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

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

  1. garfey

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    Any guesses as to how far it is to WP1?
  2. Drif10

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    Posted in the tv thread as well:


    We're gonna need a good live feed for the finish line ceremonies. I see that myways has a couple of Chilean feeds on the first page, but does anyone with local experience know which is the feed to watch?

    Dakar.com has the riders arriving around 1430L (gmt-3).

    :ear
  3. Tesla314

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    1 hr delay due to fog. Also, rain. *sigh*
  4. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    11:44 : Start delayed

    The cloud cover is very low (roughly 200 m) over the start of today's special, which means helicopters can't take off at the moment. Therefore, the start of the motorcycle race has been delayed by an hour for safety reasons. It's also raining on the course of today's stage.
  5. husqvarna

    husqvarna Been here awhile

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    Looks like Cyril is heading for another win (don't tempt fate!) and I was of the impression he'd come through enduro to rallies.

    Not quite and a very interesting cv: 1st Dakar in 2000 as a privateer on an XR400!

    http://www.cyrildespres.com/web/en/cyril-2/biography
  6. ferals5

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    G'day team F5.

    Wishing all the Aussies a great run to the finish line :freaky.....oh yeah and the poms as well......and of course Luis (just because he's awesome):clap


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    </td><td>(16)</td><td class="tl">057 - GRABHAM Ben (AUS)</td><td class="tl">KTM</td><td>
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    </td><td>(17)</td><td class="tl">039 - FISH MATT (AUS)</td><td class="tl">HUQSVARNA</td><td>
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    </td><td>(18)</td><td class="tl">123 - FAGGOTTER Rodney (AUS)</td><td class="tl">YAMAHA</td><td>
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    </td><td>(28)</td><td class="tl">162 - FORMAN Tim (GBR)</td><td class="tl">KTM</td><td>
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    </td><td>(30)</td><td class="tl">043 - WATT Stanley (GBR)</td><td class="tl">KTM</td><td>
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    </td><td>(38)</td><td class="tl">168 - POSKITT Lyndon (GBR)</td><td class="tl">KTM</td><td>
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    </td><td>(61)</td><td class="tl">051 - PAVEY Simon (AUS)</td><td class="tl">HUSQVARNA</td><td>
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    </td><td>(70)</td><td class="tl">156 - SMITH Todd (AUS)</td><td class="tl">HONDA</td><td>
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    </td><td>(94)</td><td class="tl">107 - BOUNDS Craig (GBR)</td><td class="tl">KTM</td><td>
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    </td><td>(125)</td><td class="tl">150 - BELAUSTEGUI Luis (ARG)</td><td class="tl">KTM
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    </th><th colspan="14" class="sd">And of course Lux #337 for a top Ten finish
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  7. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    There aren't any real markers on the map as to distance, and both maps are different in scale
    Haven't had time yesterday, but i'll try to make something up
  8. garfey

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  9. Flood

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    'morning. Caught up just in time. Thanks for the delay, Etienne! :thumb
  10. paulk46

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    Where do we donate for Luis's F5 tee-shirt?, the man has earnt it BIG time
  11. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I just saw something that said the ceremony isn't until tomorrow?

    Talk about anti-climactic.

    Anyone confirm?
  12. garfey

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    hmmm . . . where's my cerruroid rurer?
    (had a Chinese professor once :D)
  13. paulk46

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    gives them time to wash and clean up the bikes n cars n trucks for telly sponsors
  14. Flood

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    VRRR1, I deleted your post on pg. 1100. The table code screwed up the page, sorry.
  15. kwh

    kwh Fat Hairy Git

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    Well yes. And if you express those numbers in terms of percentage attrition (something which is obviously a lot more significant for the well represented brands than the bikes that are only there in ones and twos), the facts carry a stark message...
    Brand - No. of starters -Attrition Rate

    KTM - 67 - 20.9%
    YAM - 52 - 32.7%
    HON - 36 - 30.6%
    HUQ - 10 - 40%
    SHER - 4 - 50%
    KAW - 3 - 0%
    BERG - 3 - 100%
    GG - 3 - 0%
    TM - 2 - 0%
    JING - 2 - 0%
    BETA - 2 - 100%
    BMW - 2 - 100%
    SUZ - 1 - 0%
    BULTACO - 1 - 100%


    So if you want to win, you ride a KTM. If you just want to finish, then you could decide to ride a Kawasaki or a Suzuki, if sample sizes of one are your bag. But you probably want a KTM. It seems incredible that KTMs are both the fastest AND the most reliable (although you'd need to drill down further to work out what it is about the KTM that means KTM riders are twice as likely to get to the finish as Husky riders, and 50% more likely to finish than either Honda or Yamaha pilots)
  16. Drif10

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    Aww...you shoulda left it there. Most folks are just coming online, downing the first coffee of the day (which hasn't kicked in yet). Just imagine all the wtf head scratching and squinting. Gets them going faster, honest. :lol3
  17. paulk46

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    mmmmm coffee.
  18. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Lyndon:

    "Start delayed by an hour on safety grounds as the choppers cannot go up due to the fog. Team Frontrow on the start of the last day."

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  19. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    After a call to ASO for an hour delay so I could finish the map:
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    They already have started a connection of 121km, and should start special @ 8:35 local
    WP1 @ 36km
    WP2 @ 75km
    WP3, start neutralisation and refuel@ 97km
    WP4 and end neutralisation @ 285km
    Finish @ 346km

    Followed by 158km connection, in total 625km

    Distances are a bit odd, but I can't find anything else. If someone else has other numbers please share.
    Hope all of them make it without problems :clap:clap
  20. garfey

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    (I need more coffee!)