Addc 2013 - Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Discussion in 'Racing' started by too old, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Looks like Sam gave up 56 seconds to Coma today. With current standings, he'll start at least two spots behind Coma tomorrow while still retaining the overall lead 01:09.
  2. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Yep, and he started 1 min behind Sam, tomorrow Sam starts 2 mins behind Coma and 3 mins behind Speedy :clap:clap

    Thanks Pal Anders :clap:clap:clap
  3. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Taddy is approaching the finish line. Should be there in just a few minutes.
  4. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Rodriguez is due at any moment. It will be interesting to see how he splits the top runners.
  5. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    No split - slipped in right behind Sam.
  6. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Rodrigues gives in at sixth for the stage. Doesn't look like anyone else will get between Coma And Sam.
  7. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Interesting, Helder 1 min 26 slower than Sam and Sam started first and Helder 40th :evil
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    Good solid day for my man Sam. Excellent.
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Incredible performance by Sam and Helder
  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Why is Coma list as Coma-Camps? I don't recall seeing that before...

    Juan Carlos with another solid day :pynd
  11. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Camps is his mother's name. The formal Catalan custom would be Marc Coma i Camps.
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Thanks :thumb
  13. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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  14. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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  15. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Chavo is still searching for top end speed. I compared the three fastest data points between Chavo, Goncalves, and Coma. On the eastern edge, Chavo was right with them at 111 kph while Goncalves was 110 and Coma was 113 but on the run from Al Janai to Himeem, Juan Carlos topped at 108 while Goncalves and Coma had nearly 20kph on him at 125 and 128 kph respectively.

    Leaving Himeem near Mousel, Chavo was up a little at 116kph but Goncalves and Coma were still quickest at 122 and 125kph.

    Chavo is on a 499cc while Coma and Goncalves are (supposedly) 50cc down on him. Makes one wonder how much power the full factory efforts are able to wring out of such a small capacity.
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    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Great quote from Don @ CPW (when he was talking to the Austrian guys that built his KTM 450RR engine).

    Austrian guy said something like: 'Hows the engine doing'?
    Don:'We seem to be down a couple of K's in topspeed'
    Austrian guy: 'Are you sure your rider is giving it full throttle?'


    Turns out that the exact same engines were used by CD and MC.. When used by factory riders, they had a topspeed that was a little higher...

    Read into it what you think, 9 out 10 times it is all in the wrist...
  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  18. too old

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    Press comments from today -

    12. Pal Anders Ullevalseter (NOR)

    &#8220;It was a difficult day as I had to open the tracks and so I had to go slowly. It&#8217;s always easier for the following pack who always expect to catch up with the leader.&#8221;

    Leader? - what was he smoking, he started 4th, or perhaps he was just taking a differant route?:lol3:lol3
  19. ArthDuro

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    real nice footage of Sam in the dunes.
    The kids got a nice flowing style for sure, real nice to watch.
  20. too old

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    Well tomorrow the tow rope will be the other way, also as Pal Anders sloted in between Goncalves, Coma and then Sam, he will gain 2 and 3 minutes on them respectivley if he catches them - which he hopefully should :clap:clap

    The official write ups are not being that respectful of Sam yet - of course he came under pressure today as he led out, but he did enough on day 1 to have a controlled lead which he should keep!!:clap:clap:clap