regard it as good advertising and promotion for their business. And if they get feedback from people they know that their advertising is working and being seen. And if you then link a purchase to their race support it's even better and (speaking from our own experience here !) it makes the sponsor feel happy. And a happy sponsor who feels his sponsorship is producing tangible benefits to his business will reinvest in more support and sponsorhsip next year .................
  16. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    I would like to see him do well........
  17. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Fantastic. thanx heaps to all involved in keeping these pix and info flowing. WE CARE!
  18. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    Go the Aussies!! Well done for getting there. I hope you all do really well but most importantly that you all come home safe after having the time of your lives! :1drink
  19. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Yes it would be greatly appreciated if you did let HSE know that you support Grabbo in his 2013 Dakar assault, without them as primary sponsor in addition to KTM Australia he would not be here about to kick off tomorrow.
    It is HSE´s continued support that made it happen....:clap:clap:clap

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    http://www.hsegroup.com.au/

    Drop an email to Colin Ross at HSE and let him know what a legend he is for setting Grabbo up to show the world what he can do..............that way we can all make sure Grabbo gets back to Dakar for 2014 :evil


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  20. TexOz

    TexOz Adventurer

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    .... :y0! ... e-mail sent !!