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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 4, 2014.
Where is Dread Pendragons avatar?
I meant to post this earlier in the interview with Chaleco saying he stopped for an electrical problem but sorted it out and had a smooth ride after that.
Marc Guasch. Tracker problems?
:eek1 How on earth do you navigatie with such a roadbook? Following another rider?
Thanks for your translations Bull.
My suspicion is that some are switching between the clear and solid shields depending on the conditions. the clear shields are better for technical visibility but more brittle and not as flexible, where as the nylon/plastic/solid shield is more forgiving in an off but lacks the slow speed visibility. This stage and yesterdays stage are reasonably fast, maybe they prefer the solid over the clear shields?? I think that's why we see CD's solid shield today and yesterday but other pics of the his Yam have a clear shield. Hmm
Pizzolito crash also. Report said that several people crashed in nearly the same place. I couldn't understand Javi's answer.
from Dakar .com - they never asked!!
A discrete but emerging rider in the discipline up to today, Sam Sunderland made a grand entrance into the club of elite riders by brilliantly winning his first special stage on the Dakar. The provisional podium, still dominated by Barreda, boasts two Hondas.
Sometimes promises come into being before they are actually made. Until today, Sam Sunderland had occasionally made an impact on various legs of the rally-raid world cup, by picking up respectable finishes and even some stage victories. However, to date, he has had a frustrating time on the Dakar, dropping out after three days of racing in 2012 and withdrawing a month before last year, due to fracturing both his wrists! Despite this double dose of bad luck, the Honda team did not hesitate to reserve him a bike for its ambitious Dakar programme. This inspired choice has been handsomely rewarded on only the rally's second day, with his dazzling victory between San Luis and San Rafael. Having started well behind his team-mate, Joan Barreda, the 23-year old Englishman superbly overtook Michael Metge and Juan Pedrero on the first part of the route. However, it was in the portion of dunes towards the end of the special that the resident of Dubai showed his youthful but confident and masterful experience of sand. On the finishing line he marvellously grabbed his first special stage victory, after only 4 days spent on the Dakar in total and can now claim to be a serious outsider for the podium
as long as he can maintain this excellent form and pace, as well as avoiding mistakes.
Lurker, but have a grin from ear to ear believe me!!
the french are throwing cows at all the HRC riders?
Pizzolito also damaged his nav tower
Pizzolito had an accident as well, damaged nav tower and screen
No idea what happened tho, understood only "accidento" or something alike
Israel had a problem also. lost right side panel
Still lurking plus jumping up and down and drinking, celebrating etc, etc, and so so proud of Sam, very well deserved with the amount of effort and training he never fails to put in to his chosen sport of rallying.
The shield is for being able to see the front wheel in technical terrain. CD has had the solid fairing on since day 1 (also his water boy, Mege), Frans Verhoeven and Olivier Pain, also on a Yammies, have the transparent one.
Nice entrance J - second best today
France TV 4 now!
in the 1st km there was some dust
very hot but well tomorrow the marathon with more dust and heat.
Need to take things easy its long way.
I believe it will go well, even though its far.
I had an accident as well damaging my roadbook
Took a corner too fast
I did not see CdP, I was monitoring my ride. One need to be careful in the sand and slippery conditions.
It was a fast stage I passed a few guys, then I stopped when
my bike got water sucked into my engine in a crossing that was between 0.5m and 1m deep!
Got a lot of help from the spectators to go go go!! and I left.
Impresionante: the No. people in the dunes
this country has great support for the riders.
Look forward to CHile.