Africa Race 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Gian, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Brodovitch

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    Still hoping Martin R. and/or Guillaume will be able to get in touch so I can ask a few questions... this race looks epic.

    Any news on Stefano Turchi? Is he back in Italy by now?
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  2. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    About Stefano, yesterday was still in the Guelmine hospital
    He fainted after the fall so they prefer to check how the head injury goes
    before letting him go, but there shouldn't anything too serious

    He can't remember why he fell, the track was nothing too difficult
    and he wasn't pushing hard...
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  3. Brodovitch

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    Good news, hope to see him in a Greek rally again this year :thumb
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  4. HellasRally

    HellasRally Been here awhile

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    He is at home, he is OK, he will be in Greece in April to talk in person during Hellas Rally.
    Pitty he left the race, could be on the podium with Martin Fontyn they both prepared very hard in 2012 and they gave a great fight in Balkan Marathon this year.
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  5. Brodovitch

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    Video of stage 4 (Tuesday)

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  6. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    So Helly is out?
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  7. Brodovitch

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    Yes I think so, I never saw him on the tracking yesterday. I don't know if the rules allow him to fix the bike on the rest day and continue tomorrow with a massive penalty.. ?
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  8. Brodovitch

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    From Vishakha's FB:

    Great news...
    Thomas Just called...
    His bike is ready again....
    and he will be continuing the rally tomorrow....
    Good luck Tom!!!!


    :clap
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  9. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Yep, my old man is still good to go!
    Just a busted radiator that he's fixed. Yet, fairing and hand guards a really badly messed up from the incident.
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  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hope the fellow who ran over his bike will chip in to cover repairs after the race is finished :thumb
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  11. Brodovitch

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    Resume of the first part of the race

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    Funny, I can't see either Guillame or Thomas on today's live tracking
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  12. Brodovitch

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  13. MEGO

    MEGO Africa Racer

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    HIPPIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE

    C'mon Thomas, ride on.

    Tony, send Thomas my best cheers, please.

    He is a very strong guy, I know.

    :clap
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  14. HellasRally

    HellasRally Been here awhile

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    Martin Fontyn on the lead.
    Hellas Rally Raid 2013 is very proud of our Benelux official agent and promoter and EAO owner.
    We wish him all the best for the rest of the race.

    You will meet him in Hellas Rally Raid in April.
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  15. Brodovitch

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    Martin R. has just started the Special and is leading the course...

    good luck to all the riders :clap
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  16. Brodovitch

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    Looks like Fontyn got lost and is backtracking... Guillaume has caught up and is passing him on the course. Martin R still opening the stage up front...
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  17. Brodovitch

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    More stunning images from here

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  18. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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    Looks like a great rally!:clap Thanks for the pics etc. Brodovitch.
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  19. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Yes, looks like a great time!
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  20. Brodovitch

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    I think so too! Definitely not cheap, but hey, cheaper than the Dakar :evil

    Waiting to hear some impressions once my friends get back.

    And on that note, Guillaume wins the stage today and takes the lead in the overall!

    Properly impressed by him :clap

    Martin R was doing great till about 15kms from the finish where he lost 25 minutes due to navigation. Bummer
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