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Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 27, 2015.
Bit quite , what a time for no updates with the flooding and then I see that sign. Me too.
"And me too"
OK, to it, though ~5pp behind in the F-hose, so looking ahead past tomorrow's REST DAY, here's what's coming up on Monday.
Stage 8, 11Jan16
(MONDAY, NOT TOMORROW)
Salta > Belen
1st Start (GMT -4) : 7:00AM
Change of Programme
The change of terrain which marks the entry into the second part of the rally should also mark a change in programme for the drivers, who will face the first dune sections of the 2016 edition. Experts in dunes crossing will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and even gain an advantage. They will also notice the navigational difficulties which have been introduced this year to complicate their existence. Lots of minutes could be lost by vehicles blocked in the sand.
Salta > Belen
Distance ................... Connection ................... Special Stage
Car/Bike/Quad ............ 373km ........................... 394km
Truck ............................ 373km .......................... 392km
Now to try to catch up before hitting the skid.
Here's where the RDC chase truck last transmitted position was a couple of hours ago, just North-West of Bermejo. They reported they are stuck on the highway with a ton of other support vehicles due to a bridge being out or otherwise closed. As far as I can tell this bridge is the only way across that river for maybe hundreds of km's in both directions. If that's really where they are, then WOW this is really going to mess up Dakar!
22° 43.209'S 64° 22.347'W
In today's Eurosport Carlton said JBB out due to "damaged hand".
Great intel Scott! And yeah if those trucks don't get through even the pampered factory riders will be pulling a 'Manny'.
Having just watched "Madness on Wheels" last night, the similarity with this little video clip is amazing. People taking for granted that the vehicle flying by a few feet away is in full control. And, as if on cue, a spectator is killed today.
The RDC crew said they had crossed into Argentina. That bridge is the boarder, so it seems they must be past that bridge and are stuck at one further South.
Fun bit of Dakar trivia from today's Europort: On Stage 6 yesterday, Sheldon Creed steered his Gordini the last 150km with a pair of vicegrips!
Sheldon is great, always so cheerful and relaxed whenever on camera. With this Dakar under his belt, who knows if he'll be someday take the podium at Dakar. Time will tell.
Myway and BC61 pinpoint the Waulkner accident:
Probably this point
WOW, excellent crash investigation Myway!
20° 31.662'S 66° 30.382'W
Black are bridges
he could have been looking down, adjusting his speedo...or day dreaming as its a long straight road.. probably hit that kicker or didn't see it at all...
That could very well be his Morocco injury that nearly kept him out in the first instance?
That´s pretty impressive google fu right there.
Hogwild, you saw my new style with pre-installed roadbook signs. If you had the eye for it.
I got quick spin on the stage of today and get a good result. So, we got to the end of the first week, and I'm happy to finish in better shape, tomorrow is a day of rest and I'll take to recover. Thank you for your support.
Translated from Portuguese
Rebel X Sports FB
Day 8 - Connection 481 | Special Stage 337
All the timing for the race have been interrupted at Check Point 5 cause of heavy storm. Manuel is now sitting in 67th position on the Overall Ranking. We're at half way through the race, and the unfortunate crash on the first days, put Manuel behind. The rest day is going to be a good moment to regroup, fix the bike and get ready for the remaining half, with more navigation stages. GoMan!
1 - Antoine Meo | KTM Red Bull > 02:27:27
50 - Manuel Lucchese | Yamaha Rebel > 02:52:56
Variation > 00:25:29
1 - Paulo Gonçalves | Honda HRC Racing > 22:52:30
67 - Manuel Lucchese | Yamaha Rebel > 28:26:25
Variation > 05:33:55
I do not use google fu. GE is to laborious.