Dakar 2013 - Patrick Beaule; Canadian National Enduro Champion is in!

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  1. Flanny

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    For a third day Canadian Aldo Racing/KTM Canada rider Patrick Beaule has demonstrated his racing experience by using disciplined strategy, to again place very well on the stage from Pisco to Nasca.

    Patrick finished the 243 km dune-dominated special test in 58th position out of the 171 remaining competitors in the bike class, and was 44 minutes off the stage winner’s pace.

    “Today I continued to manage the wear on the motorcycle and to manage risk while maintaining a good position to arrive at the bivouac with time to rest, eat and prepare my road book [the roll-chart that provides navigational instructions] for the next day. The strategy seems to be working so far, but it is a very long event and we’re still just at the beginning, but I’m very, very happy so far, and still having fun.” said Beaulé at the bivouac.

    Today’s result places Patrick in 55th position overall after three stages.

    Racing fans can follow the action with daily updates on Patrick's Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PatrickBeauleDakar

    Patrick is sponsored by: Aldo Racing, KTM Canada, CTI Braces, Elka Suspension, Kutvek Graphics, Lachapelle Racing Products, LS2 Helmets, Overseas Express Consolidators and FlannyMedia.com

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  2. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    excellent news! we're pulling for you Patrick, doing the north proud :clap
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  3. brocku

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    I have worn my shirt everyday so far and have been thinking about what Patric is doing now. Going to keep wearing the shirt each day until he crosses the finish line. I might have to add some more deodorant as each day goes by. No complaints so far from the wife :rofl. She understands us inmates!
    Go Patric go!
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  4. Flanny

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  5. 400 KTM Pilot

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    Gonna be a long ride today. Go Pat Go!
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  6. Flanny

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  7. tms

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    Flanny, just a suggestion but I think some nice photos of Patrick on the bike during the race would be a great way to raise some funds for him. I don't know where these photos are coming from or if they are someone's property but if they could be put up for sale I think it would do well.
    I'd be in for some right away, love the look of the bike and his gear.

    Terry
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  8. Flanny

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    I'll pass the message along! Great suggestion!
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  9. Drif10

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    Pyndon just texted that Pat got a motor.
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  10. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Caught a glimpse of Patrick in a spectator video.

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  11. 400 KTM Pilot

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    So,, is the motor in and are we good to go?
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  12. ecarnell

    ecarnell Been here awhile

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    x2???!!!
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  13. Flanny

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    Dunno Yet - we'll know at 9:19 if he is at the DSS. :gerg
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    Patrick Beaulé - Dakar Stage 4 Update "Nasca to Arequipa"

    St. Bruno, QC, January 8, 2013 – A bit of drama tonight for Patrick and the Aldo Racing/KTM Canada team. After another stellar timed special stage today, finishing in 57th position, Pat's engine developed a serious mechanical problem at the beginning of the 429 km liaison section to Arequipa.
    As of this moment 21:30 EST, Pat is currently still out on the 400km liaison, being towed (yes TOWED for 400 kms) by a fellow Italian rider who is himself unfortunately out of the race.
    Pat was very well prepared and brought every spare part imaginable except for a complete spare engine (the cost of these complete engines is extremely high), so the team had to scour the bivouac searching for a spare engine to "borrow" for the balance of the event.
    Thankfully, the team was able to source a complete spare engine from a Dutch team - the engine was one of two spares for two of their riders who unfortunately withdrew due to injuries. This engine is still on the liaison on the Dutch team’s support truck, and will arrive in the bivouac later tonight.
    JF Charlot (the Aldo Racing/KTM Canada Team Mechanic) has his work cut out for him, and Patrick will have to shake off a very long, tiring and stressful liaison section to resume fresh tomorrow!
    Pat is currently in 52nd position in the overall standings after four stages.

    Racing fans can follow the action with daily updates on Patrick's Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PatrickBeauleDakar.

    Patrick is sponsored by: Aldo Racing, KTM Canada, CTI Braces, Elka Suspension, Kutvek Graphics, Lachapelle Racing Products, LS2 Helmets, Overseas Express Consolidators and FlannyMedia.com

    Patrick Beaule is one of Canada’s most accomplished off-road motorcycle endurance racing champions. He holds an impressive list of titles: three Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA) National Enduro Pro-class titles; one Canadian Enduro Championship (CEC) E1 Pro title; three Off-Road Ontario Provincial Enduro Pro-class titles; and, two prestigious International Six-Days Enduro (ISDE ) silver medals (Chile and New Zealand). In addition to these titles, Beaule has also won the infamous Corduroy Enduro in the Pro-class four times, was 3 times team Pro-class 12-hour endurance event winner in Quebec, and twice Pro-class 24-hour endurace ice-race team winner in Alberta. He is a finisher of the grueling DAKAR rally in 2012, and the 1st ever finishing automotive-class navigator in Canadian history.

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  16. Cowtowner

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    I guess we'll know shortly - go Patrick!!
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  17. 400 KTM Pilot

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    Thru CP1! Go Pat.
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    Whew!!! :clap
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    Did he have to swap the motor? I don't see the 15 min penalty listed for doing that. :dunno
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  20. neduro

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    They aren't always real quick on adding those in, to the non-frontrunners.

    :dunno