2017 DAKAR Rally - Official f5irehose coverage thread.

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

  1. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Ahh, yes, yes. He explained that himself here in the Pre event thread
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  2. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    Inmate Chavo CP1 20 nice.
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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    If tomorrow is as dusty as the org is bragging about...some of those top riders in 15-25 place are going to lose some time.
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  4. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    Next bivouac ready and are waiting, yet.

    4 hours to go when toby comes.

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  5. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    Chavo in ASS 19
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  6. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    "Unless of course it turns to mud"!! - but would that actually be worse for trying to make up time?
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  7. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Nice
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  8. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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  9. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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    Ondrej Klymciw (#45) good move forward today - currently on 26th. place (started from 45. place)
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  10. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Jakub Platek fall in fisrt stage, nothing serious though (he finished 3m 44 secs after Xavier)
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  11. longear

    longear Been here awhile

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    hi Tomas ,ako to ide,so it started Stefan and Ivan going solid ,Ondrej is going to be right there and day by day making progres .its nice to see czech bikers in such bunch.
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  12. Tomas Kocanda

    Tomas Kocanda Long timer

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    It´s quite nice to see 5 czech, 2 slovak riders in bikes category and Josef Machacek again (!) in quads. ;)
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  13. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Currently 17th - is that a bit of a disaster for Toby considering the riders in front? - At Atacama he started way back on day one and fought to the front, but this may be more difficult?

    Having nobody infront of him today must have been a disadvantage as he would never know how he was doing?
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  14. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    I believe it was posted on the other thread. Don't know exactly what happened but it's just a pity, especially the new chief in charge of the Italian Federation is an active offroad and rally rider :(
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  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Mud is like sand, get churned up. Huge advantage being first
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  16. longear

    longear Been here awhile

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    Josef is there again ,nice,good vibes .
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  17. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Apart from having to navigate and having no tracks? :beer:evil:lurk
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  18. ST3Martin

    ST3Martin Been here awhile

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    Tomorrow they have a 600km straight road liaison witch is the most boring thing I´ve done in a motorbike. There are millions of butterflies and they collapse the radiator. I was riding a 990 and have to stop to remove some of them because the bike was getting really hot. It´s not a joke.
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  19. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    The rookie Daniel Nosiglia Jager Bolivia did a good job --- 18 ---
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  20. micko01

    micko01 another DR650 rider

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    It might be first stage of a 12 stage race, but its only a few km out of thousands to come. Dropping a minute and a bit means nothing. Even being behind a 5 or 10 minutes at the rest day is not a big deal, as when shit gets real, people will be making up or losing serious time on the big stages.

    Itll take a few days for leader board to sort itself out. After the rest day, thats when minutes here and there will start to really count.