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

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

  1. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Looks like Lyndon might be having the ride of his life. I'm sure the course suits his riding style, and he seems to be right in the zone at mid 30's - not influenced by front runners, and just riding his own ride!


    So happy for him! :clap
  2. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    I thought the second part was common? I read it a few pages back, haven't had tome to check the maps...
  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Looking at the tracker it doesn't make much sense. Late to DSS maybe, tracker broken on his bike maybe..or he has stopped before wp4 :huh
  4. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Why are so many people having trouble? Isn't today mostly forest roads?
  5. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    It may be, I just remember hearing that the bike coarse was too tight for the trucks so they would be on a different route.
  6. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Common route after the bike's WP8..
  7. yammie

    yammie Been here awhile

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    I think the Yamaha riders is going for a bbq in the biouvac later on..:freaky

    Happy he is on his feet and still in after that crash.. 2 yrs ago i think there was an another cow that got hit and that rider was not so lucky as David..
  8. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I think they can't register a new carb'd bike in Europe after 2015 or so? So that will force their hand.

    Plenty of FI bikes have made it thru just fine (including Safariberg's ingeniously developed Husabergs, which I haven't heard of a single FI issue with).

    What amazes me is that it's taken this long for motorcycle FI to start working reasonably well- come on, it's only been 50 years we've had pretty flawless FI on cars? This shouldn't even be something worth talking about... but of course "shouldn't" and "isn't" are rarely synonymous in this or any other context.
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Ms Sanz has disappeared. She should have passed WP5 a while ago.....

    Edit

    Doh, she just popped up running 79th. Lost a lot of time there, hopefully time she'll get back for helping someone. She had a great pace this morning
  10. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Luis thru CP2 +00:44:19
    Maybe just a tracker glitch @WP3?
    GO LUIS!!!
    :clap:clap:clap
  11. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Can anyone help me figure out where Cyril is relative to other riders? He started 20 minutes behind the leader I think... so does that mean he's physically near Bianchi Prata?
  12. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Totally different route. Cars and Bikes cross a (dry?) lake sections while the trucks run north of it.
  13. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    - (2) 011 - FARIA Ruben (PRT) KTM 23h08m40s
    - (1) 010 - CASTEU David (FRA) YAMAHA +00:04:50 (2)
    - (5) 001 - DESPRES Cyril (FRA)KTM +00:07:31 (3)

    this should be the overall by now, if I am correct
  14. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    in a WP5 but with much delay...
  15. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Bingo, 1 second ahead of him
  16. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Physical positions currently:

    BARREDA BORT Joan (ESP) HUSQVARNA 10:49:18
    AMPBELL Johnny (USA) HONDA 10:52:47
    JAKES Ivan (SVK) KTM 10:56:01
    DESPRES Cyril (FRA) KTM 11:04:12
    BIANCHI PRATA Pedro (PRT) 11:04:13
    RODRIGUES Helder (PRT) 11:11:13
    PROHENS Felipe (CHL) 11:13:55
    CASTEU David (FRA) YAMAHA 11:16:57
  17. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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  18. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Despres showing how its done :)

    Okay, okay, he did start in 11th spot today so he can make up the gap easier then Barreda who had to open, but still, I like it :)
  19. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    I'm with you here, I would have thought the relatively high tune of bikes compared to cars would have spawned more advancements in FI than the other way around. When was the last time anyone could buy a new car with a carb? I can't even remember.
  20. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Make up your minds...