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

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  1. Uller

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    <CUFON class="cufon cufon-canvas" style="HEIGHT: 16px; WIDTH: 31px" alt="13:12 "><CANVAS style="HEIGHT: 20px; LEFT: -1px; TOP: -4px; WIDTH: 42px" height="20" width="42"></CANVAS><CUFONTEXT>13:12 </CUFONTEXT></CUFON><CUFON class="cufon cufon-canvas" style="HEIGHT: 16px; WIDTH: 8px" alt="- "><CANVAS style="HEIGHT: 20px; LEFT: -1px; TOP: -4px; WIDTH: 19px" height="20" width="19"></CANVAS><CUFONTEXT>- </CUFONTEXT></CUFON><CUFON class="cufon cufon-canvas" style="HEIGHT: 16px; WIDTH: 24px" alt="bike"><CANVAS style="HEIGHT: 20px; LEFT: -1px; TOP: -4px; WIDTH: 32px" height="20" width="32"></CANVAS><CUFONTEXT>bike</CUFONTEXT></CUFON>
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    Three competitors have taken a wrong turn from the stage route. Number 8 Ruben Faria has been followed by Ben Grabham and Paulo Gonçalves. They have left traces so it is possible that others may follow them in the coming minutes.
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    Spaniard Carlos Sainz driving an SMG buggy, made a short stop on the special stage to check his front wheels, before resuming racing. He only lost a handful of seconds as a result.
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    Second and third at CP2, Marc Coma and Cyril Despres are nearly riding neck and neck: only 1'04 separates them with a little more than 60 kilometres left to go. Both men are however, more than 4 minutes behind Joan Barreda and are under threat from Paulo Gonçalves.
  2. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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  3. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Helder CP2 +28:36
  4. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    i saw him at the EICMA with a nice girl together. And saw the same girl also
    in the Dakar Biwak this year. May be there is a M:freakyannygate
  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  6. JMo (& piglet)

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    misc Dakar Tracker

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    It's like if they're doing everything to make it impossible to use the tracking... we didn't have 1 waypoint yet this year not being a checkpoint. And even there are big differences so now and then.... Let's try to make the best of it ;)
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    Damn customers! I don't want your money, can't you see I'm following the stage? :deal

    All hell has broken loose... :clap
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    i talked to manny before the start, looks like his job is holding hands with the VIPs. he said he'd try to check in if he gets the bandwidth.
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    Spoke with Muggleton's wife Christine, Kevin bunged his elbow when he went down but is still waiting on the tire to get him to the start of the special. FIngers crossed.
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    So half the top guys are headed the wrong way after CP2, a bunch have yet to report into CP2...aliens are flying...Bang Bang still going full out...

    NEED MORE INFO
  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Good luck Kevin, bring it in!
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    Exactly :poser


    From his face book:

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    Going to San Rafael! After 2 Dakars done like a gipsy as a privateer this year eventhough im not racing but working it feels strange to have certain services!
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    Dutchman Frans Verhoeven has fallen just after CP2 where he was credited with the 10th best time. The Yamaha rider is said to have fractured his arm.
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