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

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

  1. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Uyuni Bivouac (empty)

  2. Gumbeaux

    Gumbeaux The Chameleon Supporter

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  3. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Day 6 - Connection 314 | Special Stage 327
    After sleeping only 3 and ½ hrs last night, and starting in 69th position the SS, Manuel fixed the damages on the bike this morning, and finished the day in 55th position. This young rider is a hard to die man, and beside the dangerous crashed from yesterday is not going to give up… remember at his first Dakar 5 years ago he spent a day and night in the desert, making in time to the bivouac just to start the next stage...
    Now back to work and let's get ready for tomorrow!! GOMan!
    Day Stage
    1 - Toby Price | KTM Red Bull > 04:03:44
    55 - Manuel Lucchese | Yamaha Rebel > 04:43:42
    Variation > 00:39:58
    Overall Ranking
    1 - Paulo Gonçalves | Honda HRC Racing > 14:30:07
    54 - Manuel Lucchese | Yamaha Rebel > 16:37:40
    Variation > 02:07:33

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  4. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    She probably saves it like that every five minutes or so....
  5. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Some flybys from the prologue, amongst others only german rider Ingo Zahn :clap

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  6. stellarbrews

    stellarbrews Adventurer

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    There are about 16 fine riders still out there, and you've got to think that the ones at the back are dead tired (& altitude, too). They've clocked a lot more hours for their entry fees than the pro riders.
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  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    My hypothesis

    When Peru bailed they were forced to scramble to put something together...this is the result of having 2-3? months to make 5 stages versus having an entire year. For me...it's a bit lame. Drama free, etc. Still awesome just not very "Dakarish". Second week should be what they had planned from the get go and based on the terrain (using Fiambala sand for multiple stages) should produce a bit more excitement
  8. SteveDennehy

    SteveDennehy Steve

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    The man from Lesotho, Wessel Bosman, just passed WP8 :happay
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  9. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    ANNIE'S ON THE MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Cornejo's out, but the rest?

    9:03 -42 026 - JEAN DE AZEVEDO(BRA) HONDA --:--:-- (-)
    9:19 -73 063 - JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO(CHL) SUZUKI --:--:-- (-)
    9:56 -113 098 - DAMIEN UDRY(CHE) KTM --:--:-- (-)
    10:32 -129 038 - ESTEBAN ARIEL LOPEZ JOVE(ARG) YAMAHA --:--:-- (-)
  11. stellarbrews

    stellarbrews Adventurer

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    Take a look at his rider sheet; it says he is promoting winter sports in South Africa !!!
  12. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    Those Bolivian presenters and announcers are impressive! It's a case of RedBull and 40 exclamation marks after every sentence!

    I'm toasted just listening to them and I don't even speak the lingo!
  13. stellarbrews

    stellarbrews Adventurer

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    And she is 52 minutes back on the 1st stage - stopped to do some maintenance? That's what she did for the entire day yesterday.
  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Annie Seel just got to wp1
  15. stellarbrews

    stellarbrews Adventurer

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    You know, to be recognized as an international player in hosting Dakar is huge for Bolivia, and the citizens are likely very aware of this.
  16. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Meh . . . just another day at the office . . . for them! :imaposer
  17. sick_boy

    sick_boy I follow you.

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    The last two are reported out...

    14:27 : Esteban Arial Lopez drops out
    Esteban Arial Lopez, 27th last year on his first participation, has been forced to withdraw from the rally following a mechanical problem on the special.

    06:58 : It’s all over for Damien Udry
    The Swiss rider will not be repeating his performance of last year, when he managed to reach the finish in 58th position. Following a fall on yesterday’s special, KTM rider number 98 managed to get to the finishing line, but did not feel able to resume racing this morning. The rally has therefore come to a halt for this accomplished sportsman in the disciplines of motocross, enduro and even downhill mountain-biking. Will he be back in 2017?
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    It's a bit exhausting listening knowing what they're saying also....
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  19. jossvw

    jossvw Adventurer

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    Yes. Afriski in Lesotho. Great place
  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Start DSS
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    Defined piste WRC and gravel all the way so far... the "off piste" offroad bit is still to come (hopefully?)

    She started some two hours later than her scheduled DSS time... she is the last vehicle on the course... with the sweeper car on her f.... errr... rear view mirror.

    What a difference a year makes--- :lol3

    The consequences of racing, where it's more than a 400 m walk back to the pits...