Tuareg Rally 2013 - Official Event Coverage - follow our ADV riders HERE!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by JMo (& piglet), Feb 25, 2013.

  1. gnuttis

    gnuttis Been here awhile

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    Many thanks for the updates Jenny. Damn what I miss the Tuareg :)

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  2. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Fun day, but definitely not easy! The dunes were quite soft and disorganized, easy to get stuck. Love the 505, it works really well when it comes to making power. About a hundred times today I thought I wished id had this power in Dakar!

    Fun to have the whole team spending time together... Nice to share the experience with people who have some of the same reference points as me.

    Awesome to have Jenny here, not only to take the burden of updates but for good company as well.
  3. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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  4. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Giada wrote on FB: results probably later in the evening
  5. Mike The Swede

    Mike The Swede Mike, The Swede

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    Tony Landh reported by phone. " a very tough first day, all Swedes now in the bivouac no one hurt. Calle came in top 5-10 but had lost his time card, penalty?
    Tony second of the Swedes on his debut a as desert racer, he was happy. Mattias E and Morgan also reported to have done well. Anettes bike broke down on lap 2 after over heating, tow truck to the finish line.
  6. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Yes, the briefing is happing as I type, so hopefully the results will be posted shortly...

    It was a tough day for many of the riders, especially on the bigger bikes - so expect to see a number of time penalties for missed waypoints and those who elected to cut short the day and return to the bivouac either through exhaustion, or to conserve what little energy they had left for the rest of the week... and this is only day one!

    Jx
  7. divaha

    divaha Been here awhile

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    Just had Martin Fontyn on facetime, i saw them sitting at the briefing. Normally the standings are showed after the briefing not earlier.
  8. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Damn I wish I was there again this year, maybe next year!!!! A huge shout out to Dietrick, the EAO team and of course all my buds at Rally Management Services, ride safe and have fun yall.
  9. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    6 out off the top 7 with EAO after stage one it seems. Guillaume started well but got stuck in a crossing somewhere according to this site;
    http://rallymaniacs.nl/466-lastige-eerste-dag-in-tuareg-rally
  10. divaha

    divaha Been here awhile

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    Hey Brent, Diederick here, I am not competing this year. Just too afraid of the fesh fesh dunes in Tunesia. Maybe next year when the guys come back enthausiastic. Doing Albania Rally again in June, which was a great succes last year. Take care!
  11. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Good luck to my old friend Lukas ...

    He always forgets stuff :) And is always late with his prep work.

    Here he is still building the bikes for the world altitude record at our first acclimatisation camp at 3770 metres AMSL:

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  12. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    There is nothing on the other Tuareg site either :scratch:scratch:scratch:dunno:dunno:dunno:dunno:dunno
  13. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Thank you, Jenny! :thumb

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  14. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    From the Tuareg website:


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    Mark Smith won this spectacular first stage through the really soft dunes in the motorbike prof category, followed by Oscar Polli only five minutes behind, closely followed by Gwen Backx. In the amateuer group Gintautas Igaris is the lucky winner. The priority of this stage was the dune-riding…you have to go for it or you will go down – sink or swim!<o:p></o:p>
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    In the car category Team Machacek is on pole position. He did a fabulous race with perfect navigation and clever dune-reading. Followed by Team Tosenovsky and Lipponen/Riihimäki in third place. In the amateur group Team Kleer came in first.<o:p></o:p>
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    The truck battled through and got there in the end.<o:p></o:p>
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    82 of 103 riders in the motorbike prof category managed to complete the stage; in the amateur group 22 out of 36 riders. In the car prof category 19 out of 22; in the amateur group 15 out of 16 cars

    this is Michele Gallizia (Mego's pard at the Africa Race a few years ago) struggling with soft sand...:evil
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  15. jenduro

    jenduro sister and spectator

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    Glad you're having fun. Thanks to all for the reports. The famduro always likes to follow along :)

  16. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    I have been working on individual rider's press releases this evening which has taken far longer than I'd hoped...

    Still no results online and this year the Orga are hosting them on a server (which doesn't seem to be working!) with no paper alternative - tedious!

    I will of course pass on any info as soon as I can, and will upload copies of my interviews with my featured riders tomorrow... I mean later today... It is currently nearly 3am and I have to sleep - Rammstein will be growling in around three hours from now... and you thought the riding was hard - this is the journalistic equivalent of Malle Moto - I'm even sleeping on a mattress outside on a balcony for the full effect!

    Jx
  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thanks Jen, for your efforts. :bow
  18. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    x2!!!
    Thank you!
  19. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    Excellent coverage/Good stuff Jenny- I bet its not easy doing "it all"

    DO we have any word on American Peter Hardy? Id love to hear how today treated him.

    Thanks a ton
  20. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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