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

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

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Going 100% would foolish...so yes I believe him when he says that. If he HAS to he will but he doesnt have to at this point...slow and steady :nod
  2. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Also, good to see Helder had a good finish. Hope to see HRC clawing back some time the remaining stages.
  3. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    The distances for the WP's tomorrow:
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    Start of the special @ 8:45 local
    WP1 @ 38km
    WP2 @ 64km
    WP3&4 are a mess, and almost the same as the CP's
    CP1 @ 116km
    CP2 @ 132km
    WP5 @ 164km
    WP6 @ 229km, start of neutralisation
    WP7 @ 326km, end of neutralisation
    CP3 @ 438km
    Finish @ 454km

    edit: And Luis cleared WP3 +02:21:41
  4. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Slow by what standard? :lol3
  5. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    But imagine their joy at the end of the race if he wins this one, it is turning out to be the most hard-contested race of the last 10 years for manufacturer's bragging rights. Maybe Cyril is not only conserving energy by riding at 80% but also the bike.
  6. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Sure, but still I think that 6 mins is a bit much then.
  7. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Long day tomorrow!!
  8. Stagehand

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    Boas pessoal! Na etapa de hoje não deu para tirar partido do facto de arrancar mais atrás. A especial era mais curta e logo no início fiquei parado cerca de 3m numa trialeira, fui ultrapassado por vários pilotos e depois com o pó existente não arrisquei demasiado terminando em 14º. A etapa de amanhã é longa e vou tentar recuperar posições! Abraço

    Good folks! In today's stage went to take advantage of the fact that starting further back. The special was shorter and early on I was stopped about 3 m a trialeira, I was overtaken by a number of riders and then with the existing powder not ventured too ending in 14th place. Tomorrow's stage is long, and I'll try to recover positions! Hug
  9. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Finally a biggie.
  10. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    Long day for sure, added to the special there is 291km connection before the stage and 40km after

    edit: and Luis is in :clap:clap
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  11. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    :nod I think Cyril's in the catbird seat right now.

    All the "fast in a flash" guys are behind him now, all with him riding well within his comfort level. I think his nearest concern behind him is Chaleco, 7'30 in arrears already.

    Pain and Casteu both seem pretty smooth at this point, but my guess is that Cyril feels he can haul them in at will if he elects to push. Let's hope David's luck holds, as it certainly has not over the years.


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  12. Lgo175

    Lgo175 Been here awhile

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  13. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    And right there we have the difference between Marc Coma and Despres. Depres is worried about everyone else. Coma would be pushing out front everyday, increasing his lead by 3-5 minutes.
  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    229km's of racing, then 225km's to the finish with a huge up hill from the last refuel. Honda's better be in Prius mode on the neutralized section!!
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    I think he'll wait till after the rest day, when everyone else is falling off, he'll begin to pull away.
  16. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    :clap Luis!!
  17. Bluebull2007

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    :lol3

    Well in their favor there wont be too much deep dunes.
  18. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    this :deal
  19. Spark Plug

    Spark Plug Low on compression

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    Could Cyril also be trying to preserve the motor. Without going 100% the whole race could they finish on 1 engine and save the 15 min.?
  20. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Alessandro Botturi:

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