Africa Race 2008 - The Preparation Story

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  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Awesome information Tony, thanks for keeping us updated and best wishes for your dad's rally. :thumb
  2. Outwardbound

    Outwardbound Been here awhile Supporter

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    As of Thursday, Thomas still in third !

    Great show ! Happened to be in London Tuesday and Wednesday, and Sky Sports gave the Africa Race the same number of air-minutes as the Dakar.

    Somebody's paying attention !
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I wish someone would post those shows - I found some Africe Race torrents but they are in Dutch.
  4. Motobrandt

    Motobrandt Free Opinions Here

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    Just found this thread.

    WOOOHOOO!!! :clap :clap :clap :clap

    GO DAD!!!

    :freaky
  5. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Well guys, it's finally over...
    The first ever Africa Race has come to an end in Lac Rose, Dakar.
    Dad finished 3rd overall, his best result ever!!! :clap:clap:clap

    Here the final results for the bikes (click on their racing numbers for more infos about them):

    <table style="width: 517px; height: 206px;" class="classement"><tbody><tr><th align="center">Pos</th> <th align="center"></th> <th align="center">Pilote</th> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><th align="center">Marque</th> <td valign="top">
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    </td><th align="center">Grp/Pos</th> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><th align="center">Cl/Pos</th> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><th align="center">Scratch</th> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><th align="center">Diff</th> <td valign="top">
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    </td><th align="center">Péna</th><td valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr id="premier"> <td>1</td> <td> 1 </td> <td>PELLICER Juan manuel (E)</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>BMW</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>SP / 1</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>450 / 1</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>41h38'25</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>00h00</td><td valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#3f3f3f"> <td>2</td> <td> 2 </td> <td>JACQUART Arnaud (F)</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
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    </td><td>KTM</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>SP / 2</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>O / 1</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>47h07'24</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>05h28'59</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>00h00</td><td valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td>3</td> <td> 6 </td> <td>SCHATTAT Thomas (D)</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
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    </td><td>YAMAHA</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>PR / 1</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>450 / 1</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>55h41'10</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>14h02'45</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>00h00</td><td valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#3f3f3f"> <td>4</td> <td> 27 </td> <td>MONEYRON Jean hugues (SN)</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>KTM</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>PR / 2</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>O / 1</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>57h19'05</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>15h40'40</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>00h00</td><td valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td>5</td> <td> 8 </td> <td>GALLIZIA Michele (I)</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>SUZUKI</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>PR / 3</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>450 / 2</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>67h32'07</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>25h53'42</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>28h54</td><td valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#3f3f3f"> <td>6</td> <td> 7 </td> <td>MIGLIAZZA Carlo alberto (I)</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>SUZUKI</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>PR / 4</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>450 / 3</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>67h47'40</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>26h09'15</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>28h54</td><td valign="top">
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td>7</td> <td> 26 </td> <td>LE COCQ Olivier (F)</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>HONDA</td> <td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>PR / 5</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td valign="top">
    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>O / 2</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>83h05'57</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
    </td><td>41h27'32</td> <td valign="top">
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    </td><td>73h21
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  6. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    Well done and well earned. Great preparation story can't wait to hear all of what happened.
  7. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    Well done and well earned. Great preparation story can't wait to hear all of what happened.
  8. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Congrats to your dad for a third overall. Awesome finish to a great adventure :clap
  9. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Excellent rusult! Good on both of 'ya :clap :freaky
  10. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Thanks alot guys for your support and cheering him on!!!:clap
    I'll be sure to let him read all the stuff you've written when he comes home on Tuesday :D

    Here some pics from the 2nd last stage and the finish at Lac Rose!!

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    The finish with the top 4 in the overall classification:
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    All the bikers (except Thibault Chatelier ,#9, who had to give up earlier on in stage 6 because of a broken leg):
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    The 2 guys running in the Raid:
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    All the competitors:
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    The organization (NOTE: Huber Aurioul is also standing in the back, the one with sunglasses, a brown jacket and cap. Probably trying to disguise himself... The only thing missing is a fake moustache :lol3):
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    Winner in the truck category, De Rooy (the orange thing, not the white thing above it :D):
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    Winner in the cars category, Jean-Louis Schlesser:
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  11. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    That's the spirit! Let the ASO do what they want, live the dream and ride the damn thing down to Lac Rose!

    Many cheers to daddy Schattat for getting down there and congratulations for making the podium!

    Stockerplatz! Woo!
  12. dooby

    dooby aka Frgich

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    Just've read the whole thread, amazing stuff.

    Low profile from the start and great enthusiasm, and following your dreams off course what more can you wish? Well podium finish what else :D , congrats to senior Schattat for the result and thank you for making us possible to follow your adventure :thumb
  13. BigBearJoe

    BigBearJoe Been here awhile

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    Great job by everyone involved and congratulations to your dad! It's quite an accomplishment just to finish and certainly being on the podium is a major added thrill.


    Was there ever any mention of security threats or was the event ultimately small enough to pass by "under the radar"?


    It will be interesting to see if this race continues and involves.
  14. silverstone

    silverstone Been here awhile

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    Well done !!!!!!!!!!!!! and congrat"s to your Dad. You both must be very happy with the result.:clap :clap :clap :clap


    Let's all hope that this rally get's bigger.
  15. Gobby

    Gobby Trust Me!

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    Way to go - well done. :clap
  16. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

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    this is a really good thread and very inspirational. Please post some stories after your father comes home.
  17. Mark950

    Mark950 Been here awhile

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    :clap :clap :clap

    Congrats to your Dad, well done.

    +1
  18. BAZZER450

    BAZZER450 Been here awhile

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    :clap :clap tell your dad great job Tony
  19. canadius_maximus

    canadius_maximus Quaere verum

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    Bravo Tony!

    Congrats to your dad, and thanks for bringing us along in so much pictorial and descriptive detail! :clap

    cm
  20. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    Well done :thumb