Intercontinental Rally 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by czm8, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. tommerup

    tommerup Pauli

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    Whoaaa guys, I was one off the guys on an LC8 , doing the adventure class, and will give you my opinion on the driving..
    The Adventure and race routes are the same. No difference there, only difference is that in the adventure you can take the asfalt (where possible) instead off doing the whole course, and you do not have a time limit.

    The driving is not that hard on a big twin iff you are an experienced rider. My riding buddy (on a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere) and I "only" missed 4-5 CPs. Off course it is easier on a small bike, but iff you only have a big one, well go on that. I agree with Jose about the diffuculty, about 10% are technical, the rest is just fun ;o)

    And dont believe what Jose is saying about my size...... Im only a little overweight ;o)

    Starting after the race class cars was not so bad, especially on the last half there was not many cars left. Most off the cars were very consideret and would let us pass as soon as they saw us...

    Generally everybody participating in the rally are (were) very freindly and helpful, especially after sharing a few beers ;o)

    All that Jose has mentioned about the organisation, I will second! They did a really good job, off course there is room for improvement but overall, thumbs up from here.

    Jiri is putting in a huge effort (and a lot off money) to make this happen and deserves all the credit he can get!

    Looking forward to see what they brew up for 2013 ;o)

    If your thinking about going and wondering iff your going to get your moneys worth, stop worrying and get on with it, its a really good experience!
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  2. tommerup

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  3. tommerup

    tommerup Pauli

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    Looks like you are right Jose. In 2013 there will be a difference between race and adventure category routes.... To better beinging able to accomadate the Adventure class. I think its a shame and potentially it will change the event. To bad, but hey its still a damn good experience.!
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  4. Ferrys

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    [FONT=&quot]1. We are moving to an all inclusive price structure. The entry fees next year will cover all accommodation in Marocco, Mauritania and Senegal, as well as the ferry crossing for both vehicles and participants. No more searching for spare change to pay for the bivouac, basically you are responsible for food and gas and we will take care of the rest.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]2. The rules and regulations for the race category have been clarified to provide for more fair and competitive contest. Some of the highlights include mandatory special section start and finish, point deductions for missing the control points and elimination of vehicle substitutions.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]3. The adventure class is moving to a more relaxed, non competitive format more suitable for long distance touring enthusiasts with limited off road experience and less capable vehicles. The adventure route will follow the bivouac to bivouac route assigned to service vehicles with some optional sections in easier terrain. The elimination of ranking will foster a sense of community and allow for sightseeing and discovery along the route.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Pauli, you should enter the Race class and do it in your own tempo. That's what I did. No difference for you.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]There are a few changes.
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    [FONT=&quot]A few good, for racers, like time penalitation for missing a CP. But I do not see the rally maturing the way I would have like to see. Sorry guys.
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  5. Gian

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    I have a question for both the racers and adventurers of the 2012 edition: I can't clearly understand if the navigation was only with gps points or you needed also the classic roadbook holder and tripmaster set!

    Thanks in advance:1drink
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  6. Ferrys

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    No roadbook
    Waypoints and CP's. A CP is a control pass, just a waypoint but compulsory. Meaning you have to pass in a certain time limit to obtain the points. There will be changes in 2013. This for racers.
    For adventurers was the same without time boundaries.
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  7. Gian

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    Many thanks, José :1drink
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  8. Ferrys

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  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Well that was a fun half hour, damn thats looks like a fun rally :nod
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  10. Ferrys

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    A nice starting list is building up.

    Former Rally TT world champion and Baja1000 winner, 450cc class, Victor Rivera will take part of the event.

    A nice boost for a nice event. Let me congratulate the organizers.

    [​IMG]
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  11. Toothster

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    Hi Gang,
    I thought I would post in here.
    I completed the 2013 Intercontinental Rally riding my 990 Adventure.
    What an absolute blast!! Great route, great organisation, great rally spirit. So much so I have signed up for 2014!
    If anyone wants any specific details/info, PM me.
    Chris
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  12. K2vodka

    K2vodka Been here awhile

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    Hope this rally takes off. The more well run rallies the merrier!

    This seems to fit the original Dakar in the theme of the unknown and the danger of people because of the current "terrorist" threat. It is the opposite of the original by making it more affordable and not just for the jetsetters.

    The future will reveal all.
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