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

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

  1. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    After he gets his 2 mins from all the dakar riders... as it states in the entry forms.
  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Faria is 2'29" behind at WP1.
    Maybe he stopped, waited for Cyril and after 2 minutes said "Oh fuck the old codger" and continued.
  3. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Flatbiller then :lol3

    Still pretty sure he won't be too impressed :rofl:rofl
  4. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    #178 JW Offringa is out :cry

    Jan Wouter is like the average trail rider who set himself the goal of doing Dakar. Somebody who posted on a dutch forum about this years ago and made his dream come true.

    After 5 longs days he met his Waterloo yesterday, at the end of Stage 6.

    He was running in the back of the field and after struggling through the past stages, running in the back of the field and having had a 24hr riding day he came up on the final fuel stop to find it empty.

    The gastrucks had left and there was no other option for him then to join the recovery truck.

    The Red Lantern has now been passed on to Luis on his KTM 150cc 2 stroke.

    Go Luis!!
  5. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    He's losing 3 minutes at each waypoint to Caselli... WTF?
  6. orlando_orange

    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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    which means lopez is now ahead of him in overall standings...
  7. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    He won't like either :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  8. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  9. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Lopez has now passed Cyril in the overall at WP2 by 1:40
  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Made the piste, just not fast enough. I sympathize. Valiant effort! :bow
  11. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Argh, sooo frustrating! i am so sorry to hear about such a simple reason to get out. i wish he would come next year and finish.
  12. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    RIP Thomas.

    :cry
  13. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    The only logical explanation on Cyril, barring mechanical issues, is that his bike has been jetted lean on purpose for the higher altitude, and he is being careful with the engine? It looks like a really fast stage today

    edit : after looking at the stage profile, scratch that theory. whole stage is between 3500 to 4000m
  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Cyril is hemorrhaging time. :eek1
  15. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    :cry

    Can they do that, is there a timeframe for it?
  16. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    This stage is FAST. Most overtaking posssibility are before Wp2, with some navigation. Half way to Wp3 it goes to a rough double track that follows a spectacular valley. At times this track is very fast with badly rutted and washed away section that may catch the unaware, but at other times its is very bad with numerous stream crossings, lots of rocks. Near the end there is a diversion up another road that takes the rides well above 3,300m again, before a descent back to the main road down a what looks to be a very rough river bed.

    Noteworthy is that the bike will not have any opportunity for assistance after the special, the last time they can see an assistance truck is just before the SS.

    Here you go.

    My long section (bear in mind altitude is very smoothed on Google earth and therefore much less precise)
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    Their Long section - close enough. [​IMG]

    Their map (decidely imprecise)
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    Our map (blue Liaison/assistance routes, Red for the Special) Not many other options availible unless they are off piste. I think its reasonably close.
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    Zoom in on the first part of the stage
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    Aerial view looking South east from the Ass towards the finish
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    Some photo from the area:
    On the way to Wp1
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    Between Wp2 & 3 (it may be a little wet at this time of year)
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    View of the 2nd half of the SS
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    The final loop up to altitude in the WP5 area
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    Aerial view back toward the DSS from the ASS. There route might cut a loop earlier over the second ridge on the right, but I could not find a track there. Old photo maybe.
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    Some pics of the valley descent

    Near the top 3,800m
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    On the loop near Wp5
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    Final descent to ASS
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  17. Vladtux

    Vladtux Been here awhile

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    Like yesterday Chaleco Lopez have too, he complain about that too

    WP3 Chaleco
  18. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Chaleco at wp3
  19. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    @ too old

    The time difference between local and GMT was spot on I'll have you know :fitz

    But I dropped the ball ref the sign I admit :jack

    And I still cant find it :kboom
  20. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    I have one of my own, they be tough to shame out from underneath those things! :rofl