2013 Dakar Pre-Event Discussion

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    :lol3 Thats good.

    Seriously I agree with you and should have included his name, sorry!

    I guess my finiashers list is long, but I want to have another look at how it compares at the end of the rally. If it pans out like my prediction, then I definitely need to buy a lotto ticket :rofl
  2. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    2012... 9 of the MOTO top 30 starters = DNF
    2011... 7 of the MOTO top 30 starters = DNF
    2010... 8 of the MOTO top 30 starters = DNF
    2009... 7 of the MOTO top 30 starters = DNF

    = 26 % DNF rate amongst top 30

    if you just count top 20 the percentage is 20% DNF rate
  4. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    A bit dissapointed that noone mentions Thomas Berglund...:ddog
    Ok, maybe not podium, but got the skills and endurance for top 10.

    And Ullevålsetter...13?? C´mon, he´s better than that! :deal





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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I had Pal down as a wildcard for third :D

    Kinda super steady guy, others mess up and he begins moving up the leaderboard kind of a rider (or so my limited viewpoint on it is :rofl ).

    43 days ;pynd
  6. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Yes he is the true Marathon guy, but he will be relying on too many DNF's to happen, which amongst the top teams will be getting less and less I suspect.

    Take the top 10 and 5 from the last few years, add in the one or two others and the placings will be quite similar!:clap

    These guys are about proven on their levels and speed and IF they finish then we know pretty much what to expect,but of course also to expect the unexpected :clap:clap

    Should Sam and J Barreda finish you will see them knocking on the top 5 and maybe podium. Of the others why would you look away from last years top 3 - that is unless Coma is let down with his shoulder,
    or the pins being stuck in the effigy of Mr. cool Cyril do their job:lol3
  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Another "parochial" type pokes his head in... :deal:lol3

    True Thomas is a good rider, but there are a LOT of good riders in DAKAR this year; :wink:

    Thomas has and can run in the top 20 and finish in the top 15... (maybe) if he has a good trouble free run... :deal

    Berglund - el Dakaro stats:
    2012 - 37th
    2011 - DNF
    2010 - 12th
    2009 - DNF


    And Pål Anders...? yeah... I'd agree with that (statistically) he is better that a 13th spot... but as too old mentions, this year both the number of riders and the pace at the top end of the field will be accelerated... Pål Anders traditional stable/reliable pace may be good for running in the pack somewhere around pos. 10 to 15 in the first week... if the attrition starts to show on the field... that could see him amongst to top ten to five spots towards the finish. :wink:

    Ullevvålsätter - el Dakaro stats:
    2012 - 6th
    2011 - 6th
    2010 - 2nd
    2009 - 6th
  8. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    looks like Nasser likes the American power... Saintz seems to be unsure


    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b7Ld-UW2a2I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  9. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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  10. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    This looks like recent video as the trucks were getting ready to get shipped off.

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kXi1GwCtf5I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



    And here's an overview of the stages
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ylNmPOzpM28" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  11. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    2013 Scrutineering:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3DKXq-5T9cg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  12. mototifosi

    mototifosi what does this one do?

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    Thanks tons for posting that vid! Excellent insight into the massive undertaking of just "part" of the process. You have a good eye for content. I look forward to seeing more if possible. :clap

  13. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    Knowing that there is a ship with all those vehicles on board makes me want to become a pirate.
    Enough toys for two lifetimes.


    Damn those sentinel boxes are huge.
  14. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    you stole my thoughts.

    well, things are warming up for Jan'13. :clap :clap
  15. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    What is the name of the ship?

    In total, almost 700 vehicles (including race, assistance, organisation and press vehicles) are expected to be loaded onto the Río Imperial. The cargo ship will cast off for a 21-day journey, with a crossing of the Atlantic and the Panama Canal on the agenda.

    http://www.vesselfinder.com/?mmsi=235011890

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=235011890

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
  16. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Excellent video Dread ! :thumb
  17. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    First non-Grimaldi ship in quite a few years, also, I believe this is the first for a Dakar shipment through the Panama Canal, right?
  18. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    2012 Back from Lima was also through the panama, i believe.
  19. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Lets just hope the ship does not sink.....








    F5re in the hold anyone? :lol3
  20. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Ok I'm gunna take a patriotic punt here and put Grabbo down to take out the top Rookie award at Dakar 2013.


    The man has won everything desert and enduro here in Australia multiple times as well as ISDE E1, and quickly got to grips with the GPS and dunes at Merzouga while just in cruise mode........................so anyone willing to step up and take on some odds ? :deal

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