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Offline windswept

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #180 on: December 31, 2016, 04:04:00 pm »
SteveD, looking forward to your excellent coverage, Sir.  :happy1: :hello2:
 

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #181 on: December 31, 2016, 04:21:15 pm »
SteveD, looking forward to your excellent coverage, Sir.  :happy1: :hello2:

Oh yeah!!  :sip:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #182 on: December 31, 2016, 09:18:39 pm »
I will just leave this hovering here  8)
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #183 on: January 01, 2017, 07:40:41 am »
Anyone know of streaming sites that will cover the Dakar?
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Offline TinusBez

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #184 on: January 01, 2017, 07:55:42 am »
I've only found post edited content published, little to no live streaming which is really a pity, I can easily veg in front of the TV for two weeks watching this.

On the official website
http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2017/us/tv_broadcast.html looks like we're stuck with Supersport and whatever media releases on the website.

They can cover the Tour de France all day live but not this, boggles the mind.
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Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #185 on: January 01, 2017, 08:39:43 am »
Walter via FB:

Walter on his way to scrutineering 🏍







 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #186 on: January 01, 2017, 08:48:05 am »
Scrutineering photos from Gilly:


"I told them I have been through Amageza scrutineering with Andy, a few times. After that they called me Mr Joey, sir, and just waved me through"


Lyndon. He's coming to South Africa after Dakar.










From Joey:
Just rode the bikes to parc firme and needed to get back about 10km to the hotel. We were trying to find a taxi but we're offered a ride by an awesome couple. Thanks a ton Gustavo Baez and Dahiana Fernández.

« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 09:12:35 am by SteveD »
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #187 on: January 01, 2017, 08:53:17 am »








4 finishers, I have a good feeling his year  :thumleft:
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #188 on: January 01, 2017, 08:57:52 am »
Some more:




Not alien yet, otherwise he would give the Spock wave
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #189 on: January 01, 2017, 09:07:14 am »
More from Joey:








Just met Nasser Al-Attiyah, really cool guy
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #190 on: January 01, 2017, 09:09:30 am »
I wonder what's happening here?


Some tears x there...
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #191 on: January 01, 2017, 11:50:23 am »
The official Dakar 2017 teaser


And this, not from Dakar, just a lekker appetite-wetting video
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Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #192 on: January 01, 2017, 11:59:19 am »








And the mad Dutchman is back



 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #193 on: January 01, 2017, 12:01:42 pm »
From Lyndon:

Pre-Podium, podium. Bike is in Park Ferme finally. Found another joy of Malle Moto today, a 2km walk in all your gear and 100F to get out of 'race vehicle only zone' #nosupport #mallemoto #thisisdakar #racestoplaces


 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #194 on: January 01, 2017, 12:06:30 pm »
Stolen from ADV:

Franco Picco is mounting a new set of instrumentation, artisan made by some friends of mine and well tested in various Italian events and races







They are still evolving the project, have a fb page here https://www.facebook.com/Sibillarace-2003367799889296/
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #195 on: January 01, 2017, 12:16:42 pm »
David is riding in memory of his late brother, Justin Thomas  :notworthy:





 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #196 on: January 01, 2017, 01:10:11 pm »
Do you think Joey gets one of each?

 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #197 on: January 01, 2017, 03:31:04 pm »
From www.Jennydakar.com, via FB:

This year I'm not going to be able to provide quite the depth of coverage of the 2017 Dakar Rally as I did last January, but will endeavour to bring you any dramatic highlights from the sharp end, plus update you all on the Malle Moto category - which this year will be fiercely contended with the UK's Lyndon Poskitt #100 (event best 46th overall in 2013), Italy's Manuel Lucchese #54 (event best 44th overall in 2016), and Dutch rider Robert Van Pelt (Jr) #35 (event best 27th overall - and Malle Moto winner in 2014).
These guys will all be contesting the 'unassisted' class win, from the current title holder: Dutchman Jurgen Van Den Goorbergh #39 - who has competed in Dakar 8 times now, and finished in all three (Moto, Auto and Truck) categories over the years... (note. Jurgen is a true iron man, having finished the Dakar twice in a solo driven car (no navigator), and with an event best finish of 17th overall on a bike in 2009.
I get the feeling this year more than ever, Malle Moto is going to be fun to watch!
For those of you hungry for more - as usual, the best place for almost real-time coverage of the Dakar (coupled with copious speculation and analysis) is the F5 Firehose on the ADVrider forum: http://advrider.com/index.php
Meanwhile, to kick off proceedings while we wait for the start podium in Paraguay later this afternoon, this is a rundown of the stages/distances the competitors can expect for the 2017 Dakar Rally.

 

Offline XRRX

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #198 on: January 01, 2017, 03:32:59 pm »
 :happy1: :happy1:
Just hope it's not a one horse race from some stage - Again!!!

Btw - suppose the Huskies is just rebranded KTM's ....  :(
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #199 on: January 01, 2017, 03:42:31 pm »
From FB:

1st official Dakar Rally wheelie of 2017. Happy New Year from all the team at #AdventureSpec and Lyndon Poskitt Racing



I agree about the one-horse-race thing, it would be great to have a few manufacturers at the front, separated by only a few minutes, with the lead changing regularly.
However, my interest lies more in the riders at the back of the field, and the Malle Motos. Much more interesting.

On that point, I see Robert van Pelt is riding Malle Moto again. He is the guy that was leading Malle Moto a few years ago, with our own Brett Cummings in second. The lead was substantial, but on the last day Robert's chain broke, and he spent absolutely ages getting it repaired at the side of the road by some locals with pliers and bloudraad. He made it to the finish in time to take the win, but for a while there it looked like Brett might win it.
I asked Robert afterwards what went wrong. He said he planned to put on a new chain on the rest day but didn't, for some reason, and it nearly cost him the win.

I am not too keen on the guy. The year before he won Malle Moto, he was seen visiting his father's truck team each night and doing work/getting help there. The Orga decided this was beyond the rules as he had additional access to parts and potentially assistance, and insisted he move out of the Malle Moto class. Not really in the spirit of the race. Compare that with Brett, who had to redo the fork seals on his bike by himself, with the only assistance permitted being verbal instructions from KTM mechanics.
Brett  :thumleft:, Robert  :eek7: (in my own opinion)
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