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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
Not yet according to the tracker.
5'25" behind today's winner Francisco Lopez, Cyril Despres has finished second. Paulo Gonçalves occupies third place, 5'29" behind Chaleco, followed by Juan Pedrero Garcia, 7'42" behind the Chilean, and Joan Barreda, 8'24" behind the stage winner. Olivier Pain, who was in a close fight for sixth place in the general standings with Frans Verhoeven, maintains his advantage seeing as he finished 8th almost 17 minutes ahead of the Dutchman.
With Chaleco opening and Despres following, looks like tomorrow's stage will be the familiar game of cat & mouse we have seen in previous years from Cyril & Marc.
All Cyril has to do is catch Chaleco and stay on his tail for about 130kms of timed Special...
Still, the Chilean must be stoked with 2nd place, what a comeback after his horrible luck all these years, not to mention that terrifying accident. Maybe, as there has been all this talk of recruiting into Factory KTM, Chaleco also has the proper passport after all? Just a thought
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at least this husky made it.
It was a tracking issue.
I am thinking about putting together a kickstarter to see if people would be interested in funding some people to go down and cover the rally on the ground. I am a photographer and it is my dream to cover something like this. I would love to talk to people who have done this sort of thing before, or talk to people who may be interested in it.
At the very least I would love to talk to some people about this as a possibility.
I tried to post earlier, but it didn't seem to work.
Sometimes I think Mischa's servers take more of a hit during these times than at others.
Had me worried there for a moment!
Everything running smooth It should be able to serve several hundred more F5'ers
True enough, I was glad he was on a KTM this year at least, still not factory support but better than his last ride.
I hope KTM recognizes his succes and ability to be one of the best.
He has the correct mindset and temperment for this game No doubt.
With support like KTM has to offer he could really move forward.
Not much in it today for a long (4 hour) special.
52 in on Dakar.com and only about an hour separating them all.:eek1
JC finished 33rd only 38 mins down so not too shabby with his bumps and bruises.
Helder is in at 6, less than 10 mins down - bike apart, he just hasn't seemed to be the Helder we all expected.
The bike, well it seems to have served Pizzolito quite well, who was essentially Zanols waterboy and potentially the 4th quickest in the HRC team. He is currently sitting 8th overall in a position that he will probably be quite pleased with on his comeback Dakar.
Maybe a bit of a way to go for HRC, but it only looks like tweaking and with the volume of data and experienced gained this last two weeks things should be positive.
Pyn in at 38th at 12 only 44 mins down, so a solid run there and a short stage to achieve his goal of finishing, - will be so pleased for him after his flirt with a potential DNF yesterday.
Last day tomorrow 1,2,3 looks set, but anything can still happen
Not sure if posted before, but noteworthy nonetheless:
The spirit of the Dakar!!
This photo was taken at Stage San Miguel de Tucumán - Cordoba, Argentina (it was extremely hot) later came the bike # 15 (Frans Verhoeven) (NLD) that from afar looked troubled until not take it anymore and fell, minutes I get the bike # 30 (JAVIER Pizzolito (ARG) who saw the pilot in trouble and did not hesitate to help, staggering the two were destined to fall until it appeared the motorcycle # 77 (NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA Vagnoni (VEN) obtaining support both the moto # 15 and that's how the three came to the finish without problems!
Pavey is in and the youngest rider Van Pelt is in.
147 VAN PELT Robert (NLD) 16:35:34 06:12:34 01:17:40
C´mon you guys!!!!
I'm confident that you have built out appropriately and are monitoring, and sincerely appreciate your efforts. I'm just a lowly performance engineering dev/qa/pm that considers these things a bit too much.
Thanks again, Mischa!
Pyn is in!
168 POSKITT Lyndon (GBR) 16:19:26 05:40:56 00:46:02