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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
Robby doesn't choose a path, the path chooses him.
note: i just finished getting caught up on the retarded f5rehose of the day, even at 20pp, i had almost 70 pages to catch up on... that said, i'll fill in the names for these photos tomorrow morning in the media thread; i'm knackered, off to sleep.
Dakar.com photos from stage 8, re-posted over in the Dakar 2013 Media thread. unfortunatly, not too many photos of the rain-gate / we canceled the stage because the cars were too afraid to cross the river... but pretty good photos from the stage either way. i'm sure more photos will follow once all the photogs slog their way back to the biovac.
#301 - GINIEL DE VILLIERS (ZAF) / DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ (DEU)
#146 - SJAAK MARTENS (NLD)
#171 - LORENZO NAPODANO (ITA)
#15 - FRANS VERHOEVEN (NLD)
#7 - FRANCISCO LOPEZ (CHL)
#139 - SERGIO MIGUEL PETRONE (ARG)
#126 - JUAN JOSÉ BARBERY (ARG)
#9 - OLIVIER PAIN (FRA)
i also took the time to post up the dakar.com stage 8 hidden driver candids to the Dakar 2013 Media thread... only one that really bares mention at this time is this:
Man, the F5irehose is a cruel thing if you´re on a regular sleep shedule. Lot of effort has to be taken to keep...a new XXXXgate every morning...
Ah, Rest day
off to grab some lunch at a seaside taverna.
Catch you all in the evening!
Unless they've changed their minds overnight....CD says he's confident this motor can take him to the finish........we'll see.
Surely all four riders in front of CD will also change engines today?
Elsewhere in the torrent of speculation that is the firehose, someone said CD had stated he was going to BA on the Orlen engine :eek1
My prediction is anything that is likely, or even unlikely, to happen, will!
...and there it is....from dry riverbed to surf's up! in an instant! :eek1
Manuel needs a manual! Someone should be able scan and send key pages.
That's some good information right there, thanks! The f5irehose to the rescue! =)
My bet is that he'll keep the engine. Should he make up the time on his competitors during the last half of the rally he _might_ swap the engine then, but for now the first priority has to be to make up some time I believe.
This is good to read! I myself haven't gone with the bash crew, but I can see why some do. I saw the coverage called "Chasing the Dakar" (or something like it) produced by Bluebull2007 (was it?) and I remember a part of it where CDP is filmed at an early mornings stage start and the cameraman walks up to him and engages in conversation to which CDP seems to be rather uninterested, doesn't respond and just seems to be generally uninterested. A caption in the film says something along the lines of "OK, don't talk to me then!".
I would like to point out that I don't have "any beefs" with any specific inmates about any of this (and I don't want to have either =), it's just that when I saw that clip I thought to myself that:
"yeah, if I were dead tired in the morning, about to stand on the starting line soon, expected to deliver 110% - then yes, I would probably behave the same as well."
It's kind of the whole paparazi vs. celebrity thing all over again. We can't really expect them to cater to everyones need for conversation at any given time. So for me personally I'm not really bothered about his stonewalling that morning.
There were some pictures in the ES coverage yesterday that showed Stéphane Peterhansel standing infront of his car having his picture taken together with the locals. There were about 10, to him totally unknown, people coming and going, putting their arms around him and a bunch of photographers contiously taking pictures - he didn't really look too pleased. He probably knew that he had to put up with it since he was in the media zone and sponsor deals and yada yada yada, but the look in his eyes was not the same that CDP shows in Flannys picture. That picture is genuine and both people in the picture get their kicks of it! As for the pictures of Stéphane Peterhansel? They could probably have replaced him with a statue. =)
Oh, and good morning btw - had eight solid hours of sleep (04:00 to 12:00). Did anyone say rest day!? I'm ON! =)
Hi Team F5, before it gets too busy ......
Somebody posted a few pages ago about what caused a rider to be expelled from the Dakar, a la, this guy
FRANK VERHOESTRAETE (BEL)- on the Withdrawals list but NOT as withdrawn or 'Not Starting', stated reason is 'Expulsion'.
No-one has replied, but I and the OP (presumably) would be very interested as to what one has to do to be expelled from the Dakar :)
TIA, BB :)
On Eurosport Germany/Austria CD was interviewd and he said he will try and reach the finish on this engine. so no change on the rest day.
Working on sourcing a manual for Manuel ...........just waiting to hear back fro somebody...
I seem to remember from having read this years rulebook that unsportsmanlike conduct can get you expelled. So perhaps he's left a crashed rider unchecked? Take note - I'm not saying he did that, I'm just referring to the rules. =) Other than that I wouldn't know.
There are alot of things in the rile book you can get expelled for, from missing to many waypoints cutting the course not assisting a disabled rider..? don't know they don't list anywhere I can find why he was expelled...
Thanks for your thoughts, I figured it could be something like unsportsmanlike conduct, but what ever he did has flown under the radar - Google turns up Nada! Probably what ever he did only affected a 'lowly' placed competitor - which (if true) is wrong, they have the least amount of resources to overcome a Dakar mishap, cheers BB
And give it an hour till dry again. seen this in many deserts you can hear it even arriving so you got time to move away.
From PAU FB:
Then we got the answer: there were 14 riders yesterday that did not come across the river. All these got fixed time 2h ​​10 m This means that PAU and the gang keeps the time that was stated yesterday. He stands now at 19 Place in the summary (one that has received a penalty). He greets from south America and use the day to rest. He promises full throttle the next few days :)
1. I don't understand why he didn't ask Mauro Sant ( he is the mecanic from Joan Barreda, Husky Team ). If i remember the TM bike was build from him and his brother.
2. Why he doesn't ask the mecanic from Alex Zanotti, he is on the new rally bike from TM, but the mecanic must know someting about the engine.
Or may be nobody doesn't want to help him because he is not well prepared ?