f5irehose OFFICIAL Dakar 2015 COVERAGE - THANKYOU ALL posters & lurkers

Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. iggs

    iggs Been here awhile

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    Sam is through WP2
  2. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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    Sam's pulled a minute now and is only 20 secs behind Helder on the course!!!!
  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    BOOM

    Sam is absolutely flying and now passing folks
  4. Gomezz

    Gomezz Team f5 lurker

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    If my math isn't wonky Sam's average speed to cp2 was 129 km/h :eek1
  5. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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    Yep - Toby is flying also - just 7 secs slower than Sam to WP1:clap:clap
  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    ASO description says many 90 degree corners so his straight away speeds must be crazy
  7. iggs

    iggs Been here awhile

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    Gawd damn thats fast

    and close
  8. Fogo72

    Fogo72 I Bleed Green

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    Give it to em Toby,,,,,,,,,:freaky
  9. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    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! :pynd
  10. too old

    too old Keen supporter Supporter

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    He is - and he has slower guys infront of him!
  11. Pete_911

    Pete_911 Nomad

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    Gonk on Cp2, only +4" on the Allien.

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  12. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Its not a long stage, but tyres/mousses can still be cooked on those roads at those speeds, how hot is it there today ??
  13. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    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!

    Jx
  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Ms Sanz keeping a solid pace :pynd
  15. iggs

    iggs Been here awhile

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    Dakar tracing site is showing Toby as 1 minute down on Sam at WP2
  16. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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  17. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    (28) 029 - LAIA SANZ PLA-GIRIBERT(ESP) HONDA +00:00:36 (16)
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  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Speedy lit the afterburners
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