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Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #280 on: January 07, 2018, 09:21:02 pm »
http://trackingdakar.com/en/stage-2/bikes/live/?country=ZAF,SRB

David is in! But has fallen back quite a bit.
Donny and Willem at WP5, looking steady.
Gerry still at WP3  :-\

I think Barreda is going to win this year......  :pot:
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #281 on: January 07, 2018, 09:25:16 pm »
Sorry I'm not up to date. Why did the bikes start behind cars today? So that fast bikers have to deal with car backmarkers like this:

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #282 on: January 07, 2018, 09:36:05 pm »
Donovan and Willem are in!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #283 on: January 07, 2018, 09:37:04 pm »
Sorry I'm not up to date. Why did the bikes start behind cars today? So that fast bikers have to deal with car backmarkers like this:

MArc Coma wanted to mix things up a bit. Remember he knows how the front runners run: Stay in the tracks of the guy opening the course and you are guaranteed to do well.


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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #284 on: January 07, 2018, 09:38:41 pm »
Donovan and Willem are in!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

:hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

Think they were riding together today.
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #285 on: January 07, 2018, 09:42:31 pm »
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #286 on: January 07, 2018, 09:51:44 pm »
Sorry I'm not up to date. Why did the bikes start behind cars today? So that fast bikers have to deal with car backmarkers like this:

MArc Coma wanted to mix things up a bit. Remember he knows how the front runners run: Stay in the tracks of the guy opening the course and you are guaranteed to do well.

So now they all just follow car tracks? OR are the routes slightly different for cars and bikes to catch bikers up? Not sure how that makes it better. Is this going to be the case for the rest of the race? So the bikes will eat car dust for next 8k km?

THe only benefit I see is that it is less risky for the slower bikes as they are not going to be overtaken by the fast cars. Of course only until they get caught by trucks - then its a whole different ball game.

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #287 on: January 07, 2018, 09:53:19 pm »
Gerry just got to WP4.
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Offline SpeedMetal

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #288 on: January 07, 2018, 10:08:49 pm »
The best up to date feed on the Dakar! Thanks guys

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #289 on: January 07, 2018, 10:15:27 pm »
Sorry I'm not up to date. Why did the bikes start behind cars today? So that fast bikers have to deal with car backmarkers like this:

MArc Coma wanted to mix things up a bit. Remember he knows how the front runners run: Stay in the tracks of the guy opening the course and you are guaranteed to do well.

So now they all just follow car tracks? OR are the routes slightly different for cars and bikes to catch bikers up? Not sure how that makes it better. Is this going to be the case for the rest of the race? So the bikes will eat car dust for next 8k km?

THe only benefit I see is that it is less risky for the slower bikes as they are not going to be overtaken by the fast cars. Of course only until they get caught by trucks - then its a whole different ball game.

HEre is gif of VBV overtaking car - doesn't seem particularly safe (but OK, he may have waited for better place):




https://i.imgur.com/4Gic7xh.gif
« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 10:23:02 pm by Xpat »
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #290 on: January 07, 2018, 10:16:58 pm »
Gerry@WP5   ;D
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #291 on: January 07, 2018, 10:20:12 pm »
This is how Dakar racers ride sand - at least the ones from India!


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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #292 on: January 07, 2018, 10:23:45 pm »
This is how Dakar racers ride sand - at least the ones from India!


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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #293 on: January 07, 2018, 10:27:15 pm »
From ADV:

07:02 Menzies crashes!
First shock of the day as Bryce Menzies crashes his Mini just 6 kilometres into today's special! The American, who was sitting in fourth place overall, emerged unscathed. His car, on the other hand



Eish!
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #294 on: January 07, 2018, 10:38:12 pm »
Also from ADV:

"Just saw a video where Menzies states his navigator told him it was a !!! warning, but he ignored it thinking it was just a little kicker. Way to take yourself out of the rally by disregarding the RoadBook and your Navigator. The RB is there for a reason....oh well I guess he learned the hard way."


The driver must be feeling a bit sheepish.....
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #295 on: January 07, 2018, 10:41:58 pm »
 

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #296 on: January 07, 2018, 10:43:25 pm »
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Happy to move up into the Top 10 after our first legit day of navigation from Pisco > Pisco! We got through Stage 2 reasonably well considering how challenging the soft dunes were, overall I'm feeling fit and healthy after a good day!

 

Offline boland

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #297 on: January 07, 2018, 10:46:58 pm »
From ADV:

07:02 Menzies crashes!
First shock of the day as Bryce Menzies crashes his Mini just 6 kilometres into today's special! The American, who was sitting in fourth place overall, emerged unscathed. His car, on the other hand



Eish!

It seems his co-driver broke his ankle in the crash
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #298 on: January 07, 2018, 11:14:22 pm »
C'mon, Gerry  :hello2:
 

Offline SteveD

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #299 on: January 07, 2018, 11:28:13 pm »
Gerry, jou yster. He's in  :thumleft: