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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2020, 03:05:51 pm »
Bit more people at Monaco Africa Eco start vs Dakar in Saudi
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2020, 07:30:51 pm »
Evening,
What a day! Geniel and Ross winning stage 2 of Dakar.
I have just got a short speel from Joey
“Just a quick brief and basic explanation about this race I’m on:

The Paris - Dakar Rally ran from 1979-2007 in and around North Africa using many different routes  as well as start and finish locations (often in an attempt to avoid political violence and extremist terrorist groups). The vast majority of the races finished in Dakar, Senegal which led to the race being commonly referred to as the “Dakar Rally.”
In 2008 in light of serious terrorism threats to the participants on the route, the race organizers (ASO) were forced to cancel the race, just the night before the start. From the following year 2009, the race was moved to South America and continued as the toughest offroad race in the world.
However there were some guys who still wanted a race to run to Dakar, Senegal and they organized their own race in 2009 with only 10 bike entries. The next year only saw 3 bike entries. Over the years however that race has grown and this year has seen record entries with over 80 bikes.

Although it’s not seen as the “real” Dakar, it does finish in Dakar, Senegal and covers much of the same route as the original Dakar Rally. A grueling race in itself and with the latest move of the Dakar Rally to Saudi Arabia this race has become even more popular.
They are naturally legally prevented from using the name “Dakar Rally” and so they go by the name of the “Africa Eco Race” or just “Africa Race” to most. (There is nothing “Eco” about offroad racing IMO)

The race vehicles and format are identical to the Dakar but they are more lenient on expulsion from the race and it’s more focused on “amateur” teams as supposed to full factory race teams. Their goal is to keep the “rough and tough” nature of the original race and less “bling”. But make no mistake the race route is widely known to be brutal ... over 6000km long through Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania and Senagal over a period of 13 days. Bikes, Quads, side by sides, cars and trucks all compete together on the same track. (Word on the street is it can be dangerous for bikers to race with other vehicles!😉)

Racing the Dakar Rally in South America was naturally a dream come true for me. But when the opportunity arose to race the original routes to Dakar, Senegal as I had seen on TV years ago just seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity I couldn’t pass up. So here I am about to race offroad on a motorbike across North Africa. Let’s do this!🤘🏻🇿🇦🏁”
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2020, 08:02:59 am »
where does one get updates on the Africa Eco- website not showing much and not seeing anything on on Lyndons site either. They should really have this a month before or after Dakar
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2020, 08:32:28 am »
This is the spot they say- http://africaecorace.rallytracking.nl/en/stage-1/bikes/live/

Will try get some pics

(1)   
100 - POSKITT LYNDON (GBR)
09:31:00   (1)
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101 - BOTTURI ALESSANDRO (ITA)
09:33:00   (2)
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102 - SUTHERLAND MATT (AUS)
09:35:00   (3)
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103 - RAAFF GREGORY (ZAF)
09:37:00   (4)
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104 - EVANS JOSEPH (GBR)
09:39:00   (5)
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105 - JOHNSON MICHAEL (USA)
09:41:00   (6)
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106 - ULLEVALSETER PAL ANDERS (NOR
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 08:38:22 am by XT JOE »
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2020, 09:13:50 am »
GPS tracking with additional info:

https://media.iritrack.com/eviewer/?ev=55494534ee44c1dbbf433ca1ce49f4da

On menu on top right, you can select race numbers to follow
 

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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2020, 09:23:00 am »
Thanks guys! :thumleft:
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2020, 09:35:55 am »
Why is Joey showing as GBR?

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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2020, 11:07:13 am »
The live tracking here is awesome. Why oh why can't dakar do this
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!
 

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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2020, 11:21:36 am »
Lyndon and Greg Raaf leading the day. Lekker  :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2020, 01:44:26 pm »
Great... adding to my Dakar addiction, now, I can't help keeping an eye on the R2P team on the tracking page. My productivity is definitely taking a huge knock!
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2020, 01:55:25 pm »
Now this is proper tracking  :ricky:
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 01:57:09 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2020, 02:14:24 pm »
wow
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2020, 03:34:07 pm »
 
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2020, 06:48:07 pm »
Why is Joey showing as GBR?

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The Orga might be  taking nationality from the passport the competitor holds. And I believe Joey has a UK passport even though he identifies so strongly with South Africa.

 

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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2020, 07:10:11 am »
still no pics here and not sure how accurate this is from Eco website
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2020, 10:40:54 am »
Tracking is live for the Eco race. https://media.iritrack.com/eviewer/?ev=55494534ee44c1dbbf433ca1ce49f4da

Now how am I supposed to get any work done at all  :ricky:
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2020, 11:53:17 am »
I thought Races 2 Places was going to post daily videos of the race but I can't find anything????
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2020, 11:58:11 am »
I thought Races 2 Places was going to post daily videos of the race but I can't find anything????
 
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2020, 12:26:40 pm »
I thought Races 2 Places was going to post daily videos of the race but I can't find anything????

Thanks

Is that from Facebook or Twitter or something?
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Re: Africa Eco Race 2020
« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2020, 01:03:21 pm »
I thought Races 2 Places was going to post daily videos of the race but I can't find anything????

Thanks

Is that from Facebook or Twitter or something?

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