Oillibya Rally Maroc 2012

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  1. Bluebull2007

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    Coma made up no less than 4 minutes on Despres between CP1 & 2. :huh

    He might have gone due east through the erg instead of south first, back north and then east. The question is: How did the other guys not see his track? Or maybe he missed a WP?

    Im curious to see Pryzgonsky's time because I got the feeling he also cut straight across. So did lots of folks blunder after Rodrigues and Despres tracks or was it a WP... the jury is out on that I guess.

    Here you can see all the guys cutting the corner more and more. The first few guys after Coma were in the dunes on the bottom center.

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  2. Sylvia

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    Evening all. :clap

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  3. Carlos M

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    Johny Campbell was 18th at CP1. The man can still ride :) we may remember Erg Chebbi from his 2001 Dakar experience. He crossed it on the opposite direction then (West to East).
  4. Bluebull2007

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    :razor
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    He lost 9:15 on the leader between Cp1 and Cp2 so that stoppage in the dunes must have been a mare, I guess he got lost.

    I always feel sorry for this guy because he always ends up on the wrong route or in the mud or something. And Cyril never helps him. :poser
  5. troy safari carpente

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    There are soooooo many teams testing, tours and general traffic around the Erg chebbi... the ground is "littered" with tracks criss crossing everywhere.

    I was actually prompted to poise the question earlier, just how detailed the roadbook for this part of the SS is... or primarily WPS waypoints...? if go zoom right in, you can see that in places it is just a labyrinth of converging tracks and trails... easy to jump on the wrong one... even if you ICO is off by only a hundred meters or so...

    I think thats why there are so many different "trajectories" on the tracker... and explain the slightly different entrance into the dune pass earlier. :wink:
  6. Carlos M

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    Barreda lost all his advantge ans some more. 13:50 behind Coma. at CP2
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    Barreda 13:50 off his 1st position on Cp1 :huh

    Coma showing the young tigers how its done.
  8. Flood

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    Barreda +13' 50" at CP2, he lost 15 minutes to Coma.
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    This point is why I think the top guys actually navigate the route as best they can in preparation. I bet you Coma knew roughly where he was and once he saw he was moving down the east side of the erg he knew he would have to cross it west-east and did exactly that. :deal

    You will hear him say later today"Ahh yes, the navigation...It was tricky...but I rode smoothly and want to take it easy because it is still early in the rally.,," Grins all round and Mudman looking all stroppy in the background. :rofl
  10. troy safari carpente

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    QUOTE: Mike Comba;

    "The rumours of my alien status card being revoked...

    ... have been very much exaggerated..." :norton

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  11. Carlos M

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    Yes, :nod :nod :nod Probably the roadbook shows a CAP to the right at a certain kilometer off the main track.
  12. Myway

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    This does not look good so many riders together. and 0 km/h

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  13. Bluebull2007

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    Boing, well there goes my theory Przygonski got it right: 22 minutes off the pace, from 4 minutes....Chaos out there.
  14. Flood

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    That's CP2, neutralization stop.
  15. Bluebull2007

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    They have been stopping there for 15 minutes neutralization.
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    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    This is probably cp2 and a neutralized gas stop.
  17. troy safari carpente

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    Nothing sinister Myway... that is the point at which CP2 is located... riders stop for a nutralization/refuel.
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    The f5orce is out inb f5orce today... :rofl
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    Thanks, pffff.
  20. too old

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    Top 3? :rofl:rofl