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

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  1. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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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? :)
  2. yardracer

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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.

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  3. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Anyone know specifically what tyres Ktm are running?

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    Are they available to the public?
  4. yardracer

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    Fingers crossed they both can make it :) Ondrei sounds like a friend of Garfey and mine named Brad :)
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  5. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    If you've ever been around RG, you would know that it is NEVER his fault, throwing his navigator under the bus just slides right off the tongue without a second thought.
  6. yardracer

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    Loeb and Price win again, Meo confirms Dakar class
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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.
  7. yardracer

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    another call from Annie


    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…
  8. yardracer

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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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  9. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Have it up now, there's nothing confusing or where I can't "instinctively" go to it, and having the BT available via its own icon is cool!
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  10. steved57

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    I hope they both can continue
  11. Myway

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    Rider like Humphrey Senn Van Basel arrived at the end of the marathon stage, but know he have 3 days of marathon, maybe 4 or 5, his assistance truck is still in Tarija and is broken, so he have nothing with him, no spares, no tyres, he need. Assistance : Pro Smart Rally Support
  12. garfey

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    Yeah, that broken leg up in Montana or Idaho or wherever the hell waaay up Nawth, forging new trails where there weren't any - splinted it with some sticks and duct tape and kept riding - for days, IIRC. :bow:bow:bow

    Edit: Brad ain't no spring chicken, either; heck, he may be old as I am. :dunno
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  13. too old

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    Also "we" as in team/KTM - nothing wrong in sharing the glory with the guys who work equally as hard - if not harder'
  14. yardracer

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    holy bejeezus................major suckage!!!!!
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  15. ferals5

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    yes I know that is how Toby thinks :thumb I was just playing along :evil
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  16. Myway

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    First Marathon day, van Geel, 60km before end ss, redlight oil, screw engine loose, lost oil, Liefhebber gave him oil out of his engine, and he managed to buy oil after the ss, and today is a good day.
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    re Humphrey Senn Van Basel: Refer him to Shoestring - if anyone knows how to make it under such conditions, it's Manny!!!
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  18. kaia

    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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    #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!
  19. Deadly99

    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!
  20. Myway

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    Reached the end of the page, 40000 characters on #1 so no more editing.
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