2016 OFFICIAL DAKAR f5irehose - THANK YOU ALL F5 posters and lurkers!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. DudaRO

    DudaRO Been here awhile

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    same here, totally messes me up
  2. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    Faria finally passed Helder at wp8, and he was the fastest at that section with Speedy
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  3. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Leaders should come to the salt flats within the next minutes ?

    Let´s see how those reliable Hondas get along with this stuff....
  4. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    I got only two words from JBB: "last" and "started". I can't hear Speedy. The anchor man said that JBB said that he started way behind and couldn't pass other riders.
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  5. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    But not necessary in front of you. If there is a clean road, you can easily miss a turn. If you have plenty of tracks turning, and you check notes showing a turn, you simply turn. Much easier.

    Now they are at Salinas grandes, all,flat surface no marked roads, and see how much Kevin Benavides starting to loose
  6. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Morgähn :*sip*
  7. Rato Molhado

    Rato Molhado Psiconauta del inconsciente

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    For now. We have to wait for Laia, Jakes and Renet :dunno
  8. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer Supporter

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    Brabec lost a lot of time between Wp3-4 and now climbing back.

    Ian seems to be behind Florent Vayssade and Scott behind Jan Vesely. If Ian continues like that he will maintain the 40 +/- position and Scott the 70 +/- mark!
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  9. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    One more from the bivouac :hmmmmm

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  10. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer Supporter

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  11. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    With a bit of luck the bikes have their vitals choked in baked on mud, forming a barrier against the salt. For a little while at least. Surely they can't be pushing them across a bloody salt lake after last year's bullshit decision?
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  12. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Oh they can :fpalm

    I´m really excited about the first photos
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  13. e900naestrada

    e900naestrada Adventurer

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    Barreda and Gonçalves at the final sprint. Will Barreda cross the final line before Meo?
  14. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    The entry fee is the same in every class.

    Most competitors do enter SP, since their bikes conform to the scrutineering spec, and if they have commissioned (or have their own) service team, and a bunch of spare parts including an engine, then that is the way to go.

    So yes, the only reason for entering Marathon is the kudos of having finished on the same engine and other key parts - as you surmise, if you can't realistically be first in one category, at least there is a category you can have a chance of being first in (there is of course a Ladies trophy too) - it's ASO spreading the love around a bit ;o)

    At the end of the day 'Marathon' is a little anachronistic these days - most of the highly strung 450cc bikes are likely to need significant work if their riders are contesting at the sharp end, including an engine change at some point - or at least the very real possibility of one.

    Therefore the Marathon class is more for those privateers who intend to compete against the course itself - in the old days the Dakar was essentially an endurance event where manufacturers entered to prove the strength and reliability of their machines. Once the big sponsor money came in, it became more about who finished first, rather than who simple finished at all.

    Jx
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  15. Rato Molhado

    Rato Molhado Psiconauta del inconsciente

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    Clearly, they can. You know, television and shit. Very photogenic landscapes :dirtdog
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  16. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Vogels (#21) dropped it in the mud??
  17. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    One of the first was Orioli in Dakar '88
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  18. drgunther

    drgunther Been here awhile

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    The rider you're thinking about is Swedish Thomas Berglund. The event you're mentioning occurred after stage 10 (first part of the marathon) last year where he felt that his fork had stiffened up and had to take it apart. Can't seem to find the video now, but a still is enclosed here.

    Anyways - he had two guys with him: one organizer and also a KTM service engineer who was allowed to verbally coach Thomas through the steps of servicing the fork.

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  19. SteveDennehy

    SteveDennehy Steve

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    Strange. He lost like 45 minutes before WP1, but since then has actually been keeping almost that same gap to the leaders ie he is doing the same pace as Casale.
    I wonder what happened? Flat tyre maybe? Pure speculation....
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  20. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    So it´s kinda like I expected. Thanks for your statement Jenny :)


    Thanks for digging it out ... weird stuff :D
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