Dakar 2013 - Official Event Coverage - thank you ALL TeamF5, lurkers and posters!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    Tried to match the WP map to the CP map for tomorrow, but ASO naturally used different scales and the ASS is in a different position
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    Aproximate WP and CP distances:
    WP1 @ 36km
    WP2 @ 48km
    WP3 @ 96km
    WP4 @ 133km
    WP5 @ 153-156km
    CP1 @ 173km
    WP6 @ 186km
    WP7 @ 206-209km
    CP2 @ 233km
    WP8 @ 237km, or together with CP2

    Other strange thing I now just noticed, on the dakar site it says tomorrow is 289km connection and 429km special stage while on the map it seems like 260-270km special :huh
    The ASO really doesn't want us to know too much already
  2. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    And if we did, they'd just neutralize stuff or hand out penalties :wink:
  3. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Speaking of which, "THE DAY'S ROUTE - STAGE 4" page on dakar.com says there's a 288/289km connection followed by a 429km SS. The bike/quad map looks to be the opposite with the SS followed by a longer connection into Arequipa. Which is right?

    I'm trying to figure out when I have to crawl out of the kip and a 09:25 SS start time sounds a lot better than 05:45. :D

    Edit: Dayum! :205'd on something that doesn't happen 'til tomorrow. I'll turn in my flat-bill cap.
  4. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    CASTEAU

    I had a blast

    I caught up with the five leaders and then spent much of the stage at the front. I had a blast. It's always an emotional moment when you lead a Dakar special, because you know there's a huge caravan behind you. And then, just after a large dune 225 km into the stage, I discovered a stunning landscape. It was breathtaking! It was a really nice special and I've had a strong start to the Dakar. At any rate, I'm having loads of fun!
  5. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    I think they switched the Connection and Special stage names, the distances between bikes and cars on the connection differs by 1km, which checks out on the map so that is most likely the special
  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    It's this f5%ing HRC computer they gave me...

    keeps loading up just after the start and i spend the day in the boonies...'

    f5actory ride my arse! :rofl
  7. Myway

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    Everytime when i open radio maray i get here, what do you get?

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  8. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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  9. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Wowsa, Joan Barreda's rear wheel today

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  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    looks good to me??? :evil

  11. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    The ASO probably has to have at least one
    fulltime watching this thread,... To keep up
    with their own race.
  12. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  13. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Nice overview of the special stage you got there. Alot of nicely flowing dunes, with the occasional track laid out. Should be smooth going.

    :D
  14. Bluebull2007

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    Zambian farmboy David Reeve pulled in 45th today :clap:clap:clap You go man!

    3 times Namibian veteran Ingo Waldschmidt came in 67 today as well. I wonder what happened....

    So overall the Southern Africans look like this:

    #37 Darryl Curtis down to 13th from 7th overall after a tough day in the office. :clap Keep the focus, Darryl
    #40 Riaan van Niekerk up to 25th overall after coming 20th today - brilliant day for him! :clap
    #102 David Reeve up 54th overall :clap
    #101 Ingo Waldschmidt up slightly to 70 :clap
    #89 Brett Cummings up to 75th overall after a very olid performance. :freaky
    #91 Glen Grundy DNF SS2 (blown engine 20km into the stage) :waysad Got to feel for the poor guy




    This irks me big time as well. Good thing we have a new rally growing in Southern Africa that might keep that principle.:deal

    This time of afternoon the pain killers kick in nizely :bmwrider:stoned :lol2
  15. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Robby Gordon Quote from the Finish of Stage 3

    "I'm focusing on Peterhansel. We started very far back this morning but we caught and overtook loads of cars, so it was a good day for us. We needed to do this, but we also needed to take time back from Peterhansel, on whom I'm clearly focusing my race, and we only clawed back just over 2 minutes. My car's fast, but so are the Minis, we'll see... Al-Attiyah's also fast, as we saw today with his win and his recovery from yesterday's stage... I'm still racing to win the overall, I've got my work cut out for me, but we're going to do our best in every single stage."
  16. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    I think you're correct so I guess it'll be feet on deck at 0-dark-thirty again, as usual.
  17. Tillerman

    Tillerman DucDude

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    Great news!

    Fais-toi plaisir Patrick :happay

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  18. karmataburn

    karmataburn Adventurer

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    Wow that's gnarly. Is there a reason why they do not safety wire or zip tie the spokes? So when a spoke does break they at least have a chance that the broken spoke will not swing around and cause further damage?
  19. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Looking at the stats, there are 13 bikes (who started) not yet through the stage, Don Hatton and Andrew Scott among them.

    Luis and JC are in, as is Boundsy (and I believe the rest of the watch list).
  20. zenjen

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    I'd say just straight up - "Shoestring".