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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #225 on: January 11, 2021, 08:26:57 AM »
The new tyre limitation rules are working???

Price 1s off overall lead and Sanders finishes fifth with Burgess now 38th overall, while Houlihan claimed 60th.
Not a bad effort!

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #226 on: January 11, 2021, 04:57:27 PM »
The new tyre limitation rules are working???

Price 1s off overall lead and Sanders finishes fifth with Burgess now 38th overall, while Houlihan claimed 60th.
Not a bad effort!



You would have to question safety from the organisors......

Riders have to wear a safety vest but organisors are happy to send them out with defective tyres.

I get they are trying to bring the leaders back to the pack......


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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #227 on: January 11, 2021, 08:55:17 PM »
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You would have to question safety from the organisors......
Riders have to wear a safety vest but organisors are happy to send them out with defective tyres.

The riders were complaining but gave in and went for it... looking at thaat tyre there, end of 1 days riding - you'd be a miracle worker to get another 700 day (today/tomorrow 700+) out of that

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I get they are trying to bring the leaders back to the pack......
actually trying to slow the speed down - I can think of safer easier ways.
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #228 on: January 12, 2021, 05:31:16 AM »

The riders were complaining but gave in and went for it... looking at thaat tyre there, end of 1 days riding - you'd be a miracle worker to get another 700 day (today/tomorrow 700+) out of that
actually trying to slow the speed down - I can think of safer easier ways.

Looking at insta this morning it appears he did all right over night.


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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #229 on: January 12, 2021, 01:26:44 PM »
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #230 on: January 12, 2021, 01:59:00 PM »
Looking at insta this morning it appears he did all right over night.
yea wasnt much left of the tyre.. lol
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #231 on: January 12, 2021, 07:12:36 PM »
Toby airlifted to hospital....
KTM rider Toby Price has been airlifted to hospital after crashing out of the 2021 Dakar Rally.

The Australian, who was running second in the overall Bikes standings, crashed at the 155-kilometre point of Tuesday's ninth stage.

According to Dakar officials he is now being transported to hospital in Tabuk for further assessment of head, right wrist and left shoulder injuries.

The extent of those injuries is currently unknown, however organisers have confirmed he was conscious throughout on-the-scene treatment.

https://au.motorsport.com/dakar/news/price-airlifted-hospital-dakar-crash/4966277/
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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #232 on: January 13, 2021, 08:47:33 AM »
He's bloody lucky that he hasn't done anything to that major injury from a few years ago.  :'(

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #233 on: January 13, 2021, 03:28:21 PM »
Broken collar bone according to speedcafe
https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/01/13/broken-collarbone-for-price/

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Re: Dakar Rally
« Reply #234 on: January 14, 2021, 02:26:44 PM »
Sanders into 6th :)
Burgess up to 26th
Houlihan 52nd


Stage Nine saw Toby Price exit the 2021 Dakar Rally after a nasty crash witnessed him airlifted out, ending his efforts with a broken collarbone and injured hand and shoulder, for which he’ll need surgery.

Toby Price – DNF

“Well, I’ve finally broken my 30th bone! Crashed out in Stage Nine yesterday, I don’t remember much but I’ve got a pretty sore collarbone, shoulder and hand and will need surgery for that… Disappointed to not make the finish and let down the KTM Factory Racing team and my sponsors but that’s racing unfortunately this time around. Thank you Sam Sunderland and Ricky Brabec Racing for stopping to help me, I was off with the fairies that day but I heard you took good care of me!”


Stage Ten would claim another victim, this time with Monster Energy Honda Team’s Jose Ignacio Cornejo completing the stage after a crash at km 252 and managing to limp back to the line, losing 10-minutes, only to undergo a medical examination which saw him left with no option but to withdraw from the Rally. His retirement comes while holding the overall lead. With his withdrawal he’s been removed from the day’s timesheets, despite completing the stage.

José Ignacio Cornejo – DNF

“I’ve failed in my mission. Today I had a very heavy fall that left me unconscious for a few minutes, I was able to get back onto the bike, but very slowly and with the bike all bent up. I made the stage 10 finish-line, but for safety reasons I have to get such a heavy blow to the head checked out properly. I feel like I’ve been hit by a train. I have nothing left to do but thank my team, my family, my trainers and all the fans for their tremendous support and encouragement. We were so close to the big dream… it will remain unfinished business.”



Victory on the day went to Ricky Brabec, who had headed out from second position this morning, opening the track for much of the day. The American was looking far more at ease on terrain well-suited to his style and reached the end of the special three minutes ahead of team-mate Joan Barreda.


https://www.mcnews.com.au/brabec-leads-honda-1-2-3-for-stage-ten-sanders-sixth-cornejo-retires/
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