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

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

  1. GearedUp

    GearedUp Long timer

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    From Dabrowski's Dakar bio. In the Orlen team, we are all free to ride our race. Now Kuba (Przygonshi) is the fastest and if he has a problem, I will stop to help him. During the rally, we'll see in what position we find ourselves and maybe I'll sacrifice my position for the others.
  2. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    Good effort dude :clap watch for oil spitting!
  3. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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  5. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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  6. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    That's is ok, I am cooking with the laptop into the frying pan :evil
  7. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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  8. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Interesting conversation must have been had. Cyril would have to trust Dabrowski on the condition of his engine!
    Anyone know Mareks feedback on eBay!:lol3
  9. Martino

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    Easy - Dabrowski is part of the Orlen team (Orlen being major Polish oil company). This team is certainly able to value good relationships with KTM highly enough.
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    I think Ben has a surprise or 2 for the rest of the field before this dakar is done. He will relish the dakar, and by now has his head around the nav equipment.

    I'm expecting a few raised eyebrows, with his pace and failing a mechanical the best is yet to come. Rod as well; they both have talent to burn. :clap
  11. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    :huh
  12. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    I know there is a lot of Cyril hate around here, but the way I see it, what is happening is exactly the spirit of Dakar that I love. Against the odds, a lower ranked rider sacrifices to keep a top ranked guys competitive. In the spirit of the water carrier, this is Dakar and I'm glad it didn't devolve into one of the actual conspiracies floated around today, the worst of which that I heard, I refuse to even post in public.
  13. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    In the world of KTM there's is no such thing as "volunteering" :D
  14. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    I'm having some tough days, yesterday i broke the clutch at 100km from the end of the special and started having engine issues. Today was a disaster the bike has lost a lot of power and i hardly get to 115km/h which is really slow. Im very worried cos the spare engine i have has to be rebuilt, i have all the pieces but no idea on how to do! In some hours i have the last stage before rest day, hope i manage to get there.

    Manuel L.
  15. Clancy

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    :nod He did say he was going to spend the first few days getting his head around the whole deal. Very under rated but after the rest day he's going to do well I think.
  16. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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  17. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    ENGINEGATE !!!!!
  18. bluesurf

    bluesurf en dos ruedas

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    Generally smart move on everyone's part to swap out now even with another swap possible even though I didn't think it would happen. Although I am not an absolute CdP fan, then wish him the best of luck and will be rooting for the others to push on and be safe.

    Just changed the posts per page down to 20...this should save me about "1 million" seconds in the next week or so.
  19. Bluebull2007

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    Okay so after all this drama class I contacted my insiders:

    And I quote:
    "Cyril is outside right now stripping his bike. They are only working on one bike at the moment, and Cyril is doing the work himself. He is flapping quite a bit so I decided to leave him alone to sort it out. "

    Both my insiders knew nothing of Dabrowski's engine going in so I think that still needs to be confirmed.

    Otherwise most of the riders enjoyed the fast stage, but have headaches from the altitude and are doing their road books.
  20. Bluebull2007

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    Nope its Trannygate. :evil :deal