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

Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. El Ponkin

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    Toby on Channel 9 News Shortly in Australia, footage from the podium.
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  3. 640 Armageddon

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    Actually Barreda's bike just gave up. Cannot blame Gong's bike which did extremely well with the huge crash he had.
    Still, it seems that when other bikes need to be ridden 200% at the same terrain, with a KTM you go at a relaxing 70% and if need you can push more. Most of the riders who moved from other brands, did better in the KTM, especially the privateers I think. May be it's their management which pushes for results the riders and they don't have a relaxing ride. Still, when you have the management say that it was an ''embrassement'' you know it's serious...
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    Super tough guys and Manny is one of them. :thumb
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    Thanks, go out bed just in time to catch a bit in the sport (Also a bit on ch 7 sport). Are they going to do a live cross/interview?
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    Kudos to the crew and the many knowledgeable folk who escorted us through Dakar via this thread.
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    Unable to smile as all teeth rattled out their sockets. How many ring ding dings accumulated over 9000 kilometers?

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    Did Shoestring get 2nd in Malle moto on a bike he built himself that is the spirit of the Dakar right there. Ktm what can you say incredible bikes and riders Meo did great and that Aussie battler not too bad.
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  11. El Ponkin

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    So does Toby get issued with the Alien status Bandana for next year ?
    Is this what we will see in post stage interviews in forthcoming years ?

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    Be interesting to know how many times CDP and Coma competed in the Dakar before gaining their first win, I know it was different back then but still an interesting comparison.
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    Both in their 5th attempt. As you say though, different times, different terrain and for sure this year was a completely different Dakar altogether.
    @Myway , do we know how many miles in total the bikes did? It would be nice to compare this to the previous year.

    Cyril:

    2015 : 34ème
    2014 : 4ème (moto)
    2013 : vainqueur (moto)
    2012 : vainqueur (moto)
    2011 : 2ème (moto)
    2010 : vainqueur (moto)
    2009 : 2ème (moto)
    2007 : vainqueur (moto)
    2006 : 2ème (moto)
    2005 : vainqueur (moto)
    2004 : 3ème (moto)
    2003 : 2ème (moto)
    2001 : 13ème (moto)
    2000 : 16ème (moto)



    Coma

    2014 : vainqueur (2 victoires d’étape)
    2012 : 2ème
    2011 : vainqueur
    2010 : 15ème
    2009 : vainqueur
    2007 : abandon étape 12
    2006 : vainqueur
    2005 : 2ème
    2004 : abandon
    2003 : 11ème
    2002 : abandon
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    Thanks very much for this @antipaul. I think a lot can be interpreted from this top 12 positions.

    Only 3 out of 12 have raced in Africa that had more navigation than in South America in general.

    There seems to be a new breed of sprint racers coming through.

    I think we have all seen a new type of race evolving over the last few years.

    My questions to you all is this based on your years of following the Dakar:

    Can someone with excellent navigation skills over very long and physically/mentally demanding stages still excel at Dakar or would the ability to ride extremely fast with lesser navigation be the deciding factor? (note that I don't call left turns and right turns navigation, I call navigation being in wide open spaces looking for way points and following compass headings for kms on end using the landscape as land marks).
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  17. 640 Armageddon

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    That is a very good question, especially now we saw that this year more wrc 'like' stages were there.
    I think I recall I read somewhere Ian saying that he did not prepare at all for this Dakar, which makes his result more exciting of course, but also makes you think exactly what you are saying. This year little navigation skills were in need, so the fast guys would excel there.
    If you followed AER this year, Ullevalseter, who is not new to navigation and not new to Africa, made a mistake one day with the wrong CAP and ended up going 17 kilometers the wrong way, had to go back and readjust. (he also said that he has to ride fast, otherwise he looses concentracion when relaxed). Navigation will play less and less role in my opinion.
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    Question for the experts. I didn't want to interrupt the race with the question. I'm sure this has been covered before, but:

    Is there any real functional difference between the ktm and the husky?