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

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

  1. El Ponkin

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  2. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    CDP was wearing his bandana all through his engine swap, so he must not dislike it that much? Faria wears a bandana too in France 4 interviews.

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  3. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Good call.
  4. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Just now got word from Chavo that he is in. 21 hours on stage 7am Saturday until 4am Sunday. :knary

    Finally got the bike started and got going again. Nearly had to abandon but got some help and a tow from Bolivian quad rider, Diego Martinez.

    :clap
  5. bluesurf

    bluesurf en dos ruedas

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    Playing catch up after a drive to the mountains. Another 6 tapatalk pages to go
  6. K2vodka

    K2vodka Been here awhile

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    Phew! 100 pages dow. Catching up is one heck of a chore. Damn work!

    Can't wait until the rest day to catch up.

    Anyone doubting Cyril should remember kings like him, Coma, Peterhansel, Meoni, etc, earn their crown... so it is not easily taken away.

    His mechanical abilities make it even tougher for him to be dethroned.

    A lot of the greats started off as mechanics. The most recent I know Schumacher and Raikkonen.
  7. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    What an interview with Lyndon!

    So it wasn't just a case of all the top riders riding in the wrong direction, Pyn rode smart and hard and made some excellent navigation decisions. Fantastic!
  8. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Not so good news from Manuel, though:



    Manuel Lucchese
    38 minutes ago via Mobile


    The situation is quite bad, the engine lost all its compression today was a nightmare for me to manage to pass some sections of the stage. I need to get the engine rebuilt if i want to have a chance to finish, i have the parts but have no clue on how to put hands on the TM engine.

    / manuel staff / GO MAN!!
  9. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Chris - what was the problem- Stator again - if so he must be getting pretty pissed by now, what with what he has paid for the bike package?
  10. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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  11. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    always checking out the package.
  12. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Nice interview there with the Pyn :thumb
  13. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    I think partially that and partially tight valves. He kept having to get towed to bump start it. Some villagers directed him to a dry river bed and he pushed it about a km. Quad rider Diego Martinez then came by and gave him a tow to get started again. He finally arrived at 4am.
  14. too old

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    Tough on him, let's hope he get's sorted today but his aspirations of being top privateer are well shot now.:muutt
  15. Tesla314

    Tesla314 >_

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    :eek1 Holy shit. Boundsy, man, don't do yourself something permanent there... :cry
  16. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Penalties in the standings now - CD down 24 mins overall. Any guesses whether he'll swap for a fresh one today?
  17. practicalshooter

    practicalshooter Posteriophobiac

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    News from Manuels FB (google translate)

    Manuel is having technical problems with its engine. Does not have enough information to fix it yourself. even if it is in possession of the necessary parts. If someone has bikes to help people through on-site contact us and we will send you directions via SMS on who to contact.


    :eek1
  18. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Spectator video of Gordon/Walch. Should up in the next 10 minutes or so. I'm posting it now & going to bed.


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  19. Balkan Boy

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  20. Brodovitch

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    Good morning everyone, so, while I catch up, Cyril's notes on yesterday:

    After last night’s adventures Cyril Despres (KTM Redbull) received a hero’s welcome from his team when he arrived in Tucuman at the end of the marathon stage. And despite the stress and fatigue of yesterday’s late night, unassisted engine swap, he moves up to 2nd place overall 09’26 behind the leader. His team mate Ruben Faria completes the virtual podium and going into the rest day is third overall at 11’16.

    Cyril Despres

    “It wasn’t so easy last night. Already the decision to swap engines was a difficult, but once we made it we actually had to put the plan into action. You could see that the other riders were a little surprised when we started work! Some people say that the Dakar isn’t the same anymore, but I tell you last night was the real spirit of the Dakar. A big thank you to Marek Dabrowski and all the Orlen Team for the extremely generous ‘loan’ of their engine.

    Today wasn’t so easy either. At one point we were supposed to ride in a riverbed, but we couldn’t because there was too much water in it. So instead we had to ride on the riverbank. The problem was that made the road book distances wrong. I was trying to recalibrate my trip all the time but when we came to a fork in the river I had a doubt. Finally I decided to ride back and check rather than take the risk. It cost me a little time but better lose a little time than potentially lose a lot of time.
    ”