OFFICIAL coverage thread - Intercontinental Rally 2014

Discussion in 'Racing' started by czm8, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="ReportHlavicka">Stage #13: St.Louis - Lac Rose (Dakar)</td></tr><tr><td class="GalerieAlbum" style="padding-top: 6px;"><table style="background: url('obrazky/pozadi_report.jpg') no-repeat 95% 100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td style="width: 30%; vertical-align: top; text-align: center;">[​IMG]</td><td style="width: 27%; vertical-align: top; text-align: left; padding-left: 0px">Day: 13
    Date: Feb 1, 2014
    Route: St.Louis – Lac Rose
    Length: 165km
    Country: Senegal
    Character: competition

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  2. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh

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  3. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="ReportHlavicka">Stage #14: FarewelI Intercontinental Rally 2014</td></tr><tr><td class="GalerieAlbum" style="padding-top: 6px;"><table style="background: url('obrazky/pozadi_report.jpg') no-repeat 95% 100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td style="width: 30%; vertical-align: top; text-align: center;">[​IMG]</td><td style="width: 27%; vertical-align: top; text-align: left; padding-left: 0px">Day: 14
    Date: Feb 2, 2014
    Route: a loop around the lake Lac Rose
    Length: 30km
    Country: Senegal
    Character: farewell stage

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    :: FINAL RESULTS ::</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td class="GalerieAlbum">Stage 14 is traditionally a joyful celebration of the realization of many dreams, hard work and a lot of suffering. After over 5,500 km the rally draws to a close as the drivers, riders, service teams and members of the race organization congratulate each other on reaching the finish line. However todays stage also served as a reminder that in Africa one must always remain vigilant and a lapse in concentration can have severe consequences. On the way back from the finis to the bivouac one of the big trucks overturned on its side as it was coming down a steep dune. Fortunately the big danish Team Outback truck was quickly on the scene and the boys managed to right up the overturned rig quickly. So tonight everyone is safely back in camp enjoying the big feast and the awards ceremony.
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  4. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    Looks like a great rally!
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  5. laufer

    laufer Adventurer

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    Hi all!!
    Intercontinental its a great race, i had a great time racing this year.

    A link of spanish forum where I have posted many pictures and my day by day experiences.

    http://www.racingbarr21.com/t5236-intercontinental-rally-2014

    Im also for 2015 edition, if any need info or any thing will be glad to help

    un saludo a todos ;)
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