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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1040 on: January 14, 2021, 07:29:11 am »
Yamaha's poor showing should prompt the factory to also build a dedicated raid bike, and not let subsidiaries in France do a home-built off a showroom WR.

Like in MotoGP, the legendary Yamaha motor corporation seems to be losing interest in racing.

Like BMW, they seem to realise that a manufacturer does not need to race to sell well. :biggrin:
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1041 on: January 14, 2021, 08:07:14 am »
James on todays stage- tough bugger or what
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SA Dakar site update
08:31 Counter-attack from KTM

Rookie Daniel Sanders and Sam Sunderland, both rather discreet yesterday, have moved into the lead at the first time check point. The two KTM riders currently lead the HRC trio made up of Kevin Benavides, Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec. For the moment, seven riders are within the same minute!
08:44 Now it is Quintanilla’s turn

Pablo Quintanilla, the runner-up to Ricky Brabec in 2020, only has one podium finish for the moment this year, but the Husqvarna rider is on the attack at the start of this special, moving into the lead, 38’’ ahead of Daniel Sanders! Kevin Benavides, Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec now trail by more than one minute. Martin Michek, last year’s third best rookie, has climbed into third position on the special!
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1042 on: January 14, 2021, 08:14:16 am »
Yamaha's poor showing should prompt the factory to also build a dedicated raid bike, and not let subsidiaries in France do a home-built off a showroom WR.

Like in MotoGP, the legendary Yamaha motor corporation seems to be losing interest in racing.

Like BMW, they seem to realise that a manufacturer does not need to race to sell well. :biggrin:

Daan- this bike is built by Yamaha Europe i read somewhere they should have given it to Yamaha France or one of the European specialist builders

Maybe true for BM but they sell in a different market- look what its done for KTM and it will boost Honda's sales in this market even
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1043 on: January 14, 2021, 08:19:04 am »
[08:15, 1/14/2021] +27 71 471 1161: Brabec loses some ground
The three Hondas ridden by Joan Barreda, Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec have already completed 127 km and the title holder already trails Barreda by 2’30 and Benavides, his main rival in the general standings, by 40’’
[08:18, 1/14/2021] +27 71 471 1161: Sanders regains the lead
Pablo Quintanilla has reached the second intermediate point in fourth position, 30’’ behind rookie Daniel Sanders who leads ahead of Joan Barreda. Ricky Brabec is third, 16’’ behind, while Kevin Benavides trails by 46’’ in fifth position. However, the gaps are likely to increase when everybody has completed 127 km…
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1044 on: January 14, 2021, 08:24:18 am »
If Sunderland can make inroads into the leaders, he has a chance. He is 18 minutes down the queue and lying 8 minutes adrift on overall.

If I were him, I'd pick my moments on ground where tracks are easier to see and throw caution to the wind and trade navigation for speed and hope like hell the tracks up ahead are true.

Either way, even with the attrition rate, it's been a fine edition of the race.
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1045 on: January 14, 2021, 08:26:27 am »
Yamaha's poor showing should prompt the factory to also build a dedicated raid bike, and not let subsidiaries in France do a home-built off a showroom WR.

Like in MotoGP, the legendary Yamaha motor corporation seems to be losing interest in racing.

Like BMW, they seem to realise that a manufacturer does not need to race to sell well. :biggrin:

Daan- this bike is built by Yamaha Europe i read somewhere they should have given it to Yamaha France or one of the European specialist builders

Maybe true for BM but they sell in a different market- look what its done for KTM and it will boost Honda's sales in this market even

And, Honda will be making customer bikes for next year now too. Up until this year, you had to be a factory rider to be on one.

I'd love to try one out back to back with an RFR. I'd never get close to what it can do but still....
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 08:26:50 am by Kamanya »
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1046 on: January 14, 2021, 08:54:57 am »
some nice pics from adv site-

from SADG
The top 4 within 10’’
Pablo Quintanilla has regained the lead after 127 km with the same time as Daniel Sanders. Joan Barreda and Sam Sunderland are hot on the two riders’ heels, less than 10’’ behind! The special is proving more difficult for Kevin Benavides, trailing by 1’49’’ and Ricky Brabec, who is 2’29’’ behind the current stage leader.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 08:55:53 am by XT JOE »
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1047 on: January 14, 2021, 09:16:28 am »
Tracking or has James stopped? Just my tracking I see👍
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1048 on: January 14, 2021, 09:41:01 am »
Joan Barreda boasts a lead of 12' over Ricky Brabec after 215 km! However, the Spaniard has not stopped at the refuelling point and has continued the special. The fifth placed rider in the general standings is likely to receive a big penalty at the finish and could end up running out of petrol...
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1049 on: January 14, 2021, 09:42:26 am »
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1050 on: January 14, 2021, 09:44:21 am »
I saw on tracking everyone else held at that point for ages but BB had not stopped there - was some initial speculation whether they were stopping the stage or what was going on.
 
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1051 on: January 14, 2021, 10:08:58 am »
I saw on tracking everyone else held at that point for ages but BB had not stopped there - was some initial speculation whether they were stopping the stage or what was going on.

from sa dakar site
Big mistake for Barreda!
Joan Barreda boasts a lead of 12' over Ricky Brabec after 215 km! However, the Spaniard has not stopped at the refuelling point and has continued the special. The fifth placed rider in the general standings is likely to receive a big penalty at the finish and could end up running out of petrol...

11:04 Brabec loses his way
Ricky Brabec has gone astray from the route of the special after 247 km. The title holder, already lagging behind Kevin Benavides at the last intermediate point, could lose valuable time.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1052 on: January 14, 2021, 10:12:46 am »
Looks like Barreda stopped as his tracking is not moving. Wonder if he ran out of petrol? Benavides and Brabec now in front of him

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1053 on: January 14, 2021, 10:24:34 am »
Looks like Barreda stopped as his tracking is not moving. Wonder if he ran out of petrol? Benavides and Brabec now in front of him

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11:16 Barreda is out of gas!
Joan Barreda has run out of petrol after 267 km! After missing the refuelling point, unfortunately the Spaniard left himself open to such a mishap.

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1054 on: January 14, 2021, 10:24:51 am »
Bareda has run out of petrol.....  What a dumbass
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« Reply #1055 on: January 14, 2021, 10:40:45 am »

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1056 on: January 14, 2021, 10:46:46 am »
Good news for some ... Sunderland presently sitting level with Brabec in overall standings ...
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« Reply #1057 on: January 14, 2021, 10:47:22 am »

I hope the jacket will make it.  :o

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« Reply #1058 on: January 14, 2021, 10:59:18 am »

I hope the jacket will make it.  :o

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1059 on: January 14, 2021, 11:03:04 am »
Just my impression, James is having one of his best days today on what is supposed to be a difficult one, he is much more in touch with the pace?  8)
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