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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
It's about time! Way too quiet in the Caselli peanut gallery. I predict he'll win one of these stages before it's all over.
He was top 4 fast all day. Seems to be settling into how this type of racing works. Must be a pretty smart fellow.
Pydon, looked to be handling that well enough.
Well I must admit I took a while to join in the F5er's for this Dakar as still a bit upset about the situation but I have been lurking, can't resist Not quite the same for me though with Sam missing
but still need to say a big thank you to all of you that contribute so much to this thread and make it such a great way to keep up with what is going on, all of your efforts and contributions are greatly appreciated, don't know what I used to do before I found the ADV forum
Keep it up please
MXMum is in the house.
and it looks like Luise got through WP6
Watching france 3 in one eye and eurosport in the other, Dakar overload.
Wonder if we should invite Pynmum to drop in and say hi? (She has done already on Lyndon's thread).
El Ponkin, thank you.
You an Apache pilot EP?
I have abu dhabi 24 hour challenge on eurosport at the moment
Is this Nasser´s new car?
Go Luis! this is the year that he will finish on that bike!
Team Redverz - Kevin Muggleton to Dakar 2013
Just read through the incredible number of well wishes! Wow! Thank you. They are off to make mods to the brace, if everything works like it's supposed to, I could be flying home in the next couple of days. My Spanish is coming along , not.
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I agree! But the whole 2 motor swap already has me worried.
The first part of the special went very well, but on the second section, the engine lost a fair bit of power and I started wondering whether it was a fuel problem or due to the altitude. I don't know, but I should find out when I get to the bivouac.
I knew that it was the first stage on hard terrain so I had to make the most of it. I set of in 13th place and tried to go flat out, but I wasn't able to go as fast as I wanted with all the dust on the special. What's more, Paulo Gonçalves overtook me... On the second part, I found a good pace and moved up. I would have liked to have won the stage today because it's my wife's birthday and I wanted to dedicate the victory to her. Nevermind, she'll just have to be happy with 2nd place. That said, from a racing point of view it's better, because I will have less time to wait for Cyril, who must have finished in third place.
I ate quite a lot of dust having started 5th this morning, but then I caught up with the stage leaders at the end of the first section. It was very quick, a WRC type route... At last there were some tracks and rocks. It was really nice to ride and on the second section, we all stuck together in single file. All in all, it was generally a good special and it's great to be in Chile!
Apart from a small navigation error at the start of the special, which must have lost me around 3 minutes, I managed to catch up with Casteu and Pedrero at the end of the dunes before overtaking them. Afterwards, I opened the road and attacked, but made sure I didn't take too many risks, because it was quite tricky. On the second section, I knew that Cyril would have trouble overtaking with all the dust around, but I still rode fast to keep the lead in the general standings. So, it's a good day in general, because I gained some time back on Casteu and didn't lose too much to Cyril. I'm still in the lead of the Dakar, for the 3rd day running it's great! But I'm not letting it get to my head; I'll continue as I am, taking it day by day!
Glad to hear any medium to good news, kevin! :rock
Awesome video of trucks strugling to climb a dune!