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

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

  1. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Cool to be back in Denver and see family again.
    Had a number of meetings with the surgeon, love this guy, we should be able to avoid surgery if the back stays stable. Back brace for 10-12 weeks.. Then I can start the prep for Dakar 2014.
    Final tally of busted bones, L1 (bad), L5, T12 and a number of busted ribs ( but they don't count). So all in all a pretty lucky let off.


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  2. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Big, big error by Pizzolito on first part loosing 33 minutoes, but after that he has been fastest after Caselli, he even gain some time till WP6 compared to Kurt, and lost soem 3 minutes in last two WP (stop by Helder??).

    Impressive but wothless due to the navigation error!

    Surprising that after riding and extra 30 minutes Javier did not run out of fuel and helder did!!!!!!!!!!!
    And he was ruding as fast as he has never done before in DAKAR!!
  3. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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  4. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    For all the chest thumping that Honda did coming to Dakar, Team Husky sure has eaten their lunch!

    They are the real story here. All 3 in the top ten! :huh Not bad at all!
  5. Stagehand

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    :evil Brilliant :D
  6. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    I'm probably just being OCD about this, but I'm thinking if those Hondas run out of fuel a few more times, it's probably something they want take a look at.
    :hmmmmm
  7. Bluebull2007

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    Yeah, and remember the comments earlier on SS3 when ASO said the Honda's effort was a wimper...:D
  8. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    What "Chest thumping" are you referring to? Got links?
  9. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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  10. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    Don't know if they carry it ,
    The grade should change the fuel economy as it would change pump life. Not that much though. The HRC trying to short out the fuel economy probably... Either you are in for the win ( at least give your riders a f@cking chance :deal ) or don't calculate the fuel as if you are going for some sushi in a restaurant and back home...
    Some people as if today they will no longer be part of big H ... At least they should'nt
  11. yammie

    yammie Been here awhile

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    Honda... Sucks!!:puke1


    I Told Ya!!!!!:deal
  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Great news that Kevin shouldn't need surgery!! :clap


    Nasser lost a water pump=OUT


    Fuel is supplied by ASO or even bought at public stations on liason.....I think.
  13. Spark Plug

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    Who ever did the injection mapping should be fired, sounds to me like they didn't take into consideration the high throttle position lower RPMs that are required for the sand,. The bikes are too rich and used up all the fuel.



    You would think somewhere at Honda there is a dyno with air fuel monitors to check these things.
  14. karmataburn

    karmataburn Adventurer

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    Yes I have seen that footage. Kurt has an amazing amount of talent.
  15. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    What a race so far. GO KURT!!! :pynd

    Late for work, gotta go. F5thread will no doubt blow through 1000 pages today!
  16. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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  17. Stagehand

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    I spent some time googling... Saw some brief video of him (I think) blurring past the camera, but not the specific footage you guys refer to. Any better search terms I should look for, or a link?
  18. Acosi151

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    Thanks!
  19. Stagehand

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    If Cyril didnt change his engine, he'd be over 30+ minutes, (if it didnt blow up, that is)

    TOp 6 over an hour ahead of the pack.

    When will the #2-6 start changing engines?
  20. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    car / truck stop at cp1

    dakar com
    The weather conditions have deteriorated further than forecast and the dry river beds that cross the route today are in a state of torrential flood. The rally organisers have decided to stop the special for the cars and trucks. We await further news on the matter.


    (back to the garden)