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    Dakar 2016

    Well with little on the motorsport calender we have the Dakar coming up

    http://www.dakar.com/






    Program of the 2016 Dakar:
    31/12 and 01/01: Administrative and technical checks
    02/01: Start podium in Buenos Aires
    03/01: Buenos Aires - Villa Carlos Paz
    04/01: Villa Carlos Paz - Termas de Río Hondo
    05/01: Termas de Río Hondo - Jujuy
    06/01: Jujuy - Jujuy
    07/01: Jujuy - Uyuni
    08/01: Uyuni - Uyuni
    09/01: Uyuni - Salta
    10/01: Rest day in Salta
    11/01: Salta - Belén
    12/01: Belén - Belén
    13/01: Belén - La Rioja
    14/01: La Rioja - San Juan
    15/01: San Juan - Villa Carlos Paz
    16/01: Villa Carlos Paz - Rosario

    Some pics in Le Havre pre boarding the ship.
    https://plus.google.com/photos/+Brun...NC_nIOksILBigE

    The French Pugs are back after spending the past 11 months licking their wounds and improving
    http://www.speedcafe.com/2015/12/04/...very-revealed/
    http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motorsp...x-improvements
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KUDSY5ktBE

    Is the guy on here still with Robby? What's the plan for him this year?
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    oh yeah. Males all the Christmas new years BS worth it.
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    Can't wait to see how Loeb does. Disappointed that Petter Solberg turned down a factory ride for rallycross, would've been interesting to see how he would've tackled the event.

    Will be cheering on Toby Price on the bikes. Third last place time lets see if he can do it again or better..
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    TP on the works bike this time. As long as his navigation is up to scratch and team orders don't come into play, he'll be at the pointy end again. Looking forward to it
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    Look forward to this every year.

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    Driver/River list
    http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2016/us/r...ars.html#ancre

    Some Mini info, I think they must be breading them now 12 fuckin!!
    http://www.rallysportmag.com.au/home...or-dakar-rally

    Make no mistake: Dakar Rally is the cross-country race of all cross-country races simply by being the toughest automotive race on earth. Despite its fearsome reputation, MINI with its MINI ALL4 Racing has achieved four (2012-2015) consecutive Dakar wins and now looks to a fifth demolition of the competition in 2016. MINI’s bid to secure the 2016 Dakar Rally has already begun with the announcement of a starting line-up of 12 MINI ALL4 Racing crews.

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    Pug info
    http://www.rallysportmag.com.au/home...r-dakar-livery


    Team Peugeot Total has unveiled the livery in which its all-star ‘dream team’ of Sébastien Loeb, Stéphane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Carlos Sainz will tackle next year’s Dakar Rally, taking them on an epic journey through Argentina and Bolivia over two weeks in January.

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    Seffas in some Hilux's
    http://sbeta.iol.co.za/motoring/moto...-dakar-1957329
    Johannesburg - With the 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally just around the corner, South African teams entered in the world’s toughest offroad endurance race are busy readying vehicles, packing toolboxes and preparing for long flights to South America.

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    Not a lot of info around on Robby,

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    Sheldon Creed who ran out here with the stadium trucks, rolling and continuing in Adelaide, is running as Gordon's second entry. I don't expect either of them, or the peugeots to feature on the roads they're running this year.

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    Charlotte, NC (December 15, 2015) – Robby Gordon and Team SPEED are returning to compete in the 2016 Dakar Rally in full force with Two super car HST Gordini’s contending for the overall win. Gordon will drive his familiar bright orange #312 SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/ TRAXXAS entry; while 2015 Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion, and X Games Gold Medalist Sheldon Creed, joins the team and will be the youngest competitor into a Dakar Rally piloting a similar looking #337 SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires Gordini.

    Both race vehicles will rely solely on Toyo Open Country tires to deliver the maximum Off-Road performance, and durability needed to tackle the 13-day challenge; 5,739-mile (9,237 KM) through the extreme terrain of Argentina and Bolivia.

    Gordon, a Dakar fan favorite is no stranger to the event making 2016 his 12th start. Since the first in 2005, Gordon has gone on to capture 12 stage victories, with five top 15 overall finishes. By capturing the overall third place podium in 2009, Gordon became the first American in the history of the Dakar to capture a stage win and overall podium finish, even as a manufacture.

    Joining Gordon in the cockpit of the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/Traxxas Gordini will be previous 3-time Dakar navigator, and veteran Baja co-pilot, Kellon Walch.

    “Kellon has been very involved in all our test sessions throughout 2015 as well as the Baja 500 and Baja 1000. The in-car communication and mechanical skills between the both of us is some of the best I have ever had for the Dakar.” stated Gordon.

    For the first time since 2012, Team SPEED will enter an additional racecar in the Rally with 2015 Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion and X-Games Gold Medalist, Sheldon Creed making his first Dakar start.

    Creed, who will be recorded as the youngest competitor in the 36-year history of the world famous rally will join veteran Dakar competitor Robby Gordon and Team SPEED to drive the vehicle that captured the final special of 2015 with sponsor support from SPEED Energy and Toyo Tires.

    "Being a teammate with Robby for Dakar is an absolute dream come true. I've gotten to know him super well over the last few years, and I have seen how much hard work he puts into his Dakar program. Out of all drivers that I could have the chance to be teammates with, this is a true honor to be able to learn and test my driving skills against some of the best in the world under the watchful eye of a Dakar great,” Creed said.

    As a Southern California short-course off-road racing phenom Creed boasts an impressive racing resume for an 18-year old, capturing 12 previous off-road championships, and staking claim to a season record 11-SST victories in 2015, including taking home the 2015 X-Games gold medal.

    “When looking at drivers for the second HST Gordini we did not have to look very far as ultra talented 2015 Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion and X Games Gold Medalist Sheldon Creed is super familiar with the vehicle size and handling. My biggest challenge with Sheldon will not be going fast, but will be holding the reins back on him to make the vehicle last 13-days. The first half of the race he is a driver, but a student up against some of the best Rally racers in the world.”

    Jonah Street, a motorcycle veteran whom has competed in six prior editions of the Dakar (2006-2012), will try his hand at navigating for the first time sitting along side of Creed.

    "I think Sheldon is really talented, so getting to work with him in his first trip to Dakar is going to be awesome. I have watched him race this past year and he looks great!" Street commented in regards to competing with Sheldon.

    Beginning on January 2nd in Buenos Aires, Argentina competitors will gather in front of hundreds of thousands fans for opening ceremonies, along with a short qualifying stage that will set the starting positions for the following day. From Buenos Aires competitors will be led West on narrow gravel roads and paths through forests and fields into the extreme elevations of the Andes Mountains North into Bolivia where competitors will be turned around, and head back South to Salta, Argentina then East to the finish in Rosario on January 16th.



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    Not long now to the prologue!!



    Some random pics






















    Some nerd CSI'd the first prologue stage,

    Prologue : Buenos Aires - Rosario

    The fifteen minute warm up
    The competitors are timed over a distance which is long enough to separate them into a logical starting order for the next day, but not really long enough to talk about a first day of competition. The mini-special section and the liaison section to the light bivouac of Rosario should not cause any damage... unless drivers are really unlucky and/or reckless!




    Also some interesting info form this said nerd

    On a number of occasions in the past I've discussed course mapping and short-cutting based on a custom made course map. As most of you know, the course is supposed to be secret, but some big teams manage to map the course as I have demonstrated before. ASO recently described a new way of handling WPMs (hidden waypoints) that might help eliminate some short-cutting by adding the risk of missing a mandatory waypoint (sort of like a SCORE VCP, but not identified). Below is an example of what I've seen done in the past as far as course layout. This example shows a curious thing that I have not seen discussed before.

    A few years ago I mapped some Dakar stages (this example is 2011 Copiapo-Copiapo loop stage). I mapped the exact course including every single roadbook point, and carefully identified all the WPMs and CPs. I was specifically looking for shortcuts and other possible advantages that could be used within the rules. Here's my final overall GE map of that stage:



    Blue line is Liaison, Green line is road, Red line is HP. Black text is the kilometer at that point from the roadbook.

    One example roadbook page for this stage where I found a very curious thing...



    At km 193,81 the roadbook above says go RIGHT at the intersection (not well drawn in the roadbook). Here's that point in GE, where the green line goes where the roadbook says to go, which is the intended race course:



    However, if you map the stage you can quickly see that going LEFT on the pink line road will cut 2 km off the stage (1 to 3 minutes saved), without missing any CPs, WPMs, or any other control points (see zoomed out view below):



    But only the big factory teams with a pro group of mappers working for them will know about this shortcut. There's a WPM (control point) just two points after the shortcut, at 197,10, but no control point at 195,55 where there should be something to prevent use of the shortcut. Why would ASO not either put a control point at 195,55 or just make the course follow the shortcut path? It's such an easy thing to fix, and a super obvious shortcut to see if you look at it in this type of view. And there are several other "shortcut" situations very similar to this one on this same stage. I even see proof that shortcuts were taken because the satellite imagery before and after the race show a lot of tracks (going off the road on a shortcut path) after the race where there were none before.

    So why do they leave the door open for shortcuts, over and over? My conclusion is either ASO is not very sharp (unlikely), or they know exactly what they are doing and they do it on purpose. Why? I don't know, maybe they WANT the big teams to have this advantage? It makes occasional stage wins by guys like Robby Gordon, who doesn't have this advantage, all that more impressive. It's also why I've been trying to expose this whole mapping thing for several years. It makes it look like a rigged game, which is unfortunate for such an epic race.

    I'll be curious to see exactly how ASO utilizes the new WPM approach. It seems like it could put a serious damper on short-cutting, though there are still advantages to be gained by mapping. Hopefully we'll see a more level playing field for Dakar 2016.




    Regulations for those who have a bit of time to kill
    http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2016/us/regulation.html

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    Preview of the Bikes

    http://www.race-dezert.com/home/132583-132583.html

    ANTICIPATION

    Counting down the final days leading up to the world’s longest rally race, we enter the post Coma-Despres era anticipating great battles and strategic maneuvering toward the podium finish in Buenos Aries. RDC’s foot soldiers are on the ground in Argentina ready to capture the drama in all categories, sending back photos and stories to share with you. In this “pre-rally” report we will cover the basics of what to expect from the motorbikes and the various dynamics of our 2-wheeled friends covering 14 days of racing. We also breakdown the American’s hope and what matters to each rider.

    NO NUMBER 1

    For the first time since the inception of the Dakar Rally in 1979, the motorbikes category will be absent of a former winner and, accordingly, no #1 plate runner. 2016 will likely see a larger number of stage winners as the field is full of talent, both young and more experienced. But as we have learned from last years rally winner, stage wins aren’t a pre-requisite for the title.

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    Stage 7 Has been Mapped haha



    I just completed mapping the first section of Stage 7, approximately 250km. This stage is in Bolivia. A few parts of the stage were very tough to figure out and may be slightly off, but I believe the far majority is 100% correct.



    Some more pics coming through




























    Are these real Michelins, 200million spent on this project and can't be bothered making up a different print for the tyres













    Can follow the journey of a few guys covering the Dakar
    http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/thr...r-2016.123807/
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    My engine man is a 10 time Dakar competitor 6 times on a bike and 4 as navigator, rose as far as the KTM and VW factory teams. Awesome stories he comes out with. CSH

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    If only I had a (few) million dollars..

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    If only I had a (few) million dollars..
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    2hrs to go!!

    Stage 00
    Argentina
    Saturday, January 2nd * Prologue * Buenos Aires – Rosario





    http://www.eurosport.com/rally-raid/...923/live.shtml

    Dakar live feed
    http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2016/us/p...live-feed.html

    Tacker/Live Timing
    http://www.trackingdakar.nl/

    #Dakar2016 Twitter feed
    https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&...r2016&src=typd



    Interview with Sheldon
    https://fbcdn-video-k-a.akamaihd.net...257fa288cc101e



    For an idea on just the registration process which is completely separate from the vehicle scrutineering you must wade through more than two hours of standing in line to visit 22 separate registration booths...
    Looking a bit wet over there, just north of the route is experiencing some major floods.







    Toby Price and Robby






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    Some interesting Radio rules

    29P5 SATELLITE TELEPHONE / GSM / DIGITAL TABLET / GPS WATCHES

    1) For safety reasons, the presence of an Iridium satellite telephone and/or a GSM phone on board the Vehicle is authorised. The smartphones are tolerated only if they do not posess additional cartographic/geolocalisation applications. Spot checks will be made. Digital tablets as well as GPS watches are strictly prohibited. Attention, network coverage may be very weak in places. It is preferable to be equipped with an Iridium satellite phone.

    2) The number(s) of all SIM cards inside the car, for whatever type of communication system must be given to the Organisers during Administrative Checks. Except in cases detailed in 3) below, in no case may telephones be in ‘on’ mode during Selective Sections. Spot checks will be made.

    3) On Selective Sections, the telephone must remain switched off. Only in case of problems may telephones be used, only OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE, WITH THE VEHICLE STOPPED, to signal a withdrawal, an accident or a breakdown. Beforehand, the crew will have to inform the Race Control (PCO) of their situation via their Iritrack. For safety reasons, T4.3 Trucks category can ONLY use the telephones under the same conditions. The installation and use of a removable antenna (Iridium) is strictly prohibited while driving.

    4) These telephones may be used from inside the Car / Truck, only on Road Sections and only by the codriver.

    5) No permanent aerial, ‘hands-free’ kit, fixed installation or pre-wiring is authorized in the Vehicle, except for the GPS(s) and tracking systems supplied by the Organizer.

    6) During Selective Sections, no transmissions (to or from the Vehicle) of the type SMS, MMS, or data is authorized. All equipment (data cables, infra-red, Blue Tooth, Wi-Fi or others) is forbidden.

    7) Only the mode telephone is authorized.

    8) All infractions will result in penalties up to and including Disqualification

    29P6:

    2) Radios All HF-VHF-UHF-CB transmitters and/or receivers or all other means of communication are forbidden throughout the entire Rally itinerary aboard Vehicles in the race. AM/FM radio receivers must be commercially available models and not modified. The wave length of FM receivers is limited to 88 – 108 Mhz. Spot checks will be made. All infractions will result in penalties up to and including Disqualification.

    Only Walkie Talkies operating on one single frequency, used within the confines of the Bivouac are admissible. If they are not supplied by the Organizer's radio supplier (ASTRIUM), an authorization must be demanded from the authorities of the countries crossed and the frequencies used must be given to the Organizers. 2) Radios All HF-VHF-UHF-CB transmitters and/or receivers or all other means of communication are forbidden throughout the entire Rally itinerary aboard Vehicles in the race. AM/FM radio receivers must be commercially available models and not modified. The wave length of FM receivers is limited to 88 – 108 Mhz. Spot checks will be made. All infractions will result in penalties up to and including Disqualification.


    Interview with Robby from after last years race on the issues they had. Also read a post from Robby they finished some stages last year using gearbag oil in the motor when they had the oil issues haha

    http://www.rallyraid.net/2015/01/int...by-gordon-8002

    This year you returned to the Dakar with the improved Gordini, but still had a lot of problems. What do you need to do to make your car reliable enough for the challenges of the Dakar?

    Robby: The problems we had came down to two items; one being the brake master cylinders, and the second one would be the flywheel. Both of these are items that would of passed the quality control area of any top race team. The master cylinders is not something when you get new parts, we normally don’t take them apart measure them, and make sure they are accurate from the manufacture then install them in your racecar. Normally you just take them out of the box inspect them from a visual outside, bolt them on the racecar, and go racing. This year we had some bum parts from a manufacture, I don’t know how we would of caught it, if you take those master cylinder parts and the flywheel it would be about five and half hours of the total down time of the rally, the rest we were either stuck or down on oil pressure due to a filtering situation. We learned a lot here in the rally that we have never experienced before either. There are three items that cost us most of the time in the 2015 Dakar.

    ...

    Supposed that we are potential buyers of your car, but do not forget that we are “full of 4×4” here in Europe. Can you describe us your car in few words to the point of convince us to get one?

    Robby: I believe the current Spec Gordini is the closest thing to a two-wheel drive WRC vehicle you can have. I think it is very good on the gravel roads, it is very efficient in aerodynamics, it’s as narrow as a Mini, shorter than a Mini, allows to press a smaller hole through the air, and it obviously has more suspension. We have really tuned the Gordini to be a competitive car. The reason for the name Gordini is I believe it is the ultimate opportunity for an off-road super car. Something you can drive to the grocery store or you can drive it to the race track. As you have scene from the videos it makes an awesome street cruiser, with the air conditioning inside the vehicle it is as good as any vehicle in the Dakar and I believe it has the most style of any as well.

    ...
    Here is the post from RG which was about what holds back the US guys from doing the Dakar.

    Guys, I red these comments and posts sometimes and honestly its quite funny.

    Example: Budget from what I have been told and what I saw last year Peugot spent close to 200 Million USD on there three car effort with tens of engineers working on them for 1.5 years and yes 1 Pug did beat our car in the final result but out of 42 stages they had 1 top 5 finish VS the Gordini 14 stages and 5 top 5 stages and somewhere around a 2,5 Million dollar spend.

    What is our problem in America? Budget? Engineering? Driver or Mechanics?

    1. In 2015 here is our main Problems
    Brake Master Cylinder grew with heat and blocked the Drink Port? Humm Team or Budget? FYI we buy these parts. Caught Fire, Got stuck and burned clutch, and burned brakes were staying on..... (Lost 4.5 Hours on Stage 2)
    2. Fly Wheel Starter Ring Broke off: Team? Budget? Engineering? up until after Dakar 15 we bought Fly Wheels, Now we make them too (Time Lost 1.5 Hours on Stage 3 or 4)
    3. Power Steering Seal on Shaft Leaked on Day 3 only lost 15 minutes with this by stopping and adding fluid
    Team, Problems, Budget, I dont think so as this was new on Day 4 and it just started leaking)
    4. Biggest Confusion sucked dirt into oil tank in Bolivia lost Oil PSI and about 1,5 hours.
    5. American Engineering at its best after Bolivia stages ran rear Gear Oil as Engine oil, Won the final stage on gear oil in the engine,

    Take out Stage 2 and 4 just maintain running and we finish on the Podium.
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    Testing has gone stupid good, 4700 mile on Gordini 2 after Dakar, Won Norra, Won Dos Mars and Tested in very hot conditions. I know I say it every year but this is The Dakar Rally, The expect the un expected challenges in front of us again, were ready for 2016 love it or hate it we will get the most exposure over everyone there, Mini's Toyotas or Pugs, Here we come again

    2016 Just Might be the Year.
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    Live feed from the starting podium
    http://www.tvpublica.com.ar/vivo-2/

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    Dakar 2016

    Not a good start with a car hitting spectators just 6km into the prologue. It was car 360 a Mini driven by a Chinese female competitor. The race has been neutralised and the stage considered a transport stage to the bivouac in Rosario. Hope everyone is ok
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    19:17 : Accident on the prologue
    There has been an accident at km 6.6 of the prologue's special, with car no. 360 veering off the road and hitting four spectators.The organisers immediately deployed all resources available to the site of the accident: four medical helicopters, three medical vehicles belonging to the organisers and eight local ambulances.Injured individuals are likely to be swiftly taken to hospitals in the area following an initial medical evaluation by the organisers' medical teams on the site.The race directors immediately decided to neutralise the race. The remainder of the trip to the Rosario bivouac will be considered a link section.



    Bit shit but I must say surprised there isn't more. Also been watching the Baja races from last year recently, surprised there isn't a shit load of deaths there. Something about desert race fans

    Basic translation from a video
    10 people were injured, including a pregnant woman. 6 adults 4 minors with different injuries. The pregnant woman and unborn child are out of danger. The driver could not control the vehicle after a jump.











    Over 200million and still didn't get the bonnet righ, probably just re used the straps from a old pug vert from the parts bin
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    Two stages out of a already reduced number due to late minute route changes, going to be a short one this year!!!


    STAGE 1 CANCELLED FOR SECURITY REASONS / ETAPA 1 CANCELADA POR RAZONES DE SEGURIDAD (which I pretty sure means that it has rained a lot over night a course not up to shape)

    Transit
    Bikes/Quads: 404 km / 251 miles
    Cars: 404 km / 251 miles
    Trucks: 404 km / 251 miles

    Special Stage
    Bikes/Quads: 227 km / 141 miles
    Cars: 258 km / 160 miles
    Trucks: 258 km / 160 miles





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    They keep making the run up shorter for him
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    200 million? I'm surprised they have that money to spend considering budget cuts killed off their Le Mans program a couple of years ago to appease the unions.

    Cheers for the pics of the Chinese Mini stacking. Curious as to what happened there. Too much speed?
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    yeah too much speed I think and the nice rear kick from mini no doubt doesn't mean you can go as fast as the road allows or we can blame it on being A) A woman driver B) A Chinese driver or C) Both A and B.

    Video of it, no gore but we know the damage.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CRYeONQd68


    Official A.S.O Press Release

    Accident on the prologue - Medical assessment


    This morning, the hospital services communicated regarding the casualties from the accident which occurred yesterday, January 2nd, on the Dakar’s prologue special. Father and 10 year old son, who were taken to the Hospital Austral de Pilar, are stable and with a positive evolution. The state of a third patient who seemed to be stabilised last night, suddenly got worse during the night. He has been transferred to the Pergamino hospital (near Arrecifes). His state remains worrying. A patient has been transferred to the Allemana hospital in Buenos Aires to be operated on following a femur fracture. The other patients do not present any worsening in particular a pregnant woman who remains under simple observation. Some of them already went back to their homes.

    Vid of the prologue stage, get to see most of the different makes go through the same bumps. Not my choice of filming location but meh I can watch it on jewtube safely. Nice mule kick from the minis and pugs over the bumps, no doubt a factor for the above incident.




    Also Stage 2, Hopefully this happens, rain and lightning grounded the choppers so that basically ruled out any running, also no doubt the route would of been hammed by all the water, not to mention the dangers of any planned river crossings.

    The statistics speak for themselves: with around 800 kilometres to cover depending on the category, the day will be very long. There is a significant distance to cover in both the special and the liaison sections: although the terrain presents no real difficulties, the relatively fast tracks may already benefit those who love hills and crossing rivers and who can keep up high speeds over the whole distance. Cars and trucks are entitled to an extension on this day
    Transit
    Bikes: 316 km / 196.4 miles
    Quads: 336 km / 208.8 miles
    Cars: 336 km / 208.8 miles
    Trucks: 336 km / 208.8 miles

    Special Stage
    Bikes: 450 km / 279.6 miles
    Quads: 450 km / 279.6 miles
    Cars: 510 km / 322.5 miles
    Trucks: 510 km / 322.5 miles

    Bikes/quads




    Cars/Trucks


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    Yes she was female and Asian, I've tried avoiding those jokes til now...
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    Anywhere to watch more than the 26mins of highlights that sbs shows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturmovik View Post
    Anywhere to watch more than the 26mins of highlights that sbs shows?
    Yeah I was feeling that too. Yesterday's show was just a recap of who had entered the event. That's nice and all but was expecting prologue action-or what was it before the Chinese lady got in close with some fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhsv View Post
    Yeah I was feeling that too. Yesterday's show was just a recap of who had entered the event. That's nice and all but was expecting prologue action-or what was it before the Chinese lady got in close with some fans.
    Considering how much footage I assume they have, I'm always frustrated with the Dakar coverage. There is probably only 10 minutes of new footage each time.

    They also seem to use the same intro/graphics (which take over a minute of the ~30 minute coverage) for years.

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    Not really, you can find the French version which is a bit longer (well it was last year). will have a dig around.

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