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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #125 on: January 13, 2017, 02:39:54 PM »
I'm guessing that most here are following the motocycles...

I more follow the cars, would love more coverage of the trucks however

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #126 on: January 13, 2017, 06:31:11 PM »
The occupants on those trucks must finish each day with a king sized headache.  Gees, their heads bounce and shake in every direction.

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« Reply #127 on: January 13, 2017, 09:03:23 PM »
The Truckies all wear those Foam support collars just under their helmets.
Agree, they must have special abilities, regarding their necks
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2017, 09:23:55 PM »
I'm guessing that most here are following the motocycles...

and yeh, I think they're bloody impressive too.

But geezus... I'm mind blown on the trucks. Something that damn big, going that fast...

scary.

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2017, 10:03:47 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NP41lLs9ZQ&t=303s

Dakar 2017 - MEGA JUMP! Stage 04 Tupiza (Eurol VEKA MAN Rally Team)
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #130 on: January 14, 2017, 12:29:37 PM »
Similarish sort of topic: "BEYOND SAHARA - RIDING FROM CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN".

"For 80 days, motorbike riders battle blazing heat, treacherous roads, and bone-crunching crashes, attempting to join a very elite group of people to have conquered this journey"

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #132 on: January 16, 2017, 11:55:19 AM »
If you like Dakar and adventure riding, keep your eyes out for this

Fire up the BBQ and set aside 1 hour for 4 Saturday afternoons in mid January to early February 2017 to watch the 4 part mini series Beyond Siberia & Beyond Sahara; a documentary that follows 2 groups of bikers as they tackle some of the most remote riding destinations on earth.

7 Mate Viewing schedule

14th, 21st & 28th January at 3:30pm / 4th February Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide at 5pm and Perth at 3pm.

BEYOND SIBERIA – RIDING THE ROAD OF BONES


http://www.compassexpeditions.com/motorcycling-documentary-makes-main-stream-tv/
what'd ya think of it?....I thought it was ok, but they didn't show enough of the country they were going through for my liking. They seemed to show heaps about the Aussie whinging he couldn't have a beer, or how often local police were holding them up etc, where they could have concentrated more on the scenery on the ride IMHO. Hopefully the next episode is better.
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #133 on: January 19, 2017, 11:41:20 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN9JdCOZeTc
Kamaz V. IVECO 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRTyf8SzmZA
Dakar 2017
Hope you blokes can Translate Russian(?)
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #134 on: January 21, 2017, 07:15:45 PM »
Just found out the australian todd smith completed the motorcycle dakar, coming in 18th with broken T5, T6, T7 and T8 vertebrae sustained in a crash on the 10th stage....

http://adbmag.com.au/editorial/todd-smith-reveals-injuries-caused-by-dakar-crash/

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #135 on: January 21, 2017, 08:22:15 PM »
^^^ WTF? ^^^  :o :o

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #136 on: January 21, 2017, 10:08:05 PM »
Bloody hell, that's incredible  :o :o :o

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #137 on: February 01, 2017, 06:58:01 AM »
One better

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http://www.enca.com/sport/biker-conquers-disability-finishes-dakar-rally

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has a new unsung hero.

Joey Evans was paralysed from the waist down 10 years ago during a motorbike rally, but this year he competed in and completed the 2017 Dakar Rally.

The 41-year old had to learn how to walk again, and how to ride a bike.

Just as he was on his way to realising his dream he crashed again -- this time into a cow.

That did not deter Evans and after recovering from his injuries he continued racing, and finally qualified for the Dakar Rally.

Another challenge he faced was having to raise more than R1-million to compete in the most gruelling motorsport contest in the world.

Evans made it to Argentina, but before he reached the finish line he had another accident.

However, good fortune was on his side and he finished the Dakar in 93rd place out of 96 competitors.
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #138 on: January 05, 2018, 08:47:20 AM »
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #140 on: January 08, 2018, 02:11:45 PM »
Keeping an eye on the battle between the Peugot buggies and the Hilux's. Then dunes for the first couple of days will favour the buggies but then it will be a on watching the Hilux's chase down the time they lost on the first couple of days.

Only up to day two and already some big crashes!

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« Reply #141 on: January 10, 2018, 11:49:14 AM »
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #142 on: January 10, 2018, 11:52:23 AM »
Not kewl....
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A spinal injury has forced reigning motorcycle class winner Sam Sunderland out of the event, while Yamaha claimed a 1-2 on the stage that put France’s Adrien Van Beveren into the lead.

Toby Price lost 13 minutes on the Yamaha rider but now sits sixth overall, just 10 minutes adrift, after his five minute penalty was rescinded by officials.

In the car category, Peugeot’s Sebastien Loeb raced to his first stage win of 2018 but the day was a disaster for Toyota, with chief challenger Nasser Al-Attiyah losing almost an hour.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsport/rally/dakar-rally-2018-stage-4-results-standings-times-toby-price-ktm-latest-news/news-story/b0f8c11ac16f9172e06876f1bbfbaa1e
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #143 on: January 10, 2018, 11:56:39 AM »
Impressive mass starts today with 15 bikes at a time taking off and then 4 cars at a time.

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« Reply #145 on: January 12, 2018, 12:31:57 PM »
http://www.mcnews.com.au/dakar-2018-stage6-meo-wins-stage-benavides-overall-lead/

Price had a good day


Provisional Standings after Stage Six – 2018 Dakar Rally

1 BENAVIDES Kevin 47 ARG Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 16:33’20
 2 VAN BEVEREN Adrien 4 FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +01’57
 3 WALKNER Matthias 2 AUT Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +03’50
 4 BARREDA Joan 5 SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +09’33
 5 PRICE Toby 8 AUS Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +09’39
 6 MEO Antoine 19 FRA Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +10’42
 7 DE SOULTRAIT Xavier 23 FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +11’24
 8 QUINTANILLA Pablo 10 CHI Husqvarna Factory Rally Team Husqvarna +16’42
 9 FARRES Gerard 3 SPA Himoinsa Team KTM +18’08
 10 SVITKO Stefan 9 SLO Slovnaft Team KTM +29’11
 11 BRABEC Ricky 20 USA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +30’34
 12 CORNEJO José Ignacio 68 CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +34’05

18. Rodney Faggotter (AUS), Yamaha, 17:38:05, +01:04:45
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #146 on: January 12, 2018, 07:10:46 PM »
How's old mate on day 5 that put his car in the ocean...lol
Dunes have been claiming plenty, think it was 59 of about 350 entries they said were out by day 5.
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« Reply #147 on: January 15, 2018, 10:56:14 AM »
Price moving up the ladder.. very impressive since he had a year off the bike due to injury!!!

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« Reply #148 on: January 15, 2018, 01:20:59 PM »
How's old mate on day 5 that put his car in the ocean...lol
Dunes have been claiming plenty, think it was 59 of about 350 entries they said were out by day 5.

Al-Rajhi has now left the event after he abandoned the 8th stage.

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #149 on: January 15, 2018, 02:30:57 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( I thought they were tougher than a little rain stoppin em :(



AKAR Rally organisers have decided to cancel Stage 9 of the event on safety grounds.

The ninth stage of the event was set to comprise a 755km trek from Tupiza in Bolivia to Salta in Argentina, including a 242km competitive section.

Heavy rains have impacted the rally since it arrived in Bolivia late last week, with the weather turning areas of the overnight bivouac at Tupiza to mud.
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