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

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

  1. Tesla314

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  2. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    The perfect opportunity for Pyndon to hoist a few more mingers/pull a mono or two I'm sure!

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  3. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Hmmmmm, indeed.
    If the fuel inlet to a centrifugal pump is not supplying enough "head," the pump will cavitate and so, essentially, there'd be "vapor lock" within the pump and output would drop to zip. And since "head" will drop as level in the tank drops, maybe Mr. Y hit the nail on the head.

    Also, if a centrifugal pump is cavitating it's not being cooled by fresh fuel and Voila ... burnout.
  4. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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    Well said - it's always a combination of man and machine. The same thing we claim makes the Dakar the ultimate achievement in motorsports. =)
  5. Flood

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    New start time is 09:15. Fire in the hole, gentlemen.
  6. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    The first motorcycle started at 9:15 am after a short, 15-minute delay to the previous time was necessary to ensure that the morning fog had lifted enough to allow for the deployment of safety operations for today's special.

    dakar com
  7. knybanjo

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    • 13:09 : The motorcycles start the special at 9:15 local time

      The first motorcycle started at 9:15 am after a short, 15-minute delay to the previous time was necessary to ensure that the morning fog had lifted enough to allow for the deployment of safety operations for today's special.
  8. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Any news guys, Chaleco's engine change not showing up on today's overall, anyone else also?:huh
  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    ASO is notoriously slow about showing that.
  10. Enduro10

    Enduro10 Been here awhile

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    Francisco López started the special at 9:15 am. 346 kilometres await, with a first timed section of 111 km. We'll keep an eye on the gaps between him and his main rival Cyril Despres.
  11. too old

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    Hope it's a bit quicker today otherwise the special wll be over and we will know jack shit :lol3:lol3
  12. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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    I woke up thinking that Chalecos "chain" mishap and "gearbox" issue have to be related. Maybe he broke his engine case, not his tranny and had no option but to change it out.

    was the chain the chicken or the egg?
  13. knybanjo

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    My bet is that Chaleco is going all out and the others will be obliged to chase!

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  14. 8340SU

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    The "chain" was a quote from radio maray. The reporter that saw Chaleco looking at the bike, maybe got a little confused with all the emotion...:lol3
  15. too old

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    Well maybe not the engine changed, but the engine out, so it looked like a change? :D
  16. too old

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    No changes or penalties mentioned on Dakar.com so maybe just another false rumourgate :D
  17. Resist

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    Also, at high altitude, you need a pushing pump not a sucking pump for fuel transfer. Don't know which they have.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Me queda 1 día, estoy 3° porq tuve que cambiar motor. Ha sido un gran Dakar, he ganado 4 etapas y me la jugaré por llegar a la meta mañana!</p>&mdash; Francisco Lopez C. (@ChalecoDakar) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChalecoDakar/status/292446269215997952" data-datetime="2013-01-19T01:39:58+00:00">January 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    I one day left , I'm 3 ° because had to change engine. It was a great Dakar, won 4 stages and I'll play to reach the goal
    tomorrow!






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  20. too old

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    Any speculation on the consequences whilst riding hard, would it appear the have run out of gas?:evil