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    Quote Originally Posted by burn is weird View Post
    yep. but he's got a shit tonne of engineering talent and budget behind him to match his driving ability/balls.. his pikes peak car was ultimate and having a reliable Dakar car certainly isn't something to take for granted.
    True. But the fact he is towelling his experienced mates Sainz and Peterhansel in the same gear on debut is a reasonable effort.

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    but yeah, props to him
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

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    Way to go Price! He's third in the standings now.

    Al Attiyah must be frustrated, seems like he doesn't have the speed to match the Peugeots, Loebs three stage wins might seem ominous but there's a long way to go. That said its not a massive surprise he's doing so well, he might have the car of the field but he's got the talent to make full use of it.

    Nice to see Jan Lammers back at Dakar. He was gonna do Le Mans instead with Jos the Boss and a Dutch sponsor but F1 ending up clashing with Le Mans and Jos wanted to be trackside with Max so that put the kybosh on that. So instead the sponsor decided to do Dakar instead with Lammers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastysven View Post
    so far

    but yeah, props to him
    Absolutely. Still a very long way to go and one incident can easily eat up that lead, but in his own words, he would rather be 5 mins in front (now 8) than behind.

    Its the changing fortunes of people that always makes this event so riveting for me. Hero to zero in an instant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside View Post

    Its the changing fortunes of people that always makes this event so riveting for me. Hero to zero in an instant.
    Superbly illustrated in today's highlights of British rider Cork passing bike after bike and then being stranded on the side of the track with a damaged rear wheel.

    And that chick Annie Seel who's car died mid stage and then sparked back into life, they're driving along and her nav is almost in tears of joy.
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    Loeb was smart to give it year, still got Elena as his co driver who is also a boss and they obviously work well together. will be interesting to see how his lead goes over the longer stages which he is less experienced on, having said that still ahead on the marathon stage. motos doing up to 170 on dirt,lol.

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    Live feed from local station..

    The longest special stage of the Dakar takes place on the sixth consecutive day of racing. And that is not the only difficulty of this stage, which will take place between 3,500 and 4,200 meters in elevation. The pace and terrain changes constantly, alternating between sand and rock, which may be disconcerting, especially if it rains. Glimpses of the Salar de Uyuni are one of the visual delights on this special. The truck category will race on their own course today, which will visit the home town of Bolivilan president Evo Morales.

    The special for the motos and cars is 542 km and starts right out of the bivouac. It is a loop, with a 181 km liaison at the end of the stage. Trucks have a 295 km special and a 305 km liaison.



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    quotes from yesterday


    “We have no chance against the Peugeots”

    Nasser
    “It's unbelievable! Yesterday and today never have I pushed in my life like this. If you ask Matthieu, he will say that we drove at more than 100%. But we have no chance against the Peugeots, no chance. It's impossible, if the Peugeots don't stop, it's difficult to catch them. I say really well done to Peugeot, to the team because completing two marathon days without any technical problems is very, very impressive. Their team is working very, very well. From the first day until now, the Peugeots have won every stage. Yesterday and today I was pushing like hell, but I couldn't catch anybody from the Peugeot team. If you see the other competitors in 4x4s, some of them still haven't finished. But really, I am so impressed with Peugeot. I think the team are doing a really good job and testing since last year a lot. Well done to the team, well done to Peugeot. It's unbelievable. I know the buggy is fast everywhere, even on the top speed bits. The problem is that the Mini has not really improved in development. But we did what we could do, well done to Peugeot. I just need to concentrate on my job now”.

    “There's still a long way to go”

    Carlos
    “I'm fine. I'm not really tired. It was a good day and not very hot. That helps a lot, when it is not so hot. The altitude was helping for the temperature, but it was not helping for the lack of air. It was close. We had a good day. We did not drive very quickly at the beginning because I was scared to get a puncture in the rio through which we were going. Afterwards, it was going well for us. I'm happy with today, there were no problems. Of course we're still in the fight and there's still a long way to go. I think the car has been working really well in all conditions so far, so we cannot really complain so much, except, of course, I lost 14 minutes on the first day and it is a lot on the Dakar. It's very difficult to give away fourteen minutes straight away, but it's still a long way”.

    “The car was perfect again”

    Leob
    “It was a good day. I pushed really hard from the start. Daniel did a great job with the notes, he was just perfect, so absolutely nothing bad to say. I was really happy with the stage. I think we lost maybe twenty seconds at a junction. Daniel told me the right way, but I went wrong, but for the rest it was ok. I had a good feeling and the car was perfect again, so there's nothing to add. It was a good day and tomorrow we will be first on the road so it maybe will be another story, but it's a part of the experience that we have to take. The car and the crew are ok. We had some very high altitude today too. We are ok. Yesterday I tried to manage the car in preparation for the mountain stage. Today it was the second stage and I had absolutely no problems with the car, so I tried to push harder and I got the result. Tomorrow may be more difficult. It's got some navigation like today, but today it was ok, so we will see tomorrow how we can manage that”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St00ge View Post

    Great vid hearing the different engines going through the same spot and the difference in sound.

    I think from now on Al Attiyah is going to go ten tenths to try and break the Peugeots because he's not going to win on speed that's for sure. It appears the Mini hasn't been developed as much since last year either. Sheldon Creed 18 and racing Dakar for the first time-sounds like he's having an adventure so far.

    Thanks for the updates Stooge
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    Seems I put the kiss of death on Loeb. punctures and a mechanical issue. Throttle locked on full. Drive the car using he kill switch to control power and minimised his losses. Respect. Only 27 sec off the lead.

    Epic ride by Price. Well paced run into second place overall. Looks strong where others like Gonsalves are showing fatigue.

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    A QUICK PADDLE BEFORE A REST

    The end of the first week of racing is always a decisive intermediate objective. This year, anyone who has put in the ground work during their preparation and who has respected the major recommendations of the discipline will be able to reach it. However, they still need to get to the end of this exhausting day, which will involve getting their feet wet crossing rivers. It is likely that half of the vehicles will arrive in Salta after nightfall… but perhaps before their assistance teams, who also have a long road ahead of them.

    Schedule
    Local Time is GMT-3
    Pacific Standard Time is GMT-8
    1st Start (GMT-4) 8:00 am

    Transit
    Bikes: 481 km / 298.9 miles
    Quads: 481 km / 298.9 miles
    Cars: 481 km / 298.9 miles
    Trucks: 481 km / 298.9 miles

    Special Stage
    Bikes: 336 km / 208.8 miles
    Quads: 336 km / 208.8 miles
    Cars: 336 km / 208.8 miles
    Trucks: 336 km / 208.8 miles

    Cars/Bikes/Truck/Quads



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    Absolute madness. I did chuckle at old mate riding 125cc 2 stroke.

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    Would run like a dream at 4000m+ haha

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    I always respect and admire the competitors who participate in these races. I could never do it. I watch them maneuver the course and it boggles my mind how that stay on the track. You see the wrecks when they happen and you get amazed more people don't get hurt each year.

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    Spectator hit by a car and passes away, One of Hans Staceys navigators got hit while changing a tyre it looked like deciphering the Bolivian tv feed and saw some pictures of one of the bike guys down hard being helped by another rider.. Messy day on the Dakar!!

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    KTM rider Mattias Walkner out with a broken leg after being flung off his bike. Ouch. Shame the stages were cut short due to flooding but Price still leads.

    Crazy how fast Ten Brinkes Toyota burned to the ground in less then five minutes. Mikko Hirvonen still plugging away in fifth place. Good to see El Matador grabbing his first stage win after Loeb had engine trouble.

    Apparently it was a 63 year old guy who got hit and killed by one of the cars. One wonders how that happened-did they come around a blind corner and there he was or was he in the middle of the path they were taking?
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    Madness today. I've only just looked up the specs of the 2008 DKR and surprisingly it's 2wd.

    Does anyone know why the trucks have two navs?

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    rules pretty much I think these days, just what it was and has stuck no "logic" to it as best I know, someone please correct me if you know..

    The Pugs, 2wd IRS WRC car, best of both world and being 2wd get the bigger tyre size and extra 4" odd of suspension travel over 4wd cars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy Front Bum View Post
    Madness today. I've only just looked up the specs of the 2008 DKR and surprisingly it's 2wd.

    Does anyone know why the trucks have two navs?
    One is a mechanic. Those truck tyres would be an effort to change.

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    Watching the rest day highlights makes me wonder how much money Red Bull puts into Dakar with their branding on so many people and cars across all classes.
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    Big shunt into the bank.. Worth checking out their other videos as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhKifXBXguo
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    The change of terrain which marks the entry into the second part of the rally should also mark a change in programme for the drivers, who will face the first dune sections of the 2016 edition. Experts in dunes crossing will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and even gain an advantage. They will also notice the navigational difficulties which have been introduced this year to complicate their existence. Lots of minutes could be lost by vehicles blocked in the sand.

    Schedule
    Local Time is GMT-3
    Pacific Standard Time is GMT-8
    1st Start (GMT-4) 8:00 am

    Transit
    Bikes: 373 km / 231.8 miles
    Quads: 373 km / 231.8 miles
    Cars: 373 km / 231.8 miles
    Trucks: 373 km / 231.8 miles

    Special Stage
    Bikes: 394 km / 244.8 miles
    Quads: 394 km / 244.8 miles
    Cars: 394 km / 244.8 miles
    Trucks: 394 km / 244.8 miles

    Cars/Trucks/Bikes/Quads






    google earth file of stage
    http://hogwildracing.com/dakar2016/S...%20Whitney.kml

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    Crazy vid from the bivouac, a couple of days ago they showed a rider all zipped up in his tent trying to ride out a sandstorm and there was sand still coming into the tent while he was filming...
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    Few tumbles last night,


    https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video...QrDX4ZKeEx.mp4

    Necessarily disappointed after the stage of the day since we lost our hopes of victory. We had rolled on a rhythm correct at first, then we lost a few minutes if ensablant at one point, and a little bit before arrival, we did some barrels. In Rio, I haven't seen a big works and we fell into a trench... We're trying in general to follow a little traces, but sometimes it leaves in all directions. There, I wasn't on the right track.
    The car had a lot of damage, we could go back after doing mechanics, changed two wheels and a gimbal... It cost us a lot of time. Already, we weren't sure of joining the arrival tonight...
    We knew we was going to have to learn for our first participation and learns. So close to the arrival of the stage, it's frustrating, but it is what it is. We still have a lot of things to do, experience to be taken. We'll start from the front tomorrow.

























    Lot of troubles for the Gordinis, lost a lot of time the both of them.





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