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Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 27, 2015.
no, but he's made it half way through.
Rodrigues wins, Price nears consecration
There has been no change in the race lead after this penultimate stage. Toby Price (KTM) enjoyed a trouble-free day on the way to Villa Carlos Paz. The stage victory went to Helder Rodrigues (Yamaha) who finally scored a success this year and climbs up to fourth place in the overall ranking. The prize for the worst luck went to Antoine Meo, who fell less than 20 kilometres from the finishing line. The Frenchman who had decided to sacrifice his third place in the general standings to escort Price, his team leader, lost more than 38 minutes and three places.
It was expected to be a calm day for category leader Toby Price (KTM) and the predictions proved true. The Australian probably did not sweat much underneath his helmet, apart from due to the heat. Escorted by Antoine Meo from the start of the special, the Australian made sure he avoided any mistakes to complete the 481 kilometres of the special. Fortunately, for the stage win, the race was livelier.
It was now or never for Helder Rodrigues (Yamaha). Without a success to date, the Portuguese rider wanted to win and if possible take fifth place in the overall ranking from Kevin Benavides, who he trailed by only 5 minutes. On the attack from the start to the finish of the special, the official Yamaha rider perfectly fulfilled his goals. He was the clear winner, distancing the Honda rider by almost 8 minutes. He also took advantage of Antoine Meo's mishaps and is now fourth, with a lead of 2'59'' over Benavides.
Having ridden faultlessly until today, Antoine Meo came close to catastrophe on the special. Third this morning at the start, the Frenchman sacrificed his place on the podium in keeping with the team instructions to provide protection and assistance to Price. Unfortunately, he suffered a heavy fall less than 50 kilometres from the finishing line. With an injured hand, as well as other damage, he finished the stage slowly, 38 minutes behind the day's winner.
In the overall ranking, Toby Price (KTM) preserves his lead of more than 37 minutes over Stefan Svitko (KTM) and 53 minutes over Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna). This should logically enable him to arrive first tomorrow in Rosario. If he manages to do this, Toby Price will be the first Australian rider to win the Dakar, and definitively enter into the rally's history.
But that's nearly 4 hours ago.
@misc - something fishy going on here with the WP6 data...
#Dakar2016. “Post Mortem”
Posted on 2016/01/13 Updated on 2016/01/15
#373 & #396 Post Mortem…
Team Rally Raid UK has lost its two brave Desert Warriors in Dakar 2016.
#373 Seel had unsolvable problems in the electric and electronic system, so fuel and air supply did not work, and indignition failed. All this most likely was caused by the heavy raining during several days. Annie quit the race not far from finish of stage 6.
#396 Pierce crashed badly on stage 5 after a bump on the track. That was the sad end for Derek. Unfortunately both guys in the crew were injured.
#411 Rodi is still rolling well!
Position 58 after stage 11 – only 59 cars in total have made it this far.
#533 (truck) Round, started stage 10 – no result yet. Maybe is stucked at wp 3.
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“I finished fairly calmly”
“It was a complicated stage. There was mud and rain. I fell in the mud on one occasion. The last part of the special was very slippery. I slowed my pace and finished fairly calmly. It was slippery and dangerous. After around 430 kilometres, I saw Antoine (Meo) who had fallen. I stopped to ask him how he was. I don't know what all that will mean for the overall ranking”
I hate it when my indignition fails. I get overcome with indignitude.
Olivier did better today - where I thought he would of been most the race. Too bad it's almost over.
obliged! = Thanks :)
did you just see that....he's in......bloody trackers...........
Manny in and Metelli too, Toia also maybe
Yes I saw... bad data... I was hoping it would be fixed automatically... didn't have any idea what to do with it and what it should be instead... the local time is incorrect there
not only is he in, he now has a time for every CP. Magic.
Who know who else will be in in, if we just wait long enough, maybe Corky?
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¡14º puesto para Laia Sanz! Etapón de nuestra #khsietera, que ha corrido con anginas y dolorida por el fuerte golpe que se llevó ayer. Con este gran resultad...
See More14th position for Laia Sanz! Etapón of our #khsietera, which has been running with a sore throat and sore by the heavy blow that he took yesterday. With this great result is placed 16th in the general just 36 seconds of his partner in #ktm, Jordi Viladoms. What stage is waiting for us tomorrow!
“We're here at the finishing line and that's the main thing”
“This was a long stage with 480 km. It was on really sharp shale-like rock. It was really sketchy, really skatey and it felt like I was riding on ice. We had a couple of excursions off the track a couple of times so we thought we'd whack it down and make sure that we get to the finish. I looked back and saw Herlder and he was on the gas. He's in the running, but for me he's no problem if he passed me, so I didn't put up a fight. Once he got there, I let him through, then just continued on with my own race. We're here at the finishing line and that's the main thing. I'm not too sure about the strategy because he's stopped on the track now. I don't know if he had problems earlier this morning, but I caught him and he got round. He stuck with me for a bit but now he's stopped again, so I hope there are no engine problems or bike problems for him. We'll wait and see. It kind of worked in my favour a little bit too because I was running on the edge with the tyres, so maybe if we needed to something like this could work, but we got here and we played it safe, so it's all good. I haven't really looked into the history of results yet. I'll look at that tomorrow once it's all done. If that happens it will be a bit of history and I'll be pretty stoked with that. See you tomorrow. Cheers”.
Any update on the Alain Duclos helmet drama?
He's in, so he found a/his helmet.....
The yellow one?