Who is racing DAKAR 2013?

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

  1. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Going back to the question who is racing Dakar 2013

    This is the list of Brits (and adopted Aussies) as far as I know so far

    Craig Bounds

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    • Llewellyn Pavey
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  2. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    No Charlie Boorman then!:lol3
  3. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Another privateer comes out of hiding. Kevin will be riding a Honda 450 with a prototype Rally Moto Kit setup. Assistance provided by RMS.

    Dave
  4. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Dave,
    I will be testing the 450X RMK it this years Baja 1000 for Chris.
    I think it should work Great!!
  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Awesome :clap
  6. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    "Like the good woman behind every man, there is one amazing crew alongside every rider," :lol3

    This is great news Dave! Looking forward to seeing you in the bivouac! :thumb


    Ingo Waldschmidt from Namibia is coming back to complete his second Dakar as well.
  7. NZDave

    NZDave Adventurer

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    I for one would love it if Charlie had a go at it again! "Race To Dakar" is the go to doco for alot of people when the next Dakar is coming up :norton
  8. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    Couldn't agree more!:nod
  9. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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    Darryl Curtis & Riaan Van Niekerk

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  10. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the link Dread! :thumb

    I think Darryl has the potential to get a top 10 this coming year. I'm certainly going to be cheering him on! :freaky
  11. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Today´s announcement:

    Franz Verhoeven to be part of the Yamaha Team Europe for 2013 & 2014.

    it was funny that Franz himself in twitter announced he was going to make an announcement today, and someone ask him if it was going to be in a Sherco.

    His answer: "For sure NOT. Today we announce our plans"
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Tweet from Don Hattan says he is teaming up with Simon Pavey and his son and they will be riding Husqvarnas
  13. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    That was me that asked him. Up until very recently, and even currently depending on the translation, Croco Adventures has on their site that Frans is part of their 2013 squad.
  14. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    David Reeve, the first entrant from Zambia. :thumb

    Currently the south African boys and him are training this weekend in Namibia.

    His Facebook Page


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  15. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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    I thought Simon Pavey's son, Llewelyn, had been accepted to race the 2013 Dakar, but

    Story on Llewelyn riding the Taklimakin Rally here

    edit: I noticed that the winner of the Taklimakan Rally gets to race the Dakar, though the article I saw didn't specify whether it was the 2013 or 2014 edition.


    I suppose that a handful of those initially turned down might yet be offered a spot as they become available (as with those in Jenny's situation deciding to not race, or as a rider is lost to tragedy, like with Kemal). So maybe Llewelyn will yet ride the 2013 Dakar.
  16. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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    Here's another article on Grundy & Cummings:

  17. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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  18. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    I tend to think the same.
    Moreover with Euro crisis still on, some may not find the enought budget, and probable not get to Le Havre, the point is, would it be enought time to let others in?
  19. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Some great info from Manuel :clap

    http://www.ladakar.com/2012/09/12/tutorial-how-can-i-participate-to-dakar/

    The other route I suspect is to be selected to ride for or with one of the established teams, as they must have a "block booking" which therefore actually reduces the number of available entries - by 50 I would say, I.e. the elite riders - so not the easiest of second routes in :rofl
  20. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Guys in he US - any news on Johnny Campbell this year after his wild passenger ride last year, 4 wheels or 2, or not at all?:ear