2017 DAKAR Rally - Official f5irehose coverage thread.

Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. misc

    misc Dakar Tracker

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    Maybe they are testing stuff to see when I improve stuff they can fix theirs based on mine? That would be fun haha
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  2. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    You could wreak havoc...just make sure mass PM's go out first :lol3
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  3. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    So we have another race, a IT race, keep posting!
  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Tick tock....waiting on a data dump
  5. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    I'll have to pull the pin around midnight my time ...i have an early ride to sydney airport :wink:
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  6. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    It's interesting you would say that. If you had asked me prior to looking at the data a few days ago I would have agreed with you. But then I went and checked for the last 20 years and SA has had more rallies with no stage cancellations than not. Additionally since some folks implied that we wouldn't have this problem if the rally were held in other countries I've listed the host countries in the South American version as well (not that it's a reliable indicator since the area/geography of the region probably has more effect on expected weather). There wasn't great data about shortened stages for the entire data set - especially in the 90's - so that wasn't tallied but I did mention it for 2016 because it was such a disappointing and defining feature of that edition. This is just a quick and dirty look so if the reason for cancellation was mentioned in my skimming of the documentation I've listed it here; if I didn't catch the reason I just noted that there had been a cancellation. A full summary of the Dakar history to 2007 is available here, I used Wikipedia for 2009 and beyond.

    Summary: 8 of 13 (~61%) African Dakars since '96 have had at least one stage cancelled for at least one class. 7 of 13 (53%) had either at least one moto stage cancelled (this is a moto centric site) or all classes cancelled.

    4 of 9 (~44%) South American Dakars have had one or more stage cancellations.

    1996: No Stages cancelled
    1997: No Stages cancelled
    1998: 9th stage cancelled
    1999: 8th stage cancelled for Motos, 10th stage cancelled
    2000: The Dakar airlift, 4 stages cancelled, security concerns in Niger
    2001: 3rd stage cancelled for Motos
    2002: 4th stage cancelled for trucks
    2003: No stages cancelled
    2004: 11th, 12th stages cancelled for security concerns
    2005: Stage 4 cancelled (weather), Stage 8 cancelled (weather on stage 7), Stage 12 cancelled for motos (Meoni's death)
    2006: Stage 15, cancelled in tribute to two locals killed.
    2007: no stages cancelled.
    2008: Entire Rally cancelled.
    2009: (arg/chl)Stage 7 cancelled for trucks, stage 11 cancelled all classes (weather/fog)
    2010: (arg/chl)No stages cancelled
    2011: (arg/chl) no stages cancelled.
    2012: (arg/chl/per) stage 6 cancelled (weather)
    2013: (arg/chl/per) No stages cancelled.
    2014: (arg/bol/chl) No stages cancelled
    2015: (arg/bol/chl) no stages cancelled
    2016: (arg/bol) Stage 3 cancelled (weather), Numerous stages shortened (6 in arg, 1 in bol).
    2017: (par/arg/bol) Stage 6 (weather), Stage 9 (weather). 2 stages shortened due to weather.
  7. dentvet

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    Sunderland still leads rally at wp1 by 4 minutes on Husqvarna pilot Q
  8. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    1. 08:24 Quintanilla leads at WP1
      Pablo Quintanilla has been the quickest rider to reach the first time check point, with a lead of 1’02 over Joan Barreda and 1’48 over Michael Metge.

    2. 08:23 Barreda, Walkner and Metge go astray
      Joan Barreda, Matthias Walkner and Michael Metge have taken a track parallel to the correct one and are slowly going astray from the right track. The three men need to realise their mistake and get back on the correct route quickly.
    It's on like donkeykong
  9. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    Odds on Walkner blaming his RB again?
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  10. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Or Barreda's :lol3
  11. Balkan Boy

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    Après s'être égaré en début de spéciale, Sam Sunderland a perdu 16'45 sur son dauphin au général Pablo Quintanilla. Le pilote KTM n'a provisoirement plus que 4 minutes d'avance sur son rival Husqvarna au général.

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    After losing to the start of the special stage, Sam Sunderland lost 16'45 on his dolphin to General Pablo Quintanilla. The KTM driver has temporarily only 4 minutes ahead of his rival Husqvarna to the general.


    There you go, he lost his dolphin.
  12. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    And five pages back we were asking when that husky rider was going to come good.
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  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Please tell me Sam is on the right track.

    Nav=awesome this year
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  14. ferals5

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    If the front lot are lost again...pablo could well be opening the road
  15. Myway

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    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Unless he heads down the same path... Go Todd!!!
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    Yes dont let Laia catch you!!! Shes up his exhaust :lol3
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    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    After Joan Barreda, Michael Metge and Matthias Walkner, it is the turn of Pablo Quintanilla, Paulo Goncalves, Sam Sunderland and Pierre-Alexandre Renet to take the wrong track. Barreda and Metge have found their way back as Walkner lost him much more time.
  20. griesgram999

    griesgram999 grmpf

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    I'd like to know when Bambam, Hias and MMetge were on the wrong track, before or after WP1.