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

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

  1. Hagenblad

    Hagenblad Adventurer

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    This is how the Swedish offroad forum soe.se works, and that's perfect. Feel like doing the Albanian rally now, but the wallet says no ;-)

    Anyway: Here's the plan:
    Travel tomorrow.
    Scruteneering
    Find all check points
    Get in the hall of fame
    have a bees
    Find some Geocaches
    Travel home.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    /Calle
  2. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    You could also add a 150km liaison and come here every night. :freaky
  3. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    The Media Monkey is loaded up and ready to go!

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    Next stop the airport - see you all in Tunisia!

    Jx
  4. malteser

    malteser Tuareg Rallye 2013

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  5. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Was on the plane with Timi, she wasn't hard to spot in her Husaberg backpack!
  6. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    She texted me, a bit star-struck, "I met Ned in Rome airport!" :lol3

    Have a great one Ned, can't wait to hear all the stories
  7. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Awesome work Jenny!!
    Just a quick clarification, Ned is riding a Rally Moto Kit on his 505.:evil
    One of the last photos before it shipped off. And before the If You See Kay decal wrap.
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  8. Hagenblad

    Hagenblad Adventurer

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  9. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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  10. svizzerams

    svizzerams Rx Rangerette

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    Good luck to all the Advriders in Tunisia. I'll be watching from WRC Rally Mexico in Leon Mexico (where the Pope emeritus gets his brown shoes apparently) and checking in frequently to see how you all are doing. Ride Safe. Have fun!!!!
  11. Giada

    Giada Nano rider

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    Hi to everybody!
    I'm Giada, from Italy... 26years OLD.
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    My first Rally in Africa..... :norton:norton

    Race number: 327

    This is my little bike: KTM EXC400

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    Very Very excited for this experience, I hope that everything will be fine
  12. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  13. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Never mind the bike - please tell me that is a real jar of Nutella - and that you are bringing it with you!!!

    See you in Douz!

    Jx
  14. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    I hear Nutella also comes in Syringes for rally backpacks :lol3

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    Are you friends with Serena Ghione? I raced with her & Francesco Catanese last year in Evia... I know you Italian girls are fast! Good luck to you & everyone else :clap
  15. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Ciao Giadina, un grossissimo in bocca al lupo:clap
  16. Giada

    Giada Nano rider

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    Ahahahah... This is Doping!!!!
    Yes, I know Ghione and Catanese our world is little :) :)

    See you friday, i flight tomorrow from Milan to Tunisi at 16.00, just in time to arrive in Douz for the Technical Checks.... Argh!!!!

    No panic.
    No panic.
    No panic.
  17. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    No problem, I will update his profile accordingly! Ned has actually just emailed me all his info, and he is en route to Douz [the start of the rally]... I'm sure we'll catch up in person tomorrow!

    Jx
  18. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Well it's been a fun thirty odd hours since leaving the UK yesterday afternoon!

    The majority of Team Torque Racing met at Heathrow airport and flew out together yesterday (Tuesday 5th) as the airline had cancelled our original flight on Thursday, and the only option was to come out a couple of days early...

    Donna (from Torque Racing) was in optimistic mood before the flight:

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    The flight arrived in Tunis on time, and TRS had organized a mini-bus for all their riders to transfer to the start of the rally, which was a few hundred kms (or about 5 hours drive) south, in the desert oasis town of Douz...

    We overnighted at a hotel about an hour from the airport - none too shabby, especially for [just] £20 a night!

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    The following morning we took a leisurely drive south, planning to do the tourist thing en route at the coastal town of Gabes...

    Lunch at a roadside restaurant:

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    Gabes was not exactly the chic resort we expected:

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    So we headed inland and into the desert to Douz... as an aside, when I raced the Oilibya du Tunisie in 2010, the rally finished in Douz, and it turns out the Tuareg was booked into the same hotel I had stayed at before!

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    As you can see it is none too shabby either, and fortunately it would appear to have a reasonably decent wifi connection - so fingers crossed I'll be able to update you regularly while we are here.

    A number of teams have arrived early too, and the car-park contains quite a collection of race vehicles already! - I've spotted Tony Schattat's WR, and Ed's KTM 300 amongst the motos...

    Our team bikes should be arriving at some point tomorrow evening, in time for scrutineering on Friday.

    I imagine this the calm before the [sand?] storm so to speak, as the hotel is likely to be heaving tomorrow night as the riders and assistance crews all converge on the Sahara Hotel throughout the day...

    It's going to be a whole heap of fun, that's for sure!

    Jx
  19. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    An 8bit hotel!

    Mario Bros rejoice :clap
  20. svizzerams

    svizzerams Rx Rangerette

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