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

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

  1. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Wow!!! That's the kind of Rider to Rider assistance I like to see in the Dakar. :clap:clap:clap

    Swapping engines doesn't even come close, well unless 114 roosts the tow guy as soon as he's clear of the mud....:rofl
  2. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Caselli back to 45th with his 3.20 penalty

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    24:23:18 04:26:45 53rd after today
  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Oh yeah....it's definitely still a race...and more of one than there's been for quite some time! :D
  4. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    He said he couldn't pass the river, backed and was looking for a place to pass
  5. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    If it was me I would rebuild the top end on that one and go for it, top end is no penalty 2nd engine is 45min, don't think he can make that up
  6. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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    According to CDP himself he felt that the engine would be able to take the rest of the race. I'm guessing that's based upon inspections as well as talking to Dabrowski.

    True, top end work is free (penalty wise). However there've been doubts raised regarding the transmissions ability to cope with the added performance of a reworked top end. This is due to the fact that the transmission in Dabrowskis engine might not contain the extra durable parts that one would assume that pure factory riders have in theirs. These thoughts were raised by Neduro a couple of pages back.

    I don't know if anyone has been able to confirm 100% if Dabrowskis engine is "top of the line" or a smidge below. The case covers have his name CNC:ed on them and that might indicate something, unclear what though.
  7. JUNBUG

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    Swap a motor with another racer= 15 min penalty. Miss a way point= 3 hour and 20 min. penalty. :kboom:kboom:kboomIt's all in the spirit of the Dakar right.... Good job Casseli, keep going strong.
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    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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    It's not just annoying...it's freakin GAY!
  9. 8340SU

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    Castera said there were 2 cars still out there, and that the FIM guys were still looking in to the book rule 1P.4.XX.Y.55, to solve the rivergate.:D

    Really like the Casteau interview. He was really happy. Described the feeling when he knew for sure that he was on the right track, and all the other were lost and behind him. :clap
  10. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    At Beez' annual Dakar party, so I don't have time to catch up on all the posts here. But, I just had a nice 20min conversation with Lyndon, and I figured you guys might be interested in hearing it. Yeah? :freaky


    Lyndon. Top 10. Interview.

    'Nuff said. :bow :clap :wings

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    <iframe style="border: none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2182825/height/360/width/360/theme/legacy/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/" height="360" width="360" scrolling="no"></iframe>

    Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/rallyraidio/13D10.mp3


    See you all on the rest day. :loaded
  11. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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    Will listen to it shortly, just need to go and rebuild the top end of the cats water fountain. :rofl:rofl
  12. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :dunno Didn't Despres say that engine was built by his mechanic = same as what he's been running.
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  15. Resist

    Resist Been here awhile

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    He did say that but it doesn't mean it's the same as he is running. I rebuilt both my old CBX750 engine and my mates CB250 engine, but they weren't the same. Well, except for the part where they both exploded after 200kms because I am the worst mechanic in the entire world.
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    Paco Martinez of Spain, left, helps fix the motorcycle of Argentina's Sergio Petrone, right, who fell in a river suddenly flooded during the 8th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

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    Jincheng rider Guanghui Wei of China checks his feet at a refueling stop after the 8th stage of the Dakar Rally was canceled due to flash floods near Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

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    Kees Koolen of the Netherlands rides his Honda quad through river basin that was flooded with water rapidly due to heavy rains during the 8th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

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    Kees Koolen of the Netherlands walks to talk to other stranded riders after a river basin was flooded with water rapidly due to heavy rains during the 8th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The 8th stage was canceled due to the flash flood. In the background there is an Argentine military helicopter.

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    Paco Martinez of Spain, front right, Chile's Josefina Gardulski, front left, Argentina's Daniel Domaszewski, top right, and China's Guanghui Wei, top left, ride their vehicles through river basin that was flooded with water rapidly due to heavy rains during the 8th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
  17. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :lol3

    He also says it should be able to get him to finish line....who knows.
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    I think M Coma is spanish

    el bigote payback?:D
  19. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Thank god no one died in the wrong decison to run the stage..
  20. ferals5

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    bloody ripper interview... thankyou:clap:clap:clap