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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
Not yellow sticker/number...
Mischa lists the same.
same on mischa's site.... seems a bit low for barreda considering that it's 10 places adrift of where JC was getting re-seeded to....
fish must fall outside of the elite squad.
That's an understatement.
It's extremely risky to continue in that condition. One doesn't even have to crash to worsen the injury.
let's hope they are just rumours...
So will Botturi have to wait for Joan, or is he given the green light as the #1 SpeedBrain rider in 7th overall?...
I just realised Gonk is overall 16th, Barreda 59th :eek1
A serious accident involving a vehicle in support of the Dakar Rally left two dead and seven wounded late on Wednesday (9) in Peru, 10 kilometers from the border with Chile.
A taxi carrying six people crashed in the front support vehicle, carrying three people. A second taxi with four passengers, flipped several times in an attempt to avoid the collision.Two of the first taxi passengers, including the driver, died in the accident and seven other people - four Peruvians and three passengers in the vehicle support - were injured and were taken to hospitals in Tacna, Peru.
The Peruvian authorities coordinated the rescue operation, which involved three local ambulances, a fire engine and several police officers, with the support of the Dakar team, which sent two ambulances and two security vehicles to the site.*The Peruvian authorities have started investigations into the causes of the accident.
surely speedbrain will realise barreda is a lost cause for the title.. if he breaks down he can wait for the aussie mechanic to catch up with him... he should really be carrying the water for botturi now...
Hope so, Botturi is/was my favorite on that team (excluding Quinn). He is showing exceptional steadiness & restraint, consistently in the top 10. Top rookie in '12, hope he shines even more this year
45 minutes to blast off...
Terrible news. RIP
There seem to be lots of comments about CdP's relatively slow pace. I can't help but think of an interview I heard with Rick Mears (multiple Indy 500 winner) when he talked about managing risk in a long race.
He would basically half-life the entire race. For the first half he would only push as much as necessary to maintain within reach of the leaders (IIRC, he only wanted to be on the lead lap).
The second half was broken into quarters. The first quarter he would push hard enough to high up on the board (say 10th).
The second quarter was broken into eighths. The first eighth he would push harder, and begin taking more risks to get onto the podium. If he found himself in 1st by the end of the that eighth, he would then manage his lead.
If still behind, the final eighth was divided into sixteenths, and he would increase his pace again. Begin taking more risk. If at the end of that he was still not in the lead he would start pushing flat out, maxiumum attack.
Mears' whole point of this is that racing is about managing risk to the exent that it can be managed. Pushing hard from the start to the finish is simply not possible -and he was only talking about 500 miles on pavement, or 1000 in Baja - nothing near the race distance of Dakar. You cannot take those kinds of risks for the entire race and reasonably expect to make it to the finish line. Think of it as the anit-Robby strategy. Gordon is kind of known for having great speed, but breaking his toys, or crashing, or both. It seems from the outside that Robbie is pushing too hard for too long and the law of averages bites him.
So why on Earth would CdP do anything to risk his rallye so early on? He's within touch of his challengers. He can pull the cork seemingly at will and clip 10 minutes off the entire field except Coma (who's out). There's simply no upside for Cyril to run maximum attack at this point.
We will probably not start to see Cyril take big bites out of people until after the rest day.
Will you be riding with us today Troy?
A black day... again
My background as a Dakar fan is similar - following year on year with the limited TV coverage popping up a few days after anything happened.
Work and life commitments meant I could never achieve the dream of watching the event thundering through the desert in person until things fell into place for January 2008 ................and we all know what happened that year. I was in Lisbon wandering around parc ferme with just 18 hours to go before the start as the news broke
Now the sheer cost of getting to SA from Europe means I may never get to see the Dakar. But I get great enjoyment out of following it here and riding the event vicariously through riders we help (go Pyn ). And we are already working on plans for 2014 rider support ..............
Thank you all for the experience
Couldn't agree more. For chrissakes, it's (still) the bloody Dakar, not a hare scramble. And by risks, people seem to forget that taking care of the bike as well as your body is high on the list. Let's not forget that Barreda had to make an engine change before his fuel pump problems
pulling all the stops today... I'm back in the off5ice chair for real for the first time... typing practice last night and now multiple screens and folder open... let's git 'er done boy...
So your pulling night and morning shift?
What are you on and do you have more?