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

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

  1. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer&Curmudgeon

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  2. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Dakar

    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
  3. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Cool, isn't it :D :clap :clap
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  6. AndyCBR

    AndyCBR Been here awhile

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    Man if they played Snooker in bars in the USA one would be falling down drunk by the end of the game....pretty long

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    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Did he push that new/used engine too hard on this stage? He was flying for sure.
  8. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Proud Dakar Wife

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    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.
  9. Wildman

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  10. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    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,
  11. SlickSix

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    Incredible, seeing Despres helping Laia with her mechanical problems. Especially after the MUDGATE of last year
  12. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    Dakar highlights due uk 10pm/23:00cet or after snooker if it overruns.
    from carlton
  13. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Crap! they have to shoot another frame?!? :ddog
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    I have to go to sleep and get up in 4h. Damn snooker