Who is racing DAKAR 2013?

Discussion in 'Racing' started by xr400r, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Destination Dakar

    Destination Dakar Still Racing Rallies

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    2008 shut down by terrorists, 2009 big crash, 2010 food poisining Bike quits, 2011 economic crash loss of financial support, 2012 trailer collapses seperating shoulders 2 weeks before start, I know this is weird and I am trying hard not to be superstitious, but... what are the odds of the biggest storm in history hitting the east, right on the day that my motorcycle was to be shipped and it absolutley must be in the UK this week? ... just saying...
  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Jeepers Don....

    I gotta feeling this is your year :pynd
  3. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^That "elite list" will have some omissions and additions to it, come release of the actual DAKAR entry list in December. :1drink
  5. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    I think Fish will be included?
  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Yeah... I'd reckon probably :nod. Especially considering his UAE, Oman and Marocco results, and fact he is on the Speedbrain team for January.

    And judging by the #38 start number he got... Grabbo' has been put on as well...?

    On pure "ability" that would probably make a case for Todd Smith and Rod Faggotter as well...? Although if "elite" status only takes into account "international" experience (not domestic achievements), then only Rod F (who did Dakar last year) has any overseas merits.

    But in reality both Todd (GHR Honda) and Rod (with Yamaha Eu) both carry similar speed to Grabbo and Fishy.

    Could be a few roo's up in the mix this year? :wink:
  7. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    Sorry Troy :cry
    Of course you are right, I did not make it very clear that it was the provisonal ASO elite list and as you so rightly said I am sure there will be some additions and omissions when the final Dakar entry list comes out eventually :clap:clap
  8. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Grabbo's number is not confirmed yet, it may be 50+ since the lower ones go to Elite riders, 38 was for graphic effect !
  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    oh... bummer... I assumed too much... though somewhere in the high 30's, or 40's is probably deserving spot. :wink:

    A lot depends on how well the "rider resumé" is filled out on the entry form I suppose... and if it's in French...:wink: How is Grabbo's French doing Garry...? :rofl
  10. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    They list Jonah. And Johnny, who hasn't really raced much in a while.
  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    JC is racing :thumb
  12. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    these two lucky fuc*ers are

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    Tobias Moretti and Gregor Bloéb
    two actors from Austria

    Im sure they have a fantastic racing resumes...


    EDIT... KTM FACEBOOK MAKES THIS SEEM LIKE THEY ARE RACING DAKAR WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE DOING PARIS TO DAKAR ECO RACE
  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Bring on Ewan and Boorman :roflA race within the race, the "Oscars of the Dakar"
  14. charapa

    charapa Been here awhile

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    But do these guys need one support vehicle EACH, and someone to set up their tents?? :rofl :rofl
  15. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    These guys will be with Kini in the Africa Eco race, shooting a Red Bull spnsored documentary of their exploits...
  16. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Last rumors are that even i might be on the 'Elite' list in 2014...
  17. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    I've just read Farres has left Bordone Ferrari .... found another team for Merzouga and Dakar?
  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Yup. Interesting article in a big local newspaper last weekend, I was really surprised to see Tobias aka Kommissar Rex do the Dakar with Kinis support!! Only in the 5th paragraph did they mention that he is actually doing the Africa race and only riding to Dakar... :lol3

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  19. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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  20. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Roadbook to Paris – Dakar 2013: Tobias Moretti & Gregor

    Updated <abbr title="Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:12am" data-utime="1351678377" class="timestamp">13 hours ago</abbr>

    The two famous Austrian actors will ride the Rally Dakar on two KTM 450 Rally Replicas of the KINI KTM Rally Racing Team