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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
Laia's thru WP8 +05:55:50
He'd been waiting for a great day ever since the race started in Lima. And today was it! After starting the longest stage of the rally in 11th place, 24′26″ behind the overall leader, Cyril Despres delivered a virtuoso performance throughout the ninth stage, one which was raced on fast trails which put tyres and brakes to the test. The Frenchman went on the attack at the beginning, dosed his effort to preserve his tyres in the second part and then stepped it up again in the finale, grabbing his first win in the 35th edition, which is also his 31st career win, by 4′03″ over his closest rival, Joan Barreda. Despite an early fall, Husqvarna's Spaniard was the only rider who came close to challenging the Frenchman and finished second, 1′11″ ahead of teammate Botturi.
He wasn't the only one to fall, as the Yamahas can tell you! The overall leader in Tucumán, David Casteu, crashed into a cow when tackling a turn 120 km into the special! He set off with a dislocated shoulder, a leaky tank and the beginning of a nightmare stage for the man from Southern France, as he had to stop yet again 15 km before the end of the stage and saw all hopes of salvaging something in the overall go up in smoke. Olivier Pain's performance won't fill the brand with the tuning forks with glee either! The second-in-command of the Bleus also hit the deck several times today, losing about 32′ and slipping to sixth overall. It wasn't a good day for Chaleco López either, as he also took a tumble and lost over 16 minutes to Despres.
This crazy stage turned the overall on its head, with Cyril Despres' water carrier, Portuguese Ruben Faria, taking the lead 5′23″ ahead of his leader! Things just got much easier for the defending champion! Behind them, Chile's Chaleco López is still in third place, 9′06″ down, after a successful damage limitation exercise.
sorry if it's a repeat
Fantastic, simply fantastic
Cool, isn't it
She was always a big fan of Iron Dog snowmachine racing across the Arctic ..Her Husband was a champion too .she always been a avid racing fan .. She can even point ya to Russia !!
Man if they played Snooker in bars in the USA one would be falling down drunk by the end of the game....pretty long
Did he push that new/used engine too hard on this stage? He was flying for sure.
His wife when she can, but she's been working. The other person, I'm not positive. I "think" it's a cousin. With very little English. I'm trying to talk to them now, but is difficult for us both.
Now saying 23:00 GMT.
Agreed makes since if takes a 45min I think all the others almost have to do there swap..why risk failure if one of the main contenders is so far back,
Incredible, seeing Despres helping Laia with her mechanical problems. Especially after the MUDGATE of last year
Dakar highlights due uk 10pm/23:00cet or after snooker if it overruns.
It's lonely in the bivvy
Thank you sir! He died while taking care of his baby.
Crap! they have to shoot another frame?!? :ddog
They just take a break and leave the place, WTF
No good for bars as "quarter machines" won't work. Ya gotta go to a real "billiard parlor" if you want to play real games; 8-ball and 9-ball ain't real games, just a way for bar owners to make a lot of money on little investment.
Snooker is almost as bad as watching Texas Hold'em... :zzzzzzzzzzz
I have to go to sleep and get up in 4h. Damn snooker