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

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

  1. Brodovitch

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    Οn the subject of Robbie's bitching and the role of the navigator, here's my favorite, Giniel:

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  2. too old

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    And for the guys who worked all year to fall at the final fence before - Sam, who is struggling to cast more than half an eye on the proceedings, becuase he has been and is still totally gutted a month on from the events in California and to Philipe of course, who we all hope is able to catch up with what's going on (half an eye or more) from wherever he is at the moment - California or the Copacabana Beach :clap
  3. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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    Yeah, actually just a friend. Hard to believe, eh? =)
  4. Brodovitch

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  5. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    couldn't see that vid on F5 but watched it on youtube....

    i have to say giniel is becoming one of my favourite people in the dakar... even if he is a sarf efrikan! seems like genuinely nice calm and level headed guy....
  6. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    very hard to believe you'd let "just a friend" interrupt the dakar!!
  7. too old

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    Still another 1 2/3 hrs for the start of the special or am I going to be late for another f*****g "meeting"?:D
  8. yammie

    yammie Been here awhile

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    Yeah..:lol3
  9. Brodovitch

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    yeah, unfortunately. And I have a bloody meeting again in exactly 1.5 hours. Tempted to reschedule, oh so tempted

    Just need to figure out how I can time it to coincide with the neutralised section :D
  10. yammie

    yammie Been here awhile

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    Cancel it!!:freaky
  11. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    Just read this on MCN UK

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    On the flip side to Forman’s success, Malle Moto rider Craig Bounds suffered a heavy crash when a Quad rider crossed his path leaving him with serious neck and back pain. Despite his huge crash, Bounds heroically made it to the end of the stage posting the 76th fastest time.
    He said: “I was riding well on the stage and making good progress until the crash. I was in a gully and there was a stationary Quad in front of me. Just as I went to pass him, he fired across my path. I tried to avoid him but must have caught it with my foot peg and ended up cartwheeling down the gully.
    “I’ve been to the medical centre for X-rays and have been told that I’ve got a serious compression on my spine and I’ve been told not to ride. The plan is to carry on working on my bike so that it’s ready and see if it’s possible tomorrow. I can’t believe my luck, but I guess it’s one of those things.”
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    :eek1

    :cry
  12. Brodovitch

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    Damn. Was really rooting for Craig, Malle Moto and all this year. Spinal compression does not sound good, especially bumping around on a bike in that terrain

    :cry
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    bugger.... hope he made it this morning...
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    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Holy Guacamole...
    S$%^&t luck :cry
  15. Brodovitch

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    Dakar.com

    Casteu on the road
    The winner of yesterday's stage, David Casteu, is opening the road today in front of his countryman Olivier Pain and Spaniard Juan Pedrero Garcia. The 151 bikes authorised to start today will ride 291 km of link stage before tackling 455 km of special stage, with the bivouac at Calama as their destination.
  16. Brodovitch

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    Stan Watt & Tim Forman update after yesterday's stage:

    Crescent KTM and Front Row GB continue to make an impression
    The Crescent KTM and Front Row GB team of Stan Watt and Tim Forman had another strong day as the 2013 Dakar completed its fifth stage with both men now in the top-40.

    In what was a relatively short timed special of just 136km followed by a 275km liaison stage both men rode well to improve on their positions in the overall race standings. For the second day, the highest placed rider was Forman, who continued to show his pace onboard the Crescent prepared KTM rally bike. The 34-year-old was just six seconds off a top-30 position, finishing the stage in 31st place, 17m48s behind the fastest man of the day and stage winner David Casteau. The result see’s Forman continue to climb up the leader board with the Welshman now holding 37th overall.

    Watt put in another solid day to claim 42nd position on the stage. The incredibly consistent Irishman has been rewarded for his efforts by moving further up the leader board. He now holds 33rd overall with five of the 14 stages complete. Stage six will see riders face a 291km liaison followed by a gruelling 455km timed special and then a final 22km liaison.
    Tim Forman: “That was the most enjoyable day of riding so far. It was a real mix of fine sand, fast trails, small tracks and some real technical stuff. There were people stuck on the climbs and people ploughing into the fine sand and going over the handlebars. I was just taking my time, having a look around before trying to get up the big climbs and as a result I was able to choose my line and I didn’t get stuck at all. I know how heavy the bike is, so getting stuck or falling off isn’t really an option for me!”
    Stan Watt: “I didn’t get off to a good start. There were some really sandy climbs with rocks in them and I ended up crashing twice due to all the dust from other riders. I ended up having to go back down to the bottom and do it again which cost me a lot of time. There were some really rough stages, tracks with lots of rocks and I was able to pass quite a few of the riders that passed me on the earlier climbs. I’m happy with my overall position, now the aim is to try and get into the top 30 by the rest day.
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    Hosting the pics for Nitro. Here's one he sent me a couple of hours ago:

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  18. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Holy mother of God :eek1 .. Not good news, spinal compression is usually a no go ... :cry
  19. Brodovitch

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    Weird. Over here Barreda reseeded to 42nd (not very generous compared to other reseedings), but Fish not reseeded and listed as starting in 141st :eek1

    Politics or just a screw up?
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    There are rumors on twitter about a fatal accident involving an assistance vehicle. I won't post it on Twitter yet as it still unconfirmed.