Dakar 2012 - Official Event Coverage - THANK YOU all Lurkers and Posters!!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Hopefully not. While it is a great program that ensures the multiple winners stay on the top, it would be nice to let every one of their riders a kick at the can, or at least until someone drops out of real contention, then picks up the support role for the ones that have a chance.
  2. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    We'll see, but I am not so sure. I believe one of the main reasons that Johnny Aubert, Felipe Zanol, and Mohammed Balooshi were there in semi-work capacity was because KTM is grooming or evaluating the next leaders. Both Coma and Despres have little left to prove in bikes and are reaching the age where a switch to cars makes sense a la Peterhansel, Nani Roma, Alfie Cox, etc...

    Really the only thing left would be to go after Peterhansel's 6 win on a bike record, but that would be tough for either Coma or Despres. It was interesting that both mentioned vague references to cars in a few post race interviews.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they do make the move to 4 wheels, that they both do at the same time. They are aliens because they have each other off of which to feed. Alone they may not be as fast or infallible.

    Perhaps Quinn Cody could be drafted in, he's obviously fast and consistent, but he seems to be doing a bit to squash the KTM rumors (albeit not flat out denying them).
  3. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Haven't both Marc & Cyril signed contracts to race with KTM up until 2014?

    I remember a 2 year extension deal before the Dakar started....

    And what happens to Faria / Pedrero: Wouldn't they be the natural successors if the top
    dogs traded in their Selle della Valle's for bucket seats and harnesses?

    Saying that, it would be awesome to see Quinn on a full factory supported 450RR :clap
  4. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    This all is talking about 2013, we live still in the dakar 2012 here!!!!!! That's bivouac talk.

    So these 2012 stories, please.
  5. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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  6. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    It would be great to see Quinn win the thing but even more interesting if it wasn't on a KTM
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    +1 :nod
  8. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    +2 :nod
  9. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    +1. i hope that something "happens" that evens out the playing field - switching to 450's was supposed to help that happen, and it has... to some extent. i wonder what the next step is. :dunno it'd be great to see more realistic competition at the top... we've been watching Despres & Coma fight each other for the win for years now; it's high time someone else got the chance.
  10. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    That was awesome, Dread! :clap :clap

    The rollover scene had a frenetic, Blair Witch type energy to it.
  11. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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  12. johnjen

    johnjen Now, even more NOW!…

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  13. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Has there been any decision on Robby Gordon's disqualification? The word during the race was it would be decided in three weeks. :ear

    I have Googled and came up with no current info.
  14. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon not amused

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    One more:
    This is spectator video for the rest of the racers. Included is some competitor footage also (mostly Ronnie Bodinger's helmet cam footage). The clips start in Mar Del Plata and end in Lima, but besides that that I didn't even attempt to put the videos in chronological order.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D1e_z9T9HiU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  15. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap very nice!!!!
  16. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    A few words about his first Dakar from <a href="http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/enduro/news/news-detail/article/1329750442-motorsport-needs-to-be-known-in-south-america/">Johnny Aubert</a>

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  17. modernbeat

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    Call to all the dormant F5 team. Did the FIA ever release their official decision on the Robby Gordon protest?
  18. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  19. fetid_swamp

    fetid_swamp Been here awhile

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    OK yeah, gordon incident is sorted but how about the grider - terranova "issue" anyone have any news
  20. Yamezz

    Yamezz Suffers from MBS

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    Anyone got a tally on those bananas? :dunno