The Off5icial 2015 DAKAR pre-event preparation coverage.

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  1. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Tragic Donkey Throttler

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  5. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    The biggest advantage is even if you don't finish a stage in the top 15 to 20 cause you have a bad day etc, you can get bumped up the start order the next day eg from say 35th to 25th or similar

    conversely if you are not elite and DO finish between 16 to 25 you can get bumped back DOWN the start order the next day eg from 25th to 35th ..................which really sucks !!!

    this happened to both Ben Grabham and Rod Faggotter in 2013 because they were not elite listed :huh
  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    hey! I havent heard aything from the RMS guys recently.. anybody?
  7. iggs

    iggs Been here awhile

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    So is the elite started as almost a separate class off first each time? Guess that's a lot less dust to eat!


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    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    iggs Been here awhile

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    So what would be the possible disadvantages of being classed an elite rider? Why would a rider consider not being classed elite?


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    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    in previous years there have been tighter restrictions with # of engine changes and bigger time penalties etc.........not sure this year haven't checked the regulations
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  12. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    With the recombining of the Main F5irehose into one thread, any estimates on the PPS (Posts Per Second)? Past a certain PPS, nobody could keep up in real-time, well, maybe the Elite F5'rs. :pynd
  13. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    OK - so bikes & quads roll at 0515. Prob'ly better set an alarm to make sure I don't nap off and miss anything. :lol3

    (From http://gaps.dakar.com/2015/dakar/stage-01/aso/ukie.php )

    <table><thead><tr id="nb-a"><th id="s-name">Special</th><th id="cat-a">Cars</th><th id="cat-m">Bikes</th><th id="cat-q">Quads</th><th id="cat-c">Trucks</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr class="itl"><th id="s-start" class="itl">Start</th><td headers="s-start cat-a">07:42</td><td headers="s-start cat-m">05:15</td><td headers="s-start cat-q">05:15</td><td headers="s-start cat-c">10:29</td></tr><tr class="itd"><th id="s-start">Connection</th><td headers="s-start cat-a">144km</td><td headers="s-start cat-m">144km</td><td headers="s-start cat-q">144km</td><td headers="s-start cat-c">144km</td></tr><tr class="itl"><th id="s-start">Special stage</th><td headers="s-start cat-a">170km</td><td headers="s-start cat-m">175km</td><td headers="s-start cat-q">175km</td><td headers="s-start cat-c">175km</td></tr><tr><th id="nb-c" colspan="5">Number of participants</th></tr><tr class=" itl"><th id="for-wp0">from start</th><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-a">
    </td><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-m">
    </td><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-q">
    </td><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-c">
    </td></tr><tr class=" itl"><th id="for-wp0">have left</th><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-a">-</td><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-m">-</td><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-q">-</td><td headers="nb-c for-wp0 cat-c">-</td></tr><tr class=" itl"><th id="for-wp99">at arrival</th><td headers="nb-c for-wp99 cat-a">-</td><td headers="nb-c for-wp99 cat-m">-</td><td headers="nb-c for-wp99 cat-q">-</td><td headers="nb-c for-wp99 cat-c">-</td></tr></tbody></table>
  14. wrk2surf

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    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Troy said in the the Main F5 Thread buildup

    "SS1 is scheduled to start for the FIRST MOTO at 07:50 am Local time in Chile and Argentina"

    C'est possible?? Penalty points for TSC so early in ze Rally? :huh
  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Like training dog's... let 'em of the leash the first time... they always want to run... :lol3

    He gave it some slipper this year... more run up... and more familiar with the car (lasy year the paint was still wet :wink:)

    Imagine Etiennes biggest qualm with setting up the pre- podium...TV camera angles, spectators, VIP's etc.... and "hmmmm... have I left enough room for the American stunt pilot...?" :scratch

  18. garfey

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    Nope - They start on the 144km Connection/Liaison @0515. Start of SS1 is scheduled for 0750.
  19. too old

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    I believe the 05.15 is the roll out for the 144km liason before the special with Coma starting in anger at 07.50 local time - that is what is up on Misca's site also :thumb
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    You beat me Garfey - here we go :lol3:lol3

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