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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1320 on: January 12, 2017, 06:35:42 am »
car/audio 309 - SEBASTIEN LOEB

"Taking the win for Peugeot is our fundamental objective"

[​IMG]"What happened today was unpredictable. A blocked road on the road to the bivouac makes things harder for the rally, that's for sure... We took a big detour. We got here well after nightfall. There was a long liaison. Tomorrow's stage will be complicated. We're in the lead, so we'll start first and open the course. It looks like there'll be lots of off-track racing. Stéphane is also very fast. We're rivals, but the atmosphere is good. Taking the win for Peugeot is our fundamental objective. Once we're in our cars, we both try to be faster than the other one, that's for sure, but that's racing for you."



bike/audio 003 - PABLO
QUINTANILLA

"Still three days to go, fortunately"

[​IMG]"The marathon stage was intense. It was difficult in the first part, which was short but had lots of navigation. I knew that it was a marathon stage and that there was no assistance, so I tried to save the bike. There was lots of water on the second day, so I wasn't happy, so I decided to slow down because it was easy to make a mistake and fall. I set a decent pace to finish without problems. It's a real pity today's stage was cancelled. I was looking forward to this important stage, but we've got to keep in mind half of the pilots had not arrived yet this morning. We need to adapt to circumstances such as rain, the weather and stage changes. This doesn't help me, but there's still three days to go, fortunately..."


bike/audio 014 - SAM SUNDERLAND

"Nobody can control the weather"

[​IMG]"Yesterday we were unable to take the liaison due to the landslide which swept everything away. My thoughts are with the victims of this catastrophe. Today's stage was cancelled, which sucks a little bit, but nobody can control the weather. Assistance vehicles were unable to go through, and we had to take the road to the bivouac, which is as you can imagine it could be... I'll be able to get cleaned up and start organising the road book for tomorrow. I'm eager to go back to racing. Sure, we would've liked to race today as well, especially with an exciting special bringing bikes, cars and trucks mixed in. It's frustrating, for sure, for the organisers preparing a nice stage like this. The rally isn't over yet, and I'm not thinking of winning. At the Dakar you have to take things day by day, and we have to stay focused until the last kilometre without taking any risk. Let's see how it pans out."


bike/audio 023 - XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT

"I've got to work hard to get onto the podium"

[​IMG]"It's rather stressful because we don't really know what's going to happen… We got there and found out the special had been cancelled. Now, we get here and we're told tomorrow might be cancelled too… I hope that's not the case and we get to race tomorrow. It's better. We'll see. We need to take care of our bikes, so we're saving the tyres and brake pads. We're not overthinking it. When you're in my position, you've got to throw caution to the wind and go for it. I've got to work hard to try and get onto the podium… It's been long. We've ridden 700 kilometres, we're falling asleep on our bikes, and its hot. But, anyway, we do stretches…"
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1321 on: January 12, 2017, 06:41:19 am »


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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1322 on: January 12, 2017, 06:56:09 am »
From Mer:

Just heard from Joey. He's just got to the bivouac, he said it's been a long and boring liaison, but another day ticked off😉👍🏻
 

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1323 on: January 12, 2017, 07:22:02 am »
Dont know if this has been posted?...  David in hospital and making friends...

Awesome  :thumleft:
Speedy recovery to him and Toby , good to see them stil so positive and upbeat  :thumleft:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1324 on: January 12, 2017, 07:24:28 am »
Here is slovak TV coverage - of course most of you wouldn't have a clue what they talk about, but there is some nice bike and scenery coverage there:

http://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/11645#176

Brilliant Video , thanks  :thumleft:

Some more pics
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1325 on: January 12, 2017, 07:27:00 am »
Laia's blog:

 "The Dakar Rally has experienced a strange day on Wednesday. The ninth stage, scheduled between Salta and Chilecito with 977 kilometers of total route, has had to be suspended due to the chaotic situation that occurred yesterday afternoon after a huge avalanche of mud. The route between Jujuy and Salta in Argentina was blocked and the detachment buried inhabited areas causing two fatalities, hundreds of people evacuated from their homes and significant material damages. Laia Sanz has not wanted to be alien to the catastrophe and has shown her solidarity with those affected.
 "What is really worrying us is how the people will be affected and when they will be able to return to normal in their lives." The worst thing is that people have died and, after all these days, receiving so much affection from the People from the places we go through, you can not avoid putting yourself in their skin and that of their families, I want to send you all my support, solidarity and condolences, "said the KH-7 pilot and the KTM Factory Rally Team.
 After the complicated situation in which the Jujuy region was plunged, participants and 4x4 assistance vehicles were able to follow a battered mountain trail to Salta, where they rested a few hours before continuing on the road to Chilecito. "We went through a mountain track in very bad condition, with a lot of dust after the whole day of going on a motorcycle. It was a bit like a torture. Then we went to Chilecito, but with half of the team people because for the motorhomes Was impossible to follow, "he says.
 In fact, the rest of the caravan of the Dakar was isolated without being able to continue the march, a fact that has forced the teams to improvise emergency solutions to be able to resume the race tomorrow, in the tenth day, between Chilecito and San Juan, with a 449 kilometers. "It has been very chaotic, but we have to be aware that natural disasters and weather can not be foreseen." The organization has done everything it had to do, and there was no choice but to cancel the stages that have been suspended until now. Have made the right decisions, "says the Barcelona.
 The KH-7 driver also regrets that her chances of achieving the goal of finishing in the top 15 are reduced: "Now it is very difficult. Fixing this is complicated because there are only two days left in the race The day before the rest stage and this special novena would have been key days, but it is necessary to be able to do so. Accept the situation "


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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1326 on: January 12, 2017, 07:29:14 am »
Daily Laia  :love7:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1327 on: January 12, 2017, 07:40:22 am »
Quads

-nr 259 Camelia Liparoti still going strong ( 15th in the Quads )

- Quad ramping
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1328 on: January 12, 2017, 07:48:36 am »
Mud

1. I think this is Tim or Tom Coronel ?

2. Check the bystander !
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1329 on: January 12, 2017, 07:57:06 am »
Some Cool,pics of :

1. Matthias ( currently 4th )

2. The Indian Rider Santosh who is sitting at 63rd .

3. Sam Sunderland

4. and I think also Sam

5. resting....
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1330 on: January 12, 2017, 08:24:34 am »
Cars . :ricky:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1331 on: January 12, 2017, 08:42:40 am »
Last but not least , Daily Mrs Russia .  :3some:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1332 on: January 12, 2017, 11:55:22 am »
We're just about underway after the respectful 3 hour silence for the toothsome damsel above.

 

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1333 on: January 12, 2017, 11:57:06 am »
That wheel in the middle of the Peugot, is that just a spare wheel or does it also serve as a sort of a "Bumper" or 5 th wheel for going over obstacles?
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« Reply #1334 on: January 12, 2017, 11:59:32 am »
Spare only.
 

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1335 on: January 12, 2017, 12:15:55 pm »
Start delayed by 15 minutes … tick-tock  8)

1) I predict Sam the Man will hold and consolidate his lead further.  :ricky:

2) Joe the Ou will retain his double digit standing and keep the finsh in sight  :thumleft:

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1336 on: January 12, 2017, 12:49:09 pm »
yea!
rooting for Joe the Main Ou !!

SamSun should be able to take it home from here - except for major surprises
I wouldn't mind him winning.
Barreda is riding well and should just focus on completing the race for once. Next year he'll be a contender to the crown.
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1337 on: January 12, 2017, 01:09:09 pm »
07:59 Barreda is also in difficulty!
The route drawn up by the organisers is not making the riders’ task easy today. Joan Barreda has missed a sharp turn after 53 km and is now at a standstill as he looks for the right track!

07:56 Sunderland loses his way!
After 39 km of the special, Sam Sunderland has missed the right track and is now 1.5 km from the correct route in the road-book. The Englishman will have to be careful not to miss any way-points otherwise he could make big time losses on stage 10!
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1338 on: January 12, 2017, 01:10:40 pm »
08:03 Sunderland turns back!
In perhaps another dramatic turn for the general standings, Sam Sunderland has realised that he made a mistake and has turned back to find the right track. However, the KTM will have lost a significant amount of time…

PQ taken 16.45 off him!

Critical day with lots to win and lots to lose!
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1339 on: January 12, 2017, 01:32:55 pm »
Where's Joey, He is not on the starting list?

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Ok he fell off for a while. He's back on.
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