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

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

  1. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    "I kept my eyes on the road book"

    [​IMG]"I opened the road for the first time at the Dakar. I was a tad nervous and didn't want to make any mistakes. I kept my eyes on the road book. I think I did all right. I found all the tracks and managed to set a high pace. Paulo [Gonçalves] joined me and we finished together. The stage was fast, varied, stimulating and quite technical. I used a straightforward tactic: keeping my body and my bike in good shape because there won't be any assistance tonight."
  2. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    The penalty was for changing an engine, the result of the engine change was the change in class.
  3. Rato Molhado

    Rato Molhado Psiconauta del inconsciente

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    Yes, #109 Federico Cola had electrical problems in the laison, twice :dunnoSomething about his headlight, I think :hmmmmm
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  4. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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  5. Desert boots

    Desert boots Been here awhile

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    There was no engine change penalty in 2009.
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  6. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Ahhh, my bad.
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    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    Where's Laia. :bluduh


    Edit: see post above. Thanks for the info.
  9. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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  10. Desert boots

    Desert boots Been here awhile

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    My memory could be playing tricks.......but I have a clear recollection that the 15 minute penalty was for changing classes ( brought on by the engine change ).
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  11. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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  12. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    Gordon is now about two minutes down the road from that Mini . I think the terrain opens up between waypoint five and waypoint six and he was finally able to get around him. Why else what are you be right on somebody's tail for 30 minutes and then walk away by two minutes on the road?
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    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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  14. Rato Molhado

    Rato Molhado Psiconauta del inconsciente

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    The little Metge's in:rayof #61
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  15. steved57

    steved57 Long timer Supporter

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    Fingers crossed for top ten for Brabec
  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I thought you were highlighting them as a means of saying "Holy Crap!!!"

    :rofl
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  17. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    049 Antoine Meo
    I had to save my tyres"


    [​IMG]"It was a very long stage —my first marathon stage. It was a bit hard because I had to save my tyres, so I never went over 150 km/h. As a result, I lost 6 minutes to the winner, but I'm quite happy because my tyres are still in good condition. I rode within my limits today. The Honda guys have water carriers, so they can push much harder because they'll change their tyres. It'll be quite something if I manage to stay at the front every day. Navigating wasn't too difficult and I was in the mix every time, so I'm happy with how it went today."
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  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Brabec gets a top ten finish (9th) on today's stage. That's awesome
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    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Does he have to give up his wheels to BB ?
  20. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Bam Bam

    No mechanicals, no falls. Awesome!"


    [​IMG]"Everything went smoothly. Today was a fast stage. I managed to overtake a few riders, which is great even though I spent too much time in someone else's dust trail. Everything went very well. I had no mechanicals and no falls. The perfect position to tackle the second day of the marathon stage.
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