Dakar 2012 General Pre-Event Discussion

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  1. manuellucchese

    manuellucchese Been here awhile

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    Since no one has already started it, i start this 2012 Dakar Thread. Let's speak and discuss about the next Dakar.

    I have a little interesting news! in 2012 there is going to be a new motorbike brand!! Its going to be called Bordone Ferrari Moto Italiana (i hope i got the name right) and 3 riders have already been chosen for this new project:

    Paolo Ceci (Italian Rally Rider) he raced Dakar with the Aprilia in 2009 finishing 14th outright

    Alessandro Botturi (Italian Enduro Rider) he raced for many seasons in the World Enduro Championship

    Gerard Farres (Spanish Baja and Rally Rider) i think he won the famous Baja Aragon

    They might debut with the new bike in the Merzouga Rally at the beginning of november and i can't wait to see what they are up tto with the bike design! I just know that initially the engine will be the same as the KTM.

    Speaking of other stuff i'm trying to attempt Dakar this year, i sent the first 2 entry fee payments (busted all my savings and went bankrupt!) and now i have 10 days to find 5.700 euros for the last part of the entry fee payment. With a friend we designed this presentation to show my Dakar Project:

    http://www.ladakar.com/dakar-project-2012/

    Please let me know if you like it and what you think, i have 10 days to find some sponsors to cover the last payment and want to know if you think this presentation could stimulate investing in my project!

    Thanks very much and if you have other little interesting news please share them! I'm a Dakar maniac :p
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  2. OaklandLion

    OaklandLion Been here awhile

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    very impressive presentation, I wish you well!
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  3. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    ... didn't entries close a few months ago?


    Edit: My bad - I didn't read that you were paying off the entry fee. I'd always assumed one had to have that up front in order to be accepted.

    See JMo's "Bankrupt" thread and many, many others.
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  4. Trang

    Trang ... 2nd last to the Sweep

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    Is there a list of the 2012 entrants yet? :ear
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    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    8th Nov it will be out
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  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    For the first time, I actually know someone personally who will be competing. I know a few others, vicariously... One step closer all the time :D

    Cant wait, I've got to figure out if there's an autorefresh function for Safari :D


    Good luck with your endeavor, GOOOOOO Manuel!
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  7. r2adv

    r2adv Been here awhile

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    Manuel - Very well done presentation.

    It is a bit hard to imagine the need for support when you picture that giant Husa hauler and rig. It appears as though you're well supported. Just my opinion.

    Special guest at 5 Italian discoteques :evil

    Best of luck.
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    manuellucchese Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys!!! Hehehe unfortunately the rig is the Husaberg's rig and not mine, i put it in the brochure because it would be what would be the perfect support if some big sponsor invested but at the moment this isn't the case and as you can see in this link, at the moment the main sponsor is coming from people's donations for their name on my jacket and we construct our bikes in my grandparents kitchen :D

    http://www.ladakar.com/support-lottery/

    At the moment i have done the main things on the bike and next week the bike will be presented and exposed at EICMA the biggest european bike exposition. Hehe the discoteque stuff is cool already been in a few it makes you catch the attention of extra-sector people and in this way i want to try and encourage people to get interested in our sport, furthermore discoteques in reality are looking always for new stuff for their parties so you get a good exposure for free!! Getting lots of media coverage here in italy but still no sponsors :(

    Today i went to get the low exhaust pipe for my bike thanks to Scalvini that gave me the technical support, he can make low exhausts for any bike you want and his price is between 600-700 euros for the complete pipe which is lower than all the other companies.

    http://www.ladakar.com/2011/11/05/husaberg-2012-low-pipe-preview/

    NEWS:
    In the Bordone Ferrari Team the confirmed riders are GERARD FARRES, JORDI VILLADOMS, PAOLO CECI and ALESSANDRO BOTTURI! They are at the moment racing at Merzouga Rally, will be interesting to see how Alessandro Botturi will cope with his first rally ever.
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  9. Gian

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    I really hope to get at the Eicma on tuesday, there ia also en exposition of old Dakar bikes, I can't miss them! See you there :)
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  10. manuellucchese

    manuellucchese Been here awhile

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    I can't wait to see them too!!!! We will meet there, my bike is exposed at the SIXS stand, and thanks so much for the support Gian!!!!! Really appreciate it :)
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  11. Gian

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    And here they are, the boy & the bike!
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    The Husby looks really smart and it was a pleasure to have a chat with Manuel wishing him "in bocca al lupo" as we say in Italy:D

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    and now you can add the num,ber: 172 (the entry list is on http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2012/docs/LISTE_ENGAGES_MOTOS.pdf)

    :clap
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  12. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    That's a terrific looking bike! :clap

    It's a shame someone cut Manuel's head off in the second pic. :D
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    Funny you say that I was just about to comment how he buffed up bu the second shot.

    Sweet looking bike and a very nice simple presentation too.
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  15. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Manuel

    Did not realise it until tonight but I was taking a load of photos of your bike in Milan (to post up on ADVRider for all the Rally fans !) when this guy in a Husaberg t-shirt and cap kept getting in the way ................

    Sorry !

    But can I now wish you all the best for your Dakar efforts :clap:clap:clap:clap
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    Don't care who y'are, that there's some funny s**t!
    Good Luck, Manuel!
    We'll be F5-ing you all the way.
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  19. Bluebull2007

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    Where is Doyle? Doesnt he normally start this thread (I admit he is late this year!)? :dunno

    I need help: Im urgently looking for the last four Stages on Eurosport, is anyone able to upload them for me please?
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    ! WOW !

    Great pic's!
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