Who is racing DAKAR 2013?

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

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hummer ?
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  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Hmmmmmm...?er... :evil

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    I'd like to see this thing pulled out from under the dust cloths, aired out and prepped for a Dakar... :nod
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  3. mxmum

    mxmum Been here awhile

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    Thank you :thumbup
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  4. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Wow, great news about Mark Miller.
    there hav been some news that the "old" Touaregs, were being tested under a reshaped Bently body (Future Bentley SUV) by x WRC champion Juha Kankkunen.

    I would tend to think if bentleygoes on, it will be 2014, but who knows..........
    Is this somehow related to Mark Miller???
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  5. biggles0449

    biggles0449 Been here awhile

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    Friday the 20th is the date the guys get told if they're in or out..a couple of my mates in UK are waiting with baited breath!
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  6. Strong Bad

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    Rubby wont pay Mark to drive and Mark wont pay Rubby to drive. Rubby uses the 2nd Hummer as a cash cow to help pay for his effort. Rubby is there for Rubby to win the Dakar, not for his 2nd vehicle to win the Dakar.

    Mark's contract with VeeDub is over and done with both with Dakar and Baja. VeeDub owns Bently, nuff said.

    Ryan Arciero has the Baja Race Touareg (minus the engine) and has been in talks to campaign it with a different mfgr's power plant. So it may be seen in Baja again with some other style body on it (hopefully).

    The Baja Race Touareg NOT the right vehicle for ASO's Dakar rallys.
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  7. Deadly99

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    "Rubby" would be wise to pay Mark to drive to help him get to the top of the podium :nod

    Wether or not that is something Mr Miller would want to do is unknown to me but having a solid driver like Mark on the team would be beneficial I would think. It also doesn't hurt that he is the only American with the needed experience to be able to keep up with Robby and be of assistance in a timely manner and should Robby DNF have the chance to podium himself.

    Fingers crossed for the inmates who applied (esceptialy Jenny after being denied a chance last year :deal )
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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    awwww... shucks... :cry

    Hope it get a new donk and a paintjob for the SCORE races then... lot of potential there... and the biodiesel aspect was an interesting/marketable aspect.




    On that note... I wonder if there are any MOTO entries slated for 2013 that are going to run alternative fuels, or energy sources.

    A bio diesel bike... or an electric moto perhaps (they had the first electric auto entry last year)... someone will have a gimmic they want to push/promote via the Dakar wheeelbarrow... surely? :evil
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  9. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    there is talk of Luis Belaustegui running an electric bike... also I wonder why not more diesel powered cars/trucks have been entered in all racing
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  10. biggles0449

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    Now that would be something special, entering Dakar on a diesel bike! Incredible torque, great fuel range, but cumbersome and heavy..theres a company in the UK that are developing a round-the-world style bike, based around the Smart car diesel unit...last i saw it was a bit Frankenbike looking, but how awesome would it be if someone was prepared to develop something suitable and give it a go!

    Do any of you guys know of any 450 powerplants out there that could be used instead of an 800cc TDi unit?! Wonder if Dakar would allow the 800cc engine, just because it's a diesel?! Could open up a whole new side to the rally! :wink:
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    :bmwrider http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/automobiles/24KAWASAKI.html :jose


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  12. tehdutchie

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    Check your postbox, 18 dutchies made the cut it seems... Anyone here got a letter?
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  13. tehdutchie

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    Verhoeven back with Sherco to team up with Duclos it seems...

    Edit.

    Rumor just got denied by verhoeven himself..
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  14. clearandlock

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    I have heard from French friend that he found out via the online admin site that he had been accepted and also had a letter waiting when he returned home from vacation today.

    fingers crossed.
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  15. tehdutchie

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    Excellent!
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    Good luck mate, Jamie got in touch tonight & getting twitchy! Paul Jay had his letter this weekend..think hes riding solo, with Patsy assisting..
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  17. Mike_drz

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    can a high rpm 450 run on diesel and find a match up turbo? :evil 800cc that's a lot torque needs to be handle
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  18. Deadly99

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    305 applicants, 220 positions available for bikes and quads.

    Car category is still accepting applicants.

    I hope all the inmates who applied get accepted :nod
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  19. Brodovitch

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    from Enduro 21's facebook thingie:

    "Preparations are well underway in deepest Wales for Simon Pavey's assault on Dakar 2013. On a perfect mid summer's eve, Simon puts his factory spec Ohlins suspenders through their paces..."

    "Team Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK - TE 449 SPR - Ohlins FTR Suspension Testing - Images ©thatcamerakid.com 2012"


    Looks like '13 is the year of the Brits :lol3

    Sam Sunderland, Si, Jenny, Lyndon, Stan... who did I miss?


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    Still no word on Quinn Cody???
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