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

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  1. Miguel Tavares

    Miguel Tavares Adventurer

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    Miguel Nabais remained at Honda after departure from Helder.
    It is currently the Ricky Brabec mechanic .
    It's a shame to see Miguel and Helder separate after many, many, years of working together.
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    Does anybody knows what is he doing in the Honda team. He used to be Hélder's mechanic since the early days, many years ago.
    That's Miguel, who makes the MigTec roadblocks holders.[/QUOTE]
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  2. nry

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    16:21 : San Salvador de Jujuy-San Salvador de Jujuy

    With 630 kilometres to be covered including a special measuring 430 km, this fourth stage will hardly be a gentle stroll. You could even say that this loop around San Salvador de Jujuy might even by the first moment of truth on the rally. On the programme of a day with constant changes of rhythm will be a mix of sandy terrains and more rocky portions, at an average altitude of 3,500 metres during the special, to cap it all. As if that was not enough, this loop will be the first part of a marathon stage on which the vehicles will be placed in a secure enclosure as soon as they arrive at the bivouac
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  3. ChrisMann

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    Apologies for asking, I've been a lurker for years. (That sounds a bit psycho...)

    How do they determine the starting order for the 2nd day of the marathon stage? Is it the same order as this morning, or do they use the results from today's stage?

    I am just asking, because one would assume they would start tomorrow in the order they finish today. However, in the Amageza Cross Country Rally they use the same starting order for both days in the marathon stage. Giving a talented rider (read Toby Price) the opportunity to build a bigger lead...

    Sorry is my first post here is against the rules.
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  4. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Catching up, eyes not yet fully open . . .

    5 min to kickoff?
  5. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Some things seem to be able anyway. There was a report about last years Dakar where you could see a Malle Moto rider servicing his forks in an workshop-truck, all the time having an orga guy with him. Hard enough to find the time to service your fork anyway :D
  6. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    CORONELS UPDATE

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    They have both finished. Emotional scenes.


  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Morning all... everyone awake and ready for SS4 - Jujuy salt flats...? :D

    Jordi is one of the "old school" waiting for the #real DAKAR to start. :clap

    :clap:clap:clap

    ^^^Two more anolalies for the "re-seeding" rule to consider...? :ear

    Thanks My Paves jr. :clap

    Have not had the pleasure of your acquaintance... met the old bloke on occassions since many moons ago. Really appreciate the "hands on" comments that we've had from you the last few days... graet stuff!

    Hope to see you back in the saddle in years to come, but pleased that you can find the time and enthusiasm to share here on the f5 Dakar with all of us.

    One question (from the Oz assylum peanut gallery that follow along in the Aussie forum)... do you ride on an Aussie passport - like the old man - or are you a limey....? :lol2

    cheers mate.

    Troy Carpenter
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  8. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer Supporter

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    Stayed with Red as mentioned above spannering for Brabec.
    It's sad to see them apart, and I am sure Honda does not make a lot of friends around the bivvy....
  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    They use the standings as per the end of the first marathon leg as the re-start order... as per normal.

    ... and a great first post Chris... welcome to the F5... you're in the deep stuff now! :clap
  10. nry

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    You guys know it's like 7.05 in Argentina right :D

    Err fire hole etc ?
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  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    All motorcycle riders are in the link section and heading for the start of today's 430 km long special. Trucks will tackle their own loop course, which at 419 km is a tad shorter. While altitude could be a decisive feature of the stage, the key factor will be the fact that, as a marathon stage, no assistance will be availab

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    F5ith....!!!!

    SS4.... and they're off... racing in the Jujuy salt flats handicap

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  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Every day, a competitor taking part in the Dakar tells dakar.com visitors about the tourist and cultural attractions of the course of the day. Today, Lucas Innocente (No. 280), currently in 34th position in the general quad rankings, will show us around Jujuy and Corrientes.
    The province of Jujuy is also a mountain sanctuary through which quad rider Lucas Innocente has travelled with his family. He recommends such an expedition to anyone seeking to try the taste of an authentic lifestyle that he has experienced in his town of Corrientes

    He is the only competitor from north eastern Argentina. Lucas Innocente, who is taking part in his 2nd Dakar, loves his town and province of Corrientes, near the borders with Brazil and Paraguay. “What's more,” he says, “the town was crucial to the war of the Triple Alliance 200 years ago, between our three countries. Some buildings from that era are still standing”. Largely devoted to livestock breeding and food-producing crops, Corrientes with its 300,000 inhabitants is today a tourist destination: “It's very pleasant because the area is surrounded by rivers and streams. There are many natural parks, but also places where you can fish for catfish and dolphinfish as well as other places where you can go hunting”.

    Four years ago, Lucas decided with his wife and two children to broaden their horizons, jumping in their 4x4 and covering the 900 kilometres separating Corrientes from Jujuy, “to get to know this area even further north than our region”. They were nicely surprised. “We were enchanted by the province of Jujuy. We stayed overnight in the towns and then we set out each morning for a day of expeditions and discovery. We were struck by the number of isolated villages, cut off from the rest of the world; forgotten, but with their own hustle and bustle of life, always in the process of producing fabrics or ceramics and then selling them on. It's an unexpected way of life which appealed to us. Tilcara is worth a detour with the Gorge of the Devil, an impressive waterfall on the Huasamayo River. The small town of Humahuaca deserves a visit too. However, what really struck us was the ‘Cierro de los sietes colores' (the mountain of 7 colours) in Purmamarca: a mountain on which the different layers of rock all display different colours…”
  13. homerj

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    D'oh!
  14. LlelP

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    M is always Marathon. You can enter marathon as well as Malles Moto, especially on KTM as it's classed as a production bike. You can enter Marathon and then move to Super Pro is you need to change the engine.

    How dare you :p I most definitely race on an aussie passport, even if sound like this ->

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  15. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    :welcome to the Insanity!
    Tomorrow's start should be based on today's results, with or without any penalties applied, as ASO see fit or do not, . . . . . . . maybe . . . . . . sometimes.
    :photog
  16. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    06:59 - bike
    006 - There is such a thing as "too fast" for Barreda
    Joan Barreda didn't get to enjoy yesterday's magnificent performance and stage win for long, as later that evening he was handed down a one-minute penalty for speeding that pushes the Honda rider down to third place in the stage and fifth overall.

    Štefan Svitko has been "promoted" to the overall lead following Joan Barreda's penalty. As a result, the Slovak will be opening the road when the special starts in a few minutes. It is good or bad for him?
  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I had your back all the time LLel... :lol3

    It was those doubting thomas' type in the antipodes that were sceptical... a cross that we "ex-pats" have to bear.

    all the best! :clap
  18. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Looks like we had an on-schedule start:
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  19. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    So what's the score on servicing/maintenance overnight if vehicles go straight to parc ferme on arrival at the bivouac ? Will we see top riders doing wheel (ie tyre) swaps with their water carriers a few miles down the road ? What about basic stuff like brakes and oil/air filters ? Again, to be done roadside before arrival ?
  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Whilst all the observers as well as competitors agree that the Peugeot DKR 2008 have greatly developed and have improved since last year, the first marathon stage is very likely to be the first real test for the French team.
    More efficient and performing better, at present no major incident has thrown a spanner into the works of the progress demonstrated by the 2008 of Sébastien Loeb and his team-mates, apart from a minor electrical problem and loose bonnet for Carlos Sainz. What will the situation be tomorrow once the cars have completed the first 1,200 kilometres of the rally? Will they still be reliable? What about the tyres, which tend to suffer more than on a four wheel drive? There are plenty of questions to be answered about the machines, staff and drives of the Lion brand, and the same is true of their rivals. Except the latter will most likely want to be hearing different, more negative answers...
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