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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #200 on: January 04, 2021, 10:54:55 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 #201 on: January 04, 2021, 11:23:39 am »
Ross 4th at wp10, 9m34 down on JBB.  TP has a shitload to make up after today. Going to be tough making up all that time without ending up opening stages again. That said, JBB opens tomorrow so hopefully he doesn't live up to his Bam Bam name and bin it.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #202 on: January 04, 2021, 11:41:43 am »
Someone is going to work out a way to win in this new format of racing where the roadbook is ridden practically from first glance.

It's clear that in the past, having the roadbook the night before didn't necessarily mean that leading out or being in the lead group was going to cost. So, the strategy used to be; build a margin and then protect it by staying near the front. It was near impossible to catch a time leader once they had this cushion.

Now, navigation is obviously seriously tough and creating huge advantages for those that aren't near the front.

It seems that being 20 minutes back at the start of a stage is not nearly as much of a disadvantage as it used to be.

I wonder how the strategists will try game this new dynamic?
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #203 on: January 04, 2021, 11:44:21 am »
Ross 4th at wp10, 9m34 down on JBB.  TP has a shitload to make up after today. Going to be tough making up all that time without ending up opening stages again. That said, JBB opens tomorrow so hopefully he doesn't live up to his Bam Bam name and bin it.

Ross is in and I think in a reasonable spot, opening is brutal if like today, or maybe tomorrow more rocky?  8)
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #204 on: January 04, 2021, 11:45:12 am »
I saw last night Honda is still using that dog ugly exhaust from their cement mixer engines!!? :eek7:
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #205 on: January 04, 2021, 11:46:26 am »
Someone is going to work out a way to win in this new format of racing where the roadbook is ridden practically from first glance.

It's clear that in the past, having the roadbook the night before didn't necessarily mean that leading out or being in the lead group was going to cost. So, the strategy used to be; build a margin and then protect it by staying near the front. It was near impossible to catch a time leader once they had this cushion.

Now, navigation is obviously seriously tough and creating huge advantages for those that aren't near the front.

It seems that being 20 minutes back at the start of a stage is not nearly as much of a disadvantage as it used to be.

I wonder how the strategists will try game this new dynamic?
I'm with you on that one Andrew.. will make for interesting standings..
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #206 on: January 04, 2021, 11:53:08 am »
So Ross 3rd overall 6.37 behind BB and 14s off Brabec.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #207 on: January 04, 2021, 12:19:49 pm »
Exit for Andrew Short
After three very impressive participations and especially a 6th-placed finish obtained in 2019, American Andrew Short has met with disappointment on the second stage. He ground to a halt after 273 km of the special due to a mechanical problem that he has not been able to fix. Convinced that it was not necessary to wait for help from his assistance team, he has thrown in the towel and has been airlifted from the stage by one of the organiserís helicopters.


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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #208 on: January 04, 2021, 12:22:01 pm »
Let's have a chat about this. Come join and see how this works....

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #209 on: January 04, 2021, 12:23:12 pm »
Barreda wins!
Having led from the first time check point, Joan Barreda has dominated stage two to pick up his 25th special stage victory on the Dakar and climb to the top of the general standings, emulating his countryman Marc Coma in fourth position in the all-time ranking of special stage victories in the bike race!
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #210 on: January 04, 2021, 12:23:47 pm »
Let's have a chat about this. Come join and see how this works....

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83930120623

This is great. For the guys who are keen it looks like this will be a daily thing. Really worthwhile to pop in and have a listen or add a few cents.

edit: was referring to the one over on advrider. Not sure if this is the same meeting Kamanya?

Either way, exiting day of racing with Ross showing good form.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2021, 12:25:11 pm by Kortbroek »
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #211 on: January 04, 2021, 12:27:40 pm »
Let's have a chat about this. Come join and see how this works....

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83930120623

This is great. For the guys who are keen it looks like this will be a daily thing. Really worthwhile to pop in and have a listen or add a few cents.

edit: was referring to the one over on advrider. Not sure if this is the same meeting Kamanya?

Either way, exiting day of racing with Ross showing good form.

I was just in that one. There were only 4 of us for a while.

I started this one to have a post/current stage conflab.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #212 on: January 04, 2021, 12:27:59 pm »
Especially exiting day with Honda and Yamaha up front.

Provisional standings after SS2:
1) JBB
2) Brabec
3) Branch
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #213 on: January 04, 2021, 12:29:18 pm »
I was just in that one. There were only 4 of us for a while.

I started this one to have a post/current stage conflab.

Yeah I was in there with you. Would be great to have a WD version maybe a bit after the AdvRider one every day?
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #214 on: January 04, 2021, 12:34:58 pm »
I was just in that one. There were only 4 of us for a while.

I started this one to have a post/current stage conflab.

Yeah I was in there with you. Would be great to have a WD version maybe a bit after the AdvRider one every day?

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #215 on: January 04, 2021, 12:37:02 pm »
Over on the car side the saffers are holding up well. Giniel running 9th at wp10, Brian and Taye at 13th through wp9 and Henk Lategan at 19th through wp9.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #216 on: January 04, 2021, 12:52:57 pm »
So Short on the Husky is out with a mechanical and Walkner also had clutch and gearbox issues...are the rally bikes also built in India now :peepwall:  :lol8: :lol8:
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #217 on: January 04, 2021, 12:57:34 pm »
Over on the car side the saffers are holding up well. Giniel running 9th at wp10, Brian and Taye at 13th through wp9 and Henk Lategan at 19th through wp9.
Wonder if we will ever have a Saffer truck team? I would like that. :thumleft:
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #218 on: January 04, 2021, 01:13:38 pm »
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #219 on: January 04, 2021, 01:38:31 pm »
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