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

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

  1. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    And the crowd shifts its focus from Mr Bandanna and bays instead for Honda blood.

    Hondagate!!! :rofl

    If you say that fast with a Japanese accent you get something like the war cry of the last Samurai. :lol3
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    Puuurrfect...

    Any possibility maybe Helder got the fuel wrong? Its happened before :dunno
  2. skamikazee

    skamikazee Noviço

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    Thing's coulnd't be better for KTM, not even if CD punctured Helder's fuel tank himself.:huh

    Damn you HRC for messing around with my hopes and dreams of a fellow countryman on the top step of the podium.:cry
  3. mhouck

    mhouck Been here awhile

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    Give 'em 40 litres!!!

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  4. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    :lol3
  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    We know what happened to Helder.....


    I'm curious to hear what befell Chaleco late in the stage? :dunno

    He started the special 00:13:41 back from Despres and had chopped that down to 00:07:41 by WP5...lost a little @ WP6 00:08:52 but then ended the stage @ 00:18:08 :huh

    So he had taken at least 6 minutes out of Despres at one point but ended the day giving not only that 6 min back but an additional 6+ as well!


    :lurk
  6. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    I quote myself because it seems nobody read this.
    Besides Pizzolito´s performance, have you noticed that he rode extra 30 minutes today (navigation error), run a really fast pace (almsot fastest of all) and did not get out of fuel!!
  7. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    yeah thats weird. Maybe they gave him (javier) an extra couple of liters, and were trying to give Helder exactly enough, reducing his weight? Bad call.
  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Oh shit....here we go again. I hope nobody is in danger out there trapped in the riverbed.
  9. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    ^ that's a trip (re: Pizzolito)
  10. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    Kurt kicked some butt leading the pack today--nice!!
  11. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Hmmm . . . CP1 = WP3
    There are a lot of bikes back there, or close.
  12. silentwolf

    silentwolf Been here awhile

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    Anyone have any idea how really bad the weather is? Based on this and live timing it looks like the moto pack at the rear (Luis, Thierry) might have got caught up in the weather. Looks like everyone ahead of cp5 is still going forward but the rest are at a stop...
  13. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    :poser

    I'm probably not the only one who actually said it out loud, quickly, with a raspy Japanese accent.




    This reminded me, a lot of spectator video captures helicopters following the competitors, often with one of the stretcher things hooked to its side. It gives kind of an errie vibe, like a vulture shadowing a dying man lost in the desert.

    "Hey, I'm sure everything's going to be fine, but, you know, just in case I'll hover above you with this stretcher for a while. Cows happen you know."
  14. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Can a riding style have that much impact, or were they riding with the same engine?

    Helders under seat Nitrous was always going to be an issue :evil:evil
  15. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Laia (+00:29:18), Si (+01:06:39) and Pyn (+01:09:42) thru CP2.
    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  16. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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  17. BabyBeemer

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    Laia, Si Pavey and Lyndon have all turned up at CP2 :clap
  18. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    205?

    Speed Energy Tweet:

    "And the red flag is out in stage 11. Cars have been stopped at CP1( around KM70ish) - Gordon has a 38s lead over Chabot at the moment."


    Race2Recovery tweet:

    "We are getting unconfirmed reports that Stage 11 has been stopped due to poor weather. We will confirm as soon as we know what's happening."
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Heavy rains today...tomorrow they cross the Andes...should make for some nice snowy scenery
  20. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    I feel bad for Helder :(