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

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  1. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    13:03 Bikes: David Casteu starts the special

    The French Yamaha rider has just started today’s special, tackling the first 229 kilometres, followed by a 96-km neutralised zone, before the final 129 km against the clock. Behind Casteu, general standings leader Olivier Pain will try and maintain his lead, but will have to resist the ambitions of title holder Cyril Despres.
  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    The accident reported earlier involved a Race2Recovery assistance vehicle:

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    THREE British members of the Race2Recovery team competing in the Dakar Rally in South America have been badly injured in a road traffic accident, it was confirmed early today. (Thursday)
    Their vehicle, a Land Rover Defender (a team support vehicle not a race car) was involved in a head-on collision while travelling in convoy on Day 5 of the challenge with other support vehicles in the town of Tacna, in Peru near the Chilean border.
    More to follow.
  3. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    David Casteu is the first rider to jump to the track in the sixth stage (just now in twitter land)
  4. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    damn. Their luck goes from bad to worse :eek1
  5. Jurassic

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    Phew, caught up (nice posts overnight guys :clap ). Day off work today soooooooooo I can join in properly for the first time this year.
  6. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Why follow twitter when twitter just rehashes what is posted over here? :lol3
  7. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    They are having a bad Dakar... :cry
  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Okay so while we wait for WP1 to come up, the refuel is at WP 6... the start of the nutralized zone... that the first point where the front runners will get to (the 15 minute mandatory pause) where they can check gaps on each other...

    Then they roll through 96 km nuetralized stage under the eyes of the tracker (no speeding or you get stung) and then into the last 128 km's of the special... some major altitude climbing in there! Watch out fuel troubles!

    [​IMG]
  9. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    Oh fuck me :cry
  10. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    So the dotted line is neutralised??
  11. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Troy, what fuel problems?
    Fuel will be plenty oxygen in the air on the other hand...
    Wonder if the boys with the Injectors can do any magic there...
  12. Flood

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    The three Race2Recovery members are Justin Birchall, 40, a team driver and civilian volunteer from Burnley, Lancashire, whose Wildcat vehicle retired earlier in the race; former Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer and Gulf War and Falklands war veteran Lee Townsend, a team mechanic, from Yate near Bristol; and retired Army Major John Winskill, aged 42, the team logistics expert from Durrington, near Salisbury, Wilts.

    It is understood that two other vehicles were involved in the accident and two people received fatal injuries and others were injured. Team leader Captain Tony Harris said: “Our hearts go out to the families and relatives of those who have died in this tragic accident and we offer them our condolences and sympathy. Our entire team has been struck by the friendliness and support we have received from the Peruvian people since arriving for the Dakar Rally.”
    Captain Harris said that the Team had unanimously agreed to continue the challenge with the two remaining Wildcat vehicles.

    The three injured R2R team members were transferred to a local hospital and later flown from Tacna by an Antonov aircraft to hospital in Lima where they are said to be ‘stable and conscious.” Their injuries were described as “non-life-threatening.” Their families have been informed of the accident by other team members.
    “This is obviously a huge shock but we know that we have the blessing of the injured. They want the team to finish,” Tony said.
    The accident is being investigated by the local police in Peru and the team is being supported by the race organisers.

    Source.
  13. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Uh huh
  14. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Yep
  15. too old

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    Awww shit - not that you would wish it on any team, but of all the teams not those guys, as if they haven't been through enough already! :eek1
  16. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    race 2 Recovery new update:

    The three injured R2R team members were transferred to a local hospital and later flown from Tacna by an Antonov aircraft to hospital in Lima where they are said to be ‘stable and conscious.” Their injuries were described as “non-life-threatening.” Their families have been informed of the accident by other team members.
    “This is obviously a huge shock but we know that we have the blessing of the injured. They want the team to finish,” Tony said.
    The accident is being investigated by the local police in Peru and the team is being supported by the race organisers.


    Sounds like they're Ok
  17. Clancy

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    Are they the blokes that were featured in the Top Gear episode?
  18. Brodovitch

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    Same team, but the accident involved their support vehicle & crew
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    Flood F5lood.

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    Yes.
  20. too old

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    Bollocks - going to head off home early - can't get any bloody work done so why try - anyway it's weekend here tomorrow and will be there in about 20 mins so WP 1 times may be up by then :lol3:lol3