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

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  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Looking at the last photo of Kevin...guy breaking trail down a wash. By the time the cars get there it looks like a dirt road. Quite a difference a couple of hundred bikes and quads make...throw in a whack load of cars and trucks and the royte changes from off road to a packed down road (or churned up I suppose depending on the surface). Almost like two different races
  2. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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    Appreciate that, made my half awake comments while still working through my catch up pages after the luxury of 6 hours kip - things should be quiet now whilst everyone in the west gets a few hours rest, or in Graf's case a few mins shuteye.
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  3. yardracer

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    LOVE that first B/w picture. Incidentally....... that photographer that posts on FB as Rallyewerk.......lives down the road where I used to live......FB makes this world tiny.
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  4. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Stage 6, 8Jan16
    Uyuni > Uyuni

    ref: http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2016/us/stage-700/day-s-route.html

    High Tension Loop - 1st Start: 07:40AM

    Distance .............. Connection Distance ................ SS Distance
    Car ................................... 180km .............................. 542km
    Truck ................................ 304km ............................. 295km
    Bike .................................. 180km ............................. 542km
    Quad ................................. 180km ............................. 542km


    CAR/BIKE/QUAD MAP
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    CAR/BIKE/QUAD PROFILE
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    TRUCK MAP
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    TRUCK PROFILE
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  5. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Congrats to @lynsmatao for taking the fan pic of the day!

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  6. too old

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    Also makes a hell a difference riding the rio's and crossing washes with no tracks ahead and no dangers marked - that's what will slow the front runners a bit and close the pack - it doesn't (with respect) affect the slower guys, but it has an impact up front.
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  7. ferals5

    ferals5 Grumpa

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    Toby having time to pull up and chat to fans as per my post a page or so ago is why he has a legion of fans in oz ( including me) :nod but that doesn't stop us from 'taking the piss' :lol3
  8. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Another one-two-three for the PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs !


    #321 - CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) / DAVID CASTERA (FRA) [PEUGEOT]
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    #302 - STEPHANE PETERHANSEL (FRA) / JEAN PAUL COTTRET (FRA) [PEUGEOT]
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    #314 - SEBASTIEN LOEB (FRA) / DANIEL ELENA (MCO) [PEUGEOT]
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    #321 - CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) / DAVID CASTERA (FRA) [PEUGEOT]
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    #314 - SEBASTIEN LOEB (FRA) / DANIEL ELENA (MCO) [PEUGEOT]
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    LOL!

    this was in the same post on FB:
    Provisional Ranking Step 5 (Jujuy-Uyuni Marathon)
    1. Sandra Bullock (FRA)/ Daniel Elena (MC), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, 3 h32min34s
    2. Carlos Sainz (esp)/ Lucas Cruz (ESP), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, + 0 min22s
    3. Stephane Peterhansel (FRA)/ Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, + 3 min
    4. Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qat)/ Matthew Baumel (FRA), Mini, + 3 min07s
    49. Cyril Despres (FRA)/ David Castera (FRA), Peugeot 2008 Dkr, + 1 h15min06s


    for some reason, the FB translator is translating Sebastian Loeb => Sandra Bullock
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hey Tony, when is Sam going to join the F5 fun in the asylum?
  10. too old

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    Or is that taking the wee :lol3
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  11. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    Outside assistance and penalties...

    Ok catching up on the France 2, 3, 4... replays and since I do speak french I understand every word even tho they have a funny accent and they "frenchify" too many English words, much worse than us Québecois. Yes I'm a Canuck mixed with a few other nationalities. Eh!

    In the case of RG, we know that he did not get a penalty for being towed by the tractor, but if it had there would have been dozens of competitors that would get that penalty. The farmer was interviewed and during the clip you see him pulling half a dozen vehicles.

    I'm not aware what the specifics are of the Dakar rule regarding outside assistance but I'm pretty sure the interpretation is pretty much the same as in most other rallies like WRC and is directed at no outside assistance from a non competing team member or person associated with a team. In most rally championships being helped by spectators is not considered outside assistance (although not for the same reasons, here because of law-suit happy north america, outside assistance is slowly getting banned because of the scare of hurting a spectator and getting sued. Yes it happens).

    So outside help by the fans and spectators is part of the sport, getting helped by another competitor is part of the sport, getting help by a non competitive team member is not allowed, getting help by a suspicious spectator (team member disguised as a spectator)? that's up to someone to put in a protest and stewards and/or judge of fact to decide...

    This to me sounds logic when looking back at the prologue and day 2.

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  12. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    Taichi Honda, Team HRC Rally Project Leader
    "From the experience we had at last year’s Marathon stage, we have developed the 2016CRF450RALLY with durability always in mind. We are happy that the new CRF450RALLY has performed well in this first Marathon stage in 2016. Pleased with the performance so far, we set our eyes on the remaining eight stages and hope to keep the pace. We thank you all for the support and encouragement."

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  13. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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    He's keeping things at arms length at the moment, with half an eye on it of course - it's not his greatest time with it all going on but he is focusing on getting right (he has maintained fitness). Because of the circumstances it's a topic of conversation that I try and avoid, although there is plenty more to talk about with 6 weeks to the "big day" :D
  14. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Naah - Man, with these short stages and high speeds I'm getting waaay more sleep than usual, get up an hour or two before Kickoff, make coffee, eat an orange or tangerine (grapefruit tomorrow), check email, call up fresh displays, catch up with the o'night posts, and be ready when the fuse is lit.

    Now when we have someone lost in the dunes, putting along (sorta like Corky with his all-metal tire :D) or pushing along or camped out beside his scooter in the wee smalls I'll be up to keep the slow clap going and tell lies. Until then, Gus and I are cuttin' some serious ZZZZZ's!

    May put Lonesome Dove on and fall asleep to that tonight.
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  16. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    :thumb:thumb

    Edit: And with that the ol' Scruffy Adventurer is signing off for the evening. See y'all in the morning.

    (Gotta have a talk with muh dawg - he's been keeping my feet warm instead of making me a warm spot in the bed. Just can't get good he'p these days!)
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  17. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    i can't read the japanese... but i can parse the photos!


    #2 - PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) [HONDA]
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    #6 - JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) [HONDA]
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    #2 - PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) [HONDA]
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    #2 - PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) [HONDA]
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    #47 - KEVIN BENAVIDES (ARG) [HONDA]
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    #48 - RICKY BRABEC (USA) [HONDA]
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    #19 - MICHAEL METGE (FRA) [HONDA]
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    #32 - PAOLO CECI (ITA) [HONDA]
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    #61 - ADRIEN METGE (FRA) [HONDA]
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  18. yardracer

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    Dakar 2016 Arrives in Bolivia; Rodrigues Breaches Into the Top 7 at Marathon Stage Day Two

    The second part of the marathon stage led the competitors from Jujuy to Uyuni, through the beautiful landscapes of Bolivia. Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Hélder Rodrigues returned to the top group on the leader board and brought his WR450F Rally to the bivouac in seventh position, whilst his teammate, Alessandro Botturi, finished in 20th position. Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team's Xavier De Soultrait was also glad to be featured amongst the first nineteen riders again. Fellow junior-rider, Adrien Van Beveren, classified 27th for his first marathon stage ever.

    For the Dakar Rally's fifth stage, the Yamaha riders crossed the border from Argentina going into Bolivia to meet up with their assisting crew again in Uyuni's bivouac. They were welcomed to Bolivia by the very enthusiastic local population with a big crowd applauding the competitors along the side of the route all the way until the finish line. The second half of the marathon stage promised to be even more challenging, marked by an abrupt increase in altitude, as the riders climbed up to 4600m, the highest point in this year's Dakar Rally. The riders as well as the bikes were severely tested during the 642-kilometres of today's fifth stage. This special was also the first one based on navigation, adding extra difficulty.

    The instructions given to the four riders were to preserve the WR450F Rally units during the two marathon days, which are very demanding for the engines. The riders were asked to take special care with the tyres, as they were not able to change them from one day to another, due to the marathon format.

    Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider Rodrigues staged his comeback on today's stage and entered the Dakar Rally's top seven. It seems that the receding flu allowed him to score a better chrono as he chased the best overall riders.

    Alessandro Botturi handled the race well by slowing the pace and classifying in 20th place. Dakar rookie, Adrien Van Beveren, did the same and rode his WR450F Rally machine across the finish line in 27th position.

    Xavier De Soultrait fought his way back to the front group during the two marathon days. There was a smile on his face as he continued to climb up the Dakar overall rankings to finish in 19th position. The French rider has days full of hard work behind him and is growing in confidence.

    The marathon days saw a few retirements in the ATV category, but the two Argentinian riders, Alejandro and Marcos Patronelli kept their pace up aboard their Yamaha Raptor 700 and rode a good race as they spurted to the finish line in Bolivia. Alejandro Patronelli secured the third position whilst his brother Marcos took eighth place at today's fifth stage. They are now positioned second and fourth, respectively, in the overall classification.

    Tomorrow's stage consists of a loop, starting and ending in Uyuni. It will be a challenge for the Yamaha's riders, as it is the longest stage of 2016 Dakar. The riders will have to travel 723-kilometres whilst climbing in altitude from a starting point of 3500m to 4200m.
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  19. yardracer

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    The Dakar enters Bolivia with Paulo Gonçalves leading the race



    All five Team HRC bikes made it through the marathon stage which started out in the Argentine city San Salvador de Jujuy and finished in Uyuni, Bolivia. Paulo Gonçalves remains at the head of the overall standings with Barreda fourth.
    The good news is that for the first time since the Dakar 2016 began, riders were able to set off without waterproofs, the bad news was that another type of difficulty had replaced the bad weather: altitude. Today’s stage was battled out at average heights of over 3,500 metres above sea-level, enough to put the physiques of even the toughest riders to the test. To make matters worse, the recent days of easy navigating have come to an end and competitors can expect complications ahead. As is now habitual, the arrival of the entourage in Uyuni was nothing less than an all-out fiesta.


    At the end of yesterday’s stage Joan Barreda had the rug pulled from under him with another sanction, this time a five minute penalty for breaking the speed limit in a radar control. Race officials ruled that the new stage four winner was Team HRC sidekick Paulo Gonçalves and awarded Honda man Kevin Benavides the runner-up spot. Today, the same pair suffered the handicap of having to open the field for 327 kilometres while the pursuing adversaries were able to follow the correct tracks already mapped out by the front-runners.

    Joan Barreda, who set off from Jujuy in fourth starting position, was the best of the Team HRC bunch, conceding a total of 5’57 to the stage winner Toby Price. Portuguese rider Gonçalves, who was suffering from altitude sickness, likewise conceded 8’56 to finish in 12th.

    Ricky Brabec and Michael Metge posted virtually identical times, finishing with a 14 minute deficit from the stage victor. Paolo Ceci came in thirty seconds after Metge.

    Argentinean Kevin Benavides forges on as top rider of Honda South America Rally Team. Brazilian team-mate Jean Azevedo was forced to drop out of the race after stopping to help HSA Rally Team colleague Javier Pizzolito who had radiator issues. Azevedo had previously suffered a heavy fall in the first stage. Pizzolito finished the day in 40th place, while Frenchman Adrien Metge, took 39th.
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  20. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    ok, Annie's FB said she made it to the finish......being towed.