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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2018, 06:20:00 AM »
Stage 10.







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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2018, 06:01:41 AM »
Stage 11.

Walkner
Quintanilla
Farres Guel
ena
Florimo
Short
Samuels
Carreras
Monleon
Pedrero Garcia


HUge navigation mistakes non the second special caused havoc and big time losses. |Walkner is set to win this year now unless he makes a huge mistake
His nearest competitor is 39 minutes behind.
KTM to take the 40th edition as well?

CG

Walkner
Benavides
JBB
Farres Guell
Price
Meo
Brabec
Svitko
Quintanilla
Auret

Others:
15. Sanz
36. Poskitt
41. Hunt

Saffas
43. David Thomas
53. Donovan van de Langenberg
56. Willem du Toit

van Beveren took a horrendous fall and is out. Both factory Yamaha riders out due to falls and injury.
Gerrie van der Byl is also out.





   
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2018, 06:03:26 AM »
Stage 11

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2018, 05:36:31 AM »
Stage 11.

Price
Benavides
Meo
Brabec
Walkner
Farres Guell
Aubert
Pedrereo Garcia
Mena
Florimo

GC
Walkner
Benavides
Price
Farres Guell
Meo
Brabec
Aubert
Quintanilla
Florimo
Mena

Others:
13. Sanz
34. Poskitt
37. Hunt

Saffas
38. David Thomas
55. Donovan van de Langenberg
56. Willem du Toit
86. Gerrie van der Byl

JBB is out. Knee giving to much problems.
KTM will definitely take the 40th edition of the Dakar and hats off to them, they have made this event their own.
Gerrie van der Byl is showing incredible endurance and resilience in the face of injury to still be there. He is almost 70 hours behind |Walkner and still in.

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2018, 05:37:57 AM »
Stage 12.
Second leg of the second marathon stage. After today only one serious race day and then the short podium day.







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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #75 on: January 19, 2018, 05:10:30 AM »
Stage 12 was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2018, 05:11:54 AM »
Stage 13






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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2018, 05:22:04 AM »
My aplogies, I have been a little distracted over the last few days so did not post routes and results.

Congratulation to Matthias Walkner and KTM. 17 years undefeated now is a phenomenal achievement, but it becoming a little tiresome.......says nobody riding orange and black!  :pot:

Yamaha pushed hard with their two factory riders but maybe too hard. Both de Soultrait and van Beveren had race ending offs.

JBB had his ussualy implosion which we have come to expect. Honda seem to have an albatross around their necks. They have the riders and machines but cannot seem to get there. Benavides, the only shining light for them. But playing follow the leaders up the wrong riverbed was his downfall. He is repaying the faith they have put n him.

Then the original alien, threw in a navigation twist, which sent front runners on a 21 km detour. This necessitated Ettienne Lavigne actually flying out by helicopter, stopping them and indicating where they had gone wrong. Mattahias was not caught out and at the end of that day had a handy 40 minute lead....game over.
All four Saffas which is great for us but with Alex's untimely death, hopefully somebody can step into the breach and produce a product similar to the Amageza. I believe these guys are part of his legacy which hopefully will be continued.

Top 10
Walkner
Benavides
Price
Meo
Farres Guel
Aubert
Mena
Quintanilla
Carreras
Florimo

12 Sanz
33. Poskitt
36. David Thomas
37. Max Hunt
54. Donovan van de Langenberg
58. Willem du Toit
85. Gerrie van der Berg
 
Out of interest, Gerrie van der Berg, who finished last was just on 80 hours behind the winner.
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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #78 on: February 01, 2018, 09:49:01 AM »
Did I miss your competition this race?

I thought I would rather give somebody else the chance to win  :ricky:

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Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2018, 06:09:52 AM »
Did I miss your competition this race?

I thought I would rather give somebody else the chance to win  :ricky:

Did not run that this year.
I did not have the data to do more than what I could do for the event. Which is a pity as, again, so much happened in this race.

Only just found out that Wessel |Bosman had major suspension issues during stage 6 which resulted in his withdrawal. he will be back next year from what I can gather.

hopefully next year this time I will be in a better psoition to do more and run the competition again. Its a lot of fun
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