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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #100 on: January 07, 2009, 04:39:42 pm »
RIP  :'(  so so sad
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2009, 04:40:45 pm »
RIP,

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2009, 04:41:30 pm »
does anyone know if Christina Meier (Germany # 100) is still in the race?
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #103 on: January 07, 2009, 04:44:35 pm »
does anyone know if Christina Meier (Germany # 100) is still in the race?

She is out of the race after stage 3
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #104 on: January 07, 2009, 04:49:33 pm »
 ??? shame thats not good, wonder what happened. 

Also how Annie Seel (Sweden # 93) and the Italian ? women are doing - such brave women 8)
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #105 on: January 07, 2009, 05:42:29 pm »
Annie Seel was lying 61st overall at the end of yesterday's stage (4). Not bad at all.
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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #106 on: January 07, 2009, 05:52:31 pm »
Apologies of this is posted already but you can get the highlights on video here: http://player.sbs.com.au/dakar/#/dakar/highlights/latest/playlist/Dakar-2009-Stage-3-Bikes/

Just choose the category yuo are interested in.
 
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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #107 on: January 07, 2009, 06:20:50 pm »
R1 000 000 is not a bad guestimate..
You can buy a spot on a fully serviced team for around R500000.
At 2007 Exchange rate. Wonder what it is now.
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #108 on: January 07, 2009, 06:50:43 pm »

Does anyone know where Alfie Cox is lying in his Buggy
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #109 on: January 07, 2009, 08:02:21 pm »

Does anyone know where Alfie Cox is lying in his Buggy

It looks like 39th
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #110 on: January 07, 2009, 08:18:12 pm »
Does anyone know where Alfie Cox is lying in his Buggy

Is he doing the rally lying down this year?  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2009, 08:36:40 am »
RIP,

never nice to hear


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It looks like Pascal Terry(#192), the French competitor who was found dead on Wednesday, died from a pulmonary edema.
According to the Argentinian police, he could have been saved if they had found him earlier.
ASO had a communication problem which delayed the search for the Frenchman.  He had activated his distress signal on Sunday :o , ASO thought he managed to complete the 4th stage and stopped searching for him.  Until they found out that they made a mistake, and started searching for him again...

 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2009, 08:41:36 am »
damn ASO.

i digress it must be extremely difficult to keep track of all these competitors. But given the Dakar's track record, they shoul have peeps monitoring riders 24/7

Growweblaar, there is a lot of guys doing the dakar lying down, specially in the deep sand... ;D
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2009, 09:27:04 am »
Watching the guys doing yesterdays stage, looks like many of them battled with the fesh-fesh, also falling over the bushes, just dropping their bikes sideways :o  gruelling race :eek7:
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #114 on: January 08, 2009, 09:53:29 am »
Im just not with it..

Why are they racing Argentina to Chile and not the original route?
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #115 on: January 08, 2009, 10:20:35 am »
A tough one. But how does someone stay missing for 4 days? 1 day maybe! ASO made a big mistake on this one.



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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #116 on: January 08, 2009, 10:21:11 am »
Im just not with it..

Why are they racing Argentina to Chile and not the original route?

There were threats of terrorist attacks in Mauritania in 2008 (2 or 3 French journalists were killed a few weeks before the event was due to start). ASO (the organisers) then cancelled the event on the French government's advice. A decision was taken shortly thereafter to host the event elsewhere.
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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #117 on: January 08, 2009, 10:23:05 am »
A decision was taken shortly thereafter to host the event elsewhere.

And from the support they are getting a Farking good idea!!! My 2c
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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #118 on: January 08, 2009, 10:33:07 am »
A tough one. But how does someone stay missing for 4 days? 1 day maybe! ASO made a big mistake on this one.



Go Giniel, you biscuit!

I wouldn't really blame ASO, although they had a clear communication problem.
It's hard to say that they could have prevented Pascal Terry's death, should ASO had reacted quickly.  Motorcyclists on the Dakar are taking a huge amount of risk for their personal health.  Even if they have to undergo a full medical check-up, accidents like the one yesterday happens.  It's really hard to prevent that.

Was it Giniel who was quoted to have said two days ago: "Motorcyclists on the Rallye make it very hard for us, ..., I received a stone picked up from the back wheel of a bike in front of me that almost broke my windscreen..." :imaposer:
 

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Re: Dakar on TV
« Reply #119 on: January 08, 2009, 10:49:22 am »
A decision was taken shortly thereafter to host the event elsewhere.

And from the support they are getting a Farking good idea!!! My 2c

+1.

ASO also organises the Tour de France and they have said the large crowds at this year's Dakar can be compared to what they usually experience during the Tour.
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