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

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

  1. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    only +4s to CD there
  2. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    first 5 at wp3, looks like Cyril is still opening with style
  3. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Everyone? :lol3:lol3:lol3
  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Ya everyone :D


    We've toned down our disappointment in big red in respect to ya Tony :freaky
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    Think Ben's going to push it a tad today.
  6. 690RR

    690RR Been here awhile

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    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 :norton

    I am sorry that is me who got it out unconfirmed, but I just passed the information I received forward. :)
  7. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    What are you saying? :ear
    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.
  8. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    168 POSKITT (GBR) KTM 000:20:18 00:01:53
  9. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    I'm talking about stage results, is all.
  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Whoa, Despres and Joan seem to be cruising fast compared to the others.

    Edit :Speedy cruising to
  11. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Doesn't matter, Pain dropped from +5sec to +2:25.
  12. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    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
  13. Brodovitch

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  14. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    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
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    Done

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  16. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Naw, reported a valid observation. As you pointed out, more than one reason to yank the motor besides swapping out.
  17. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    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?

    :ear
  18. too old

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    No just BR - I would be a bit of a mercenary and shift the support to whomever Sam is riding for :rofl
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    orlando_orange deslyxic tepyr

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  20. 8340SU

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    Soon enough Gonçalves will need to pass Jakes, and he will lose some time