2013 Dakar - On 4 wheels

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Aquatic, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Uh, OK. I missed the part where this is serious business. Peterhansel sounds whiney.
  2. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Peterhansel already warming up the cheat accusations, I see.
  3. Cord

    Cord Adventurer

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  4. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Yes, for insisting the race shouldn't be a circus, he sure sounds willing to throw some fuel on the fire.

    Whenever I really want to hate the French I find out that Despres has a charity for kids in Senegal, or Etienne Lavigne brought a Red Bull to a despairing Toby. I don't "hate" Peterhansel, but it makes things a lot more fun to not just want Gordon to win, but to have someone I deeply want him to beat.
  5. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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  6. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    It's a bit surprising that someone like Sainz would jump on such a haphazardly prepared project like the Nasserbugly. I never even had the impression that he loved racing the Dakar that much.
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I kinda hear ya on him not being as pastionate about the Dakar as others....I was certainly surprised to see him team up with Nasser...wasnt too long ago they almost came to blows. Potential for some fun to watch team dynamics :kboom


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  8. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    Maybe he's finding some gratification in developing new, competitive vehicles like the VW WRC project.
    He's probably finding it more difficult to keep up with young guns so this sort of low pressure environment is more adequate.

    I'm really curious how will the two buggies fair.
  9. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    we run stuff that is a little newer...unfortunately as good as this car below is I don't think it would do so hot in the dakar:

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  10. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    You'll never know until you try Seth. :deal :lol3
  11. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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  12. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Here is my take on it, I think I may have posted it somewhere else. I grew up watching Peterhansel race enduros, supermotos and other motorcycle events. While being good on the bike, he was also well known for messing up other people's head ("intox"). Esquirol, Arcarons, etc. are a few names that comes to mind, by comments he was making in person or through the media, he was affecting their behavior.
    I see nothing different here, playing on Robby's ego. Robby will want to be able to say "the famous K. M. A." and therefore pushing maybe more than what he should and make mistakes....
    Hopefully not the case this year, but it seems like just about every Dakar, Robby had a a mishapp (rolled the VW the first year, overjumped a Dune the second year and smash the radiator, being pulled out of the ditch by the Lada, roll last year....) because he was probably pushing too much (something you rarely see Peterhansel do except when he clipped the tree the day before the final stage in Africa).
    The first few stages are going to be really interesting to see where everybody is at level wise. Robby, Nasser and Carlos, the toyotas also, all the buggies even Vigouroux (last winner in Marocco beating the Minis...) and of course the Minis.

    This wait is killing me, last year we would have already been in business ;-)
  13. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    have tossed the idea around of building a car for the Safari...not sure if that will happen though.
  14. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    Plausible.
  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    very. :nod
  16. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Way to leave us hanging/speculating DruncleWill... :clap some F5 thumbs up for you! :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup
  18. modernbeat

    modernbeat Jason McDaniel

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    I've been told that we are the oldest car currently campaigned in Rally America. I know we were the oldest car on the Vintage Rally Championship website. The damn thing is 50 years old now. We're Historic compared to other Historic competitors.
  19. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    Ok here's the full clip, But I prefer the edited version myself :photog
    http://youtu.be/ce9ww9sH26I
  20. fetid_swamp

    fetid_swamp Been here awhile

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    oh yeah - back on topic
    all the best for:
    330 garland-suzuki
    439 di lallo-riley
    will also be keeping an eye on olholm
    and the other toyotas.
    and if it comes down to peterhansel v gordon
    it'd be great to see a side by side race to the line like the nasser-carlos
    with a little flick fill in to seal the deal.