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

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

  1. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Whilst he was leading the stage, Portugal's Paulo Gonçalves ground to a halt after 333 km of the special stage. The reason is unknown, but the biker is in a very rocky zone so it could be due to a puncture

    Puncture?? thought they all run mousse
  2. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Mischa's site must be calculating it, rather than importing the values directly. Looks clean over there! :ricky
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    Did you ever in your live 100 km offroad racing and following a road book ?

    i swear you ....more than hard work
  4. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    For those interested in the trucks

    Stacey
    The Dutch driver's Iveco has apparently been badly damaged after an accident (the truck rolled over forwards) after 79 km. The crew are ok, but the truck has been unable to carry on
  5. Bluebull2007

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    What happened to Pain?? Hes 6 minutes back at WP8
  6. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Hoo boy. :lurk
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  8. Bluebull2007

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    oops my bad 7:36!
  9. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Nope, but they have and I figure a short stint to the end they will all run hard
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    He's been 7' down since wp2... holding steady, still opening the track at wp8.
  11. Bluebull2007

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    Im confused :dunno
  12. Wildman

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    I think it's easy enough to accept changes when they are done for a good reason (450 rule for example) but when they're done for reasons that appear random at best and seem to diminish the competition at worst then it's natural to rebel against those changes. Sure many of us felt that restricting the entry to 450s would diminish the spectacle (and maybe it has done in some repsects) but from a safety point of view and from the point of view of attracting more factory and semi-factory support it's hard to argue against. Allowing a service mid stage just seems nuts to me though.
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    Ah shucks, must be the pain pills kicking in again. :bmwrider
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  16. PackMule

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    sainz is out, per radio maray quoting some tweet source:ear (?)
  18. ric678

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    17:07 Cars: Sainz close to dropping out?
    Carlos Sainz is at a standstill after 181 km of the special stage and is having mechanical problems with his buggy. The Spaniard has signalled that it is an engine problem that neither he nor co-pilot Timo Göttschalk can repair.
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  20. PackMule

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    Looking at the timing, he is overdue by more than 20' at their next wp. :lurk