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

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  1. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Fiambala, the January 16th, 2013

    Although the 11th special was again affected by the weather, American Kurt Caselli obtained a 2nd stage victory on the Dakar, whilst general standings leader Cyril Despres further increased his lead. In the car race, the special was stopped after only 53 km, following flash flooding that prevented the competitors from crossing a river on the route of the stage. This was a Godsend for Robby Gordon who picks up his 1st win on the Dakar 2013 as a result, whilst in the truck race De Rooy should be granted the victory. The situation has not led to any changes in the general standings, with Peterhansel and Nikolaev still leading their respective categories.
  2. 8340SU

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    but where did he find the fuel, then?
  3. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    This is where you would tell me that Kaleb Russel or Charlie Mullens could do better at so many disciplines.. Including this race right
  4. ric678

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    Caselli at the double, Despres at ease. On the 11th special stage, shortened by 30 km due to the delicate state of the start following bad weather during the last few days over the region of Fiambala, Kurt Caselli again proved that he has not just replaced Marc Coma by chance. Having started fifth, the American took advantage of the sand made more stable by the last few days’ rainfall, to show his power and skill on Baja types of terrains. The outcome was a 2nd stage victory on his first Dakar for the newcomer nicknamed “Special K”, 4’45 ahead of Paulo Gonçalves and 6’24 in front of Cyril Despres. Despite a small navigational error at the start of the stage, the title holder nevertheless made up for it by the end and strengthened his leading position in the general standings. He now leads team-mate Ruben Faria by 13’16" and "Chaleco" Lopez, who finished the stage in 5th place after losing his bearings somewhat toward the end of the stage, by 18’08”. Finally, following a serious fall 50 km from the finishing line, Spaniard Joan Barreda injured his shoulder and is not sure of being able to start tomorrow.
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    They don't need such small increments and the trip meter doesn't show it, anyway.
  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey now...we like to see a close race, do we not?



































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  7. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Siphoned from a spectator truck?? :D
  8. hilslamer

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    I don't know for sure, but I would bet that JC never had Coma teaching him navigation, either. Furthermore, there is no navigation in Baja - you get to see the course as many times as you like in the month before the race, ride it, fly over it, and even then there are thousands of coursemarkers - even retroreflective ones for nighttime in places - along with nearly infinite help along the course in places you would never expect it. Dakar has always been quite the opposite, regardless of the continent it's on.

    To parallel Baja and Dakar is to liken microbrew beer from a startup garage operation to a fine wine from a centuries-old vineyard/winery. Both take passion, effort and perseverence to get right and have awesome appeal to a lot of people - but the money, experience and wisdom behind them are not really comparable. Baja has always been a speed sprint with little demand on logistics relative to Dakar...JMO, though.

    Casselli has all the speed and probably the guidance through the KTM factory team to do extremely well in a Dakar, but even he admits that he's learning a lot right now. I'm super stoked for him but I think he would be happiest with a finish this year, then shoot for the top in the coming years...
  9. knybanjo

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    Shit mang.....the guy has won two stages 'not even trying' :lol3
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    Snewkah is ovah!!! :freaky
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    I'm told the Chinese JINCHENG's are red KTM's this year, vs the red Yamahas ( & XR250's ! ) of previous years - does anyone have any pics ? Are they full blown Rallye's or kitted EXC's ?
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    We'll never know... Unless we all see some footage
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    Sip or two out of that jar of yours would sort him right out.
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    Makes me wonder what Jonah could have achieved had he gone with a top factory team .
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    Do you honestly think there would not have been be a planning meeting whereby 'faults' are discussed and solutions provided ?


    Surely a top ten faults list would exist so that in the event of a 'stick' the solution is worked out fast
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    Cuttle me? what?

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    only Banjo will know what that means :evil
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    Maybe HRC could learn from CRC about fuel capacity at least.
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  20. ric678

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    My n00b perspective of the race so far,
    First off these guys and gals are amazing to run as hard as they do but just following a road book is incredible! I have learned alot about the Dakar and how it's run these past days, At the first stoppage for rain I was a bit perplexed at first I thought was about running these stages and dealing with whatever happened, after seeing the flooding footage realized it was the proper thing to do, Running the race in these areas I don't think they could find ways to make the course go over bridges so I think that was the proper thing to do don't need to risk lives anymore then they already do.
    I also think the ASO should do a better job with timing and scoring to keep the newbies from getting bored and moving on to something else.
    The riders at the back half the field dealing with all there problems have got to be some of the most dedicated competitors in the world, to deal with all the issues on track, lack of sleep because you're late in, bumps and bruises from crashes, then get up and go again!! Just incredible job they are doing!!

    just some blather :D