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Amageza Rallye 2016: Entries OPEN
« on: December 25, 2015, 06:27:09 am »
2016 Amageza Rallye

We were able to restructure the race to facilitate a lower entry fee but still keep close to the original race distance for 2016.

In brief:

The race will start on Sunday 6 November 2016, and complete on Friday 11 November 2016. This should help with the leave from work we all need to take. So one could travel to Upington on the Saturday, and travel back the next Saturday, leaving one the Sunday to recover a bit before work on Monday!

We will only race in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Assistance Crews will travel Upington to Kakamas, to Springbok and back to Upington. Simple, and easy. Crews should not have to travel more than 800km during the race. Unless off-course you manage to get yourself lost so badly that you end up in Sutherland!

Cost without loyalty discount:
Motorbike (all): R28,950.00

Note:
Competitors who paid more than this will be refunded by means of a voucher they may use on another product or service. No cash refunds unfortunately.
Competitors who paid less need not worry. They were on a Early Bird Special. So all good.

New regs are on the website http://www.amageza.com/#!amageza-rallye/mzumb.

Guys, if you are not physically able to do the race on a bike, you are welcome to come on a Side x Side. This way you can have a navigator who can share some of the costs and off-course help with the navigation! Just a idea. We won't stay young forever!  ;D
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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 08:12:03 am »
Thanks Alex for the nice Xmas present !
You have a good rest, baie werk volgende jaar, sterkte !
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 10:39:28 am »
Thanks Alex for the nice Xmas present !
You have a good rest, baie werk volgende jaar, sterkte !

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Namibia sounds FANTASTIC!! :ricky:
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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 07:50:05 pm »
Just wondering, is the terrain comparable to Richterveld? Or can we expect sand in Nambia?
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 08:23:26 pm »
Namibia is known to be rather sandy.
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 04:15:27 pm »
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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 07:56:50 pm »
I wonder if someone will enter with a 125 2troke ?
Much cheaper to start with. Less effort to race fast with, I would say. ( Big dunes could be a challenge ) 
The Husky 125 2stoke #111 at the Dakar is hanging in there in the middle of the bike fleet.
It is still early days. Will be interesting to follow as well.
Let it be a lesson to us all, size does not always count, but/however. . . . .
Will we see a 125 2stoke at the Amageza 2016 ? Only time will tell.
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 09:42:12 pm »
Size counts, big time.  He is getting a shed load full of exposure because of his bike.  That was the point.  Carrying 27l of fuel on a 125 isn't going to be fun.  I had access to Suzuki TF125.  I thought of using it, but it would not accelerate up an incline with me on it.  So much for that idea.
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 09:45:17 pm »
A 300 2-stroke might be much more interesting if you can sort out the fuel range. They should give the 450s a good go!
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 08:26:27 am »
I'm not so sure (I have one).  The advantage of a 300 above the 4T bikes is lack of weight.  My 300 gives maybe 10 km/l, thus for 330 km range it needs 33 litres.  That will make it decidedly un-funny.  Also, it may be possible to roadworthy one in Upington, I'm not so sure that will fly in a more civilised city.

For the Amageza Baja: absolutely, it will be awesome in the Lite class.  I did the Botswana 1000 on mine last year and I think that the Baja might be similar in nature.
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2016, 09:56:00 am »
I'll start catching up on extra sleep so long... going to be EPIC!

Can't wait!

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
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Well done! 

With regard to your earlier question. Southern Namibia has a lot of sand, a lot of hard-pack and a lot of rock. It's a harsh, desert environment very much like the stretch from Pofadder to Springbok. Fantastic riding conditions. I've worked in Namibia for a couple of years in the 70s, including about 6 months in the area south of Warmbad. Can't wait to go back - there's some nasty roads I look forward to seeing again.
 

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Well done! 

With regard to your earlier question. Southern Namibia has a lot of sand, a lot of hard-pack and a lot of rock. It's a harsh, desert environment very much like the stretch from Pofadder to Springbok. Fantastic riding conditions. I've worked in Namibia for a couple of years in the 70s, including about 6 months in the area south of Warmbad. Can't wait to go back - there's some nasty roads I look forward to seeing again.

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 03:25:05 pm »
I'll start catching up on extra sleep so long... going to be EPIC!

Can't wait!

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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2016, 03:28:40 pm »
I'll start catching up on extra sleep so long... going to be EPIC!

Can't wait!

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Well done! 

With regard to your earlier question. Southern Namibia has a lot of sand, a lot of hard-pack and a lot of rock. It's a harsh, desert environment very much like the stretch from Pofadder to Springbok. Fantastic riding conditions. I've worked in Namibia for a couple of years in the 70s, including about 6 months in the area south of Warmbad. Can't wait to go back - there's some nasty roads I look forward to seeing again.

Cool, so definitely mixed terrain then with some elevation too? Looking forward to it!
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2016, 06:42:16 pm »
No, almost no elevation changes in the Southern portion other than the Fish River Canyon except for the portion directly adjacent to the Orange River until you reach the western dune belt. Wow, long sentence with 3 qualifiers...
 

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Re: 2016 Amageza Rallye: OPEN (South Africa & Namibia)
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2016, 12:34:33 pm »
I wonder if someone will enter with a 125 2troke ?
Much cheaper to start with. Less effort to race fast with, I would say. ( Big dunes could be a challenge ) 
The Husky 125 2stoke #111 at the Dakar is hanging in there in the middle of the bike fleet.
It is still early days. Will be interesting to follow as well.
Let it be a lesson to us all, size does not always count, but/however. . . . .
Will we see a 125 2stoke at the Amageza 2016 ? Only time will tell.
Yip , as predicted , Sylvian #111 did finish the Dakar in style on his Husky 125 TE Rally.
Guys and girls , a 125 can do it , can YOU do a AMAGEZA on one , yes you can !