Sardinia Rally Race 2014

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  1. Gian

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    Only five days... as usual no entry list so far, but should be quite impressive judging from the latest press release:

    Sardegna Rally Race has always been a Rally with “something” more. The only one in Europe worthy of being a Cross-Country Rally World Championship date. The only one solely dedicated to Motorbikes. SRR is the safest because of his intrinsic technical and geographical features. Exclusive specifications combines with other uniquenesses. Sardegna Rally Race has always been the only Rally of the World Championship that is able to gather the Best Aces of the Specialty, the only Rally who called up the myths of the legend: e.g. Stephane Peterhansel, exclusively for two editions of Sardegna Rally Race. Records have to be achieved in order to be defeated, and myths have to be strenghtened.

    These are nowadays myths who have responded to the call of the great challenge invented by Antonello Chiara and Gianrenzo Bazzu. Joan Barreda, Paulo Gonçalves, Helder Rodrigues, all toghether with the Honda HRC “army”. Marc Coma, Jordi Viladoms, Ruben Faria, the “officers” of the holder Brand, KTM. And then Gerard Farres for Gas Gas, Olivier Pain and Michael Metge for Yamaha, Joan Pedrero for Sherco. Alessandro Botturi for Husqvarna, Juan Carlos Salvatierra for Speedbrain. Other World Champions. Camelia Liparoti with a Yamaha quad like the one driven by the actual Championship leader Rafal Sonik. More. Graziani against Mancini, Beta, the best Italian riders once again in competition with riders coming from Bolivia, Belgium, Japan, Russia, Qatar, Turkey, Austria, Slovakia and from the Netherlands. Everyone is joining Sardegna Rally Race to compete with major national teams of Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. "Bigs" and Amateurs from all over the World also will meet in Sardegna: a few will compete for the most desired trophy of the World Championship, many will enjoy the opportunity offered by the Sardegna Rally Race.
    Piero Batini
    Sardegna Rally Race Press
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  2. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Been here awhile

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    Ah...Sardegna! Mi manca cosi tanto! Got married in Valledoria on the north end....simply Beautiful! I'd love to do this rally!:deal
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  3. Gian

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    entry list:
    http://www.bikevillage.it/index.php...p-entry-list&catid=17:news&Itemid=120&lang=it

    1 GONCALVES PAULO POR
    2 COMA CAMPS MARC ESP
    3 BARREDA JOAN ESP
    4 VILADOMS ARGUELLES JORDI ESP
    5 RODRIGUEZ HELDER POR
    6 BOTTURI ALESSANDRO ITA
    7 FARIA RUBEN POR
    8 PAIN OLIVIER BEL
    9 MEGTGE MICKAEL FRA
    10 PEDRERO JOAN ESP
    11 MANCINI ANDREA ITA
    12 FARRES GERARD ESP
    13 NIFONTOVA ANASTASIYA RUS
    14 GRAZIANI MATTEO ITA
    15 FEDELI GUIDO ITA
    19 MANDRELLI STEFANO ITA
    20 GHIONE SERENA ITA
    21 KARATHANASSIS THEOCHARIS GRE
    16 MICHELOTTI PAOLO ITA
    22 PROCACCINI ALFREDO ITA
    24 MONTALBANO ENRICO ITA
    25 CUSUMANO GUIDO ITA
    26 USLENGHI MAURO ITA
    27 FRASSINI STEFANO ITA
    28 SALVATIERRA JUAN CARLOS BOL
    29 TETSUNORY SUKENOBU JAP
    30 MOCCI MASSIMO ITA
    31 MEGRE DAVID POR
    32 ABRANTES PATREO MARIO POR
    33 KREIDL FERDINAND AUT
    34 OZDEMIR SERKAN TUR
    35 RAHMAT CYRUS AUT
    36 EKMEKCI MURAT TUR
    39 MARCHINI MICHEL FRA
    40 ORLANDO SALVATORE FRA
    41 LECOMTE ANTOINE FRA
    42 ARMAND MONLEON HERNADEZ ESP
    43 CORK CHRISTOPHER UK
    44 MOREAU XAVIER FRA
    45 PEDEMONTE ANGELO ITA
    46 DA COSTA BRUNO FRA
    47 KLOMP ERIKE NDL
    48 ZATKO JAN SLK
    49 SENN VAN BASEL HUMPHREY NDL
    50 POL MIRJIAM NDL
    51 GANTNER HERVè SUI
    52 DARMON GREGORY UK
    53 COLOMBO ANTONIO ITA
    54 PIATEK JAKUB POL
    55 AGOSHKOV DMITRY RUS
    56 VILLARRUBIA JULIAN ESP
    59 CONTER GUIDO ITA
    60 JACOBSEN CLAYTON UK
    61 MANCA LUCA ITA :clap
    62 ROSSINI ROBERTO ITA
    63 CAMPIONE ENZO ITA
    64 COLUCCI STEFANO ITA
    101 CECI PAOLO ITA
    102 VECCHI LUCA ITA
    103 PEGORARO LUCIANO ITA
    104 GHITTI FEDERICO ITA
    105 CIARPAGLINI GLAUCO ITA
    106 CATANESE FRASCO ITA :clap
    201 SONIK RAFAL POL
    202 ABU ISSA MOHAMED QAT
    203 LIPAROTI CAMELIA FRA
    204 BOS JEROME FRA
    205 SOUNDAY SEBASTIEN FRA
    206 EBRILLE EMMANUEL FRA
    207 BOUVY ROBERT FRA
    208 MARTHOUD STEPHANE FRA
    209 JONCHERE ALEXANDRE FRA
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  4. HellasRally

    HellasRally Been here awhile

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    any of the mates here go there??
    find me at TC2 every day,
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  5. Gian

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    will the timings be available here: http://moto-live.info/ ?
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  6. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    myself and Phil Gunn(Gunner) are in Alghero for 4 days doing the outriding for WRC-TV until sunday with the car rally, then we are going over to follow the bike rally.
    We have Chris Cork's bike & kit in our van which we brought over for him from the UK, as he will be riding in the Rally.
    We have recieved our first official rental customer for Dakar 2015 on our new KTM LC4-50 bike, it is Swedish rider Tony Landh, who was riding with us earlier in the year at Tuareg Rally.
    So when we get back to the UK we will be sending his LC4-50 over to Sweden for him to test during the summer on some of the swedish forest rallies.
    Check out our new website for the LC4=50

    www.lc450dakar.com
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  7. Gian

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    bettee than working behind a desk, no?:evil

    Botturi's bike for this Rally
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    Just a pity Manny and Zanotti are not listed.... bit strange especially for TM
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  8. Gian

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  9. HellasRally

    HellasRally Been here awhile

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    Chris Cork buys a beer, let him know please
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  10. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    We had technical day today on WRC (car) rally for getting our bikes ready for doing the running around for WRC-TV.
    Great parc ferme and scenery in town of Alghero, finish on sunday then off to other side of the island to watch bike rally and support the ADV riders.
    Will get some pics up once we arrive
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  11. rallye

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    Anyone know what wheels they are ?
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  12. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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  13. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Anyone notice Helder appears to be riding a 450x

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    And [​IMG]
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  14. ROKIT_71

    ROKIT_71 Gone Orange

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    Say Hello to Corky for me John.

    Did this Rally last year and loved it. Hopefully do it again next year.

    Great news on Tony Landh joining you on the LC4-450 for Dakar. :clap:clap:clap
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  15. Gian

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    First day is gone, I'd say no big surprises (Coma 1st, Botturi 2nd and Goncalves 3rd) apart maybe form the little know ARMAND Monleon Hernadez, 4th in front of Farres and all the other big names

    I think everyone are running with straight enduro bikes, with just some bigger or supplementary tank, Only fairing showed is Catanese's one:D

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  16. too old

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    I can't figure Barreda's tactics - he won the prologue, I assume could chose his start position, started 4th and is now 2 1/2 mins down. Maybe is was a conscious choice with the difficult overtaking there, but it didn't do Coma any harm starting from 11th - let's see how today unfolds?
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  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Maybe BamBam was not too keen on the idea of leading out, given the tighter terrain, greater number of notes/instructions and the general intensity of the navigation/roadbook side of things? By starting on pos 4. at least he had a few others to follow? looks like the others just did a better job on nailing the ICO/route instructions.

    Coma on the other hand had more "hares" out the front and his own roadbook skill/navigation is usually pretty much impeccable.
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  18. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Barreda seems as though he is not too comfortable on this bike or this rally. His word was "dangerous".
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  19. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Dangerous? Does that mean (in barreda speak) = too much time with the head down/reading, while the throttle stop is on WFO (BamBam style) ? :ear


    One of the trademarks of the Sardinia Rally has always been the frequency and intensity of the roadbook navigation, and the more enduro-like/technical nature of the terrain. It's not a "desert rally" in the classic sense of the word... neither the nature of the course, nor the bikes that are suited to it.

    In that respect, I always thought it a bit of an oddity when compared to the other event's on the FIM CCR championship calender.

    It would be similar to the situation if they had one of the FIA F1 races on an old antiquated pre-WWII circuit from the 30's...


    oh, hang on... :huh they have Monaco in the F1 calender still, don't they...?! :D :rofl
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  20. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    :freaky

    I guess the navigation plays an important role as TSC said... Terrain suits enduro bikes more, that's why all the teams arrived with their ''enduro'' versions and not the beasts. Except Catanese of course :D



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