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Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.
Frans verhoeven met YAMAHA Dakar 2013
Yep, signed with Yamaha Motor Europe and Yamaha Motor Netherlands for 2013 and 2014.
Here is a video of a brief chat I had with frans on the 12th of January minutes before the start of the first special in Peru. He was pretty miffed with the way the Sherco people had treated him so Im really glad he now has an official Yamaha team.
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Sorry about the poor sound quality. You will see Cyril there as well but he was too important to chat to me. The little mud man was probably worrying about the previous days events and how he could stay ahead of Coma.
Good to see he is still approachable during the rallye! He is a pleasant guy to talk to, plenty of of banter and likes to show off his trial skills
Cool interview Neil...more of that from 2013 would be appreciated...the F5 interviews
nice one Neil! Still trying to figure out heading down there. Have you checked into bikes any further?
No I haven't
I'm still working on fund raising ideas...
Interview with Marc Coma
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Hussar Dakar Rally Concept Car:
oh dear... I hope they don't have a go at Dakar bikes as well
Read in another thread that Valentino Rossi is to race Dakar.
Anyone heard anything?
Has this 2013 map already been posted? If not, here it is:
That's going to be a f*ing hot rest day, if memory serves. In Chile/ Peru, the temps drop at night even it the day is scorching. In Argentina, it's just hot all the time.
Yeah, and that Calama-Salta leg is going to be killer, its in a really wild part of the world.
Anyone know how that gets formed that way
Lots of rally bikes all following the same exact HP heading, over the hills, side-by-side, on the gas.
There's a place like that called "Striped Butte" along our Death Valley Rally "Bishop-to-Dumont" stage:
Yip its sedimentary rock desposited in an old lake as sediments, compressed into rock by the weight of overlying layers, and then finally thrust upwards thanks to the pressure of the Pacific plate crashing into the south American plate. Its the same forces that pushed up the whole Andes mountain range.
The last bit is water erosion that has profiled the layers like that, the harder layers being more resistant to this type of weathering.