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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
Well that's one way to get full team support....

Well that's one way to get full team support. :lol3
Forum: Racing 03-04-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
Sport Bild is still contending that Alonso was...

Sport Bild is still contending that Alonso was shocked from the recovery system with a new article out on it. Though the google translated version seemed short on information backing up that claim,...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
A lot has emerged about concussions in a...

A lot has emerged about concussions in a relatively short time. It is also becoming very clear that all concussions are not necessarily the same. Also add in that this is a Spanish hero in a Spanish...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
I see your point and I can appreciate your...

I see your point and I can appreciate your perspective. As I see it, if racing were about speed, drag racing would be the pinnacle and aero advances making the cars even faster would be desirable....
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,817
Posted By doyle
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
Clearly different aspects appeal to different...

Clearly different aspects appeal to different viewers. Passing for the sake of passing has never been it for me personally. I can see it all day long in dead boring races. For me, it's close racing...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,817
Posted By doyle
I, for one, am glad to hear that. These "US only"...

I, for one, am glad to hear that. These "US only" classes always seem doomed to fail after the initial excitement wears thin. From a US centric perspective LMP2 at the top makes sense since we tend...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
"Wrong direction" depends on the perspective. I...

"Wrong direction" depends on the perspective. I admit in being in the minority, but big brutish engines and wide tires with little grip never really stirred me as a fan. I'd much rather see a...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
With the width of that rear wing element and the...

With the width of that rear wing element and the size of that diffuser, I don't doubt they could get as much downforce as they need. The reality is these design studies make for nice press releases...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
They can miss up to 3 races without penalty if...

They can miss up to 3 races without penalty if Force India continues to block their rule change request. That gives them until Bahrain on April 19th to get a 2015 car up and running.
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1761175-el-dakar-frente...

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1761175-el-dakar-frente-al-dilema-latino
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,421
Posted By doyle
My absolute production favorite is the stock KTM...

My absolute production favorite is the stock KTM 660 Rallye
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/KTM%20660%20Rallye%201.jpg

The dark blue Red Bull livery made for a pretty bike....
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Interesting story here regarding the planning and...

Interesting story here regarding the planning and potential roadblocks for 2016. Berastegui is very much in the know regarding Dakar issues so he's no stringer slouch.

Chile, haven gotten a rate...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Coma confirms he'll stay on bikes for another...

Coma confirms he'll stay on bikes for another year! He's staying with KTM through Dakar 2016 to defend his title.

:clap
...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,813
Posted By doyle
Maybe I'm just keying in on the remoteness of the...

Maybe I'm just keying in on the remoteness of the African Dakar days, but I recall a lot of riders preaching the idea of never passing up an opportunity to get fuel and the ones that did pass it up,...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,023
Posted By doyle
The initial talk suggested David Casteu as the...

The initial talk suggested David Casteu as the replacement. That was backed up by his glowing, France 4, on air review of stage 8 that made everyone else miserable.

Honestly, I can't think of a...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,813
Posted By doyle
As far as I understand, it means that at no time...

As far as I understand, it means that at no time in any FIM rally would a rider be forced to cover more than 250km without a refueling stop being arranged or provided by the org. All riders stop for...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
I love it.

I love it.
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,112
Posted By doyle
More flow-viz (and debris) :lol3 Apparently this...

More flow-viz (and debris) :lol3 Apparently this is what they placed under the car to catch the wet flow-viz from coating the garage floor. Someone forgot.

I wonder how many such mistakes lead to...
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,023
Posted By doyle
Probably late March unless Castera's departure...

Probably late March unless Castera's departure leads to any delays.
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Former Dakar rider and some time Frans Verhoeven...

Former Dakar rider and some time Frans Verhoeven mechanic, Henk Vercoelen just lost his battle with cancer.

Translated from Dutch:

...
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,023
Posted By doyle
While I expect Chile to be included in Dakar...

While I expect Chile to be included in Dakar again, if it is not, Atacama becomes attended only by SA riders and falls to the 6 of 6 rule you noted. If it is included, some attend just to dry run...
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,817
Posted By doyle
Nice photos Tim. I used to watch religiously,...

Nice photos Tim. I used to watch religiously, then only casually when they went to the awkward Daytona Prototypes, I tended to stick to the ALMS going to Lime Rock a couple of years. I find more...
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,023
Posted By doyle
Let's hope they get their act together. I'd hate...

Let's hope they get their act together. I'd hate to see anyone blown up in an active mine mishap. :eek1
Forum: Racing 02-01-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,582
Posted By doyle
Here. http://ultra4racing.com/live/ Or...

Here.

http://ultra4racing.com/live/

Or the direct Livestream page here.

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/10509265/events/3743385
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By doyle
http://pied.au.plancher.free.fr/dakar/images/3road...

http://pied.au.plancher.free.fr/dakar/images/3roadbook1web.jpg

http://pied.au.plancher.free.fr/dakar/images/1137433651165.jpg

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/329346notesderoutecomplet.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,813
Posted By doyle
A build up thread in the works? :deal

A build up thread in the works?
:deal
Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,024
Posted By doyle
Woohoo. :clap

Woohoo. :clap
Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,228
Posted By doyle
:hide

:hide
Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,228
Posted By doyle
A bird in the hand so to speak.... IIRC,...

A bird in the hand so to speak....

IIRC, Dakar entry replies start rolling out in July. If you wait until confirmation of inclusion to put in an order for a new 450RR, I would expect the low...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,228
Posted By doyle
The pressing question is when you plan to race....

The pressing question is when you plan to race. If 2016, then perhaps it's an either or question but if I may be frank, if you are asking a which bike type of question now, I would say you are not...
Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,836
Posted By doyle
Just a little clarification for the forum. This...

Just a little clarification for the forum. This thread is intended to serve as a warning to those that may be current or future customers of the alleged fraudster and is posted only to serve as that...
Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,024
Posted By doyle
That's what I've been thinking. Along that note,...

That's what I've been thinking. Along that note, when bikes are recovered from withdrawn riders, does the ASO automatically handle the shipping back to Le Havre? I assume the bikes taking that route...
Forum: Racing 01-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
Forum: Racing 01-25-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Good to see Knighter get some breaks after his...

Good to see Knighter get some breaks after his daunting lack of sponsorship so I'm pulling back announcement earlier this year. It would have been nice to see him on a bike though at his age, I'm...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Kini: "We will compete next year not only with a...

Kini: "We will compete next year not only with a KTM factory team, but also with a Husqvarna factory team..."

:eek1

Tranlsated interview here...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Interestingly I just tweeted a link to a German...

Interestingly I just tweeted a link to a German article for which the translation says Matthias Walkner is aiming for a top 5 finish in Dakar 2016 and Walkner himself then favorited my tweet. I guess...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,024
Posted By doyle
Kurt seemed every bit a class act and it would be...

Kurt seemed every bit a class act and it would be great to see Toby turn Kurt's Dakar spark into a long term winning torch.
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,024
Posted By doyle
More of these from other stages?

More of these from other stages?
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,459
Posted By doyle
Robbie Knievel? :hide

Robbie Knievel?


:hide
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