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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #980 on: January 13, 2021, 09:32:52 am »

Does that open up a spot for Ross on the KTM team .....

My impression from interviews with Ross, is that he is already committed to Yamaha for next year. Not said in those words, but sort of alludes to it.
Unless he just has to talk like that for PR purposes.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #981 on: January 13, 2021, 09:33:06 am »
Well, for the top teams, it is all about winning and money. Honda is all smiles right now, Yammie right the opposite, KTM needs to change. So, with any brains, they should poach Ross for next year and he must certainly want to have a more reliable bike. Time will tell.

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #982 on: January 13, 2021, 09:35:27 am »
Being soooper productive today...  Much like yesterday and the day before that, pretty much since the Dakar started.


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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #983 on: January 13, 2021, 09:59:31 am »
Being soooper productive today...  Much like yesterday and the day before that, pretty much since the Dakar started.

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #984 on: January 13, 2021, 10:00:55 am »
Looking at Brabec's trajectory, seems he is aiming to be 2nd by stage 10 and to lead by Stage 11..
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #985 on: January 13, 2021, 10:11:48 am »
I suspect Ross has enough integrity not to jump ship after one season and not even a complete season at that.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #986 on: January 13, 2021, 10:20:08 am »
TP
Well, Iíve finally broken my 30th bone! Crashed out in Stage 9 yesterday, I donít remember much but Iíve got a pretty sore collarbone, shoulder and hand and will need surgery for that... Dissapointed to not make the finish and let down the @ktmfactoryracing team and my sponsors but thatís racing unfortunately this time around. Thank you @sundersam and @rickybrabec for stopping to help me, I was off with the fairies that day but I heard you took good care of me!
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #987 on: January 13, 2021, 10:24:59 am »
from SA dakar site
10:09 Brabec strikes back in the mountains
The motorbikes have just started the hilly part of today's special. Ricky Brabec has moved back into the lead at km 126 by 30' over Nacho Cornejo as Joan Barreda trails by over a minute. Kevin Benavides, opening the way today, has been overtaken by Brabec and is now almost 4'30' behind the American in the provisional classification
10:27 Benavides slowly climbing back into contention
After losing almost five minutes at the second time check, Kevin Benavides is now 3'50' behind Ricky Brabec at km 162. Overall leader Nacho Cornejo is conceding just under a minute to his teammate. It's no holds barred in the Honda Clan!

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #988 on: January 13, 2021, 10:42:30 am »
I suspect Ross has enough integrity not to jump ship after one season and not even a complete season at that.
Known him since highschool MX days and he is one of the most humble, loyal young gentlemen I have met. Same goes Vincent Crosbie... they raise them good in Botswana!
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #989 on: January 13, 2021, 10:48:36 am »
I suspect Ross has enough integrity not to jump ship after one season and not even a complete season at that.

I agree, it would potentially brand him as such; which I don't believe he is. I am sure he would want to help Yamaha, as they were the 1st to grab him and not KTM.

But if TP leaves, there will be a spot open... They, as a team, can do with a strong navigator that can haul ass. Also a humble team member with true grit, very valuable.

Tough choice, but fortunate position to be in.

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #990 on: January 13, 2021, 11:00:27 am »
11:46 Cornejo crashes!
Nacho Cornejo has crashed at km 252. The overall leader has emerged unscathed and is now back on the move.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #991 on: January 13, 2021, 11:04:32 am »
11:46 Cornejo crashes!
Nacho Cornejo has crashed at km 252. The overall leader has emerged unscathed and is now back on the move.

Oh no!
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #992 on: January 13, 2021, 11:04:42 am »
Brabec through WP8 already and heading for ASS ... and been hauling ass! Should take the stage. Wonder what the gap looks like now.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #993 on: January 13, 2021, 11:34:35 am »
11:46 Cornejo crashes!
Nacho Cornejo has crashed at km 252. The overall leader has emerged unscathed and is now back on the move.
Bliksem Honda boys keep it together, there is no "i" in team  :lol8: It seems there is no team orders and they are all gunning for FTW !
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #994 on: January 13, 2021, 11:36:20 am »
I suspect Ross has enough integrity not to jump ship after one season and not even a complete season at that.

I agree, it would potentially brand him as such; which I don't believe he is. I am sure he would want to help Yamaha, as they were the 1st to grab him and not KTM.

But if TP leaves, there will be a spot open... They, as a team, can do with a strong navigator that can haul ass. Also a humble team member with true grit, very valuable.

Tough choice, but fortunate position to be in.

Will support Ross, no matter who he rides for.
Unless...... itís hero LOL


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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #995 on: January 13, 2021, 11:44:03 am »
I suspect Ross has enough integrity not to jump ship after one season and not even a complete season at that.

I agree, it would potentially brand him as such; which I don't believe he is. I am sure he would want to help Yamaha, as they were the 1st to grab him and not KTM.

But if TP leaves, there will be a spot open... They, as a team, can do with a strong navigator that can haul ass. Also a humble team member with true grit, very valuable.

Tough choice, but fortunate position to be in.

Will support Ross, no matter who he rides for.
Unless...... itís hero LOL


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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #996 on: January 13, 2021, 11:44:40 am »
And in a matter of minutes the overall win is totally up for grabs again

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #997 on: January 13, 2021, 11:46:43 am »
Not really - yes closer but Nacho still has it I think.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #998 on: January 13, 2021, 11:50:03 am »
Not really - yes closer but Nacho still has it I think.
He is lying 3rd overall??

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #999 on: January 13, 2021, 11:50:51 am »
Cornejo's to lose.

The last two days won him the Dakar. He had ridden a very tactically smart race up until then. Then he must have put everything into these 2 days and risked his race to get him into a position where he now has an almost unassailable lead. He now only has to play the time honoured game of shadowing and matching his closest rivals, and unless he crashes or suffers a mechanical, he cannot be beat.

De Soutrait and Sunderland also seemed to have the same idea, just lady luck of Rally wasn't as kind to them. It's unfortunate for them, but Cornejo can rightfully claim to be an elite when it comes to putting navigation and riding together. Others might be faster, but I do think his navigation seems to be more accurate than most.

...but, this is rally and until you cross the finish line, nothing is assured.

FFS!
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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