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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Suzuki getting back into the game...

Suzuki getting back into the game (http://moto.suzuki.es/noticias/compite-con-el-suzuki-rally-team-en-el-dakar-2015/)?

Looks to be a partially factory backed effort to join up with Grau?
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Chaleco won Desafio Guarani SS1 followed by...

Chaleco won Desafio Guarani SS1 followed by Casteu, Quintanilla, Fernandez, and Pablo Rodriguez. Rough day for favorite Javier Pizzolito. He made it through the first part but was unable to start the...
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Desafio Guarani starts today though getting...

Desafio Guarani starts today though getting accurate info from the site is tough. The map suggests that have a loop from Asuncion to Ascuncion but the itinerary says today is a loop from Encarnacion...
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Yes, Barreda pulled out of the Baja Aragon....

Yes, Barreda pulled out of the Baja Aragon. Nagging injuries was the reason.
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Another year and time for another Beta RR Atacama...

Another year and time for another Beta RR Atacama from Boano...
Forum: Racing 07-08-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Suede is great in a racing car where gloves are...

Suede is great in a racing car where gloves are used and while it's comfortable in a streetcar, we drivers tend to hold the wheel in the same spot and the suede quickly smoothes out and becomes...
Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Hmm, looks rather tall and skinny. Could be the...

Hmm, looks rather tall and skinny. Could be the perspective though. I will say that some of the suspension mounting points look a little fragile. I would expect a little beefing up prior to January.
Forum: Racing 07-02-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
The biggest hurdles are Honda's finances and...

The biggest hurdles are Honda's finances and Honda's demands on control.
Forum: Racing 06-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,129
Posted By doyle
Yep, Botturi jumps into the lead after SS5. A lot...

Yep, Botturi jumps into the lead after SS5. A lot of lead changes.
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,129
Posted By doyle
Even our boy Chavo is there. On a Beta of all...

Even our boy Chavo is there. On a Beta of all things. He says it makes the CRF450X feel like an old XR650. He had his choice between the Beta and the CRF and after riding the Beta, there wasn't much...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,129
Posted By doyle
Barreda seems as though he is not too comfortable...

Barreda seems as though he is not too comfortable on this bike or this rally. His word was "dangerous".
Forum: Racing 06-06-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,189
Posted By doyle
2nd step: Show up at the offices of one of the...

2nd step: Show up at the offices of one of the backmarker/satellite teams with a bag full of some of those millions and they will do the rest. They'll expedite your GP license and get you on the...
Forum: Racing 06-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Yes, the word was HRC dropped Pizzolito back when...

Yes, the word was HRC dropped Pizzolito back when the reshuffle happened post Sam leaving though HRC did not yet want to broadcast things. The expectation is they will carry on as a single team,...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,624
Posted By doyle
I don't believe Chile was ever in question but...

I don't believe Chile was ever in question but politics is politics. Hard for the authorities to commit millions to it publicly while earthquake damage and fire ravaged areas are still fresh. Clearly...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,837
Posted By doyle
According to Juan Carlos, it was a low speed endo...

According to Juan Carlos, it was a low speed endo that did all the damage. He wasn't hurt at all but it cost him quite a bit of time. He did make it a point to tell me "but I got all the waypoints"....
Forum: Racing 05-22-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,837
Posted By doyle
Thanks for the updates.

Thanks for the updates.
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,837
Posted By doyle
Estimation is that maybe only 10 or so riders got...

Estimation is that maybe only 10 or so riders got all the waypoints so expect some significant adjustments to the times.
Forum: Racing 05-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,837
Posted By doyle
I'm not there. I wish I was. I usually text back...

I'm not there. I wish I was. I usually text back and forth with Juan Carlos fairly regularly so he let me know a bit of what was happening. Have fun.
Forum: Racing 05-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,837
Posted By doyle
Short little prologue today. Spoke with Chavo. He...

Short little prologue today. Spoke with Chavo. He took it easy on the "stupid little prologue" in order not to open the stage tomorrow. In his words, "30 minutes to suit up for 3 minutes of riding."...
Forum: Racing 04-25-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,503
Posted By doyle
That's how I have it. Overall: Barreda...

That's how I have it.
Overall:
Barreda 20h28'46"
Coma +1'23"
Rodrigues +1'50"
Viladoms +7'19"
Goncalves +9'30"
Forum: Racing 04-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,503
Posted By doyle
En route. :deal

En route. :deal
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
I say Loeb goes to pug as well. Two cars is not...

I say Loeb goes to pug as well. Two cars is not enough. By the end of the year, they should announce more cars for a bigger effort.
Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
So impressed that they buried Pewano so deep, no...

So impressed that they buried Pewano so deep, no trace would ever be found. Nary a tweet, newsclip, or soundbite from them since.

:lol3
Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Pewano did it with their Volvo and that worked...

Pewano did it with their Volvo and that worked out great....oh wait, never mind. :lol3
Forum: Racing 04-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
2008? Not having Peugeot in the states means we...

2008? Not having Peugeot in the states means we don't see these models but how did they get that name past marketing?

Design: "We are planning to release a new model in 2013"

Marketing:...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By doyle
Casteu won the opening stage, stage 3 ahead of...

Casteu won the opening stage, stage 3 ahead of Javier Pizzolito, Claudio Rodriguez, Pablo Quintanilla, and Daniel Gouet. A happy birthday present to Casteu.
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,624
Posted By doyle
Those are odd restrictions. Seems a 4x2 truck...

Those are odd restrictions. Seems a 4x2 truck from the first assistance group would not be much different in capability to an RV from the group further down.

:dunno

Don't look "Dakar" enough?...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,144
Posted By doyle
Woah. :eek1

Woah. :eek1
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,144
Posted By doyle
Polish journalist reporting that Przygonski did...

Polish journalist reporting that Przygonski did not break his arm but did suffer some damage to a few vertebrae. He is already on his way home for treatment.
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By doyle
Confirmed that Stage 1 has been cancelled due to...

Confirmed that Stage 1 has been cancelled due to terrible weather. Tomorrow is another day.
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By doyle
Due to poor weather conditions, stage 1 has been...

Due to poor weather conditions, stage 1 has been delayed twice so far. Helicopters cannot fly so racers cannot race. The organization will reassess at 11:30 local time to determine if stage 1 will...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By doyle
Desafio Ruta 40

Seems while some of the rally fraternity is mucking it up in the heat of Abu Dhabi, many of the rest are getting soaked waiting for the start of the Dakar Series Desafio Ruta 40. The entry list reads...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,144
Posted By doyle
Seems HRC still dealing with some niggling...

Seems HRC still dealing with some niggling electrical issues. Shame but they need to get this stuff sorted out. I suppose this is the time to do it, but I would think these sorts of things would be...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
I think the days of two teams within the team are...

I think the days of two teams within the team are gone with Speedbrain and Wolfgang Fischer winning that battle. Helder has a contract but it is my understanding that he has little say in the running...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Looks like Pizzolito is odd man out and has moved...

Looks like Pizzolito is odd man out and has moved to the auspices of Honda Argentina. Interestingly it looks as though Katsumi Yamazaki is also gone. HRC is going lean. The three man squad is an odd...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,624
Posted By doyle
Three stages in Bolivia for cars and bikes, no...

Three stages in Bolivia for cars and bikes, no trucks which restricts the stages to the south side of the country like 2014. 3 stages is a lot for separation unless they are not consecutive and the...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
Seems to me like he could have gassed it pulling...

Seems to me like he could have gassed it pulling the ass down a bit to level things off. :dunno
Forum: Racing 03-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 522,088
Posted By doyle
So Bolivia is reporting an $80 million profit as...

So Bolivia is reporting an $80 million profit as a result of hosting Dakar. Kinda makes Peru's squawking at $7 million look a little short sighted unless of course the rebuff really was about payback...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 100,090
Posted By doyle
Looks like Red Bull filed their official appeal....

Looks like Red Bull filed their official appeal. Good luck with that.
Forum: Racing 03-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 100,090
Posted By doyle
Not only that but turbochargers in general do...

Not only that but turbochargers in general do have an upper limit in regards to rpm before cavitation becomes an issue. At 15,000 engine rpm it is said the turbos are spinning at 125,000 rpm. There...
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