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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1300 on: January 11, 2017, 03:55:09 pm »
Maybe Dakar should be sponsored by Goodyear and not BFGoodrich... might bring better conditions?   
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1301 on: January 11, 2017, 04:30:07 pm »
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1302 on: January 11, 2017, 08:17:13 pm »
Really enjoyed this  :ricky:
RedBull TV interview/story with Lyndon, starting around 7:30

https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1Q1ZBU5Z91W11/segment/AP-1PYFC3JKD1W11/dakar-daily

I've been loving his videos , Lyndon is amazing really , (as I am sure everyone knows by now  :peepwall: ), an ex aerospace engineer that chucked it all in and started riding his bike around the world . Great malle moto rally-rider , can-do attitude , nifty with a spanner , charismatic , funny , always upbeat,  quirky , and very sexy to boot .  :love5:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1303 on: January 11, 2017, 08:53:57 pm »
while we are waiting ...
Stage 8 :
1.   bike/audio 023 - XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT
Over the last two hundred kilometres, I pushed hard

 Today was very long. This morning there was a lot of fog and no visibility. Over the last two hundred kilometres, I pushed hard with Mika Metge. I'm very happy to see our two bikes on the attack. So, it wasn't a bad day; it was a great day. I'm happy because I've worked hard to be here. I'm here, I'm fast and I'm doing good navigation. I'm happy to be here, but I don't want to crash or make a big mistake".

Some great pics of Xavier ( Nr 23 ) and Metge ( Nr 15 ) both doing very well  :thumleft:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1304 on: January 11, 2017, 09:00:49 pm »
Some Random Cool photos .  :drif:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1305 on: January 11, 2017, 09:28:25 pm »
Thanks BB sorry man let me try and clarify.
Does the roadbook roll forward as u ride.?
So the GPS effectively is blank all the time? Does it not light up when u have managed to hit the WP ?
No expert on the Dakar high end roadbooks, but normal ones have an electric motor activated by a button on the left bar.  8)

Aaah thanks W knew that it had to roll forward somehow but was not sure how  :thumleft:

Yep.

The GPS just shows you your speed and heading, nothing else. When you get within the inner radius of a WPC (80m) , and you pick it up I understand it makes a sound and you can scroll to the WPC list screen and it will show which ones you have hit and which ones you have missed. But no map, nothing that is of use apart from this, your heading and speed.
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1306 on: January 11, 2017, 09:29:12 pm »
Check out these trucks racing and jumping...freaking awesome.  :eek: :thumleft: :hello2:

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1307 on: January 11, 2017, 09:32:30 pm »

PABLO QUINTANILLA. . :ricky:


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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1308 on: January 11, 2017, 09:36:02 pm »
I'm impressed with this guy and the organisaton for taking this decision.

Dakar Rally director Etienne Lavigne has defended the decision to cancel Wednesday's "Super Belen" stage, saying every effort is being made for the event to continue as planned.
The planned 977km Salta-Chilecito test was cancelled on Tuesday evening after a rockslide prevented a number of competitors and support vehicles from reaching the Salta bivouac.

It marks the second cancelled stage of the South American event, with heavy rainfall in Bolivia forcing Saturday's Oruro-La Paz stage to be axed and three other tests to be shortened in distance.

A Dakar statement also said that the event was lending its resources to the nearby village of Volcan, which had been badly affected by the storms.

Lavigne said providing humanitarian assistance was more important than ensuring the rally ran exactly to schedule, but promised organisers will do everything possible to run the final stages as planned.

"It's really sad for us, but when you see the circumstances that happened to that village, I'm not sure that the sporting aspect is the most important," Lavigne told reporters on Tuesday.

"Nine years now we have come to Argentina. We were aware of these conditions, there was just this year the phenomenon of very violent weather.

"In front of this, we can't do much. We succeeded at running all the other stages in good conditions, now the most important is this catastrophe."

He added: "A good organisation is an organisation that adapts successfully, that is not paralysed. We will do all we can to make Dakar 2017 continue."

Tuesday's shortened stage saw Sebastien Loeb take the overall lead of the cars classification from Peugeot teammate Stephane Peterhansel, with the pair now 1m38s apart.

KTM rider Sam Sunderland leads the bikes race, while Kamaz driver Dmitry Sotnikov heads up the trucks standings.

Three more stages are planned between now and the end of the rally in Buenos Aires on January 14.
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1309 on: January 11, 2017, 09:43:15 pm »
Check out these trucks racing and jumping...freaking awesome.  :eek: :thumleft: :hello2:


W O W , its something else to sit in a Truck dicing the crazy Russians .  :o :ricky: ::)
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1310 on: January 11, 2017, 09:44:32 pm »
@ Rynet Yes, I killed myself at their comment about the %&/() Russians.   :imaposer: Those ruskies are really crazy.

Chavo and friend preparing for another long wet ride. It think its nosiglia.

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1311 on: January 11, 2017, 09:52:29 pm »
ON SS 3 or 4 locals help out an Italian rider, who has stomach cramps. Such nice guys. They talk about a WP in about 100m, and he asks them is the road ahead bad with lots of sand? They tell him no, about half an hour of bad sand they think. Not the answer he wanted. He complains that the temperature is 39 degrees, and is very grateful for the ice cold water.

I love these South Americans, so friendly and giving.



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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1312 on: January 11, 2017, 10:28:07 pm »
@ Rynet Yes, I killed myself at their comment about the %&/() Russians.   :imaposer: Those ruskies are really crazy.
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hahah me too BB  :imaposer: :imaposer: Its amazing to "sit in the truck" and watch them , its like a Skit on Steroids.  :imaposer:

Some more photos of the Crazy Huge Awesome Trucks.  :drif:

The first guy is also in shock about the Crazy Russian Truck Drivers ...... ;)
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1313 on: January 11, 2017, 10:47:45 pm »
Dont know if this has been posted?...  David in hospital and making friends...

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1314 on: January 11, 2017, 10:51:40 pm »
great find The Ant :thumleft:
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1315 on: January 11, 2017, 11:20:16 pm »
great find The Ant :thumleft:

We at least know that both these heroes will ride again next year... If all goes as planned

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1316 on: January 11, 2017, 11:48:18 pm »
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

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1317 on: January 12, 2017, 06:27:31 am »
Must admit these Dakar Heroes videos are great  :thumleft:

https://youtu.be/vOtnBlGb0Y0
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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1318 on: January 12, 2017, 06:31:37 am »
Looks nasty!

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Re: Dakar 2017
« Reply #1319 on: January 12, 2017, 06:34:00 am »
Some interesting info about the trucks

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Most of the teams employ special racing engines for the Dakar rally. Kamaz specifically opts for series production components in order to test their durability during the race and to gain knowledge for further development of the Kamaz product range. By choosing the 8-cylinder D9508 A7 engine from Liebherr, whose performance is rated at 505 kW or 686 HP in the series production version and whose maximum torque is just over 3000 Nm, both companies were confident that they would be able to utilise large power reserves.

In the race configuration developed by Kamaz and Liebherr, a maximum output of 720 kW or 965 HP is achieved alongside a maximum torque of 4000 Nm. The engine has a common rail injection system from Liebherr and a displacement of 16.2 litres. The 8.9 ton trucks can reach a maximum speed of 140 km/h for racing. They accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10 seconds.

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