Dakar 2009 -- Event Coverage and Discussion

Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    I figured it's time to get this party started.

    Daily Information:

    Dakar
    Here
    Marathonrally
    Raid-Live
    Rally Pan Am

    Where to listen:

    http://www.rallyraidio.net/ :nod

    Where to watch:

    Versus - Same as usual it seems. Half hour, one day delayed updates from 3:30 to 4pm EST starting on January 4th with daily repeats from 6:30 to 7pm EST. It looks like some days will re-air a repeat at 10:30pm EST, but not all days.

    OLN - Daily updates starting January 3rd at 7:30 and 10:30pm

    Also of course, Eurosport.com

    Who to watch:

    ADVrider inmates and friends:

    LUDO's friends:
    3 - David Casteu
    15 - Frans Verhoeven
    25 - Jose helio Rodrigues Filho
    30 - Laurent Lazard
    49 - Emanuel Gyenes
    66 - Marcel Butuza (Racing with one of LUDO's bikes) :thumb
    70 - Jaime Prohens
    131 - Dimas Mattos
    133 - Carlos Ambrosio

    Team Double Diamond Rally Pan Am
    26 - Jonah Street jonah s
    40 - David Schwarz www.rallypanam.com

    Farioli's friends:
    20 - Francisco "Chaleco" Lopez
    30 - Laurent Lazard

    Donald Duck's friends:
    55 - Kemal Merkit
    56 - Kutlu Torunlar

    93 - Annie Seel

    Team Front Row GB
    109 - Jonathan Stamper - Team Frontrow GB
    110 - Stan Watt - Team Frontrow GB

    Team Destination Dakar (Is Don still using that for the team?)
    116 - Don Hatton - Destination Dakar
    117 - Steve La Roza - Destination Dakar will run with Rally Pan Am support

    205 - Christophe barriere Varju CBVRacing

    Non-ADVrider's of note:

    19 - Martin Macek
    41 - Mick Extance
    126 - Simon Pavey

    The full list of entrants can be found here.

    The Route:
    [​IMG]

    Did I miss anyone? :scratch
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  2. RWBlackbird

    RWBlackbird Lurker

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    awesome,
    thanks for the info
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  3. Jman

    Jman a.k.a. FUglyK

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    :nod Saw the advert last night. 7:30 and 10:30 starting January 3rd.
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  4. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Thanks Jman, I updated the first post. :thumb
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  5. cvlighthouse

    cvlighthouse keep it in your pants!

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  6. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    woot!:clap
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  7. torags

    torags Long timer

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    Thanks for posting the thread

    :thumbup

    Rags
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  8. svizzerams

    svizzerams Rx Rangerette

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    El Dakaro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap :clap :clap
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  9. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Woot! :clap :clap

    :lurk
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  10. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    I just popped a boner!
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  11. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    By my unofficial dump into Excel and formulate it out, this looks to be the bike breakdown. A nice mix this year. The Gas Gas Desert bike looks great. Interesting that no one is running any Aprilia's this year, they've done pretty well in the past few years.

    128 - KTM
    51 - YAMAHA
    24 - HONDA
    6 - BMW
    4 - BETA
    4 - GAS-GAS
    3 - SHERCO
    2 - JINCHENG
    1 - HUSQVARNA
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  12. TomN

    TomN Long timer

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    I thought I saw a Kawasaki in one of the pictures, maybe it dropped out.

    What are you looking at to make that list, I would love to see what everyone is riding.

    Thanks
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  13. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Just the list of entrants, here. I copied/pasted it into excel and ran a few formulas to tally up the different makes.
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  14. bradatlarge

    bradatlarge Insha'Allah

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    I just booked my flights, I'm coming down for the start!!!!

    :clap
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  15. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    Well, Aprilia is probably the only manufacturer with a 100% finish rate in the Dakar.... but it was only one bike. In 2007 a Dutch team ran one and finished, due to some luck, and a very busy mechanic.

    John Deykes from LA was going to run one last year, but then they went and cancelled the race on us.
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  16. adrien mototribu

    adrien mototribu adrien

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    Hello,

    Very interested by all off road raid I've a free small amateur site.

    Collaborating with (example) ASA (Dakar) and WEC... and some others

    If you want to see pics (always high resolution) and videos about Dakar... here it is

    Dakar - Argentina - Chile 2009

    [​IMG]

    Hope you enjoy!

    Many others HR pics and videos are coming...:clap

    Merry Christmas
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  17. Cara Pálida

    Cara Pálida Been here awhile

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    Doyle,

    how about a list of AdvRiders who will be there (w/o bike) and which stage(s) / cities?

    maybe we can combine a beer.:augie

    Abraços,
    CP!
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  18. adrien mototribu

    adrien mototribu adrien

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    I apologize about big letters for the Dakar link:eek1

    Possible to edit my post?

    ...........

    Ok done!
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  19. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Sure, the thread is everyones to share so if inmates are out and about the Dakar route, feel free to post up when and where for others to see.

    :thumb
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  20. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Welcome Adrien. Nice site.
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