Dakar 2014 - Official Event Coverage - thank you all, lurkers and posters!!!

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  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Yeah, it's a shame that the interval WP timings are not functioning... there is surely a lot of passing/shuffling that goes on out on the piste that we get no inkling of... best of course would be to have the irritrack/map overlay back - but I think ASo sees this as too much "transparency" as far as the course, prior intel and so forth... :cry
  2. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    "Malle Keyboard" hehe, I like that.

    Do you guys know if there's a chart output somewhere showing rider position vs stage, or even WP? I think tserts (was it you?) and I tried to put something like that together last year on a Google Sheet. This is very helpful for me to spot trends, see consistency, cogitate on strategy, etc.

    I really liked the race flow plots available during the B1K for this... really easy spot the aliens.
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    If the ASO has GPS on each bike, it seems like they could provide this type of output....
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    Screamingeagle3 Been here awhile

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    The smallest cars on the rally, the Polaris deserve respect and each year do battle against each other within the pack of the car category. On the morning of the third stage, setting of at 12.05'30 AM I the special stage, William Alcaraz leads the dance with an impressive advantage over Nicolas Duclos. Australian Garry Connell is in third place of these standings within the standings, ahead of Saudi rookie Yasir Seaidan.
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    Their flag-bearer could be Carlos Sainz (second in the general standings), but we shouldn't forget the others, including the vehicle of Pascal Thomasse, who put in a fine performance in yesterday's stage, setting off in 14th place at 11.37 local time this morning. Thomasse was immediately followed by the SMG of Patrick Sireyjol (with a gap of more than 10 minutes in the general standings) who is leading the formation of MDs in which features Pierre Vasseur in 22nd place with Pierre Lachaume in his wake (31 seconds behind). Last, but not least, Laurent Fouquet is in 18th place.
  5. Flood

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    Tire blew into chain onto liason went down hard trying to find new tire and get to special in time
  6. Hohmie

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    major SUCKAGE!!!!!!!!!
  9. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Jeeeze.... go Kevin!!
  10. Stagehand

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    tire blew into chain? :dunno
  11. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    I am still looking for infos on them, but nothing has come up yet. Keep searchin' and trying to drink from the f5rehose. No easy task...
  12. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Chunk of tire blew out and jammed chain, maybe?
    Whatever, major suckage in any case.
  13. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    exactly my reaction.
    Come on Kevin, get back!
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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  15. Screamingeagle3

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    <table id="resplive" width="100%"><tbody><tr class="even fin" title="018 SAM SUNDERLAND (GBR) on CP1 at +00:00:00 (1)"><td>-</td><td>(1)</td><td>018 - SAM SUNDERLAND (GBR)
    </td><td>HONDA CRF450 RALLY
    </td><td>09:50:00</td><td>(1)</td><td>0h38m02s</td><td>(1)</td><td>0h38m02s</td><td>(1)</td></tr><tr class="odd fin" title="003 JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) on CP1 at +00:00:28 (2)"><td>-</td><td>(3)</td><td>003 - JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP)
    </td><td>HONDA CRF 450 RALLY
    </td><td>09:54:00</td><td>(3)</td><td>+00:00:28</td><td>(2)</td><td>+00:00:28</td><td>(2)</td></tr><tr class="even fin" title="001 CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) on CP1 at +00:01:10 (3)"><td>-</td><td>(10)</td><td>001 - CYRIL DESPRES (FRA)
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    </td><td>KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA
    </td><td>10:06:00</td><td>(9)</td><td>+00:01:21</td><td>(4)</td><td>+00:01:21</td><td>(4)</td></tr><tr class="even fin" title="032 BEN GRABHAM (AUS) on CP1 at +00:01:50 (5)"><td>-</td><td>(6)</td><td>032 - BEN GRABHAM (AUS)
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    </td><td>10:00:00</td><td>(6)</td><td>+00:01:50</td><td>(5)</td><td>+00:01:50</td><td>(5)</td></tr><tr class="odd fin" title="010 PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) on CP1 at +00:02:04 (6)"><td>-</td><td>(8)</td><td>010 - PAULO GONCALVES (PRT)
    </td><td>HONDA CRF 450 RALLY
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  16. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    May be the chain was rubbing onto the knobs and damaged the tire so it blew? :ear

    Whatever the reason it sucks big time .... :cry
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  18. Mr. Magoo

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    Nice pic of Laia. Major hotness! Awesome!:clap
  19. Hohmie

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    The mousse tube over heating and breaking down causing the tire to flex, possibly.
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    Morning All! I've been here for an hour, trying to drink f5om the f5irehose!! Comin' out my nose... but I'm caught up! :freaky

    Great to see Sam out front.. but I'm really afraid he is pushing himself and his bike too much... especially in a marathon..

    Can anyone help me?? What is the Honda vs KTM breakdown rate (just of the top 10 of each) so far this year.... NOT related to bad prep or crashing??

    GO SAM :clap:clap GO LAIA :clap:clap
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