2013 Dakar Pre-Event Discussion

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  1. mcguyver

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    For those in Australia


    The annual Dakar Rally is on again in January and SBS will broadcast daily highlights following the cars, trucks, motorbikes and quads as they race through over 8,000 kilometres of merciless terrain from Peru to Chile.

    Australia will again have a strong contingent in the Dakar Rally. In the bike category, nine Australians will take to the starting line including Simon Pavey, who will be competing in his ninth Dakar and Rod Faggotter. In the car category, Dakar veteran Bruce Garland will be competing as well as Geoff Olholm and Adrian Di Lallo. Paul Smith will feature in the quad category and Richard Hayes will compete in the truck category.

    The 2013 Dakar Rally will begin in Lima, Peru and travel through Argentina to the finish line in Santiago, Chile. For the first time, the desert stages will make an appearance in the first few days of the rally. Both amateur and professional drivers take part in Dakar Rally, which sees them navigate particularly tough terrain, including dunes, mud, camel grass rocks and ergs. The mix of physical toughness, technical performance and spectacular backdrop makes the Dakar Rally one of the highlights of the motor sport calendar.

    SBS will also provide coverage online through its SBS On Demand player at www.sbs.com.au/dakar, featuring catch-up highlights of every stage and every class – cars, bikes and trucks, and the SBS On Demand app for iPhone and iPad to keep track of the race on the go.

    6 January to 21 January at 5:30pm on SBS ONE.
  2. Bluebull2007

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    :huh Just wear 4 pairs of jockstraps on the plane and you will be fine. :deal :lol3

    Please can you pm me your contact details/coordinates so I can ping you when you get in.
  3. doyle

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    Sorry if this has already been discussed but does anyone have any info on US TV coverage of the race? I cannot find anything.
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    NBC sports will have it !!!
  7. TomN

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    Wow really! That's great.
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    Perú buscará organizar un mundial de rally Cross Country

    Lima, dic. 17 (ANDINA). El piloto peruano Raúl Orlandini, quien debutará en el rally Dakar en la edición 2013, sostuvo hoy que, con la atracción de la prensa internacional en Perú durante el recorrido de la prueba, se espera recibir el apoyo para organizar un Campeonato Mundial de Cross Country en el país.

    “Con el Dakar se ve mucho el tema de medios, que nos apoyen para hacer un mundial de rally cross country, se corren el mismo tipo carreras del Dakar. Es el trampolín para poder llegar al próximo año, conseguir los auspicios, de repente podemos tener un campeonato del mundo en el Perú”, señaló Orlandini en diálogo con RPP.


    Peru will seek to organize a World Rally Cross Country

    Lima, Dec. 17 (ANDINA). The Peruvian pilot Raul Orlandini, who will debut in the Dakar rally in 2013 edition, said today that, with the attraction of the international press in Peru during the course of the test, it is expected to receive support in organizing a World Cross Country Championships in the country.

    "With the Dakar is the subject of much media support us to make a cross country rally world, will face the same kind of Dakar races. It is the springboard to get to next year, getting the auspices of a sudden we have a world championship in Peru, " he said in a conversation with RPP.
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    I'm in eastern Canada, so that's GMT -5. Where would this time you posted be?
  10. Bluebull2007

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    Thats great news Charapa, and very overdue!:clap
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    4 pairs? He's going away for a month?
  12. charapa

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    Bluebull, I'll ring you mid-morning on the 26th. We are 13 (10 motos and 3 in support truck). I'm the proud new owner of 6 of the motos! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    How far down the coast are you chasing?

    W'ell be in Cerro Azul 5th and 6th for the night. :freaky Join us for some great seafood! (read: :freaky !)
  13. Bluebull2007

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    Cool Charapa. Just told GSNorCal I plan to chase at least as far as Tacna, but I hope to go to Calama and then onto Bolivia after that before returing along the Andes all the way home.

    Cerro Azul is "millas" from Pisco! :huh Looking forward to hearing from you. :thumb
  14. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Who's riding down to watch the race? :evil

    Now that would be an ADV ride.

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    charapa Been here awhile

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    Yeah. 60 kms. But we wanted to stay a bit away from all the craziness in Pisco town and stay somewhere between Asia and Pisco. We will ride out from there. :wink:

    At Nazca we will stay right in town at Pirwa.

    Do you really think we have to wait until 2 days before each stage to get the stage rough location? :eek1
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    mcguyver is Eastern States of AUSTRALIA. He's right though, SBS has great 1/2 summary coverage every day throughout Australia. Check the SBS website and you may find some info on how to see it from elsewhere??
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    In the UK we could see the SBS coverage two years ago but not last year (which was a shame because it was very good). IIRC it wasn't viewable in the US either last year (2012). Anyone else have any ideas?
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