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

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

  1. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Enough of the HRC bench racing, here's a real result for you:

    Pizzolito leads, followed by Olivier Pain, Gerard Fares Guell, David Casteu and Kuba Przygonski.
    The Lopez-Goncalves-Despres train seems to have made an error.
  2. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Ehere is a topless coffee stand about 20k in they all stopped for coffee and a smoke
  3. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    where you getting this sensei? :huh
  4. JayBo1

    JayBo1 Long timer

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    Ah what short memories people have. Last year the backyard (GHR):wink: Honda's had huge problems with their last minute, untested fuel tanks splitting, didn't they? Now the big money factory frontyard (HRC):wink: effort is being castigated for not checking with the backyard dudes about how to build their fuel tanks?:lol3
    Also, one minute (well a few short weeks ago) they were testing, testing, testing in California (in typical Honda Japan approach) and got castigated for testing so close to the event and not leaving enough recovery time for possible injuries, something that bit them big time.
    Damned by the F5irehose if you do, damned by the F5irehose if you don't.:lol3
    Glad I'm just a simple rider, not a team manager.:deal
  5. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    :D
    Le secrete Packmule-source, grasshopper. All shall be revealed in time.
  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Murray?
  7. frank wheelbarrow

    frank wheelbarrow ten four

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    From JCR FB page



    The race continued without me as I would have to wait for a my extremely fast, bright orange, Support vehicle, piloted by none other than the fastest 4-wheel driver in the desert, Robby Gordon and his Navigator Kellon Walsh. They kindly dropped off a care package that would get me back going. After 20 or so more minutes of repair I was back underway.
    But instead of racing with 2- wheel vehicles I found my self smack dab in the middle of the Garbage truck race!!:clap
  8. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Here is an updated but more precise map for you, Sorry its not interactive. Not I did NOT have time to finalize the precise route after CP1 but it is in the region indicated. It about 90% correct up to CP1. all the Wps make sense to me now.dune sections marked in Yellow.

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    Wp2 -WP3 After a huge descent the riders follw a river bed onto a sandy track tanking them into another dune field which they have to climb, if they go too far right here they will will find themselves cut off between a slop too steep to climb and a big drop of down another huge (500M+) dune slope, If they make it they get to Wp3

    Wp3-Cp1 follows a mountain track, very rough at first.but taking them down almost tosea level again.

    The final dunes section is going to be the most technical thoughwithsteep up and downhills to negotiate.

    Hope it helps!! :deal
  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Sundial...

    it's gotta be better than what dakar.com are providing... :huh
  10. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Bluebulll to the rescue :clap
  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Bluebull... :clap

    now if you can just put some number spot tracker icons on that as an overlay... :evil
  12. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Official source out now:

  13. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    Thanks:clap Nice work.
  14. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Ghr did not race last year in Dakar. It was 2 years ago.

    They came home and spent the next 2 years building and testing.
  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Checking out for a while...

    good luck everyone... see ya' at the ASS... :thumb
  16. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Agreed.

    Excellent to see some results coming through.

    How GOOD are the Yamaha yzfs going!!!! Wholey hell - a mx bike dicing up Dakar !!!
  17. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    with Wpa not working, and CPs not available here, God help us all today.

    I might even have to get some work done

    :kboom
  18. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    So Javier is not under orders then :clap:clap
  19. Bluebull2007

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    Is there anyway we F5ers can get a message to the ASO that their system is not working?
  20. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    I want my trackers!!!!