Africa Eco Race 2014

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  1. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    And we move to today...

    Stage two is 611 Km....

    Liaison : 173 km - SS : 431 km – Liaison : 7 km : Total 611 km

    A LONG STAGE TO START THE NEW YEAR

    After a liaison which will bring the participants of the 2014 SONANGOL AFRICA ECO RACE® to Erfoud, they will go on the first stage of 2014, starting with the dunes of Merzouga, which isn’t always easy. Once they’ll be out of the erg, they will go on a brand new track through beautiful valleys before crossing the Rheris Oued and finally ending in the small dunes next to Mhamid. They will then join the Chegaga erg going through new tracks. This year, Chegaga will be crossed from east to west, which means it should not be too tough. Lake IRIKI will be the opportunity for the participants to push once more before the arrival and the bivouac in Foum Zguid after a day with all kind of fields. A long stage with nice tracks overall, except a very breaking section of about 10km.



    Twitter news from Eco Race:

    1h ago, Martens with a broken chain in the Dunes.
    It seems that he fixed it and he is on his way.
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  2. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Martin Fontyn is third at the moment with only 14 people in the ASS.

    Martens is not there yet, and Julia from her tracker looks as if she is stationary out of the course. Lots of problems with the trackers so it may be that the tracker does not behave...
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  3. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Go Fontyn!! :clap
    Go Martens!! :clap
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  4. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    This race interests me a lot!
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  5. Myway

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  6. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    its good to see Norbert Dubois going good, I was behind him at the 2010 Dakar when he had a huge crash and was in a bad way ,got him helicoptered out with pretty severe injuries .
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  7. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Day two was a hell of a day from my take,

    Tony Schattat finihsed 16th almost four hours from the first guy, and Julia (one hour ago, update from Elite Service GmbH) is still out on the course waiting for the collecting truck to pick her up as there are a lot of competitors who are out there on the course. :huh
    Martens also is not visible in the standings so he may be still out ....
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  8. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Sad if he´s out allready.... :huh
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  9. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    The chain problem he had may be got more serious than originally reported by the organisers....

    3rd stage is running at the moment and Gabari is through CP1 @ 9.13.
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  10. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Four riders @ CP1, Martin not there yet, so he is a bit late, but there is an update from the Africa Eco Race twitter:

    ''motorcycles blocked by military post at 20km from the start.New start will be given to CP1''

    Not good...

    Julia finally spend the night in the dunes ...
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  11. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Wednesday 1st of January
    STAGE 2: BOUDNIB / FOUM ZGUID: 611km
    LIAISON: BOUDNIB / MERZOUGA: 173km
    STAGE: MERZOUGA / FOUMZGUID: 431km
    TRANSFER: FOUM ZGUID / BIVOUAC: 7km[/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]ON THE SONANGOL AFRICA ECO RACE[/FONT]

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    Most of the participants will arrive at the bivouac before the Check Point close, at midnight. For the rest of them they will have the night to be back, repair if needed, rest a bit and leave the next morning. If its not the case, they will receive the biggest penalty but will still be able to start on the next day, because the SONANGOL AFRICA ECO RACE’s goal is to have many participants as possible at the Lac Rose in Dakar.[/FONT]

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  12. barrier

    barrier Says who?

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
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    604
    Location:
    North Wales UK
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    </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes"> <td style="width:397.5pt;padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm" width="530"> [FONT=&quot]Very nice performance from Jackie LOOMANS, 3rd of the stage today. In the end, the Belgian driver is third in the general rankings, just in front of Philippe PORCHERON fourth of the day at the wheel of his Peugeot BUGGY.[/FONT]
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    </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes"> <td style="width:397.5pt;padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm" width="530"> [FONT=&quot]Harite GABARI confirms on his bike[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Some say the Moroccan biker Harite GABARI is a pretender to the victory in the bike category for the SONANGOL AFRICA ECO RACE. We had to see him in action to confirm. This second stage was quite difficult so the test was ideal and all we can say is that the YAMAHA biker confirmed. He didn’t only win the stage 2,38 min in front of Michael PISANOs HONDA, he even also helped him out : [FONT=&quot]“I stopped when I saw Micka trying to repair his fuel tank. I helped him out for about ten minutes than his machine restarted and continued my stage to the end. I happy to see how my year has started.''[/FONT][/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]“ Today I got help from two participants, first one was Harite, which helped me out with my fuel tank. And then Jean Louis SCHLESSER helped me out to find my way back, when I saw him I was just about to do an error. I want to thank both of them.”[/FONT][/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]hote : ftp.africarace-live.com [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]login : africaecorace14 [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]password : dakarforever[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Deserts Aventures[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    (Mandataire d'O.C.T)
    [FONT=&quot]Veronique[/FONT] is at your disposal for any informations:[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Email: veronique.caire@africarace.com
    Office: +33 (0)4 93 75 24 55
    GSM: +33 (0)6 70 22 68 44[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Competitiors department: concurrents@africarace.com
    Press department: presse@africarace.com
    General informations: info@africarace.com
    Travel department : voyage@africarace.com[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]All the information on: www.africarace.com[/FONT]
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  13. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

    Joined:
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    5,921
    Location:
    Somewhere west of Laramie...
    Excellent updates Barrier - and I love that photo of the truck in the dune field at the top of this page (sorry I couldn't quote it, it was buried in a sea of HTML code!)...

    Looking forward ro some more great photos and reports!

    Jx
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  14. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    1,477
    Location:
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    I'm back!
    We drove down to the start in S.C on 28th and drove all the way back the following day in the evening (no fun, 14 hours with the trailer :puke1).

    Guillaume had a little mishap during the starting ceremony, crashed into a parked trailer, damaging some of his nav tower (oil cooler, headlights), and also hurt his fingers. He spent a lot of time during the trip to the port sourcing stuff to fix it all.
    We talked to Dad yesterday, Guillaume indeed did break a chain. He told us only 14x bikes got into the camp at night, a lot still out there and waiting for the sweeper!
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  15. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    3,565
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    Greece
    Excellent updates people.

    I guess this is before anything happened

    [​IMG]

    Feeling sorry for Guillaume, problems with his wrist solved and now this...
    I hope everything works out fine, both for Julia and Guillaume...

    Guillaume still seems stationary way out of the stage in the live tracking :cry
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  16. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Yep, sucks big time. Judging from the Iritrack page, he's on the assistance route, either riding himself or hitching a ride on a truck :cry
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  17. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    731
    Location:
    Hell-sing-land, Sweden
    And no Fontyn @ cp1.... He had problems with his tracker yesterday, hopefully this is the case today... :huh
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  18. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    Knobby country
    <iframe width="624" height="351" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="http://eurosport.yahoo.com/video/africa-eco-race-bikes-stage-093935839.html?format=embed&player_autoplay=false"></iframe>
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  19. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    Knobby country
  20. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    3,565
    Location:
    Greece
    Guillaume missed the 3rd stage... :cry

    Thomas finished the stage 15th, bringing him on the 14th place on the general standings.

    Martin is not present in stage 3, :ear . Julia is also not in stage 3...
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