BMW at the DAKAR

Discussion in 'Racing' started by LUDO, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    2 teams on 450s of course....
    Xraid - Speedbrain joint venture I heard :


    Fretigne (France) - Verhoeven (Holland)

    Villadoms (Spain)- Ze Helio (Brasil)
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  2. todd5774

    todd5774 Hillbilly

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    So who will be taking over at Yamaha France, if Fretigine is leaving or are they not fielding a team this year?
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  3. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    There is this thread going now, but it didn't mention signing Velayos in lieu or Fretigne. Would be odd to see Fretigne on something else, but hopefully it signals a more dedicated effort from another factory.
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  4. shrineclown

    shrineclown BoardButcher

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    Whenever BMW has played, they have played to win. It is long past time they competed with factory teams.
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  5. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    :clap :clap :clap great news for Ze to be on a top level factory bike :thumbup

    with these 4 riders there will be lots of BMW showing in the top 10 each day
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  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    The more factory teams the better. Better for the riders, better for the viewers (me) and better for the sport as a whole :)
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  7. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    São Paulo ( SP) - José Hélio met all their goals in Southeast Route , held this weekend in the city of Botucatu ( SP). The pilot adopted the premiere of his new motorcycle, a BMW G450X , with which it will seek hexacampeonato Sertões International Rally in August. Break , he still won consistent results : won the second stage of the Paulista Championship Rally Baja, held on Saturday , and was deputy in the second stage of the Brazilian Championship Rally Cross-Country on Sunday. Thus , José Hélio won the overall victory in the South East Route and continues to lead the Brazilian ranking rally .

    The proof with bumps and arrows had 112 km and was the pilot's first contact with the new motorcycle. However , please note that José Hélio competed in the weekend with a BMW G450X totally original. The motorcycle that he will use in the Hinterlands is being prepared by Brain Speed (Division off-road -works ) in Germany.

    The original bike , for example , comes with gas tank with a capacity of eight liters . In the motorcycle rally , the tank is adapted to be free of 30 liters . "I ran with the bike the way it leaves the dealership and needed only 50 km of the initial test to feel at home. Supply during the races , unlike the other top drivers , but it was not a problem. Each device has its own characteristics, and soon realized the quality of the bike in all components , with emphasis on suspension , brakes and engine, which is quite strong , "he said .

    Already the stage of the Brazilian Rally Cross Country has 114 km of special sections ( timed) and who got the better Deni was born . José Hélio was lost in the final but left the trail satisfied. "The Southeast route were very good, well marked. The organizers thought enough on the safety of pilots , so that nobody ran risks on the eve of the Rally of the Rally. Thus, it was an extremely enjoyable race , "concluded the driver, anticipating that plans to conduct further experiments on the motorcycle , and intensify physical training in the Company Athletica aimed at Rally.

    José Hélio is sponsored by Brain Speed - BMW Motorcycle Tour and Brazil , co -sponsored by INPA and Anhanguera Educational and support of ASW , Pirelli and Company Athlete.

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  8. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Is this gonna be a BMW or the new Husky/Beemer hybrid?!
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  9. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    G450X
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  10. Cummo

    Cummo Been here awhile

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    Huhhh, is there any other way?
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  11. shrineclown

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    Yeah, they play hit and run. They are like the stone crab of A-level rallye.
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  12. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    BMW factory team has only ever come to play hard ball. The racing division doesnt play look-see.:eek1
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  13. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    BMW 450 on Dakar 2011 ???

    Strange, because BMW stop the productuion from the BMW GX 450 this month.

    But who understands the marketing strategy from BMW ?

    May be it could be the new Husky 450 ???
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  14. stteve

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    Word is Verhoeven tested a Speedbrain G450X with an oilcooler and a 6 speed gearbox in Marokko last month.
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  15. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    So sad that Frétigné left Yamaha :cry:cry:cry
    Still looking forward to some awesome results from BMW!
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    from another thread

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  17. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    :tb I wouldn't say no to that!
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  18. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    A lot of space below the shock. I'm guessing the white below that is part of the side tank? Could they fill that with even more tank? Seems like they have a lot of the fuel weight low and centralized. :thumb
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  19. drfakoo

    drfakoo Adventurer

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    Uou, uou, uou ...
    Sorry guys, where did you all get the info, that Fretigné left Yamaha ???
    As far as I´ve heard from Jorge Velayos mouth two minutes ago by phone, 10 days ago JVO Racing, David Fretigné, and Yamaha France signed a team contract (Olivier Pain as team mate).
    I hope this all is a missunderstanding. :rofl
    Cheers
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    ;-)
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  20. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    of course it's all rumours on bmw stuff...lol
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