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

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  1. yardracer

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    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Sorry if I missed it, do we know why Cyril lost an hour plus?

    Oh and writing we just irked me after reading Toby's interviews the last couple of days....whats worse than talking about yourself in the first person? Talking about yourself in the plural :nod Rant over :-)
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  4. yardracer

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    So......so far today - provisionally - we have three out of the race.....26, 38 and 98......then the Dakar tracker would even make sense for once..........:eekers
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    Dakar.com posted earlier (and me, too;) ) he had electrical problems.
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    I think add 63 and 72 to your list for five total at this point.
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    One snowballer still on the move..

    17:08 : Nicolas Monnin determined to finish!
    Halted for an hour after 198 kilometres, the Swiss KTM rider seems to be fairing better. Having suffered from altitude sickness, he stopped to recover. He has resumed racing, with the goal of finishing the stage.
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    you just ruined my perfect list for today :rofl
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  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Seems that Chicherit in the X-Raid bugly has had problems as well... after running amongst the top ten autos up to CP2

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  12. yardracer

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    From Camelia Liparoti

    Second part of the marathon stage today after a stop last night at the closed park, with no possibility for the competitors and their assistance (which have all gone directly in Uyuni) to work on the vehicles. This morning Camelia ranked 23rd in the overall standings, after ranking 25th in yesterday's stage Jujuy - Jujuy. She seems to have temporarily found her bearings in this ranking, demonstrating her potential when the race hardens, evidenced by her place at the gates of Top 15 today in the very difficult stage leading competitors to Uyuni in Bolivia. The day was long, with a special of 328 km and a crossing at 4580 meters at kilometre 216. At this altitude, the human bodies are strained and the engines are short of breath, losing 10% of their power for each 1000 meters. Do the math! Camelia, accustomed to long runs in the mountains as much as to the extreme ski sessions does not suffer from the altitude sickness that affects some riders. She traces her route by providing her Yamaha Raptor 700 of which its engine is strictly standard, in order to maintain the maximum reliability (at the expense, it's true, of the maximum speed) because she does not benefit from having a co-quad-bike rider, such as many of the top riders do. It is therefore essential to ride fast, but with some reservation. A balancing act to which Camelia is accustomed to and which is her strength. The Dakar is an elimination race and the second week looks challenging. We must therefore ensure that, while staying in contact with the all the group of competitors. And for now, Camellia is true to her strategy and to her riding.
    Tomorrow, a big day is in prospect with the longest stage of this 38th Dakar (542 km) in addition to a 181 km transfer. The riders will advance between 3500 m and 4200 m, on a changing course between earth and sand, requiring constant changes of pace. This promises ...
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  13. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    WE Toby is "stoked" :D ... both of him. :rofl
  14. clearandlock

    clearandlock Been here awhile

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    Yes My Pavey, but you are born of legend and a much better rider than me....

    Just saying I saw your dad after day 2 and he was hammered, we were lucky in hindsight that they closed the stage and that was due to temps 10 degrees over what they might have been, 10 degrees was the margin of cancelation on the stage, that is a harder day 2 start than this year for certain.

    Year before Canon gate + altitude, when the security of the race got away from the organisers so much so they closed the stage (at least for us).

    That seems to be more on the limit Dakar than we have seen this year.

    I do really hope chile comes back though there is something romantic about that drop from desert to the sea.

    i think the daily retirements tells the story. The 2 years prior where similar.

    I just want the guys that can navigate to shine, especially at the front end of the race, I love when you see the leaders search for the route, riding in circles until they find it.

    I was gutted for Sam when he went astray last year but navigation is the craft of this race.
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  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    SS5 - Third win for Loeb, 1-2-3 again for Peugeot

    Already the winner of two stages on his first Dakar and leader of the general standings in front of the rally's specialists, Sébastien Loeb continued his progress on this 38th edition. He picked up another victory today and also extended his lead in the general standings. Behind him, Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel gave a second consecutive 1-2-3 to Peugeot. In the bike category, Toby Price won on completion of a perfectly ridden stage, climbing up to third in the general standings.
    If he carries on like this, he will make them really angry… Whilst to date the victories of Sébastien Loeb were fairly logical given the profiles of the WRC type stages, today the nine times world champion and his loyal co-pilot Daniel Elena demonstrated that they had what it takes when it comes to navigation. Of course, setting off behind the experienced Peterhansel and Sainz, the inseparable duo were not completely left to their own devices. However, they still had to show that they were capable of following the pace.

    In fact, it was Loeb who set the pace throughout the day. Behind him, his team-mates Sainz and Peterhansel exchanged virtual second place several times, before the Spaniard grabbed it on the finishing line. At the end of the stage, he beat the five times winner of the event by 2'38''. Behind the 3 Peugeots, Nasser Al Attiyah (Mini) did what he could, but once again had to resign himself to the domination of the DKR 2008. Efficient and powerful, at the end of this first marathon stage the “Lions” have also demonstrated they are reliable, which will not be any consolation to the Qatari… In the general standings, Loeb now boasts a lead of 7'48'' over Stéphane Peterhansel and 13'26'' over Carlos Sainz. Al Attiyah (Mini) is more than 14 minutes behind and must be asking, like many others, just how far can Sébastien Loeb go?

    “We have no chance against the Peugeots”

    “It's unbelievable! Yesterday and today never have I pushed in my life like this. If you ask Matthieu, he will say that we drove at more than 100%. But we have no chance against the Peugeots, no chance. It's impossible, if the Peugeots don't stop, it's difficult to catch them. I say really well done to Peugeot, to the team because completing two marathon days without any technical problems is very, very impressive. Their team is working very, very well. From the first day until now, the Peugeots have won every stage. Yesterday and today I was pushing like hell, but I couldn't catch anybody from the Peugeot team. If you see the other competitors in 4x4s, some of them still haven't finished. But really, I am so impressed with Peugeot. I think the team are doing a really good job and testing since last year a lot. Well done to the team, well done to Peugeot. It's unbelievable. I know the buggy is fast everywhere, even on the top speed bits. The problem is that the Mini has not really improved in development. But we did what we could do, well done to Peugeot. I just need to concentrate on my job now”.


    It sounds to me like Nasser is already putting on the gracious loser overall... and reaching for his cheque book... TSC :brow:nod
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  16. troy safari carpente

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    SS5 - moto wrap up

    Third last year, Toby Price has given the KTMs a second wind. Leading at all the intermediate points throughout the day, the Australian outclassed his rivals. Antoine Méo, second on the special, also enjoyed an excellent day. On his first experience of the Dakar, the five times world enduro champion is showing day after day that he is a very, very fast learner. Following on from the Frenchman, Stefan Svitko's and Matthias Walkner's performances meant that KTM grabbed the first four places. In the general standings, Gonçalves, finishing back in twelfth place today, 8 minutes behind the winner, retains the lead of the rally, 1'45'' ahead of Svitko and 1'47'' in front of Price.

    Quads:

    In the quad category, the day was marked by a tidal wave of misfortune that washed away some of the leading lights. Between crashes and mechanical problems, there were many withdrawals. Brazilian rider Marcelo Medeiros, Qatari Abu-Issa, Poland's Rafal Sonik, the title holder, and Chilean Ignacio Casale have all exited the race this evening. Alexis Hernandez, the day's winner, takes control of the general standings, 48 seconds ahead of Alejandro Patronelli and Sergei Karyakin.

    Nicolas Monnin determined to finish!
    Halted for an hour after 198 kilometres, the Swiss KTM rider seems to be fairing better. Having suffered from altitude sickness, he stopped to recover. He has resumed racing, with the goal of finishing the stage.
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    Somebody said it a few pages ago that Nasser has a Peugeot on order already.


    He is clever, though. This statement earned him a discount or at least a foot in the door.
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    his bike might have a name ... I've heard some people do that :getiton
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    2016 Dakar Stage 5 UPDATE at FINISH

    1. Loeb
    2. Sainz +22s
    3. Peterhansel +3m
    4. Al-Attiyah ++3m7s
    5. Poulter +6m7s

    8. ROBBY GORDON +9m20s
    32. SHELDON CREED +46m47s

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