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Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Mar 18, 2012.
Hey Deadly, working on it, check your PM in a minute...
Jenny I'll msg you too.
I believe it was majority ruled. After '12 edition all (most?) entrants were sent a questionaire and the date change was address. I for one voted for later start date.
sweet, an extra 5 days to procrastinate.
Excellent news!!! See you in Peru just after Sertoes...keen for you to show me the trickiest and softest sand dunes you can find in Perusandyland...
Entering again ?
Looking forward to the film
I was just starting to get over Dakar 2012 withdrawls . . .
Yes back in the 2013 edition. The film is nearly done, working on credits and the last bits of music now, then off to Festivals, most probably including Toronto.
Are we all sponsoring an ADV Journalist for 2013 or what?
Thought maybe you were heading back to get a few missed shots for the movie
Cheers, hopefully see ya in Toronto. Maybe grab a beer
Best of luck prepping for and racing in January
"Dakar organizers describe the three countries of the 2013 Dakar Rally as the following:
Peru (Grand Start + 5 Stages):
"The discovery of Peru thrilled everybody who reached this stage of the rally in 2012. This time, all the riders, drivers and crews will be able to test their mettle on the largest chains of dunes crossed on the continent since 2009. The Dakar has never before started in the middle of the desert in its history. Whilst the dosage of difficulties will decide just how and when the pressure rises, there will be no room for improvisation in 2013.
"Argentina (5 Stages + Rest Day):
Once it crosses the Andes Mountains, after a first visit to Chile, the rally will encounter a different face of South America: one that guarantees a broad range of terrains which smile primarily upon flexibility. In Argentina, the capacity to adapt will be vital to switch from one type of riding and driving to another and between different methods of managing the race. Although the ration of sand will be less dense, the visit to Gaucho country will nevertheless finish with a major test in which only genuine experts in desert riding and driving will be at ease.
"Chile (4 Stages + Finish):
Two distinct sequences will be played out in Chile and each of them will be decisive. The return to the Atacama corresponds with the phase of the Dakar where competitors navigate in the domain of extreme endurance. As a challenge of ultimate resistance, the sessions in the dunes will continue up to the day before the finish. Before reaching Santiago, the competitors will have to tame difficulties of the highest order right up to the end."
"According to Peru's Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, José Luis Silva Martinot, Peru's participation in the 2012 Dakar Rally generated over US$520 million directly and indirectly, with the most economic impact coming from hotels and petrol stations."
"Peru's Minister of Foreign Trade, Jose Luis Silva, said . . . that Lima has enough hotel capacity to receive the racers of 2013 Dakar Rally . . . "Lima has an important hotel capacity to accommodate roughly 2,000 people, who among them are competitors and mechanics that participate in the event."
Is there something I'm misunderstanding here, or something lost in translation, or does all of Lima have a fraction of the rooms of one Vegas hotel?
Bluebull, you might have some people that need to stay at your place.
Dibs on the couch.
be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
Typical of local government spokespersons - They're prone to having brain explosions.
Lima is city of 11 million people. Need I say more?
Apart from the Mariott, Westin, Lima Country Club, Andina, Doubletree, Swisshotel (among others) which together must have over 3,000 luxury rooms, there must be close to 1,000 hotels and hostels in this city.
That won't be comfortable for more than one night unless it has Renazco cushions!
Well I have my renazco seat, you'll have to sleep on that.
Be that as it may, Dibs has been called.
Tapatalk on my phone.
HogWild- Have you got any plans to enter a multi-day stage rally again?
I'm sure your Harley needs a good blast, and we need another fantastic story!
Good luck with whatever you are doing at the moment.
Great to hear you're entering, Neil!
With the new start date, I guess I'll officially have to take a few days of vacation for next year's coverage. Until now I made it with a couple of days of Xmas vacation and then an eye for the race and an eye for work for the second week.
I'd race Dakar again if I could afford it. It probably won't happen, but I'm always open to a new opportunity! The last race I did was the 2010 NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally (photo). I keep my eyes open for other interesting events, but it takes something out of the ordinary to get me to race.
These days my moto priority is my Grand Rally project. I'm also taking a major roll in preparing the roadbooks for the Mexican 1000 Rally. And I will be supplying roadbooks for the Jimmy Lewis rally training, and continue to supply roadbooks for other private rally navigation practice outings (i.e. Cody, Campbell, McMillin, Neduro, BC, ...).
The latest, and possibly most exciting development is that I just began work on creating an all new motos only multi-day stage rally RACE which will focus on extremely challenging roadbook navigation and challenging desert terrain.
Unfortunately none of these activities currently involve the hog. But they all involve helping prepare others for Dakar and other big rallies!
Maybe you can sign on as Danica Patrick's navigator... I here that she is looking for more forms of racing to dominate with her awesomeness?
"le Maroc c'est finé..."
SO WHAT'S NEW on the Dakarista agenda...???