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

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Flanny, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Guessed maybe that was the case, but as the motor was still 'running' (by last description), I was curious to find out how things went last night under the lights and wrenches. :D
  2. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    JF Charlot (the Aldo Racing/KTM Canada Team Mechanic) successfully replaced Patrick’s engine in the night following a mechanical issue that arose on Stage 5’s liaison section, and the subsequent scramble to find a replacement motor.
    Patrick was at the starting line at the pre-appointed time of 9:19am EST to begin the relatively short 136km special section for the 5th stage of the Dakar from Arequipa to Arica.

    The engine swap allowed Patrick to carry on in the relatively technical and rocky terrain and to run conservatively to a 96th place finish.

    Pat is currently in 62nd position in the overall standings after five stages, down from 52nd due in part to the 15-minute penalty levied on the first engine swap.

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  3. 400 KTM Pilot

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    Good Luck on Stage 6! Gonna be a long day.
  4. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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  5. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    FYI... Bob Redinger owns Ready Honda Powersports in Mississauga.

    Support the business that supports our racers :clap:clap:clap
    thanks Bob.:D

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  6. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    I notice the penalty time is up to 30 minutes. 15 for the engine change.... Anyone know what the other 15 mins is for?
  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Question has been asked, no answer yet.
  8. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    :dunno

    I wonder whether or not there was extra time due to the manner in which the engine was obtained? Maybe they notified the ASO late of the change?

    I'll try to find out...but limited contact these days...
  9. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Pat on Stage 7.

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  10. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Pat on Stage 8. Provisional finish in 81st, 62nd overall.

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  11. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    I have so much fucking respect for the man it's ridiculous! Bring it home Patrick:clap
  12. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    The REST DAY (thank goodness!) in Tucuman is sponsored by the following people who graciously support Patrick through the purchase of stage kms.

    Marc Beaulé
    Toitures Guy Pronovost
    Frederic Prévost
    claudette Beaulé
    Kevin Burnett
    eric menard
    Sue Cannell
    Larry Murray
    Brian Dueck
    Scott Wilson
    Paul Mooney
    John Eamon
    Martin J Poirier
    Mathieu Saindon
    Scott Smith
    Edward Strohak
    Hélène Gélinas
    Antonius Verschuuren
    Germaine Giguère
    Brian Durand
    Tracy's kids and Ken
    Jan van Dijk
    Eric Paradis
    Nancy Photos
    Neboriah Marks
    Jean-Philippe Blanchard
    Jean Francois Mailloux
    Corinne Bees
    guy caron
    Tracy Evans
    Stéphane Perreault
    Normand Nardini
    Michel Rousseau
    Sabrina Guérin

    THANK YOU ALL!!! / MERCI A TOUS!!!!

    WE STILL NEEED HELP - there are 2000kms left to buy!

    If you would like to help Patrick cross the finish line, you can still buy these KM to ride along with him:
    http://www.cocoacart.com/patrickbeaule/en/donation.html

    Everything in white below is still available for purchase!

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  13. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Word from PAt on his FB page.

    (Google translation from Frech)

    Hello everyone! I am rest day in Tucuman. I'm very tired! I am happy of the results so far considering my bad result on day 4 that sent me farther behind on day 5 was the fast track in the dust .... I try to remain in tops 60 but the priority is to finish!. I do not hurt anywhere except wrist and some blisters. My morale is very good. My mechanic is the best in the world!! The next few days will be very difficult ... The Dakar is more difficult than I expected! So much the better! I'm among good friends in this world of Dakar! Thank you to Frederique Saindon and thank you to Flanny for taking such good care of my page!! And thank you to Helen and Dominic for buying a stage! Thank you all for proudly wearing your Tshirts! I am filled with energy thinking of all of you, thank you! I am mentally prepared and rested for the next 6 days while JF takes care of my baby (KTM 450 Rally) that runs so well! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Signed: Pat Beaulé who lives the dream of his life!

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  14. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Awesome - go Pat!

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  15. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    He's running an absolutely awesome race!

    For someone used to winning, to have the discipline to ride just exactly his own ride... is a real testament to his determination to finish.
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    Enjoy today. Be rested and be strong mentally and physically for the next 6 days.
    Go Patrick go!
  17. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Today's stage TUCUMAN to CORDOBA is sponsored by the Bytown Motorcycle Association!

    THANK YOU BMA!!!

    Patrick is starting on the 259 km liaison at 6:56am, and will begin the 593km special to Cordoba in 82 postion out of 140 starters.

    If you would like to help Patrick cross the finish line, you can still buy a few KM to ride along with him:
    http://www.cocoacart.com/patrickbeaule/en/donation.html

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  18. 400 KTM Pilot

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    Patrick has made it to the checkpoint at start of the neutraliztion section. Go Pat Go !!
  19. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Patrick is showing a :30 penalty, any idea what it's for? :ear
  20. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    WE know 15 is for the engine change. Don;t know what the other 15 is for. We suspect it may be speeding... but not confirmed..