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Dakar Rally
« on: December 31, 2011, 10:28:25 AM »
It starts tomorrow! Yay  ;D Anyone else annoyed that we only get half hour a day highlights on the telly?  >:(

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 10:32:12 AM »
What channel? Is there extended coverage on pay tv?
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 10:33:08 AM »
Absolutely,

I love rallying, especially the WRC, but the Dakar is the pinnacle.

So dissapointed, even on the net they only show 30 min.

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 10:43:05 AM »
There is a local going over to race as well.

http://therocknews.com.au/2011/01/10/geoff-olholm-in-struggle-for-dakar-survival/

http://www.facebook.com/geoff.olholm

I used to race bikes with this fellow, and also some of his team.

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 10:46:03 AM »
Yes 30 minutes is not enough for such a great event .

Did you see last year's winner is in a Hummer .....




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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 10:54:00 AM »
One of the cars making its debut at the Dakar will be the Mini ALL4 Racing by the X-Raid team. They are entering five of these new rally cars which feature a 315-hp, 3.0-liter diesel engine. The all-wheel drive ALL4 is based on the new Mini Countryman.



They look like a bunch of M & M's to me .... :laugh:
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 02:41:25 PM »
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There is a local going over to race as well.

Theres been a local in it for years, Simon Pavey from Engadine..
Used to be in St George and Oyster Bay clubs.. lives in Pommy land now.

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 04:24:11 PM »
What channel? Is there extended coverage on pay tv?
is showing nightly on SBS... 5.30 p.m start time according to my tv guide. no idea about pay tv though.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 04:32:09 PM »
Pay TV coverage is on SPEED (channel 505 Foxtel) @ 7pm. Same 1/2 hour as SBS by the looks of it.
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011, 06:32:14 PM »
But we get the whole Drift racing series and the whole World GT series, so that makes up for only getting the Dakar highlights.....ummm  ??? ... hang on a minute .... >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012, 11:41:46 PM »
The mini debuted last year but was written off doing promo work on the rest day. I see VW have pulled out for this year which might make things interesting for the rest. I still don't think Hummer will be up the front even with Nassar at the wheel.
That link about Geoff Olholm was from last years event.
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 08:18:17 AM »
The link about Geoff is from last year, the local news interviewed him last week though just before flying out for this years race.
Lost when I meant local I meant local to me here in North Qld, I should have been more specific I think.

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 11:55:55 AM »
Just reading through the starters list... 6 aussie riders and only 1 aussie driver from what I can see.
Unfortunately someone has already died. Not good. I wonder if it was the crash that caused his heart attack or if his heart attack caused his crash?

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2012, 08:14:26 PM »
sad start to the Rally with an Argentinian bike rider dieing after crashing in the first stage and going into cardiac arrest  :'( :'( also saw a Volvo burning to the ground on the highlights tonight. on an upside, how sweet does De Villiers Toyota sound  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 02:45:05 PM »
I love watching the dakar every year. It deserves at least 1hr coverage a day.

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2012, 09:35:24 PM »
I was looking to see if any of the 2012 videos were up yet .....

I found these 2011 ones , it shows pretty well how fast those Hummers can go !  :o

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012, 09:32:43 AM »
another unfortunate :(

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French racer Sebastien Coue was found unconscious over the Nihuil dunes in a severe state of hyperthermia while riding his motorcycle on the third day of the Dakar Rally.
 
Paramedics conducted a search for the driver lasted several hours. Once found, he was immediately taken to Schestakow Hospital.
 
The health centre’s director, Armando Dauverné said that Coue arrived “with a critical state of hyperthermia,” with his body temperature over 40°C.
 
He added that he still doesn’t know for how long the racer was lying unconscious in the sun.
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2012, 11:40:15 AM »
Geoff Olholm is surging toward the top 20 in the 2012 Dakar Rally



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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2012, 11:54:10 AM »
how sweet does De Villiers Toyota sound  8)

YES indeed , a very good chance of being my favourite car this year ....


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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2012, 01:38:46 PM »
Geoff is going well, all those that stay in Cairns at the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, you now know where you money is going. ;D

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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 03:27:51 PM »
Geoff is going well, all those that stay in Cairns at the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, you now know where you money is going. ;D
but what the hell is he driving?
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2012, 03:51:49 PM »
I thought everyone would have been able to tell at a glance , that is of course , the world famous and highly recognisable :

RABE X1 Desert Warrior .

Engine type : 6 cyl turbo, 3L, BMW Diesel

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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 03:52:58 PM »
I thought everyone would have been able to tell at a glance , that is of course , the world famous and highly recognisable :

RABE X1 Desert Warrior .

Engine type : 6 cyl turbo, 3L, BMW Diesel

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 04:19:12 PM »
Sorry , I meant to add this to my last comment ...                             :laugh:


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