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

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

  1. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Just as well it's not through Venuzeula then :1drink
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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    trackingdakar.nl I bet I'm 205 but there you go...

    edit: Yep, another year, same story...
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    bucki3 n00b

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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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  5. Bluebull2007

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    veteran franco picco just went through
  6. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Some drama already in the quad class,-
    One of the candidates, Tomas Maffei (2nd last year) has problems with his Raptor stater and is working on it, have not passed through starting ramp.
  7. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    I believe Si Pavey went through a bit ago but TV Peru was in split screen so could not quite tell.
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    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Jonny Campbell!!!!
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    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Jesus Christ on the podium.
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    Inmate Johnny Campbell is on!

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  11. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Doesn't seem to be the same crowd numbers as in Argentina - thoughts?

    Had a thought - it was New Years eve and New Years day last year
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Noticed that last year...in Argentina, even in small towns, everyone was Dakar crazy. Following the race on radio, cheering like mad, etc. In Peru small towns people were a bit more indifferent.....
  13. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Well after a good start yesterday I'm a bit off today, Met my brother for breakfast, He doesn't understand!!
  14. rwell

    rwell Adventurer

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, crowd numbers look really small
  15. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Perhaps they paid the ASO more also :evil
  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Likely a lot of folks headed to the prologue? Also fences are a bit further back so maybe crowds just don't show up on camera?
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    Peruvians dont get up very early at all. They will be lining the streets I can tell you that. Dont know where deadly gets his perception from, we rode with the riders and had thousands worshippiing us even though we were not in the Dakar as competitors...
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    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    Heads up.
    Announcer is going to try to pronounce PRZYGONSKI JAKUB
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Ya but in Argentina you'd have tens of thousands of people cheering....plus those Argentina women...oh la la..best "fencies" hands down :nod
  20. Bluebull2007

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    Just saw a raptor go over the ramp, looks like he made it...