2016 DAKAR "Cliffnotes" (lifeboat)

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  1. yardracer

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    bike 153 - Bolivia is Home, Sweet Home for a very shaken Danny

    Danny Nogales, a rider from Cochabamba, is discovering the Dakar. Between Jujuy and Uyuni he also discovered all its difficulties…


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    “The day took a turn for the worse when we were still in Argentina. On the link section, I overtook a vehicle, but when I pulled back in I didn't see that there was a lane divider and I fell onto the tarmac”. In so doing, Danny Nogales got a hefty taste of how tough the Dakar can be for a first-timer. He had already set the bar high by enrolling in the bikes without assistance category. “It's an economic choice,” he explains. However, the Jujuy-Uyuni stage is already engraved in his memory: “I've seen it all today: rain, hail, fesh-fesh; I've been cold, I've fallen, my knee is really hurting now that the temperatures have dropped. I'm going to see the medical team”. However, it is not his priority. Still a little dazed by what has happened to him over the last hours, Danny removes his boots and thinks about what he needs to do, whilst sat on his trunk. “In the end, I think I'll start with the navigation unit that got damaged during the crash. I'll probably have to spend at least three hours on it…” It is 19.00 and the sky above Uyuni is starting to cloud over. Danny Nogales still has not finished with the consequences of the marathon stage. Fortunately, he is back in his home country: “The welcome the crowds gave was very moving. There were a lot more people than in previous years. It was wonderful…”
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    bike 030 - An incredible welcome
    Eighteenth to finish the stage at Uyuni, Xavier de Soultrait is not likely to forget the welcome from the Bolivian spectators. The Frenchman could not have hoped for better to breathe new life into his Dakar after a laborious start to the rally.

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    Xavier de Soultrait does not need to visit the small market in Uyuni to bring back a souvenir from Bolivia. At the finish of the marathon stage on Thursday, the Yamaha rider received a necklace made of coca leaves as well as a flag and hat in the colours of Evo Morales' country. “I adore this country,” says the man from the Auvergne region of France. “There is genuine passion for the Dakar. We were even welcomed to the finish by the President Evo Morales and Miss Bolivia! The last part was a bit tricky with all the people alongside the tracks. You had to be on your guard”. Xavier loves Bolivia and Bolivia appears to love him. “Last year, I was one of the few competitors to cross the Uyuni salt pans without any problems. This time, I took advantage of the stage to give a boost to my performance after a rather complicated start. I flooded my engine during the prologue and it seems like it has been an albatross around my neck for three days. When I was last to leave Villa Carlos Paz, I veered off the tracks and fell due to being in the dust behind somebody and I damaged my navigation instruments”. The first marathon stage on the rally on which he finished in eighteenth position has thus enabled Xavier de Soultrait to bounce back. “I lost thirty-five minutes at the start of the rally and I need to claw them back if I want to achieve my goal which is to finish in the top ten in Rosario”.
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    Behind the handlebars of his Honda CRF 450, Rob Smits relished the stage between San Salvador de Jujuy and Uyuni. With its superb tracks and a setting worthy of the cinema, it was nothing short of amazing for the Dutchman.

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    “It was quite simply superb”. This is how Rob Smits summarised the fifth stage of the Dakar 2016. “We rode through some sumptuous landscapes and as we rose to an altitude of more than 4,500 metres, the view was wonderful. After the rain and mud of the first days, I really appreciated it. It was a long day during which I rode without taking risks because you can't change anything on the bike during a marathon stage. So you had to get to the finish without any problems”. Although the climb rhymed with headaches and other inconveniences for some competitors, the Dutch rider reached the bivouac as fresh as a daisy. “I prepared for this Dakar like a madman,” he admits. “I rode a lot, did plenty of sport and I worked on altitude problems at a special centre where we were doing exercises in a low oxygen atmosphere. In the Netherlands, we are below sea level, so you have to find a solution some how”. In a cheerful mood, Rob enjoyed the stage right until the finish. “It was great to see all the people who were waiting for us at Uyuni,” he continues. “All these flags, all the people who wanted to take photos of us… I'm not ready to forget this day for
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  3. ferals5

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    Toby Price Racing
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    I’m really psyched to be back in contention after taking out Stage 5 of theDakar Rally! The stage was quiet long and we really had to look after the bike and tyres and make sure we made no mistakes, I’m back in close to the front now and just need to maintain good position each day, you can read my full Stage 5 recap and view the highlights video below atwww.tp87.com.au.
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  4. yardracer

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    Friday 8th January Stage 6: Uyuni - UyuniM

    Motorcycles Quad bikes Cars

    • Special sections: 542km
    • Total: 723km
    Trucks
    • Special sections: 295km
    • Total: 600km
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    The longest special section of the Dakar takes place on the 6th day of consecutive racing. And that is not the only difficulty of this operation, which will take place between 3,500 and 4,200m in altitude. The pace and surfaces change constantly, alternating between sand and rock, which may be disconcerting, especially if it rains. Glimpses of the Salar d’Uyuni are but one of the visual delights on the agenda. Meanwhile, the truck category, which will race separately on this 6th stage, will visit the home town of the President Evo Morales.
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    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Noticed some of you were looking for the treat MIscha gave us last year. Since ASO lost live iritrack it is really wonderful to use. So, made a few screenshots:

    Select Live Timing (if you are not there yet)
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    Choose the WP you wish to check, in this case I'm gonna look at WPA (ASS):
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    You can maybe sort the table by Stage Time, helps finding the forerunners:
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    Then just click the name of the rider you want to check:
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    And there it is, as close to live drone footage as we're getting nowadays, a graphic representation of riders on the ground, who's opening piste, who's winning the stage, who's together with whom, how far from he others, all at a glance:
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  6. yardracer

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    Phone call from Annie to Eila:
    As reported before, the electronics regulate fuel + air supply have not worked properly. Annie got help from their team truck #553, but they didn't manage to solve the problem. So the truck is now towing her to finish and then to bivouack, where their service team is waiting to start the big job.
    Right now truck & Annie have passed cp2/wp4 at least, so it takes some time until they arrive. But they should manage in a fair time.
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    Upcoming changes at trackingdakar.nl

    Most of you know and use the "new" all-in-one live timing monitor, but most of the visitors of trackingdakar.nl visit the homepage and stay there. That page is ancient and so are the connected pages. Even the "bubble thingy" is hidden there somewhere.

    It's time for a change, time to renew the pages and make them mobile friendly. But with so many visitors it's something to just change the website. It will scare people. They will think wtf is this? Where are my links/buttons? How does this work? Where did my waypoints go?

    I tried to fit the old pages in the new style without changing to much. I didn't make the waypoints table completely responsive like the all-in-one screen, but kept it a scrollable table. The rest of the page adjusts to fit the size of your screen.

    The new entry page could become the following page: http://trackingdakar.nl/waypoints.php

    This page contains almost the same features and data as the old entry page. Could some of you check it out and see if you are or get familiar with it? Is it to different? Less handy? Are there good reasons why I shouldn't replace the old one?

    There are a few things I want to add before I replace it:

    - a little help / guide to explain users what's what and what can be found where

    - the live and summary position tables have not been converted yet, maybe I can do it after releasing this part

    - a link to switch to the old view when people can't get used to the new layout

    Anyone got the chance to try it? The "bubble thingy" can be found where it used to be. On the "waypoints" page, the one that opens when you click the link above, you can click one of the waypoints in the headers to request the details of that waypoint. Like before you can click one of the riders you wish to track on that waypoint. Maybe you will notice the icon on right of the vehicle icons: a real bubbly thingy icon to open the waypoint with the last known data. This will almost give you a live overview of riders at that checkpoint.

    I hope you like the layout. Time to go to bed after a long long day. Hope to read some good stuff tomorrow :)

    Best regards,
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  10. Tomas Kocanda

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    Some not so good news from CZ/SK riders...

    Ondrej Klymciw had big crash on the 40th.km of the first part of marathon stage. He was passing O. Pain and overlooked some rim and crashed in 80km/h. Bike is quite damaged (missing rear end, handlebars bent etc..) but mainly his ankle is not good. In the evening they had to move him from the bike with help of the medical crew. He was not able to walk. Got some pain killing injection and in the morning another one, ankle taped and he was racing. Hope it will not get much worse,...

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    Much worse finished Ivan Jakes. He had crash today and had injury of his knee. Now nobody knows, if will be possible to race tomorrow. Doctors said that it´s up to his decision.

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    Is amazing, that both finished fantastic positions today.
    Those guys are made from some alloy or what? :)
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    Gran recibimiento en Bolivia. El Dakar siempre es especial aquí! Muchas gracias por el cariño!

    Bolivia always receives us with a party.

    Bolívia sempre ens rep amb una festa.

    ‪#‎Dakar2016‬ Dakar Rally

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    Loeb and Price win again, Meo confirms Dakar class
    Red Bull Desert Wings, 8 Jan 2016, 01:37

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    The 2016 Dakar Rally may have entered a new country today, but there was no change in the car race as Team Peugeot-Total continued to stamp their authority on the contest. A second consecutive 1-2-3 finish, led home by rookie Sébastien Loeb, sees three Peugeot crews parked in the podium positions of the overall rankings.



    Stage five of the Dakar took the convoy of competitors out of Argentina and onwards to Bolivia via 321km of timed racing at an average altitude of 4,000 metres above sea level. Dakar debutant Loeb took all challenges in his stride to once again record the day’s quickest time. Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz of Spain was in close attendance to the Frenchman and he come home just 22 seconds behind. The third-quickest driver on the stage was Stéphane Peterhansel, also at the wheel of the pace-setting Peugeot 2008DKR16.

    Reigning Dakar champion Nasser Al-Attiyah endured another day of trying to keep up with the Peugeots. The Qatari driver, a two-time winner at this event, finished up 3m07s behind Loeb on the route between Jujuy and Uyuni. South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers is another former Dakar winner doing his best to stay in touch with Loeb’s blistering pace: another 8m36 was lost to the nine-time WRC winner today. The fourth Peugeot 2008DKR16, driven by five-time bike race winner Cyril Despres, suffered turbo problems on the stage but recovered to bring the car home – ready to go again tomorrow.

    With Despres and fellow five-time winner Marc Coma no longer competing on bikes, the race is waiting to crown its first new champion in a decade. Toby Price of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team continues to throw his hat in the ring as a contender for glory on two wheels this year. A perfect ride from the Australian scored him the stage win – repaying his savvy tactics during the first part of the marathon stage.

    Price’s KTM team-mates also impressed on the stage: Austria’s Matthias Walkner took third, Dakar rookie Antoine Méo of France finished an impressive eighth while Spaniard Jordi Viladoms had today’s 15th-fastest time. Viladoms’ countryman Joan ‘Bang Bang’ Barreda rode to fourth place on the stage, 5m57s behind Price, to place fourth in the general classification. Portugal’s Hélder Rodrigues was a couple minutes further behind Barreda and the result pushes him up the overall rankings to 13th.

    It’s unusual for Team Kamaz Master to have to wait five Dakar days before recording their first stage win, but that wait is now over. Former race winner Eduard Nikolaev did the honours on behalf of the Russian team as all four crews made ominous moves up the leaderboard today. It seems that Kamaz are now hitting their stride and that’s not good news for the trucks currently occupying the podium positions.

    Things did not go the way of Marcos Patronelli on the road to Uyuni following yesterday’s stage win. The Argentine drove the day’s eighth-fastest quad, but the news was far worse for Mohamed Abu Issa. A faulty battery appears to have ended the ambitious Qatari’s hopes for a podium finish this year.

    Tomorrow’s stage is set to be a genuine highlight of this Dakar, amazing scenery around Uyuni is guaranteed as the race is run between 3,500 and 4,200 metres above sea level. Can the upstarts maintain their lead or will experience tell as we approach almost 5,000km covered in total? The 542km loop around the Salar de Uyuni will doubtless give us a clearer picture of how this race could end.
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    Phone call from Annie to Eila late at night:
    Annie was driving near a village so her cellphone had contact.
    As reported before, the electronics that regulate fuel + air supply have not worked properly. But it’s very hard to figure out where the contacts fail among all wires.
    Annie got help from their team truck #553, but they didn’t manage to solve the problem. So the truck is now towing her to finish and then to bivouack, so they are moving. Their service team is waiting to start the big job when they arrive. During these marathon stages they were not allowed to let service teams to do any repairs. Only what they could do themselves on the road.
    Truck & Annie were somewhere about halfway on the special, so it takes some time. But they should manage in a fair time.

    To be continued…
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    Today we get to Bolivia and we found one of the greatest difficulties in the dakar, the altitude of the slopes bolívianas, we had the 4600 m and we're not used to fly in these conditions. It was a hard day but I feel better, I was able to rotate faster from the middle of the special and recover some seats on the stage. We still have, by the way two more important steps before the day of rest in salta. Let's go!
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    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Sorry folks, i'm a little bit behind with the Photo F5rehose, as i've been helping out with the official f5rehose. this set of photos is from
    Dakar.com, for stage 4 (the beginning of the marathon stage), and about 150 photos in total. it's almost impossible to pick favorites from that many, so i hope you take a jump over to the Photo F5rehose and see all the photos for yourself.



    #358 - JOSEF MACHACEK (CZE) / MARTIN PLECHATY (CZE) [NISSAN]
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    #303 - CARLOS SAINZ (ESP) / LUCAS CRUZ (ESP) [PEUGEOT]
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    #312 - ROBBY GORDON (USA) / KELLON WALCH (USA) [GORDINI]
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    #321 - CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) / DAVID CASTERA (FRA) [PEUGEOT]
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    heh. coma, letting CDP into the stage.



    #12 - LAIA SANZ (ESP) [KTM]
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    #42 - ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN (FRA) [YAMAHA]
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    #7 - HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA]
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    #47 - KEVIN BENAVIDES (ARG) [HONDA]
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    Dakar.com photos from stage 5, as well as RallyManiacs photos from the past 2 days are in the queue for me tonight, so expect many more photos!
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    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Racers nightmare. No clothes, spares, mechanics, tent/sleeping bag...malle moto x10

    Hope his crew get it together. Fark, rent a car and stuff it with stuff and giver!
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    Looking at the last photo of Kevin...guy breaking trail down a wash. By the time the cars get there it looks like a dirt road. Quite a difference a couple of hundred bikes and quads make...throw in a whack load of cars and trucks and the royte changes from off road to a packed down road (or churned up I suppose depending on the surface). Almost like two different races
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    Stage 6, 8Jan16
    Uyuni > Uyuni

    ref: http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2016/us/stage-700/day-s-route.html

    High Tension Loop - 1st Start: 07:40AM

    Distance .............. Connection Distance ................ SS Distance
    Car ................................... 180km .............................. 542km
    Truck ................................ 304km ............................. 295km
    Bike .................................. 180km ............................. 542km
    Quad ................................. 180km ............................. 542km


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    CAR/BIKE/QUAD PROFILE
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    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Congrats to @lynsmatao for taking the fan pic of the day!

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    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Another one-two-three for the PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs !


    #321 - CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) / DAVID CASTERA (FRA) [PEUGEOT]
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    #302 - STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (FRA) / JEAN PAUL COTTRET (FRA) [PEUGEOT]
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    #314 - SEBASTIEN LOEB (FRA) / DANIEL ELENA (MCO) [PEUGEOT]
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    #321 - CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) / DAVID CASTERA (FRA) [PEUGEOT]
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    #314 - SEBASTIEN LOEB (FRA) / DANIEL ELENA (MCO) [PEUGEOT]
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    LOL!

    this was in the same post on FB:
    Provisional Ranking Step 5 (Jujuy-Uyuni Marathon)
    1. Sandra Bullock (FRA)/ Daniel Elena (MC), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, 3 h32min34s
    2. Carlos Sainz (esp)/ Lucas Cruz (ESP), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, + 0 min22s
    3. Stephane Peterhansel (FRA)/ Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, + 3 min
    4. Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qat)/ Matthew Baumel (FRA), Mini, + 3 min07s
    49. Cyril Despres (FRA)/ David Castera (FRA), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, + 1 h15min06s


    for some reason, the FB translator is translating Sebastian Loeb => Sandra Bullock
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