2016 Pre-DAKAR: arrival, START podium ceremony/PROLOGUE and LEG 0 liason thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by RhinoVonHawkrider, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I think so... :nod

    I would think that all of the four PUG's have the vehicle and driver potential to place in the top ten, on individual stage results...

    I predict that only two... maybe three, will be in the top ten overall by rally end.

    Perfecthansel is the best bet for a podium with the PUG.
    Newboy, I would give even odds of finishing in the top 10 by rally end.
    Sainz in my opinion is 50/50 shot if he will complete the rally.
    Loeb will be quick in many places (top six pace)... but I believe that somewhere along the way, the liklihood of a tactical/navigational era by the rookie DAKAR pairing of Loeb/Elena, will mean there is a 33% chance they will "screw the pooch". 66% chance they finish in the top 6.
    1% chance they will podium... that would be historically epic for a rookie... even one as legendary as Loeb.
  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Saturday 02 January - PROLOGUE

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  5. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Troy, you missed my Prologue roadbook snip that goes with that map. They are probably handing out the official Prologue roadbooks right about now. This one is better!
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  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Thank's Scott...:wave :thumb I saw your post on RDC... I didn't want to give too much away... :nod

    can you get us the track surface Ph, moisture content and barometric pressure readings as well please...? :evil

    ... slacker :rofl

    (I am totally in awe of these map guru's course plotting "fu' "... incredible detail) :clap
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  7. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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  8. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    2016: ?
    2015: 2nd
    2014: 4th
    2013: 2nd
    2012: 3rd
    2011: 2nd
    2010: 7th
    2009: 1st

    Team photo before the start.
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    Come on Giniel!!!



    And then we have our new rally princess. :raabia

    Verificaciones pasadas. Qué ganas de empezar Scrutering done. I can't wait
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    Oh, before I forget:
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  9. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    It's basically wet, it's gonna get hot, and we don't want any of the competitors going over the bars! Did I miss any measurable parameters?
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  10. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    I have been there in 2010 ,stood at the inside btm of Bray HILL , smelt the fumes and fiberglass. Not sure what you mean about the offense ...sorry i was'nt replying to you , just adding a veiw/tribute to these daring people.
    I have raced a few rallye's, and recognise the dangers these guys are facing, the fast guys are HARD nuts ,as tuff as they come.
    Bamm Bamm will win but i also think Quintalilla is a good chance.
  11. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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  12. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    On Stage 1 (the day after the Prologue) the bikes divert from the car course and join back up twice. Here's a coupe of images of the courses.

    Cars only section:
    CarSectionValley.jpg

    Bike only section:
    MotoSectionClimb.jpg
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  14. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    Went through technical checks and now my bike is sleeping in the parc fermè.... Feeling a bit tense, waited for so long to be back smile emoticon thanks to all the people that made this possible!!

    Verifiche tecniche fatte ed adesso la bimba sta dormendo nel parco chiuso.... Sento un po di tensione, l'attesa ed i sacrifici per tornare a correre sono stati tanti ed un grande Grazie va a tutte quelle persone che con il loro aiuto hanno reso questo possibile smile emoticon
    ‪#‎Dakar2016‬

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  15. BC61

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    Husqvarna HT Rally Team with Americans CR Gittere #145 and Alexander Smith #103
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  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Shoestrings bike looks....well.....built on a shoestring budget :-)


    10, 000 km and no wind protection...GO!!! Manny GO!!!
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    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Where does Toby price rank in the Ktm team?

    No1?
  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Who is Toby Price?







    ;)
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  19. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    from about a half hour ago.
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  20. mulgathumper

    mulgathumper Been here awhile

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    He will be No 1 if he is the lead KTM rider at the end of the rally.
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