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

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

  1. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    One of them is the driver of one of the retired Wildcats.
  2. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    And the documentary on Eurosport (worth torrenting if its available as its rather good)
  3. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    One of the drivers Justin Birchall was driving the support team, the one who retired due t mechanical.
  4. Blizzzard

    Blizzzard n00b

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    Will the french 4 highlights be on at 4:40 am EST or have i got this completely wrong
  5. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    :eek1

    bollocks
  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Sorry... you meant the R2R guys...

    pulling for that team... they've had some hard yards to row...
  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Had guys like that in the unit. Good troops, did everything right, but shit just happened to them. Just no luck. Harder than hell to see their families and tell them that their husband/father/son did nothing wrong, was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Where the lucky part kicked in was that they survived it. As these guys did. They live to fight another day. :thumb
  8. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    F##*k. Hope they come through ok.
  9. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    G;morning everyone..I missed some good posts about Dakar past last nite...
    Ready for the f5ing to begin, I have 2 cups of coffe with me, I walked the dog in the rain already...so I can plunk my ass in this seat for the next few hours :D
  10. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Not life threatening injuries to them and they are conscious. but OK is a broad definition.:cry
  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Me too.... :pope
  12. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    Sounds as though they should be okay hopefully. Desperate news though (especially for those in the taxi).:eek1
  13. Screamingeagle3

    Screamingeagle3 Been here awhile

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    Hope all ends well.....
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  14. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    Sad way to start out the morning hearing about fatal accident. Thoughts and prayers to friends and families of those involved.

    Enjoyed the discussion last night which provided some great perspective how the firehose got started.

    Time for coffee, multiple screens for timing and work today. Doing my best to stay caught up.

    GO PYNDON!
  15. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    None life threatening can still be life changing. Heal well. How are the med facilities in that part of the world? Up to scratch?
  16. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    HRC tweet:

    Total km in today's SS6 equates to something like Paris to Montpellier. But on slightly rougher terrain than the A75.

    HRC press officer discovers understatement
    :lol3
  17. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    Very true.
  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    It's all about perspective. :rofl
  19. paulk46

    paulk46 Katoom

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    Hope they all recover well, thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones, bit of a downer to start the day on.
  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    They ain't no 90 km/h (average) roads Brodo... :ear