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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
only +4s to CD there
first 5 at wp3, looks like Cyril is still opening with style
We've toned down our disappointment in big red in respect to ya Tony
Think Ben's going to push it a tad today.
I got the message from PAU about the change, but when one think about it with the little information we got, it is also possible to different scenario.
If he saw the bike without engine last night...
It is possible to pull the engine out to have easier access to the topp end if desirable, only need to be under supervising of technical comisar. So could be that KTM only replaced everything else but crank and gearbox.
Crank is known can last easy more than 2 Dakars, and gearbox as well (perhaps not for Coma and CD :) and if one pull the engine, it is easy to replace whole cylinder, head, virtually everything else.
This option of pulling the engine out for top end work has probabbly never been used, but with 450 RR it is neccessary as it is impossible to demount the topp without at least lowering the engine. (pin for upper register chain gear is right behind the frame)
Though I do not understand why would KTM not do this during the rest day. (they sure did ... )
But that's why I love internet, rumors rumors rumors rumors rumors rumors rumors
I am sorry that is me who got it out unconfirmed, but I just passed the information I received forward. :)
What are you saying?
Pain isn't a threat to Despres at the moment.
Despres is 10min in front of Challeco and he took another 2 minutes from him on this stage. He'll soon engage his break-their-spirit-cruise-control.
168 POSKITT (GBR) KTM 000:20:18 00:01:53
I'm talking about stage results, is all.
Whoa, Despres and Joan seem to be cruising fast compared to the others.
Edit :Speedy cruising to
Doesn't matter, Pain dropped from +5sec to +2:25.
only .04 apart time wise
001 DESPRES (FRA) KTM 001:08:45 00:00:00
2 005 BARREDA BORT (ESP) HUSQVARNA 001:08:49 00:00:04 00:00:00
3 020 GONÇALVES (PRT) HUSQVARNA 001:08:49 00:00:04
Dakar Km 64
The Portuguese Husqvarna rider only trails the provisional stage leader by 8 second. Behind them, Juan Pedrero Garcia is in fifth place between Barreda and Jakes, 54" behind Despres. 1'04" behind the Frenchman, Gérard Farres Guell in turn currently leads Alessandro Botturi and Ruben Faria
Huge thanks to PackMule and Pyn for making these call ins happen !!
Naw, reported a valid observation. As you pointed out, more than one reason to yank the motor besides swapping out.
Was thinking about that first motor of CDs.
If I were the team boss, I'd really want that thing back on the rest day.
Tear it down to see what failed, in case he has to warn his riders about a likely weak spot.
Anyone know if they gave Marek a fresh one?
No just BR - I would be a bit of a mercenary and shift the support to whomever Sam is riding for
plus rumours, hearsay and tales from the bivouac are what fuel the f5irehose! so keep it up...
Soon enough Gonçalves will need to pass Jakes, and he will lose some time