results after 6th leg <TABLE class=titre><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=3>Etape 6 DAHKLA / CHAMI</TD></TR><TR><TD class=etape colSpan=2>Classement Général - 04/01/2013</TD><TD class=nbcc>22 concurrent(s) classé(s)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=classement><TBODY><TR><TH align=middle>Pos</TH><TH align=middle>pgr</TH><TH align=middle>N°</TH><TH align=middle>Nat.</TH><TH align=middle>Pilotes</TH><TH class=marque align=middle>Marque</TH><TH align=middle>Grp/Pos</TH><TH align=middle>Cl/Pos</TH><TH align=middle>Scratch</TH><TH align=middle>Diff 1er</TH><TH align=middle>Péna</TH></TR><TR id=premier><TD class=pos>1</TD><TD class=pgr>+2</TD><TD class=numcc>122</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>MARTENS Guillaume</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 1</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>28:36:47</TD><TD></TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>2</TD><TD class=pgr>-1</TD><TD class=numcc>169</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>FONTYN Martin</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 2</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>28:41:35</TD><TD>00:04:48</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>3</TD><TD class=pgr>-1</TD><TD class=numcc>101</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>DUBOIS Norbert</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 3</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>28:42:07</TD><TD>00:05:20</TD><TD class=pena>00h09</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>4</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>117</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>ARNOULT Patrick</TD><TD>HONDA</TD><TD>450 / 1</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>28:53:24</TD><TD>00:16:37</TD><TD class=pena>00h08</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>5</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>125</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>LESAGE Pierre</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 4</TD><TD>/ 3</TD><TD class=scratch>30:46:38</TD><TD>02:09:51</TD><TD class=pena>00h65</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>6</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>114</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>PALACIOS Joseph</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 2</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>30:55:17</TD><TD>02:18:30</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>7</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>102</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>CONREAU Christophe</TD><TD>HONDA</TD><TD>450 / 3</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>31:10:13</TD><TD>02:33:26</TD><TD class=pena>00h65</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>8</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>104</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>KINIGADNER Klaus</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 4</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>32:12:33</TD><TD>03:35:46</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>9</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>103</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>BLOEB Gregor</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 5</TD><TD>/ 3</TD><TD class=scratch>32:22:51</TD><TD>03:46:04</TD><TD class=pena>00h03</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>10</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>105</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>RABENLEHNER Martin</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 5</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>32:36:45</TD><TD>03:59:58</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>11</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>120</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>PELZMANN Klaus</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 6</TD><TD>/ 3</TD><TD class=scratch>32:43:16</TD><TD>04:06:29</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>12</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>124</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>HORWATH Christian</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 7</TD><TD>/ 4</TD><TD class=scratch>33:40:43</TD><TD>05:03:56</TD><TD class=pena>02h06</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>13</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>107</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>PROCACCINI Alfredo</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 8</TD><TD>/ 5</TD><TD class=scratch>33:46:44</TD><TD>05:09:57</TD><TD class=pena>00h65</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>14</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>109</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>CUSUMANO Guido</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 9</TD><TD>/ 6</TD><TD class=scratch>38:22:30</TD><TD>09:45:43</TD><TD class=pena>01h17</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>15</TD><TD class=pgr>+2</TD><TD class=numcc>111</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>MORETTI Tobias</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 10</TD><TD>/ 4</TD><TD class=scratch>39:37:54</TD><TD>11:01:07</TD><TD class=pena>02h03</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>16</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>116</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>BOUCHET Pascal</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 11</TD><TD>/ 7</TD><TD class=scratch>39:40:34</TD><TD>11:03:47</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>17</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>112</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>SAUER Joachim</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 12</TD><TD>/ 5</TD><TD class=scratch>41:34:00</TD><TD>12:57:13</TD><TD class=pena>04h00</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>18</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>171</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>DALLA VALLE Stefano</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>Q / 1</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>45:53:27</TD><TD>17:16:40</TD><TD class=pena>14h00</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>19</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>123</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>FRAUWALLNER Helly</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 13</TD><TD>/ 8</TD><TD class=scratch>59:36:01</TD><TD>30:59:14</TD><TD class=pena>24h00</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>20</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>115</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>SCHATTAT Thomas</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 14</TD><TD>/ 9</TD><TD class=scratch>75:53:15</TD><TD>47:16:28</TD><TD class=pena>36h00</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>21</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>118</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>POIZAT Patrick</TD><TD>BMW</TD><TD>450 / 15</TD><TD>/ 10</TD><TD class=scratch>76:31:03</TD><TD>47:54:16</TD><TD class=pena>36h00</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>22</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>110</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>DI BATTISTA Luciano</TD><TD>HM</TD><TD>450 / 16</TD><TD>/ 6</TD><TD class=scratch>76:44:49</TD><TD>48:08:02</TD><TD class=pena>44h00</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Riders already on the Special, except Martin R who looks to have forfeited the day and is driving straight to Nouakchott :huh

Stage 6 video: <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GbcYFIW-Nf4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Fontyn, Martens and Frauwelner all together on the course, Fontyn looks to have stopped... hope everyone's ok :huh edit: my bad, seems there's a refuelling stop in the Special

Another shake up in the standings today, Fontyn won the stage with Dubois hot on his tail, Guillaume lost a shit load of time, finishing 34 minutes after Fontyn Overall is: Fontyn Dubois +2.24 Guillaume +29.57 NO idea why Martin R didn't enter the stage, but instead drove on tarmac to the bivouac via Nouakchott :huh

Very cool, I got Martin Rabenlehner (#105, KTM 690) to do an interview call-in. Ace photographer Alessio Corradini asked the questions: Soundcloud link

Uh oh, looks like Fontyn has made a navigation mistake, he is way off track to the west, Guillaume is capitalising and is now leading the course with Dubois... there might be another upset in the overall by the end of the day I think

Update: Fontyn has stopped after a navigational mistake which forced him to make an unnecessary loop in what looks like some pretty tough dunes. Hope it's only a mechanical Dubois, who was the first to figure out the correct route has now also stopped, forfeiting his advantage and letting a gaggle of riders catch up to him, Guillaume included. Looks like they are all trying to figure out the correct heading, again. Today looks like it's going to frustrate quite a few of them...

My pleasure, just practicing for the Dakar thread... No, in all seriousness, I am just as in awe of the guys doing this as I am of any privateer attempting the Dakar, Africa is just awesome... but that's a debate for another thread I suppose update: Fontyn got moving again but is way behind, Guillaume is up front with Dubois and 3-4 others, good to see everyone moving along. Martin R is shown as stationary since this morning (my guess is he hasn't started the stage), and THomas Schattat is not showing up anywhere on the live tracking, so not sure if he started either

Stage 6 recap (yesterday) <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dDhCNZY2gno" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Got an email from Martin early this morning, hy. i got high temperature on the rest day because of the wind a wetness in the nights. on day 6, we had an 371km liasion, starting at 05.30, there haf been. 4degrees and my warm clothes got lost in the dunes. so it was the horror for me. the ss6 i started already with a lot of medicals, but i could finisch. yesrerday i easn't able to race and thought that the assistance wy to the biwag wozld be ok. but again, 500km in a sandstorm! i do not feel very well, so i decided to stay today at the biwag (we'lhy. i got high temperature on the rest day because of the wind a wetness in the nights. on day 6, we had an 371km liasion, starting at 05.30, there haf been. 4degrees and my warm clothes got lost in the dunes. so it was the horror for me. the ss6 i started already with a lot of medicals, but i could finisch. yesrerday i easn't able to race and thought that the assistance wy to the biwag wozld be ok. but again, 500km in a sandstorm! i do not feel very well, so i decided to stay today at the biwag (we'll stay here for one day) and try to recover. i hope i can start tomorrow again.... however, you can see my doings in the internet as well;-) all the best, martin

Results after 7th stage <TABLE class=titre><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=3>Etape 7 CHAMI / AKJOUJT</TD></TR><TR><TD class=etape colSpan=2>Classement Général - 05/01/2013</TD><TD class=nbcc>21 concurrent(s) classé(s)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=classement><TBODY><TR><TH align=middle>Pos</TH><TH align=middle>pgr</TH><TH align=middle>N°</TH><TH align=middle>Nat.</TH><TH align=middle>Pilotes</TH><TH class=marque align=middle>Marque</TH><TH align=middle>Grp/Pos</TH><TH align=middle>Cl/Pos</TH><TH align=middle>Scratch</TH><TH align=middle>Diff 1er</TH><TH align=middle>Péna</TH></TR><TR id=premier><TD class=pos>1</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>169</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>FONTYN Martin</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 1</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>35:15:48</TD><TD></TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>2</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>101</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>DUBOIS Norbert</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 2</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>35:18:12</TD><TD>00:02:24</TD><TD class=pena>00h09</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>3</TD><TD class=pgr>-2</TD><TD class=numcc>122</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>MARTENS Guillaume</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 3</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>35:45:45</TD><TD>00:29:57</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>4</TD><TD class=pgr>0</TD><TD class=numcc>117</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>ARNOULT Patrick</TD><TD>HONDA</TD><TD>450 / 1</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>36:11:12</TD><TD>00:55:24</TD><TD class=pena>00h08</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>5</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>114</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>PALACIOS Joseph</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 2</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>38:01:29</TD><TD>02:45:41</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>6</TD><TD class=pgr>-1</TD><TD class=numcc>125</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>LESAGE Pierre</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>+450 / 4</TD><TD>/ 3</TD><TD class=scratch>39:00:00</TD><TD>03:44:12</TD><TD class=pena>00h65</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>7</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>104</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>KINIGADNER Klaus</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 3</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>40:05:12</TD><TD>04:49:24</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>8</TD><TD class=pgr>+3</TD><TD class=numcc>120</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>PELZMANN Klaus</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 4</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>40:10:25</TD><TD>04:54:37</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>9</TD><TD class=pgr>-2</TD><TD class=numcc>102</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>CONREAU Christophe</TD><TD>HONDA</TD><TD>450 / 5</TD><TD>/ 3</TD><TD class=scratch>40:10:47</TD><TD>04:54:59</TD><TD class=pena>00h65</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>10</TD><TD class=pgr>-1</TD><TD class=numcc>103</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>BLOEB Gregor</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 6</TD><TD>/ 3</TD><TD class=scratch>40:16:29</TD><TD>05:00:41</TD><TD class=pena>00h03</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>11</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>124</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>HORWATH Christian</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 7</TD><TD>/ 4</TD><TD class=scratch>41:34:02</TD><TD>06:18:14</TD><TD class=pena>02h06</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>12</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>107</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>PROCACCINI Alfredo</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 8</TD><TD>/ 5</TD><TD class=scratch>42:59:18</TD><TD>07:43:30</TD><TD class=pena>00h65</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>13</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>109</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>CUSUMANO Guido</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 9</TD><TD>/ 6</TD><TD class=scratch>47:32:53</TD><TD>12:17:05</TD><TD class=pena>01h17</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>14</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>111</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>MORETTI Tobias</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 10</TD><TD>/ 4</TD><TD class=scratch>47:35:12</TD><TD>12:19:24</TD><TD class=pena>02h03</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>15</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>116</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>BOUCHET Pascal</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 11</TD><TD>/ 7</TD><TD class=scratch>49:06:02</TD><TD>13:50:14</TD><TD class=pena></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>16</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>112</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>SAUER Joachim</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>450 / 12</TD><TD>/ 5</TD><TD class=scratch>49:33:17</TD><TD>14:17:29</TD><TD class=pena>04h00</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>17</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>171</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>DALLA VALLE Stefano</TD><TD>KTM</TD><TD>Q / 1</TD><TD>/ 1</TD><TD class=scratch>54:46:15</TD><TD>19:30:27</TD><TD class=pena>14h00</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>18</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>123</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>FRAUWALLNER Helly</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 13</TD><TD>/ 8</TD><TD class=scratch>66:28:53</TD><TD>31:13:05</TD><TD class=pena>24h00</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>19</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>115</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>SCHATTAT Thomas</TD><TD>YAMAHA</TD><TD>450 / 14</TD><TD>/ 9</TD><TD class=scratch>84:04:38</TD><TD>48:48:50</TD><TD class=pena>36h00</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#3f3f3f><TD class=pos>20</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>118</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>POIZAT Patrick</TD><TD>BMW</TD><TD>450 / 15</TD><TD>/ 10</TD><TD class=scratch>99:26:03</TD><TD>64:10:15</TD><TD class=pena>48h00</TD></TR><TR><TD class=pos>21</TD><TD class=pgr>+1</TD><TD class=numcc>110</TD><TD class=nat></TD><TD>DI BATTISTA Luciano</TD><TD>HM</TD><TD>+450 / 5</TD><TD>/ 2</TD><TD class=scratch>99:39:49</TD><TD>64:24:01</TD><TD class=pena>56h00</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Guillaume won Stage 8 today In the overall, after Stage 8 it's: Fontyn Guillaume +18.05 Arnoult +1h06.01 Only 11 bikers left in the Overall standings, it lookslike Thomas Schattat & Martin Rabenlehner are out Tomorrow the Special is 442kms :eek1

And they're off on the Special today! Martin R looks like he has withdrawn and is driving a different route to tonight's bivouac Guillaume is first on the Special, Fontyn behind him, and -finally- Thomas Schattat shows up on the live tracking/ Today is a long day, hope everyone has a good, clean run