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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
I'd say raingate as well except he already took the penalty
Tell him to steal a charged car battery and stick it in his camelback. And turn off his lights .
One more thought before I get back to work.
For all our joking about stadium Dakar and favoritism and the rest, the star of the motorcycle show currently has greasy hands and is working on his own rig, putting a motor in to stay in the chase tomorrow.
It is impossible to imagine that in any other top-tier form of racing. Ryan Villipoto or James Stewart putting in a motor between motos? Yeah, right, it's hard to picture them turning a suspension clicker!
My belief, and my experience, is that the Dakar adventure, while torn around the edges, remains vibrant inside, for most people, most of the time. I dislike the short stages, I abhor the favoritism, I hate the constant pushing of the rules and flexibility toward teams with $$... but I still love the race and what it brings out in people. There AND here.
For those on the ground having problems with the altitude, you can buy Sorojchi pills in any farmacia. This stuff works, it's a mixture of aspirin, small amount of caffeine, and some other harmless ingredient I can't recall at the moment, and it's cheap. If you're feeling like shit this stuff will fix you up.
webventure.com.br photos up from stage 7. re-posted for your convenience over in the Dakar 2013 Media Thread.
(note: since there were aparently no bike photos from stage 6, some of these may have been from stage 6)
#18 - JAKUB PRZYGONSKI (POL)
#81 - EDUARDO ALAN (ARG)
#168 - LYNDON POSKITT (GBR)
#253 - RAFAL SONIK (POL)
#253 - RAFAL SONIK (POL)
#339 - SZYMON RUTA (POL) / LAURENT LICHTLEUCHTER (FRA)
#500 - GERARD DE ROOY (NLD) / TOM COLSOUL (BEL) / DAREK RODEWALD (NLD)
#500 - GERARD DE ROOY (NLD) / TOM COLSOUL (BEL) / DAREK RODEWALD (NLD)
tldr; re-posted for your convenience over in the Dakar 2013 Media Thread.
Scoured the schedules and this is what I've concluded (after having read through the schedules for all three french channels twice =):
@ 17:40 (UTC/GMT) - France 4 (Le Dakar)
@ 18:15 (UTC/GMT) - Eurosport 2 (Live - Interviews)
@ 22:00 (UTC/GMT) - Eurosport 1 (Highlights)
@ 01:05 (UTC/GMT) - France 2 (Bivouac)
Considering calling it a night (living in UTC+1)...
One thing I don't get is how can they have the tools, oil, etc to swap engines. The first post quoting Pal mentioned that would be impossible for them to swap engines, even if they wanted to.:huh
Dakar 2013, 7th Stage Calama -Salta
802 km stage (500 miles) including 218 km of special test
Botturi in tenth place after the first part of the marathon.
The 218 km first part of the Dakar 2013s only marathon stage, wont be remembered by the riders as a particularly special one. The stage presented no particular difficulties other than the dust and a navigation-heavy first part, and saw the riders approach the race with a calm and prudent attitude. The special test, at between 3000 and 3400 metres sea level, proved to be a test in itself. Alessandro Botturi was the best of the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain riders, taking tenth place, which could prove crucial ahead of tomorrows second marathon leg.
Joan Barreda and Paulo Goncalves, who set off from behind had to put up with an enormous amount of dust throughout the day. Both chose not to take risks. Joan finished a dust-filled day with very little overtaking, in twenty-first place, and Paulo came in twenty-sixth. Jordi Viladoms had a bad day at the office, when during the transfer he stopped at the Lama pass border crossing some 4500 metres above sea level, where for reasons of fatigue was forced to seek aid from a medical car, and was given oxygen. Jordi managed to restart and compete in the special. Matt Fish got back to the bivouac this morning after working on his bike in the neutralization zone yesterday, and headed out on the second special in the dark. Matt didnt throw in the towel as he realises how important its going to be for his team-mates to have his support over the next few days.
Tonight the riders will camp out in Cachi, without the mechanics, and will thus have to do any work on their TE449RRs by Speedbrain themselves. They set off again tomorrow at 05.50 for another long stage, which is expected to be a complicated one.
The seventh stage of the Dakar has been marred by the death of the young French rider, Thomas Bourgin, 25, involved in a fatal accident during the long transfer. The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain sends condolences to the family.
The second leg of the marathon from Salta to San Miguel de Tucuman is predicted to be the toughest stage of the entire Dakar 2013. A total of 739km (461 miles) including 492 special test, which will take the form of two separate parts. After the special there will be a 228 km transfer to the camp where the riders have their rest day on the 13th January.
Alessandro Botturi: It was a fairly calm stage, even if it was very long. I didnt take any risks and didnt push too much, as we were at such a high altitude and it wouldnt have been right to overdo things. Starting out tenth suits me fine for tomorrows stage as its an important one and I want to attack.
Paulo Goncalves: I tried to get past the slower riders who started ahead of me but it was really tricky. It was just too dusty and dangerous. I managed to overtake three riders, but then I decided it was better not to take any chances, and so I sat in behind the group.
Joan Barreda: It was impossible to overtake today in the special, because there really was so much dust. I took it easy as my hand was causing me problems and I didnt want to mess everything up before tomorrows special. This evening I will take something for the swelling, because I want to be in good shape for tomorrows important stage.
Result Stage 7:
1. Caselli (USA, KTM) 1h51m31s
2. Lopez (CHL, KTM) +00:01:23
3. Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +00:01:23
4. Verhoeven (NLD, Yamaha) +00:01:30
5. Faria (PRT, KTM) +00:02:30
10. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:04:39
21. Joan Barreda (ESP, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:09:21
26. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:10:17
44. Matt Fish (AUS, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:21:11
Overall Standings after seven stages:
1. Pain (FRA, Yamaha) 17h28m17s
2. Lopez (CHL, KTM) +00:06:06
3. Casteu (FRA, Yamaha) +00:06:37
4. Faria (PRT, KTM) +00:09:42
5. Despres (FRA, KTM) +00:14:07
9. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:30:18
25. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +01:38:08
44. Joan Barreda (ESP, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +03:47:30
139. Matt Fish (AUS, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +22:41:04
Changing engines in the dirt is one of those weird romantic fantasies i have. Its pretty amazing to do that and keep going.
Jordi Viladoms @ JordiViladoms
Jordi seems that he has been able to solve mechanical problems and it starts moving ... som-hi Jordi!!
There's a "Classic" category in the Sonangol Africa Eco Race, in which the UMM of the old days took part; a Honda 600 XLM bike and two Porsche 911s, one of which won the rally in the eighties with René Metge at the wheel!
and that's just a taster
I had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours after taking those.
Finally caught up from the back of the field.
Just one thought I hadn't seen 205'd to death yet. Cyril had been riding conservatively to preserve his bike and let natural attrition take care of all of the hot heads before he attacked for the win later in the race. How is that working out for him now? :eek1
He was 14' (IIRC) back before Trannygate and now he has lost another 15 odd minutes plus the 15' penalty for the engine change plus the potential 45' second engine change penalty. His competition will lose 15' if they change motors on the rest day but he is still way behind. I know the rally has a long way to go yet and he has the alien skills but it looks like he has a big job ahead of him.
Big props to him though for getting his hands dirty and swapping the engines himself.
RIP Andy, Meoni, Kemal, Thomas and all of the other racers who have lost their lives in this great race.
Most likely a venting issue.
Or if it's a FCR, could be the float needle not closing proper. Does it leak out the carb vent when this happens?
from Faria Facebook
DAKAR 2013-7 STAGE - 01/11/2013
CALAMA - JUMP
Ruben Faria takes the 4th place overall!
The 7th Step who called Calama to Salta had a total of 806Km of which 220km of timed special
With the result of yesterday Ruben Faria was second to leave for special timed but soon stopped for two minutes waiting for Cyril Despres in order to continue to do their role Waterbearer but soon everything changed because Despres had a problem in gearbox of his KTM having asked Ruben to continue to race because nothing could be done to solve the problem. Thereafter Ruben imposed a strong pace managing to recover part of the lost time with the problem of Despres.
Delayed a bit this press to try to give more information on the strategy to Step tomorrow but nothing is set in concrete, what we can say is that the interests of the KTM / Red Bull will be first and will be the basis strategy for tomorrow.
Ruben Faria: "Despite my result obviously I can not be happy because the problem that Cyril had everything will be different from now. Today was a very quick step and easy to navigate. I had to stop to help but could do nothing Cyril and he gave me the green light to attack and tear. From that moment it was always recovering. Despite the altitude my KTM this perfect! Great bike! A hug for everyone "
maybe some leaves the locals chew for altitude sickness?
I thought there were lubricants available from Elf much the same as the normal Bivouac if the rider wanted to change their own oil.
how much more amazing can this thread get?
info & tips to a competitor directly from the firehouse. Careful, ASO might just ban us next year
Do we know why he is out? Looked like maybe a broken hand?
Yip, with all these engine changes and malle moto typ stuff in the works, I cant help but think of Kemals smiling face missing from this Dakar...