Dakar 2011 - Official Event Coverage - THANK YOU all Posters and Lurkers!

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  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Well, here we are again, another year, another two week flurry of posts and disappointed employers, spouses, and children.

    I know we have a few threads going already, but with the official thread at 40+ pages, three weeks before the start, maybe we can concentrate that one on all the pre-rally preparation and this one on the day to day rally results and news. Far be it from me to make the rules, but just a suggestion.

    I was asked to get this party started, so buckle your seatbelts.

    Daily Information:

    Official ASO Dakar Website
    Here
    Rally Pan Am
    Rally Pan Am on Facebook
    Rally Pan Am on Twitter
    Marathonrally
    Marie Hessel runs a great blog here
    RallyRaidReview <-Shameless plug for my own blog

    Where to listen:

    http://www.rallyraidio.net/ :nod :thumb Competitors and rally followers, check with Packmule for call in numbers.
    Radio Maray (Spanish)

    Where to watch:

    Versus - Versus looks to only show schedules out a week on their site and I have been checking it for any news. Nothing yet, but I haven't heard that they are not covering it. Most likely, expect the same as previous years, a half hour coverage of the ASO feed with some "American" flair, and a day delayed behind the actual stage.

    OLN - I don't yet see a schedule out past next week, but OLN usually follows a similar schedule to Versus.

    Also of course, Eurosport.com
    7:20 p.m. GMT 10 minutes live from the bivouac.
    10:00 p.m. GMT 45 minutes daily coverage.

    Eurosport always puts on some great pre-race content to whet your appetite. Check out the Destination Dakar videos on the Eurosport site.

    SBS - Looks like coverage starts on the 2nd with daily updates at 13:30 local time. (I am not sure of the time zones. :dunno)

    Who to watch:

    ADVrider inmates and friends: (Doesn't look like Dakar.com has the individual pages up yet. I'll update the name links once their page is updated.

    SHERCO:
    David Casteu #5
    Laurent Lazard #31 (Listed on a KTM, but will be on a Sherco with Casteu and Tine Meier)
    Tine Meier #100

    Team Yamaha GYTR/Team Rally Pan Am (someone correct me on the official team name)
    Jonah Street #7 :clap :bow on his stunning new WR450 Yamaha

    ADVriders (Website\Inmate\Name\Race Number)
    Berglund - Thomas Berglund #22 Go Thomas! :devildog
    Spanish Beamer - Jose Garcia #158 Go Jose! :clap
    JMo (& piglet) - Jenifer Morgan #173 Go Jenny! (and Piglet) :clap
    vbenedic - Vicente DeBenedictis Neto #87

    Team Honda Europe
    Cody Quinn #15
    Mirjam Pol #58

    Honorable ADVrider's
    For the third year in a row, Kemal Merkit pulls in race #55
    Annie Seel #56
    Simon Pavey #51
    Craig Bounds #86
    John McKendrick #79

    Australia's GHR Rally Team
    Jacob Smith #113
    Mark Davidson #117
    Warren Strange #121
    Simon Harslett #181

    follow their progress on the GHR blog here.

    Other riders to watch will be American Michael Stanfield (#166), Silvia Giannetti :raabia (#71), Laia Sanz (#44), and the usual suspects, Chaleco (#3), Helder (#4), Ullevalsetter (#6), Duclos (#14), Verhoeven (#16), and a plethora of others. Former Rally PanAm rider Pedro de Uriarte will be in a buggy this year.

    For the wierd and wonderful, we have a 125cc KTM 2 smoker riden by US resident and Argentine expat Luis Belaustegui (#150) and a 1978 Bultaco 370cc riden by the brave Ignacio Chivite (#169). :bow

    Of course on a quad is Camelia Liparoti #259

    The full list of entrants can be found here.

    Bike Count:
    KTM 62
    Yamaha 43
    Honda 33
    Aprilia 13
    BMW 9
    Beta 8
    Jincheng 3
    Sherco 3 (I think this may be 4 though)
    Husaberg 3
    Kawasaki 3
    Husqvarna 1
    Bultaco 1
    Rieju 1

    Again, a special mention to all who follow and support the riders. Those who go without sleep, clean clothes, or showers and endure the bumpy roads and non-roads helping to keep the riders riding for our enjoyment. Thanks to you!

    I'll also give special mentions for Carlton Kirby and Toby Moody. Carlton for, in my opinion, excellent Eurosport commentating and lack of fear to dive into the less know and sometimes obscure competitors and story lines and Toby for, well, being the voice of Dakar many have known for years. Both top notch in my book.

    The Route:
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    Did I miss anyone? :scratch

    Dakar Training: A lot of good videos on YouTube. Also check out Facebook and Twitter for a lot of the riders' names, seems like many updates and behind the scenes stuff is showing up there first.

    Bianchi Prata
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  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Spectacular opener as always, thanks Doyle! :clap

    As mentioned, this is ADV's 2011 official live coverage thread, so let's gather all new info in here from now on.
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  3. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Thanks Remi. A new job may see me a little scarce in the day so feel free to update as you wish. If I've missed anyone/anything that should be in the opener, just let me know and I;ll get it updated as fast as I can.
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  4. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    I think it's going to be a great race!! :clap :lurk
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  5. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    Today is Marc Coma`s presentation from his new equipe for the Dakar in 2011 in Barcelona. Is somebody there ?
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  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Don Hattan ?

    Good luck to all the inmates participating :clap
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  7. Nicolasleon

    Nicolasleon Gnarly F5er

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    Dont forget Radio Maray: http://www.maray.cl/.

    Hope this year they chase the rally to Argentina too!

    Remember its in spanish, but they keep live information going...

    Hell Im exited, my F5 key is shaking allready:norton
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  8. gregneedham

    gregneedham I seem to fall often

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    Thanks for this thread :clap I can't wait.
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  9. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    This should be good, I am ready! Subscribed :deal
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  10. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Thanks. I realized this morning that I forgot Radio Maray. If anyone that understands Spanish wants some of the liveliest and passionate play by play, you won't beat Radio Maray.
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  11. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    in like a blind drunkard in a manhole on a moonless night !!!!
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    Eugene -

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    :clap
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  13. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    I updated the opening post with some more riders to watch and the link for Radio Maray.

    Another good person to follow via Facebook is Pedro Bianchi Prata. A lot of information, links, videos, etc...flows via his FB and email.
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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    This is going to be yummie..

    Thank you in advance to all the usual suspects of the ADV community who will, for sure, make this year's edition feel a lot closer!! :clap
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  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Wow, 24 entrants on bikes from Argentina.
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  16. markvfr

    markvfr too many hobbies...

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    And also watch Lawrence Hacking, the first Canadian biker to finish the Dakar (2001). He has switched to four wheels and trying again in his custom built VW powered buggy after a DNF last year. Go Lawrence! :clap
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  17. markvfr

    markvfr too many hobbies...

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    Never mind, looks like Lawrence is out due to funds/sponsor issues. :( That sucks.
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  18. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    That does suck. Just finished reading his book (again) and was hoping to cheer him on. Next year, hopefully.
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  19. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Nope, as far as I can tell, he's not in this year. Perhaps someone has more information. Don, you out there?:ear
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  20. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the links......Ah its getting close now...I can almost smell the dust...
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