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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 7, 2011.
Bck home Bill?
No, held up in BA till tomorrow. Catching a flight to Copiao for a couple of days with the team until my girlfriend comes to Lima. Going to Machu Piccu then back to Lima for the finish.
Could someone explain how scoring works between different categories in the same class?
The news broadcasts seem to imply that all cars compete against each other - the same for trucks. Yet, in cars class, there is the Improved and Production category, as well as Open. (By the way, where does the Hummer Buggy fit?)
Is there one winner in each class, or are there separate winners in each subcategory? What category are the main competitors, the Minis, Toyotas and the now-departed Tuaregs?
Anybody following the DAKAR Rallye? Those guys are absolutely haulin ass but no BMWs at the finish of stage 9. Does BMW even field an enrty anymore?...John
I've been trying to follow it but I only get it on NBC Sports channel at 1:30am. The bike class is limited to 450cc so there are no beemers.
I don't know... Does this ADVrider thread count as "anybody"? I don't know how you missed it: now about 10,000-posts long...
You may want to move your question there - that is where the Dakar discussion goes on. This is thread is just about the rules.
Yea my bad,I found it after I posted in the oilheads but wondered why no one was mentioning it and wondered why BMW had nothing to race. OIlheads moderator moved it here...John
The BMW G450 was entered until last year, but the bike has been discontinued; it lives on in the Husqvarnas.
are there any penalties for running into another racer? Did peterhensal have any penalties for hitting the racer in the river crossing?
What´s the difference between tomorrow´s MARATHON stage and a "normal" stage?
The marathon stage means that the riders will bivouac away from their teams and will only get a truck a la the Malles Motos competitors. All service/repairs performed by the riders themselves. As far as I know, they are only allowed whatever their single ASO trunk that every rider gets will hold plus a pair of spare wheels.
DSS = Start of the special stage
SS = Special stage
ASS = Finish of the special stage
Someone can help me with the french acronym.
Special stage are where the racing happens. The liasons link stages to the bivouacs and have to be done in a maximum time (normally the time needed for travelling at a reasonable law-abiding pace from A to B). Its not timed but you have to do it within the maximum time, and this is also the most overlooked part of any rally. Peopel focus on the specials, but its the liaisons on the longer rallies that really wear riders out because theyre sometimes hundreds of km. On this rally the liaisons aren't too bad.
As for the others - They come off the official FIM lexicon which has all the comes you will find in a road book on which the guys have to navigate:
Pilots (riders) know these lexicons off pat because they have to read them at a glance at the road book -
Time to read up on the rules, gentlemen.
And yes, there will be a test.
Every hardcore true blue f5 officianado, should have this page earmarked...
If you can understand it all... is another thing.
ahhhhh, this might be a dumb question but which thread will be/is the general daily race discussion?
The Official Event Coverage Thread, which will be opened when the rally starts.
The pre-discussion thread will be closed then.
So knowing that the ASO uses IriTrack and that IriTrack is used by most all the other rallies to see the positions of the riders such as here, and knowing that I have seen similar screens used by the ASO personnel, there has to be someone that can do some digging and find the super secret ASO only data, right? Mischa?
I've tried a bunch of URL's but no luck. It's gotta be out there somewhere.