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Offline wiledog_X

Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:34:28 pm »
so this is news to me.... sorry if it was mentioned already. Despres will be racing with Peugeot in the 2015 Dakar...... nee man....  ::)

Back… in black: Cyril Despres' new Dakar challenge
An even bigger change for five-time Dakar champion Cyril Despres, who switches from two wheels to four for the first time at the Dakar. After racing with KTM and Yamaha, Peugeot is Cyril’s third set of wheels in as many years. He will join Carlos Sainz.





http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/offroad/stories/1331644763041/peugeot-dakar-rally-2015-car-preview
« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 12:55:59 pm by wiledog_X »
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 12:43:48 pm »
Ja I saw this one... Pity  :-\

Lets hope Peugeot can unthrone the Mini's!

He will get missed in the biking sector! Let's just hope he doesn't go riding over any of the bikers next season...   :pot:
 

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 12:45:44 pm »
Aggenee man!  The Alien will do well I suspect.  But we'll miss him in the proper Dakar race.

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 02:39:43 pm »
Ja, I recon after he left KTM for Yamaha (thanks to his mentor Peterhansel's "advice"),  I think Cyril quickly realized it wasn't gonna happen with Yamaha. Boom went any chances of matching beating the record of 6 wins on a bike. Having said that Coma is so much stronger than he is I don't know if he would have been able to do even if he had stayed with KTM. It was time for him to move on anyway I suppose because there was friction between him and Coma.  Still I'm not overly saddened by this, because I still think the mudgate incident was poor sportsmanship.

Anyway, he has a small family now and I think that also put pressure on him to stop racing on bikes. Its is very dangerous after all.


I wish him the best and hope he can beat Peter-take-it-up-the hansel's ass, who is an unscrupulous opponent hell bent on protecting his title of "Mr Dakar".
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 08:39:37 pm »
  Still I'm not overly saddened by this, because I still think the mudgate incident was poor sportsmanship.
So so true!
 

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 08:51:39 pm »
Ja, I recon after he left KTM for Yamaha (thanks to his mentor Peterhansel's "advice"),  I think Cyril quickly realized it wasn't gonna happen with Yamaha. Boom went any chances of matching beating the record of 6 wins on a bike. Having said that Coma is so much stronger than he is I don't know if he would have been able to do even if he had stayed with KTM. It was time for him to move on anyway I suppose because there was friction between him and Coma.  Still I'm not overly saddened by this, because I still think the mudgate incident was poor sportsmanship.

Anyway, he has a small family now and I think that also put pressure on him to stop racing on bikes. Its is very dangerous after all.


I wish him the best and hope he can beat Peter-take-it-up-the hansel's ass, who is an unscrupulous opponent hell bent on protecting his title of "Mr Dakar".
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 12:58:40 am »
Stephane Peterhansel is MR Dakar, and no-one will ever get close. If he gets into a truck tomorrow he will win that too.
 

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 01:29:44 am »
Stephane Peterhansel is MR Dakar, and no-one will ever get close. If he gets into a truck tomorrow he will win that too.

He runs riders down. :( He should be taken to task for that.
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 08:40:13 pm »
Stephane Peterhansel is MR Dakar, and no-one will ever get close. If he gets into a truck tomorrow he will win that too.

He runs riders down. :( He should be taken to task for that.

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 08:44:28 am »
I see on RedBull Tv that the cars will be made public today. Will be interesting to see how the Cars will look like and how they will perform.
 

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 10:47:11 am »
here you go...... OMW this thing looks incredible!!!! no specs have yet been revealed, but this looks so flipping hardcore!  :drif:

http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/offroad/stories/1331645346806/peugeot-reveal-the-2008-dkr

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 11:23:51 am »
Sarel du Preez should go navigate for Carlos, that would make a good team.

It would give some spectacular fights, almost as good as Robby and poor Navigators.
 
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 05:41:45 pm »
Here is is: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/offroad/stories/1331645346806/peugeot-reveal-the-2008-dkr

Lot of questions about this car....I just like that fact that there may be something to challenge the Mini sussie cars.
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 07:48:29 pm »
The minis can't win forever - I remember when the pajeros couldn't be beat and everyone went out and bought one

would love Giniel to give them a hiding, though .......................................
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 11:16:45 am »
new photos/video of the Peugeot DKR in action... monster truck for sure!  :thumleft:  wonder if the final truck will race in the black carbon look?

http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/offroad/stories/1331662889831/peugeot-2008-dkr-tech-specs-and-action-images

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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2014, 11:50:50 am »
Flip thats an awesome looking machine.
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 12:58:59 pm »
Looks very unstable to me. Short wheelbase and narrow track with all that weight on top? Going to roll very well.
 

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 04:02:10 pm »
Looks very unstable to me. Short wheelbase and narrow track with all that weight on top? Going to roll very well.
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2014, 04:51:58 pm »
Looks very unstable to me. Short wheelbase and narrow track with all that weight on top? Going to roll very well.
Exactly my thoughts

Does not look right to me, maybe bad photoshop ???
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Re: Despres will be in a car - Dakar 2015
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2014, 07:09:09 pm »
those are publicity shots - Peugeot are not gonna make an unstable car and then try and race it. AND they'll be going for a win!

come race day, that thing will be packed full of tires, tools, jacks and other kit -

If Giniel doesn't do it, I'm gonna have to root for a Mini
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