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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #180 on: January 04, 2021, 09:59:11 am »
JB a-Bort is flying! Ross making good progress, even outgunning his team mate a bit.

Sad about Walkner, I like him.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #181 on: January 04, 2021, 10:00:29 am »
If I am checking this correctly, Ross has moved into the overall lead at WP6...
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #182 on: January 04, 2021, 10:06:43 am »
If I am checking this correctly, Ross has moved into the overall lead at WP6...

Nope. 3rd place at Wp6.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #183 on: January 04, 2021, 10:10:09 am »
Ross hanging right up there with the big boys. This is going to be a nail biting exciting two weeks  :ricky:
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #184 on: January 04, 2021, 10:18:13 am »
@Kortbroek No, not for the stage, for the overall race.
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #185 on: January 04, 2021, 10:20:38 am »
@Kortbroek No, not for the stage, for the overall race.

Correct,

Hopefully he can stick to van Beveren for the rest of the day to take the top spot!  Bang bang has found 6th gear today it seems :ricky:
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #186 on: January 04, 2021, 10:21:16 am »
10:20 Walkner is on the move again
Matthias Walkner, who suffered a technical problem in the first kilometres, has finally managed to resume the special. However, the Austrian has lost 2 hours and 15 minutes repairing his KTM...

I bet if you track the KTM truck/car they finally caught up to him and gave him the parts he needed.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #187 on: January 04, 2021, 10:25:22 am »
@Kortbroek No, not for the stage, for the overall race.

Correct,

Hopefully he can stick to van Beveren for the rest of the day to take the top spot!  Bang bang has found 6th gear today it seems :ricky:

Oh right. I don't really bother with overall standings during a stage and especially this early on. Just too much to come still. I'm expecting a top 10 finish from Ross with the outside chance of getting a podium spot. Remember guys like TP is opening today which is costing him, but there are many days ahead still.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #188 on: January 04, 2021, 10:28:42 am »
Go Ross  :thumleft:
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2021, 10:31:50 am »
Ross seems to be losing time versus the front runners, hope its not an issue.  8)
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #190 on: January 04, 2021, 10:32:52 am »
@Kortbroek No, not for the stage, for the overall race.

Correct,

Hopefully he can stick to van Beveren for the rest of the day to take the top spot!  Bang bang has found 6th gear today it seems :ricky:

Oh right. I don't really bother with overall standings during a stage and especially this early on. Just too much to come still. I'm expecting a top 10 finish from Ross with the outside chance of getting a podium spot. Remember guys like TP is opening today which is costing him, but there are many days ahead still.

Haha, true! However, I don't think  he had an overall lead before, so it is a good sign for years to come.
 
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #191 on: January 04, 2021, 10:33:31 am »
JB a-Bort is flying! Ross making good progress, even outgunning his team mate a bit.

Sad about Walkner, I like him.

Will become the tyre boy I guess.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #192 on: January 04, 2021, 10:34:32 am »
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #193 on: January 04, 2021, 10:34:58 am »
Ross seems to be losing time versus the front runners, hope its not an issue.  8)

I think it is more a case of the faster guys are behind him still so probably having an easier time with the navigation.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #194 on: January 04, 2021, 10:37:06 am »
I saw last night each bike only has 6 rear tyres for the race. Thoughts about that?
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #195 on: January 04, 2021, 10:41:49 am »
I saw last night each bike only has 6 rear tyres for the race. Thoughts about that?

I think on the one hand it is stupid as on some days they will have to ride more conservatively on the other hand it adds to the strategy component and skill of the rider to manage tyres while leveling the playing field a bit. It only applies to the elite riders afaik.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #196 on: January 04, 2021, 10:42:32 am »
I saw last night each bike only has 6 rear tyres for the race. Thoughts about that?

I heard Price say it will be like having 6 endurance stages now  :-\
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #197 on: January 04, 2021, 10:45:59 am »
It will bring the speeds down which is what they aiming for I think, but what is next only X amount of fuel per day? :(
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #198 on: January 04, 2021, 10:51:08 am »
Ross is consistently losing about 1.5 minutes per waypoint, only one more waypoint then ASS I hope no major issues.  :-\

So is his team mate, tactics for tomorrow?  ::)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2021, 10:56:33 am by Welsh »
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #199 on: January 04, 2021, 10:51:29 am »
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!