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

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

  1. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,113
    Location:
    Balkan
    Despres crossed that water like an SAS trooper!
    There was a similar shot of him last year when he instantly jumps off the bike and walks it over on the gas like it's nothing.


    Sad to see Barreda like that. :cry
  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    10,161
    Location:
    Austria
    ES interview with Kurt: "Great fun to lead, I can learn a lot by navigating. I hope I can return next year and continue."
  3. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,404
    Location:
    Camas, WA
    Kudos to Caselli on a great win on a very tough stage!!! :thumb

    No doubt he's earning some respect among the Rally veterans...
  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    25,055
    Location:
    out in the clover patch
    Before the floods....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Yay Kurt! :clap

    [​IMG]
  5. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    190
    Location:
    Belgium
    Tomorrow it is back to Chile
    [​IMG]

    First 392km connection across the border, followed by refuel and start of special @ 10:00 local
    WP1 and CP1 @ 37km
    WP2 @ 83km
    WP3 @ 127km
    WP4 @ 153km
    CP2 and refuel @ 169km
    WP5 @ 201km
    WP6 @ CP3 or 215km
    CP3 @ 223km
    CP4 @ 238km
    WP7 @ 250km
    WP8 @ 272km
    Finish @ 319km

    Followed by 4km connection for a total of 715km
  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,177
    Location:
    Merrickville, Canada
    With 2 stage wins in his rookie year....ya I think its a pretty safe bet he'll be returning :nod
  7. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,653
    Location:
    Athens, OH
    Certainly seems like a humble guy. Appears he is really enjoying this learning experience and wants to come back.
  8. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    46,761
    Location:
    Gates of Moscow
    More like: 'shit, that sumbitch is fast!'
  9. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    10,161
    Location:
    Austria
    Cheleco on why he lost time at the end of the stage:"Nav was very hard at the end, I had trouble finding some WPs."
  10. JR_FX

    JR_FX Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    192
    Location:
    Funchal, Portugal
    Oh no, more snooker tonight!:cry
  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    25,055
    Location:
    out in the clover patch
    Chaleco lost time being lost?

    [​IMG]
  12. finbarr

    finbarr Would be adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    326
    Location:
    London, UK
    Carlton apologising for the snooker! :lol3
    He must be getting some grief on twitter.
  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    46,761
    Location:
    Gates of Moscow
    And that's when Kurt was leading.

    Oh yeah, KTM boss is gonna love hearing that. :lol3
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    25,055
    Location:
    out in the clover patch
    :wave I'm off to lunch....see ya later for Snewkahpockalips!!
  15. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    46,761
    Location:
    Gates of Moscow
    Aprilia?
  16. K2vodka

    K2vodka Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    190
    Location:
    My Town Chi-Town
    Pal is obviously a great guy with a ton of experience. He knew to give the guy a once over before continuing on.

    With the adrenaline pumping it is often hard to self access. I know I always check my extremities one by one to make sure they are in proper working order after a wicked get off. Then again, I've heard of guys trying to stand up with an obviously broken leg and not knowing it until the fall down. Or the story of the guy that knew it was a bad crash when he saw the leg by his head was his (femur broke). He didn't initially feel it.


  17. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,113
    Location:
    Balkan

    Is he, strictly speaking, a rookie with a pro career and a top team? More like a Dakar virgin.
    He should come back next year with or without KTM.
  18. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,653
    Location:
    Athens, OH
    Apparently :D

    Addressing the fans to wait it out through the sn**ker and "Be brave, we'll have a great show for you tonight." :rofl
  19. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    46,761
    Location:
    Gates of Moscow
    Somebody post that on carlton's feed.

    PLease. :bow
  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    21,521
    Location:
    "Pearl of the sound" - f5ederation of scandwegia
    Carlton with big "wraps" on Caselli... "You are looking at a future winner of the Dakar..."

    For sure a great compliment for a truly extraordinary talented rider, who is doing an excellent job in his rookie outing (KTM made a good choice for their replacement of Coma).

    Just a grain of salt for all the euphoria though... regards Kurts "opening of the road" and the CAP navigation....

    Normally in the Fiambala dunes and surrounding terrain (when dry) there is next to no visual track/wheel tracks to follow... even until the first maybe 20 bikes pass... from some of the (admittedly limited) footage shown on ES tonight, it seems that even the early nmbers (moto's) had some form of wheeltracks as a prompt... could this be the course check crew (24 hours before), or even left over imprint from last years stage (I did read somewhere they would use same stage for the moto course?).

    Regardless, Kurt did a great job out front (it was same conditions for all), I am just pointing out that the "student" is not the "master" till he can track a CAP over virgin dunes at Coma/Despres pace - something that possibly only Helder and Barreda have in their reportoire at this point in time...? but to Caselli's credit (the on air interview he did with Adelaide) he seem's to have the humility, confidence and ability... that one day soon (with a few more rallies under the belt) that he WILL have! :clap

    If he takes the "rookie" title this year... it is well deserved!