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Old 11-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #332
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Cyril Despres in Buenos Aires for a seminar about security for riders

Check this news.

For the locals, on Sat 20th 23hs on TN channel, you will be able to watch an interview and a backstage of a photoshooting with Cyril Despres in Buenos Aires.
¿is it Casiopea over there?

Yahoo translation

ASO company, that organizes the Dakar, organized a seminary of security for the newcomer pilots of Dakar 2011. There was more than a hundred participants and a luxury teacher: Ciryl Despres.
By Diego Durruty ddurruty@

“This is not one more a race… It is the race. Welcomes to hell”, were the words of the French Etienne Lavigne, director of the Dakar, to inaugurate the security seminary that was dictated last Saturday in Buenos Aires for the newcomer pilots of the legendary race. With that phrase Lavigne achieved that the assistants to the seminary took it very seriously since, as it knows, the Dakar is the hardest race of the world and with a file that includes many tragedies. The people of ASO, the company that organizes the Dakar, took this initiative because the statistics of the last edition showed that the majority of the pilots who left they were of this part of the world. Through this seminary the new runners became familiar with the life in the camping and had a notion of the reading of road-book and the use of the security instruments and navigation. So that the concepts were well clear, the day was in charge of an expert: the French Cyril Despres, winner of the Dakar in 2005, 2007 and 2010. Through recommendations and anecdotes, the participants obtained the necessary information to be well prepared for this event.
“Somehow is the way to maintain that spirit shared in common that is a characteristic of the Dakar. I always wanted to do something like this. I felt very well”, explained the Gaul, who always was willing to evacuate the doubts of those who will be their rivals. But also there were several well-known local faces since ASO invited several Argentine pilots who already ran in the Dakar so that they could tell his experience to the novices. They were the brothers Marcos and Alejandro Patronelli, Eduardo Alan, Rodolfo Baker, Sebastián Halpern, Patxi Otaño and Jose Luis Palma, among others. This day began at 8 and finished past 19 and its result on will be able to verify just from 1º of January of 2011…
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