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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #100 on: October 16, 2018, 11:29:46 am »
Must be a helluva race between Ross, Lyndon and Roger as they were very close to each other time wise at the end of SS1.

Ross Branch and Lyndon were 32 sec apart with Roger only 2 min behond Lyndon in the standings.
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #101 on: October 16, 2018, 11:32:28 am »
Bloody impressive from Ross Branch considering his crash yesterday.
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Offline Ross Riddle

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Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #102 on: October 16, 2018, 11:47:27 am »
Hey all,
Unfortunately Greg had a big off yesterday hitting a stump and had broken his right ankle and shoulder, going to need multiple surgeries to fix him up. Ross was in good spirits yesterday after his crash and started well this morning. A long day today over 800 km. A repeat of the special from yesterday then a short liaison and another 260 special then a lond liaison. Yesterday was a very flat and fast day. Too fast along fence lines. Unfortunately there were a few retirees me included :'( broken wrist! Hit a mud puddle and talent ran out, 160km into the special. 
The top boys are really putting on a show but with Lyndon riding a 730 makes a huge difference.
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #103 on: October 16, 2018, 11:50:16 am »
Ah man bummer about the wrist. Hope you recover soon. I hope Greg recovers well, sounds like a rough ride.
Yeah I'm sure that 730 Lyndon is on makes for a big advantage where things open up a bit.

I see Roger must have made a nav error, he's back tracking, looks like he got his distance wrong and turned too early.  By the looks of it this has cost him quite a bit of time.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 11:51:57 am by Kortbroek »
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #104 on: October 16, 2018, 11:55:50 am »
Yesterday was a very flat and fast day. Too fast along fence lines.

What is the expected terrain to come? If it get more technical then the 450's might have a better chance against Lyndon?

Looking at the guys average speeds they must really be flying at insane speeds in the open sections.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 12:44:22 pm by Kortbroek »
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #105 on: October 16, 2018, 12:48:46 pm »
SS2 Cp1
Lyndon Poskitt         : +1:17:03
Ross Branch            : +1:20:21
Roger Kane-berman: +1:33:38

Roger's nav mistake cost him a lot of time by the look of it. Lyndon's pace is faster even than the fastest car/buggy/sxs. I wonder if they're all on the same roadbook?
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Offline RyanI

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #106 on: October 16, 2018, 12:51:23 pm »
Yesterday was a very flat and fast day. Too fast along fence lines.

What is the expected terrain to come? If it get more technical then the 450's might have a better chance against Lyndon?

Looking at the guys average speeds they must really be flying at insane speeds in the open sections.

I suspect they are going to stay pretty much in the same area with similar terrain. It would be great if they moved more west towards the softer sand in the Vostershoop area. So far looking like a great event and I think numbers will grow.
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #107 on: October 16, 2018, 12:54:15 pm »
Yeah I was hoping they'd make it further west maybe into some dunes and sand. Very keen to hear the feedback regarding organisation, if they're on point then as you say the numbers will follow.
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Offline RyanI

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2018, 12:58:06 pm »
strange, looks like Lyndon has stopped and the leading car that he just passed is going backwards!!



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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #109 on: October 16, 2018, 12:59:53 pm »
Odd. Lyndon has been stationary for a while now.

Also odd 313 the Batt of Marius and Jolinda fourie turned around a bit ahead of Lyndon and are now by the look of it heading south of the course almost directly to the SS2 start/finish. edit: I see now they're going the other way. Damn could be a major nav mistake or roadbook issue?
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #110 on: October 16, 2018, 01:01:21 pm »
Nope #313 is making straight for the start. Wonder what's wrong. Lyndon is still stationary
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Offline RyanI

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #111 on: October 16, 2018, 01:01:50 pm »
Car 313 is heading back to the start ?????

 
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #112 on: October 16, 2018, 01:05:52 pm »
#313 back at the start of SS2, made a beeline there. Lyndon still stationary

edit: Ross branch is getting closer to Lyndon now. Behind him looks like car #380 and Roger made another Nav error. They've back tracked and seem on course now
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 01:07:06 pm by Kortbroek »
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Offline RyanI

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #113 on: October 16, 2018, 01:06:17 pm »
Are there any WhatsApp or Telegram groups set up for this rally? I really enjoyed the Telegram group for this years Dakar. Live info, pictures and video as it happened.
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #114 on: October 16, 2018, 01:07:57 pm »
Are there any WhatsApp or Telegram groups set up for this rally? I really enjoyed the Telegram group for this years Dakar. Live info, pictures and video as it happened.

Willem Avenant of Team Karoo Running posted a WA group link on the Karoo Running fb page a while ago
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #115 on: October 16, 2018, 01:10:45 pm »
Lyndon is OUT  :'(
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Offline aka.Goliath

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #116 on: October 16, 2018, 01:11:23 pm »
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2018, 01:12:13 pm »
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I guess I found the limit...probably fatigue. Itís done some work this bike, 200,000km with me, about 50% off road with luggage and 8 international cross country races including a Dakar back in the day

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Offline RyanI

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #118 on: October 16, 2018, 01:13:32 pm »
Damn, thats kak. Maybe he was just asking too much of that swingarm after many thousands of km.
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: Kalahari Rally
« Reply #119 on: October 16, 2018, 01:15:29 pm »
He reckons he was doing 140km/h when it went  :eek7:
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