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SafariBerg 10-30-2012 12:43 AM

2013 Dakar - go the Aussies !!
 
For 2013 Dakar there will be the strongest field of Aussies EVER with at least 5 guys who are regular winners or podium placers at the Safari and other desert races in Aust. :clap

Ben Grabham - HSE KTM Australia

Matt Fish - Husky Speedbrain official waterboy for semi-factory team

Rod Faggotter - with the EU Yamaha team

Todd Smith - GHR Honda

Warren Strange - GHR Honda


Its gunna be a corker of a Dakar for Aussie rally fans :deal


Any punts out there for where our guys will place ??

Top 10 finish ?
Top privateer finish ?
maybe another factory or semi-factory ride for 2014 ?

Cant wait :lurk

SafariBerg 10-30-2012 12:55 AM

Grabbo's Dakar 2013 Kato

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...01646571_n.jpg

There will be regular updates between now and the start on 5th January 2013 in Lima Peru, and during the rally on Grabbo's Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/#!/ben.grabham.5?fref=ts

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...08291082_n.jpg

After his first race back since Condo in April, Grabbo pulled 10th Outright and 4th E2 class at the A4DE last week while just cruising and riding safe, Grabbo is feeling strong and almost 100% race fit...........look for a form guide at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco next week http://www.merzougarally.com/?lang=en Ben is using it as a Dakar style dune and GPS navigation shakedown run.

WILL_S 10-30-2012 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by SafariBerg (Post 19929921)

:tb

OzJuJu 10-30-2012 02:18 AM

My wife just looked at that bike and said "That looks fast.... you're not having one" :lol3

michael1968 10-30-2012 02:57 AM

Go Ben!

Grabbo should go great, there's no roo's in South America either.

Isn't Paul Smith going on his quad also?

SafariBerg 10-30-2012 03:30 AM

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Originally Posted by michael1968 (Post 19930119)

Isn't Paul Smith going on his quad also?

Yes Paul will be the first ever Aussie Dakar quad competitor :clap:clap

With 2 Safari wins to his credit he's among the best in Oz

I may be wrong but I think he may :eek1 at the pace the Patronelli boys run at

rubbercow80 10-30-2012 03:35 AM

I believe that another Aussie from Newcastle will be having a crack as well. Keep an eye out for Troy Oconner. KTM mounted.

SafariBerg 10-30-2012 03:45 AM

Andrew Scott from QLD is in as well, riding a KTM450RR rental bike from team San Lorenzo based in Chile

http://www.cabalservice.cl/

This will Andrew's 2nd Dakar, with his first being 2010.

SafariBerg 10-30-2012 03:47 AM

List so far
 
Ben Grabham - HSE KTM Australia

Matt Fish - Husky Speedbrain official waterboy for semi-factory team

Rod Faggotter - with the EU Yamaha team

Todd Smith - GHR Honda

Warren Strange - GHR Honda

Paul Smith - GHR Honda quad

Troy OConnor - KTM

Andrew Scott - Team San Lorenzo KTM450RR

any others ?

gsd4me 10-30-2012 05:26 AM

Don`t forget the ex-pats. Simon Pavey is having another tilt, this time on a Husky.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=833133

Blakduk 10-30-2012 06:11 AM

Gawd, that year went fast, it's almost Dakar time AGAIN?????

noeyedear 10-30-2012 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by SafariBerg (Post 19930242)
Ben Grabham - HSE KTM Australia

Matt Fish - Husky Speedbrain official waterboy for semi-factory team

Rod Faggotter - with the EU Yamaha team

Todd Smith - GHR Honda

Warren Strange - GHR Honda

Paul Smith - GHR Honda quad

Troy OConnor - KTM

Andrew Scott - Team San Lorenzo KTM450RR

any others ?



No Aussies on Bergs..........Bugger.

SafariBerg 10-30-2012 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by noeyedear (Post 19933368)
No Aussies on Bergs..........Bugger.

As far as I know so far only 2 bergs

Thomas Berglund Sweden again and a Dutch guy, both on 70 degree FE450's

bend27 10-30-2012 11:59 PM

:clap :*sip*

KASUYAHO 10-31-2012 12:05 AM

Good to see Aussies are having more presence in DAKAR


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