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

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  1. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    #137 didn't start today


  2. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Same here, SS.
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  3. Uller

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    Big Shocker!!! From 146th place to 1st.


    <TABLE id=resplive width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR title="443 MIGUEL ANGEL REGINATO (ARG) on ASS at +00:00:00 (1)" class="even fin"> <TD>1</TD> <TD>(146)</TD> <TD> 443 - MIGUEL ANGEL REGINATO (ARG)
    </TD> <TD> TOYOTA
    </TD> <TD>13:53:00</TD> <TD>(146)</TD> <TD class=fast>2h11m00s</TD> <TD class=fast>2h11m00s</TD> <TD class=fast>(1)</TD> <TD class=fast>02:11:00</TD> <TD class=fast>+00:00:00</TD> <TD class=fast>(1)</TD></TR> <TR title="300 STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (FRA) on ASS at +01:41:05 (2)" class="odd fin"> <TD>2</TD> <TD>(6)</TD> <TD> 300 - STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (FRA)
    </TD> <TD> MINI
    </TD> <TD>11:10:00</TD> <TD>(6)</TD> <TD>+01:41:05</TD> <TD>+01:41:05</TD> <TD>(2)</TD> <TD>03:52:05</TD> <TD>+01:41:05</TD> <TD>(2)</TD></TR> <TR title="303 CARLOS SAINZ (ESP) on ASS at +01:41:51 (3)" class="even fin track"> <TD>3</TD> <TD>(5)</TD> <TD> 303 - CARLOS SAINZ (ESP)
    </TD> <TD> SMG
    </TD> <TD>11:07:00</TD> <TD>(5)</TD> <TD>+01:41:51</TD> <TD>+01:41:51</TD> <TD>(3)</TD> <TD>03:52:51</TD> <TD>+01:41:51</TD> <TD>(3)</TD></TR> <TR title="302 GINIEL DE VILLIERS (ZAF) on ASS at +01:46:39 (4)" class="odd fin"> <TD>4</TD> <TD>(16)</TD> <TD> 302 - GINIEL DE VILLIERS (ZAF)
    </TD> <TD> TOYOTA
    </TD> <TD>11:34:00</TD> <TD>(16)</TD> <TD>+01:46:39</TD> <TD>+01:46:39</TD> <TD>(4)</TD> <TD>03:57:39</TD> <TD>+01:46:39</TD> <TD>(4)</TD></TR> <TR title="304 NANI ROMA (ESP) on ASS at +01:48:30 (5)" class="even fin"> <TD>5</TD> <TD>(4)</TD> <TD> 304 - NANI ROMA (ESP)
    </TD> <TD> MINI
    </TD> <TD>11:04:00</TD> <TD>(4)</TD> <TD>+01:48:30</TD> <TD>+01:48:30</TD> <TD>(5)</TD> <TD>03:59:30</TD> <TD>+01:48:30</TD> <TD>(5)</TD></TR> <TR title="301 NASSER AL-ATTIYAH (QAT) on ASS at +01:48:49 (6)" class="odd fin"> <TD>6</TD> <TD>(3)</TD> <TD> 301 - NASSER AL-ATTIYAH (QAT)
    </TD> <TD> MINI
    </TD> <TD>11:01:00</TD> <TD>(3)</TD> <TD>+01:48:49</TD> <TD>+01:48:49</TD> <TD>(6)</TD> <TD>03:59:49</TD> <TD>+01:48:49</TD> <TD>(6)</TD></TR> <TR title="307 ORLANDO TERRANOVA (ARG) on ASS at +01:53:46 (7)" class="even fin"> <TD>7</TD> <TD>(2)</TD> <TD> 307 - ORLANDO TERRANOVA (ARG)
    </TD> <TD> MINI
    </TD> <TD>10:58:00</TD> <TD>(2)</TD> <TD>+01:53:46</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  4. JR_FX

    JR_FX Been here awhile

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    From Laia´s FB page:
    Hi friends! I've just arrived to the bivouac and at last I have internet so here you are my videoblog (in spanish sorry ;)) from yesterday. Today has been good!! I'm very happy with my 25th place!! The temperature has been too hot, the stage very fast and the sand too soft . I'm going to eat pasta and drink a lot of water. See you!
  5. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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  6. Myway

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  7. 8340SU

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    SAM:
    There weren't so many dunes, maybe 50 km or so, but it was definitely a lot of fun and a big mixture of terrains and different type of riding – some technical stuff, then some really high speed stuff. All in all for me it was a good stage. I arrived at the finish in the top seven. They said I was first, so we'll wait and see if anyone else comes in faster than that. I'll be really happy if I take the stage. It will be the first one for me on the Dakar. It's great. The bike was awesome. Without all the work that goes on behind the scenes this is nothing, as you know, so I'm really grateful for the opportunity from Honda and all my sponsors. Hopefully I can carry on in this direction and have a good overall finish.

    Chaleco
    Today the first part was very, very speedy and the second part was very sandy with dunes. That was ok for my machine. The end was very technical, but I think it was a good day. For me it was good and I'm happy for the new team. My motorbike was the second best today so I‘m very happy. The Dakar is very long. For me the finish in Valparaiso is very important, but today was ok.

    BamBam
    I was in luck in the last part. I did some really good navigation. It was unbelievable to go alone there in the dunes that were so difficult. When I reached the last 80 km it was just one track, so I knew the dangerous navigation was finished and I said to myself, okay, good job. After one corner without visibility, there were a lot of boulders and I hit one. It's possible that I broke something. The bike is not so badly broken at all, but part of the navigation system had a big impact on the boulder so it's completely broken. So I had to ride to the finish with one eye on the road-book. I lost a little bit of time, but it's an incredible job and I'm really happy.

    CD
    Well it was a really, really fast first part of the stage. The bike is not going too fast because we want to save the engine a bit, that's our choice. But it was ok. Marc and Joan Barreda overtook me and gained quite a lot of minutes at refuelling, but after that I managed to come back in the dunes. I had a little crash on the side of a dune and I saw some stars afterwards! I also smashed my camel back so I haven't had water for 100 km. It was tough.
  8. charapa

    charapa Been here awhile

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    :eek1:eek1:eek1 Is this even possible?? :eek1:eek1:eek1
  9. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    Sure doesn't seem like it was tested appropriately. I don't know how that program expects to challenge for a win when their competition is testing year round.
  10. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    So sad for him. PAU's just sort of always "been there;" maybe not the fastest, but there. :cry
  11. Uller

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    :D Probably not. :lol3

    That was from the Mischa's Tracker but, the Dakar Gaps Page also lists it. It isn't listed on the Rankings Page though.
  12. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Tracker error, or he left the stage and went by road.
  13. Balkan Boy

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    Dehydration on top of (slight?) brain concussion doesn't sound very good for Cyril.
  14. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    Pal is always great to follow. Bummer he is out and so soon too. At least it is his bike that is broken and not himself!
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    He is native....
  16. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    I have a couple of empty acres here and could probably manage to fit it in. :evil
  17. nry

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    Up until about 5 minutes ago I had a new helmet thanks to Sam and Mr Dakar..

    Miguel Angel Reginato you son of a B1&tch :cry. WTF where did that come from, hope its a mistake :D
  18. 8340SU

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    Coma
    It was a very nice day. I had a problem when I got a stone between my gears and my engine and this lead to me blocking my gearbox, so I had to stop to take it out. After that it was possible to continue without problems. It took a few minutes, but it's just like that sometimes. I'm happy that even after getting some trouble like this I'm still in the race and still in the fight.


    Duclos
    When you're in the right place, you've got good visibility. Everything went well. The positions changed a little just before we hit the dunes. Afterwards, I pushed a little harder and I caught up with Cyril who had fallen. I saw that he was stood up and was ok, so I continued. He caught up with me and we rode together to the finish. It was a stage without any problems.
  19. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    I feel really bad for PAU. This was supposedly his last Dakar, too :cry
  20. XSpearsX

    XSpearsX Proud Dakar Wife

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    This was from LAST NIGHT after stage 1:

    As you know by now David has had a very good day. He came in very chuffed with his progress today and on the debrief with Scott, handled the issues that he had problems with on the bike very professionally.

    Scott, Jaime and Michael have been very good to us. The problems that David had with the bike are not serious and are fixable with most being simple adjustments for comfort and handling.

    The most serious problem was the issue of the behavior of the Rekluse Clutch that was fitted to the bike by Scott just before the bike went for Technical Verification on the 3rd January. David has used this type and make of clutch before and he really likes them. As he has broken his wrist in previous events, it assists him to keep pressure off the wrist when he is riding. David and Scott have decided to refit the Standard KTM Clutch pack that made way for the Rekluse Clutch back into the bike, and Scott has done that this afternoon. So all should be good with the clutch tomorrow.

    David is very cheerfull. He managed to get a good shower in the RV avoiding the long walk from our pit to the showers, which was a bonus. He then walked down to check out results with me. He is lying 33rd at the moment after today and 2nd in the Rookie class. All in all a really good result for the 1st day.

    Tomorrow is a normal day at the office for all of us. David starts at 05:00 hrs sharp (10:00 hrs Zambian time)

    The stage is between San Luis and San Rafael.

    Liason 1: 304 kms Tar.
    Special Stage: 359 kms comprising sections of narrow windy fast road, also sections of sand dunes with huge drop offs are expected in this special. This could be a difficult special.
    Liason 2: 62 kms Tar.
    Total stage length: 724 kms

    Assistance Route for the RV and the Service crew is 305 kms. This is good as we should be in Pits ready for David when he gets in. We feel it is vital that one of the team meet him at the entrance so he doesn’t spend ages trying to find us. It also lifts his spirits to see a friendly face at the end of the days racing.

    David is currently in the RV preparing his Road book for the morning with Brett “Smiley” Cummings who had a reasonable day today. Soon Gilly will pack them both off to bed so that they are fresh for the morning.
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