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

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

  1. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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  2. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Lucky one! My 11 month toddler won't allow me more than a peek here once in a while!

    Ruben was lucky with his starting number! 3 minutes to shave on JBB today, let's hope it happens. Helder also where he wants to be. Gonçalves will have a rougher start but at least there won't be much dust today, so starting from twentieth something might not be that catastrophic - it's a loooong race!!
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  3. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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  4. KTMInduro

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    Here we go again !

    To all you guys @ Team F5
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  5. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Good morning all. So glad to hear the race is upon us. Has anyone seen an update on the spectators that got hit yesterday? I have to be at work for 12 hrs today so my goal is simply to stay ahead of the sweeper truck but then i'm free again for a couple days to caffeine up and throttle to the donkey. :eyes
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  6. coak

    coak Addicted to Rally Racing!

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    G'day Troy,
    Autos field also looks very talented this year. It's going to be an awesome race to follow this year (as always!)
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  7. ferals5

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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    :lurk F5ire is the hose...? (maybe) :dunno
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  9. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    How about a bit of context with this?
    What colors should we cheer?

    This heavy rain will bring drama today.
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  10. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    There was speculation that the new KTM's like Laia is on have ram air ducting up front (to get the big ponies out of the 450's) that could let a lot of water right into the airbox more easily. Anybody know those bikes up close and personal enough to confirm or deny?

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  11. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Mischa has very kindly included a local time clock on his tracker - bottom left corner !!

    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  12. ferals5

    ferals5 Grumpa

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    red/purple= heavy rain

    lets cheer the lighter blue end of the scale :D
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  13. frank wheelbarrow

    frank wheelbarrow ten four

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  14. too old

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    All makes sense on the timing - I'm sure the Argentines aren't too keen on using a time based on the UK :imaposer
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  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Wheres Hogwild and the other "map freaks"? Roads or rio's today? ASO must bevstressed after neutralizing yesterdays stage (cars and trucks) and now debating safety versus a second neutralized stage.
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  16. cvlighthouse

    cvlighthouse keep it in your pants!

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    Good morning everyone and welcome to the F5 hose! It's been a little more than a half hour. We should be hearing something soon!
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  17. troy safari carpente

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  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Merci Monsieur Safari
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  19. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Rain delay.
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  20. Anders F

    Anders F Been here awhile

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    Hi everybody :-)

    More delay!

    Thunderstorms in the area of the special have forced the organisers to postpone the start yet again. The first competitor is now scheduled to start at 9 am local time.

    The focus is on track conditions right now. The rain has turned parts of the special into torrents of water.

    Remember that today's timed section will be 258 km long for the cars and trucks and "only" 227 km long for the motorcycles and quads. The first part will be raced on the same course, but the motorcycles and quads will follow their own course from km 121.6. After just over 23 km, they will return to the course used by the cars and trucks, which in turn will tackle a specific loop for the final 18 km of the special.

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