Who is racing DAKAR 2013?

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

  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Water carrier for Joan Barreda. A good match too. Botturi was fast but most importantly, very consistent last year. That makes for good support. Perhaps one of the strongest pairings this year? Barreda has shown glimpses of alien like speed, the Husky has proven powerful and reliable and dare I say Botturi, in his admittedly limited rally CV has been more consistent than either Faria or Pedrero.

    Barreda/Botturi is definitely near the top of the list for pairings to beat.
  2. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Yep, so it has opened up the door as thought, but does Bottturi coming in equally open up the door for Fish as a main rider as I assume Quinn wasn't a water carrier?:clap

    But what of Chalico - he seems to have forked out a lot of dosh for his ride and there's now a free one gone :cry of course there was nothing anyone could do or predict on pre- race withdrawals, but if would be interesting to be a fly on the wall somewhere :ear
  3. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    With Quinn Cody, can you have that many serious wrecks in a couple of years and not have that affect your riding? Lose some speed? Make you too cautious to stay in the top 10?
  4. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    And with the last minute re-shuffle of the deck, how will the team dynamics play out when the defaecation meets the oscillation? You want what!!!???::huh This just keeps getting better and better.:evil
  5. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    From his fb yesterday -
    This has been one of the most painful injuries I've ever had, and coming at the end of a long painful year does not make it any easier, it's time to hit the reset button and put 2012 behind me...still with all of these injuries I will still remember 2012 as the best time of my life because this was the year I married my amazing wife, Char thanks for sticking beside me through all this crap, your the best, I love you so much!

    I have seen his work ethic, and I wouldn't count him out just yet.
  6. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    From Lyndon Poskitt's facebook page

    I never thought I'd say it……but the bike is finally finished!

    Here I am, 1:00 in the morning on the day that I head to Le Havre for strutineering. The last four weeks have truly been the busiest weeks of my life. Long drive tomorrow so I must get some sleep but I know you’ve all been waiting for this so here it is, my Dakar 2013 450RR and while the florescent lights and crappy camera don’t do it justice, you get the idea.

    Thanks to everybody that’s made this possible, especially my Dad for all his help and everyone that’s contributed to the last minute rush, it seemed like we had plenty of time three weeks ago

    A full and detailed build report will follow when time permits.

    Love the sneaky ADV stickers on the sumpguard :clap:clap:clap


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  7. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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  8. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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  9. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    work in progress I'd say, got lots of errors in it as well :huh
  10. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    Definitely incomplete, Sam is number 22 and no Marc Coma showing !!
  11. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    SO PLEASED FOR MANUEL, PERSEVERENCE DOES PAY OFF :clap:clap:clap:clap
  12. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    And Lyndon Poskitt is riding a Honda ??????
  13. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    And Canadian Pat Beaule (who works at KTM Canada, and is on a KTM 450 Rally Replica) is showing on a Yamaha! Oh the humanity! :huh :1drink
  14. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    List is now complete, but full of swaps of bikes vs. real ones.
    A lot of mistakes, but it is Dakar site, so correcting them from time to time.
    Just to get us used to errors.

    There should be a "liste des engages" with "corrected machines" in some hours though.
  15. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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  16. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Gentlemen! You seem to be casting aspersions regarding the sobriety of the ASO's simian web team!

    Frankly I'm a little offended that this slander is starting up again this year. Sure, they have a little wine to help them get through their stressful days, but the ASO is French, so that is to be expected. They only drink harder stuff when they hear someone say "mudgate" or "Agh! What's that chimp doing with my laptop?" (simian drinking games).

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  17. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    2 ladies in the cup


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  18. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Alex Zanotti's TM450, with new front fender:D

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  19. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Haha, did you also see the low fender scratching against the tire? :lol3
  20. CPWSAFARI

    CPWSAFARI Silverback

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    Fuel line/QR lower left looks in a nice safe location !!