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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
Blown motor... OUT
rrriinnggg ding ding ding ding ding
Luis thru WP7 +07:19:10
Getting him and getting his bike out are two separate matters. I'm only saying IF they flew his bike to the end and dropped it at the finish and the tracker was working, it could, in theory, register a time electronically. We've seen it happen before. What doesn't make sense is that he rode the whole stage missing every WP and the CP. I'm only speculating, but his bike being flown out and dropped at the end could explain why he only registered times at the start and finish.
Yep, Qatar is Chevy powered, built by Damen Jeffries. Chicherit is SMG Gache, Chevy powered.
You guys 'n gals are lucky who can watch the streams in real-time nearly as it happens. I'm cranking during lunch to catch up before it's back to that work thing. I do have Eurosp and France 4 busy downloading from my remote LogMeIn torrnt box at home, need to get my fix, but it has to wait. Waiting is so hard to do. :ddog
Thanks for the snippets and the France 4 looks like once again they have the awesome nitty gritty. Eursosport also has some footage Fr 4 doesn't show, so they are both good.
I thought that the Qatar´s buggy engine was Chevy. Yesterday on Eurospor Portugal comentator was saying that it was VW...
So in cars, the top power is about 3 makers: BMW, Chevy and Toyota!
Yes! Luis is again riding the 150cc!
I imagine todays long transit could be tough on the little engine...
Just texted with Dave @ RMS: 2 of 3 mechanics have food poisoning, so not a lot of eating going on in the truck. But, riders are doing well, and bikes are in good shape, so the important stuff is there!
Sandi, do you have any pics of Luis's bike after it was finished?
It was finished day of check in in Lima, so I'm not sure. I'll check and see what Scott sent me.
Anyone who has a record of the France 4 broadcast they can send me somehow, I'd very much appreciate it. You can PM me or my skype is in the sidebar.
(God Bless this place).
Ugh...sounds like it was non biovac food?(I hope for all the rider's sake) I'm guessing those guys got the funk at some roadside place?
Problem is downloaded broadcasts are very large files, far too large to email anyone. See this thread for some possible help.
Knowing Scott, they did not stop anywhere to eat. Once he's leaves one bivouac, he has his work face on and no stopping until next. So....Guessing it was bivouac food.
Fresh report from Pal Anders Ullevalseter's Facebook-page 10 mins ago:
"- Today was not much better than "tolerably" okay. The others just squeezed away from me and I went down twice in the soft dunes. The three earlier stages, I have had good luck with navigation and everything has gone smoothly. So it was reasonably boring having to ride 420km transport stage after having a bad day at the Special Stage. Those were long miles ...
The bike runs very well and now I am determined to punch in the next few days. I work every meter and hope you will follow for ten days. Anything can happen in Dakar and it will be even more exciting forwards!
Arredondo ( team-mate ) is at 77th place overall and smiling from ear to ear. So now we keep our spirits up and prepare for a slightly shorter leg in the morning!
Thanks to all of you who follow me here on facebook and dakar.no :)"
Any news on what happened to Todd Smith (AUS) late in the stage? He was posting hot times in the first half.
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