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

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

  1. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Adverts on Eurosport, so hopefully Dakar next!
  2. finbarr

    finbarr Would be adventurer

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    Isn't it cool that iconic shot of Toby on the dunes from last year made it into the official trailer?

    Yosh.
  3. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Eurosport is Go!!!!!!!!
  4. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    juste read about Zanotti here http://www.worldrallyraid.com/blog/2013/01/alex-zanotti-e-la-benzina

    (googled, sorry!)

    It started a little 'back this morning Alex Zanotti with its beautiful TM, but the idea was to make up some places, in order to defend themselves as best as possible in the next two stages, tough and difficult, as is now telling us for over a month. But his proverbial bad luck has put in the middle and stopped him, around 70 kilometers, more or less where an hour before the other riders - from Botturi onwards - had left a lot of traces on the ground in search of WPT.

    And those tracks were treacherous for Alex because just a kilometer before him with a nice limit had broken the front fender and in this way had severed both probes Trip (tool that helps you to find the direction). So when a little further to find all those tracks ended up with losing and has made at least thirty more miles, 'giardinando' as the French say, searching for the right track. But, in fact, had actually decided the fate of struggling against him today, and so around 100 ° km the first of its engine coughs's have made it clear that there was a problem of gasoline.
    Then began the process that he knows well ... ask petrol to the public!

    Search, search, search and finally found someone who makes him full. Hand, always trying to follow the tracks or some other driver after a few hundred miles, then when there were only about forty, again coughing. And guess what '? It starts the search for ... The petrol is, again, and reduces the pace to try and get to the finish mean!
    It 's true that his is a new bike and therefore any kind of technical problem is normal, after Alex is also here to develop the means, but it is still as bad.

    "Maybe there is something in the fuel pump wrong," he admits sadly, now we are working on, while Fesani still do not know anything and are waiting for him under the tent to find him, however, what happened. Meanwhile, Alex went in the direction of the race because having arrived 95 ° has asked to leave early tomorrow and not so far back in the standings. He is a pilot Elitè and then has two wildcard to play for, that may require this ripiazzamento departing twice in the course of the race ... and now there is also played 'help from the public'!







  5. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Hi mate, wondered when you would turn up :D
  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    thanks - that's a hell of a second day for him..... fingers crossed
  7. makazica

    makazica Been here awhile

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    Is Verhoevens Yamaha based around the YZF or WR engine?

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    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    YZF ... check picture about 5 pages back :wink:
  9. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Four minutes with no new updates. Did my F5 button break?
  10. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    everyone glued to Eurosport :lol3

    only people with 2 screen setups shall reply
  11. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    You're off-course. We're all busy watching EuroSport!
  12. skamikazee

    skamikazee Noviço

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    Beautifull
    Loved those "Dunas de Nica"
  13. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    In the openner they showed a clip of some Dakar history.... pretty sure I saw a bike with a side car in the background :evil
  14. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Two buggies coming at each other … this should be interesting.
  15. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Yup, and my hero, Ari Vataanen :clap
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    During the commercials,

    here's Cuttle's sweetheart :D

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  17. finbarr

    finbarr Would be adventurer

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    Mad Cow - been here all along, just lurking!
  18. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    I've been told that before. Any chance of someone posting a link after today's show, kind of like last year?
  19. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Just showed Luis struggling in the dunes
  20. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Is Luis #150 again this year?

    Edit... damn you Tony :D