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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 2, 2015.
Sam is through WP2
Sam's pulled a minute now and is only 20 secs behind Helder on the course!!!!
Sam is absolutely flying and now passing folks
If my math isn't wonky Sam's average speed to cp2 was 129 km/h :eek1
Yep - Toby is flying also - just 7 secs slower than Sam to WP1
ASO description says many 90 degree corners so his straight away speeds must be crazy
Gawd damn thats fast
Give it to em Toby,,,,,,,,,
Yeah, I'm sure he figures he'll pass him again before the ASS, in a cloud of dust and plastic parts.
Seriously , I hope BB keeps it together and rocks this Dakar! High hopes for Sam too!
He is - and he has slower guys infront of him!
Gonk on Cp2, only +4" on the Allien.
Its not a long stage, but tyres/mousses can still be cooked on those roads at those speeds, how hot is it there today ??
Yes, as Garfey says - Tony really didn't have a plan for Dakar as soon as this year - so winning the Dakar Challenge at the Baja500 this summer was always going to be a long shot to raise the sufficient funs in time, especially as he already had commitments to the rest of the Desert season in the USA...
I actually met with Tony and his family over the summer in San Diego, and we offered him an exceptional deal to ride an LC4-50 - which would have saved him a huge amount of money buying his own bike, shipping it, sorting a team to assist him - although I think he actually had his heart set on riding Malle Moto initially...
Another problem apart from money, was that Tony has never done a road book rally, so it would have taken him a lot of time training - not just to get him up to a speed where he can navigate as fast as he can ride, but all the other considerations when participating in multi-day events...
To be perfectly honest, unless he had signed with a team who could have handled all the logistics on his behalf while he focused on nav training (never mind the myriad of other crap you need to deal with the ASO), I really don't think it was feasible this year - which is a huge shame, as he is undoubtably talented, and knows how to mech a bike too.
I know he plans to concentrate on more Desert racing the US next year, and hopefully a sponsor there will see his obvious potential and take him under their wing - then you could really expect great things from him in the future I'm sure!
Ms Sanz keeping a solid pace
Dakar tracing site is showing Toby as 1 minute down on Sam at WP2
(28) 029 - LAIA SANZ PLA-GIRIBERT(ESP) HONDA +00:00:36 (16)
Speedy lit the afterburners
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunday 8:00 AM
64°F | °C
Wind: 10 mph