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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #140 on: October 16, 2018, 06:25:30 pm »
Lyndon seems to be out - was told at refuelling stop that he was not allowed to continue.  Maybe it's just for the stage and he can still compete with big penalties.  Will be a pity to lose him.
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #141 on: October 16, 2018, 06:38:16 pm »
Saw on Facebook now, looks like he is out of the Rally. I'm not that familiar with the rules and all but surely this can't count as assistance during a stage? Sounds similar to what happened with Joey Evans in dakar, using another bike to rebuild his own.

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Great stuff with provisional standings showing Ross Branch 1st, Roger Kane-berman 2'nd and Johan van Wyk 3'rd. Best of all, this is the overall standings for today, they even beat the cars.
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #142 on: October 16, 2018, 08:04:42 pm »
Saw on Facebook now, looks like he is out of the Rally. I'm not that familiar with the rules and all but surely this can't count as assistance during a stage? Sounds similar to what happened with Joey Evans in dakar, using another bike to rebuild his own.

this is a bummer BUT
I think there would be a good and valid reason. Garth and Co will not let exposure like this go without sticking to the rules.

I can guess one of two reasons.
1.  Joey got to the 'donor bike' on own steam.  I am sure I saw Lindon's bike move.  Now was that on own power or assisted.  No outside assistance allowed - especially Malle-Moto.
2.  The other bike (I think 21) was also turned away.  In most smaller rallies around the world there are 'cutoff times'   Looking at the rest of the SS he would be riding in the dark.  A TOTAL NO-NO safety wise.

That is just my 2c.

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #143 on: October 16, 2018, 08:05:41 pm »
Saw on Facebook now, looks like he is out of the Rally. I'm not that familiar with the rules and all but surely this can't count as assistance during a stage? Sounds similar to what happened with Joey Evans in dakar, using another bike to rebuild his own.

He got to the fuel stop in some way and did the swing arm replacement, then returned to where he broke the swing arm and rode to the fuel stop again.

Sounds to me that he got to the fuel stop the first time with outside assistance ???
 

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #144 on: October 16, 2018, 08:18:25 pm »
Just to confirm my Cutoff theory.

It is now 20:23 and there are still 11 (ELEVEN) bikes on the Leason.  6 of them just passed the point where Lyndon was 'turned away'.
One of the riders was abiut 5km from the DD end when Lyndon left the fuelstop.

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #145 on: October 17, 2018, 03:12:38 am »
Wow, quite a drama! Ross: Sorry you are out man :(
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #146 on: October 17, 2018, 03:28:52 am »
Poskitt - Seems he is on the provisional finish list in 20th.

I cant seem to use the filters on that page.... It is just me?  :P
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #147 on: October 17, 2018, 06:34:03 am »
Morning guys,. looks like its going to be another day of low productivity at work  :laughing9:

Glad to see they are going due west today so the terrain should change a bit if I remember correctly from a few rides through that region. They should hit some softer sand.

Lots of drama yesterday - just as it should be. Nice to see that Lyndon is back in the Rally - allbeit penalised.

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #148 on: October 17, 2018, 07:30:22 am »
Great to see Lyndon back in the race.

Yeah things are looking exciting indeed. You guys are going to have to keep the thread going, I'll be mostly offline the next two days so this will be my go to for updates  :deal:

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #149 on: October 17, 2018, 08:44:08 am »
Cars are off. Pity there aren't more in the rally but I believe there will be many more next year.

Looks like they stayed at a lekker place last night:
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #150 on: October 17, 2018, 08:54:19 am »
I find it quite interesting that after today's special stage there is a liaison to Mahikeng which clearly takes the long way round. I am not sure why they would want to do this except to make the overall distance longer or keep the race vehicles off the tar. I have physically followed the Dakar twice in South America and their liaisons seem to be the quickest possible route to the start or bivuoac. (whether that is tar or dirt)

 
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #151 on: October 17, 2018, 10:15:20 am »
Looks like navigation is a bit tricky:
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #152 on: October 17, 2018, 10:17:37 am »
Looks like Ross Branch is flying and gonna be interesting to watch Lyndon coming through the field.
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #153 on: October 17, 2018, 11:00:04 am »
Lyndon is on an absolute mission, he's doing some low flying again today. I race against Martin Lourens (50) and he's no slouch on a bike, actually he's bloody fast and he's also the WC Offroad Masters Champ. He and Lyndon started almost together, he has simply blown Martin away  :o :o :o
Unless Martin has fueling issues again today, he lost a lot of time stranded yesterday after lying in 4th place most of the day  :-\
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #154 on: October 17, 2018, 11:23:27 am »
I am no Rally expert but it puzzles me why the  guys do certain things. Take Lyndon, he was in front of Beau Levey, and took the first right turn shown below, Beau passed him and he turned around and got back onti the track. Then he makes another left turn off the route again. From an armchair perspective it doesnt make sense. Also seeing that there are tracks from 4 cars and 3 bikes that already been thorugh there.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 11:24:30 am by RyanI »
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #155 on: October 17, 2018, 11:37:43 am »
That is called 'getting lost'  :-[

At those speeds it takes less than 5 seconds to miss a turn/waypoint and then only realise a few hondred meters further that the road and the Roadbook does not match anymore.  Then it is quite a maths thing to get back to the 'error', reset the tripmeter to match the roadbook and carry on on the 'correct' track.

One of the cars racing in the 'other' rally made a interesting comment about the dificulty of 'real' rally navigation as they're used GPS and markers.

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #156 on: October 17, 2018, 12:06:39 pm »
In  thousands of seconds,,,,

https://www.facebook.com/BrianBaraG/videos/175883990005647/?t=1

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Big crash today! I think we were close to 170km/h when we somersaulted! Thankfully we ok just concussed for a few minutes and woke up upside down. These cars are amazingly strong! The roadbook has... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155434656986065&id=694961064
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #157 on: October 17, 2018, 01:39:44 pm »
In  thousands of seconds,,,,

https://www.facebook.com/BrianBaraG/videos/175883990005647/?t=1

Brian Baragwanath
Big crash today! I think we were close to 170km/h when we somersaulted! Thankfully we ok just concussed for a few minutes and woke up upside down. These cars are amazingly strong! The roadbook has... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155434656986065&id=694961064

Saw that - Hectic crash - glad they walked away from that one!  :eek7:





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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #158 on: October 17, 2018, 01:52:59 pm »
This is going to the top 5 on my bucket list of things to do
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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #159 on: October 17, 2018, 02:00:05 pm »
Does anyone have any news on Jonathan St Claire..
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