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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Aquatic, Oct 5, 2013.
Lots of time lost indeed, 8 minutes down now, what will tomorrow bring?
Some flying trucks for sure.
Dakar.com is showing 35 in for today's stage......is that accurate?
Thanks for the post on BJ, Uller. I haven't been following the cars or watching the videos but know what's going down thanks to all the info here.
Rubby isn't showing up on the overall or stage rankings ,nor in the withdrawals !!
I read something on fb that he's changing engine during the stage:eek1
What for, that's a DQ in the cars.
Faulty fuel caused engine damaged ?
More likely fresh engine for better donuts .
just saw a post at RDZ
He's listed in the starting order for tomorrow. Thought that meant you had completed the stage. :huh
Toyo Tires is reporting that he is out. Ran out of time.
i guess the germans bombed pearl harbor.... faaakkkk....
we're putting the band back together
You make good points, but I did say "sort of". At least the street version of a NASCAR, WTCC, WRC, or V8 Super could negotiate, at a much slower pace, the race courses the racing versions run on. And the street Tourareg and Pajero could also follow the actual path of the Dakar, but an real AWD mini wouldn't get 20 miles.
talk about false advertising
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only 26 seconds splitting first and second place ex bike racers dueling it out
Don't let the Overdrive team boss see that. He will shit bricks in heaps!
Talk about Heat of the Moment!!! That was flat out Gnarly, Thanks!!!!
I suppose that's third time's a charm.
It's funny - I saw a vid up on Rubbies site, with him talking about the 12, or 11th stage. With his usual, "the 1.5 hours we lost when the car stalled / wouldn't start, would have had us in .... without it" routine.
But, wonder of wonders, a bit of humility / reality came from him. He said, roughly, this is not verbatim; that he went out on the course and, "some people" underestimate how fast the Minis go" . Well, yes, they do. That fast, that they win.
So, they are not a std Mini - far from it. Just as others have noted, in "major" class racing, cars are little more than 'silhouettes'. Always been the way, will always be the way, unless the class your racing in has rules otherwise.
"Stoopid Fast" - well, the other, fast - well, faster blokes, are FAST - faster than Rubbie. I see plenty of eye opening speed from all the vehicles - that they are not "pogoing" all over the place, perhaps 'makes' them look slow. Smoother, is inevitably, faster.
A Mini Clubman lives across the street from me, before that, the latest Cooper Special. The "New Minis", have not been small cars, by any stretch of imagination. Well, I guess they are to Yanks. They are so far removed from the "mini", Minis. They're about double the size. The Clubman, is only about 2ft shorter than my long wheelbase van, and a std new(er) Mini, parked further down the road is the same length of the Holden Commode parked next to it. The "lowered roof" effect, is all that is small about the bloody thing.
So, let's see what Rubby does next year - see if he works out how to build something that doesn't 'vapor lock' itself to a standstill, and handles well, and not just make a serious amount of noise - both the car, and himself.
He's got plenty of experience, and plenty of money - he's no 'starving privater".
I hope he does well, next time.
As it turns out Karginov has been caught doing maintenance on his truck 4 km outside bivouac (link is Dutch), but the official that caught him didn't have the necessary classifications to report it. By the time the Dakar Event Official came to the scene, the hood had already been shut. Because of this, Karginov narrowly escapes a 6 hour penalty.
Time for some karma for Kamaz today.