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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
Boundsy @ WP7 +01:41:08
Dakar 2013, 12th Stage , Fiambala - Copiapo
715 km stage (447 miles) including 319 km special test
Barreda third. Tenth podium place for Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain.
High speeds throughout and a lot navigation made the twelfth stage of the Dakar, from Fiambala to Copiapo a tough one. Joan "Bang Bang" Barreda proved to be the best of the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain taking third place on the day, and bringing the team its tenth podium place out of the twelve stages contested so far. Joan, who led throughout the race made a slight navigational error which dropped him down into third place finishing just three minutes behind winner Verhoeven.
Alessandro Botturi, on the other hand, had a day worth forgetting. After holding seventh place for the first half of the race, the rider lost a lot of time looking for the way point. Alessandro finished fourteen minutes behind the leader, but now runs the risk of being penalized with a one hour penalty for failure to pass Way Point 13.
Paulo Goncalves had a fairly lacklustre day, opening the track for the other riders after starting from second position. He came in sixteenth, ten minutes behind the winner.
Tomorrow sees the penultimate stage of the rally from Copiapo to La Serena including 441 km special test (275 miles) and a total distance of 735 km (460 miles). The last real stage before they roll into Santiago.
Joan Barreda: I really pushed hard right from the start today, and I lead the way for quite a stretch. Then I made a slight navigational error and lost a few minutes, but I managed to pull it back almost straight away. Im pleased with my race today.
Paulo Goncalves: It was difficult to open a race like todays. I started out from second, and was like a hare to the other greyhounds that were in chase. Anyway, Im fairly pleased with my race and I didnt make any significant mistakes.
Alessandro Botturi: Im really disappointed. Everything went really well until halfway through the race. Then I lost patience when I couldnt find the right route and I missed a way point which will cost me a one hour penalty. Today I threw away practically everything
Result Stage 12 (unofficial):
1. Verhoeven (NLD, Yamaha) 3h49m15s
2. Faria (PRT, KTM) +00:01:38
3. Joan Barreda (ESP, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:03:01
4. Duclos (FRA, Sherco) +00:03:17
5. Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +00:03:35
16. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:10:39
20. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:14:35
23. Matt Fish (AUS, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:17:36
Overall after Stage 12 (unofficial):
1. Despres (FRA, KTM) 37h46m59s
2. Faria (PRT, KTM) +00:05:39
3. Lopez (CHL, KTM) +00:13:40
4. Jakes (SVK, KTM) +00:20:16
5. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +00:34:52
12. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +01:29:42
20. Joan Barreda (ESP, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +03:05:33
80.+ Matt Fish (AUS, Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain) +25:07:02
So Faria stops at refueling and his rim is not good. Someone offers him a new wheel, he refuses and take the risk of doing the rest of the special. He tell this to Cyril.
The Alien, master strategist, decides to help his mate. What does he do? He let the boys go up front and they have hard time with the navigation. They are all a bit lost. Chaleco is one of them, he loses time. In the meantime he tells Caselli to slowdown, and explain to him wtf is happening.
Faria, with the broken rim gets to be 2nd in the special, and gains 3 minutes on Chaleco.
Well done Cyril, muddyboy
I've just forgot all the mud situation.
Posting on the f5irehose during the dakar broadcasts...
It's kind of like farting in the theatre... isn't it Jim?
Everyone notes the transgression, but is to intent on the big screen to be bothered.
looks like Luis physically past Manuel...... something is wrong... or the two-smoke gas is really good
Pyn's at ASS +01:33:53
Pretty much nailed it there.
Master strategist (possibly the best of the post modern Dakar era - 2000+), great rider and the PR dept' have gotten most of the mud off his countenance (after last year) with his (back to original) on camera personality, interviews, tweets and general demeanour.
A good day by Cyril Despres!
Way to go Lyndon. Well done.
Now that's the weather I recall, looks like they got a taste of the flooding and mud yesterday.
Almost caught up.
Worried for Manuel again, remembering his long, long day in Copiapo last year..
Anyone know what's happening to Thomas Berglund?
EDIT: Found the answer on his website. Apparently his engine seized on km 122, and he's out:-(
"Its not just the navigation that is new for me at the Dakar. At this race you are on the bike so much because of the long liaison sections before and after each stage. At the Dakar youre on the bike all day and your butt gets very sore. Theres nothing easy about the Dakar, in terms of mental fatigue I haven't done anything like this before."
long liaison sections it´s like go riding from home to Hare and Hound races or from LA to Baja/Ensenada and come back late night!!!
(Oi, Paulo. Tenho estado por aqui, mas apenas a observar via tlm. Só cheguei agora a casa! )
If they rode in pair it is 2+2=4stroke...
car top 5
1 305 ROMA (ESP), PÉRIN (FRA) MINI 003:36:34 00:00:00
2 315 GORDON (USA), WALCH (USA) HUMMER 003:40:52 00:04:18 00:00:00
3 301 DE VILLIERS (ZAF), VON ZITZEWITZ (DEU) TOYOTA 003:40:59 00:04:25 00:00:00
4 302 PETERHANSEL (CHE), COTTRET (FRA) MINI 003:42:37 00:06:03 00:00:00
5 313 TERRANOVA (ARG), FIUZA (PRT) BMW 003:43:00 00:06:26