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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
He was suppose to be assistance to her....what he do leave her to fend for herself?
What a tough break for Casteau. I've enjoyed following him.
Good pic of Lyndon splashing threw the water on Dakar gallery pics...I don't know how to repost here..
What happened to Nasser al-attiyah on the stage?
Dakar 2013, 9th Stage, San Miguel de Tucuman Cordoba
853 km stage (533 miles) including 593 km special test.
Joan Barreda second and Alessandro Botturi third in Dakar ninth stage.
"Bang Bang" Barreda picked up a precious second place in todays ninth stage, the longest in the Dakar 13 covering some 853 km (533 miles) from San Miguel de Tucuman to Cordoba. Barreda set off first this morning and opened the path for the other riders dominating throughout a special test divided into two parts. Despres, starting from further back, was the only competitor to outrun the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain rider, winning the special 403 ahead of Joan.
Alessandro Botturi too, ran a spectacular race on his TE449RR by Speebrain coming in third right behind team-mate Joan. In doing so Alessandro managed to close the gap, moving up to fifth overall place on the leader-board.
A great day in the office for the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain was rounded off with a seventh place for Paulo Goncalves, who also did a fine job in pulling back positions.
Joan Barreda: A really tough and dangerous stage. The ground was so slippery that it would have been really easy to fall. I open up the road coming across every type of animal imaginable; cows, horse, birds, and every time I had to slow down to avoid hitting anything. Im pleased with the second place. With my hand the way it is I couldnt do any more.
Alessandro Botturi: "Starting from that far back I was confronted with an incredible amount of dust. I pushed hard from the start and Im happy with the way that it went. This was my stage. If I had started amongst the leaders, Id have won the race."
Paulo Goncalves: I rode well in the first part and I was, in fact, in fifth place at the end of the first leg. Then it was simply too dangerous to push hard, so I sat back and tried not to make any mistakes.
Wolfgang Fischer: Congratulations to our riders for a job well done in this, the longest stage of the rally. Were really pleased that Alessandro is making ground on the leaders in the overall standings.
Result Stage 9:
1. Despres (FRA, KTM) 5h41m36s
2. Joan Barreda (ESP, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:04:03
3. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:05:14
4. Faria (PRT, KTM) +00:07:47
5. Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) + 00:08:47
7. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:11:14
85. Matt Fish (AUS, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +01:27:06
Overall Standings after nine stages:
1. Faria (PRT, KTM) 25h57m12s
2. Despres (FRA, KTM) +00:05:23
3. Lopez (CHL, KTM) +00:09:03
4. Jakes (SVK, KTM) +00:16:56
5. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:22:58
19. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +01:33:51
35. Joan Barreda (ESP, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +03:11:40
96+. Matt Fish (AUS, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +24:02:25
Thought they said his engine blew up
motor go boom!
To much over-revving and the waterpump belt fell off!
I really have no idea, but that would be poetic.
That's it!! great pic!! to bad there is a guy in the corner, but is someone wanted to keep it just crop a little
I agree totally - KTM have a potentially huge income stream in Asia with the 200 Duke. New KTM dealerships all over Indonesia in the last 6 months. Might buy myself a few more shares.....
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Well I gotta hit the sack. Go Luis , go Laia
Man, he gets mobbed everywhere he goes! Love how there are a bunch of people sitting on the bodywork!!
After finishing stage 8 41st, Rod was informed that his start position for stage 9 was 60th..... (not such a happy camper, no explanation as to why but he seems to think that riders that had completed Dakar prior to this year were pushed forward) he has come in 33rd today and at the moment still giving him an overall ranking of 16th. Ben Grabham, another Aussie and a rookie is also doing extremely well with his Ranking of 17th. Go Aussies. : )
For myself, are all the guys Giants? I only LOOK like Gaston on a 450, but these guys make them look like toys. His freakin knees are banging bars when he sits for crying out loud.
Pyndon looks huge.
I know Van Ginkle is like, 7 feet tall at least.
IM SHORT DAMMIT
We have to be big to make up for a lack of skills. Just throw the bike where you need it to be.
Little something on Lyndon I found online: