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Old 01-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #401
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Rod Faggotter Dakar 2012/2013
Stage 10 was a rugged day for Rod. It was dust all day and extremely hot. He wore out rear tyre and completely wore out new brake pads in the front down to the metal. There was so much dust if you were behind someone you got stuck there, but he managed to come in 25th and still holds his ranking of 16th. All the Aussies did well today must be the dust : )


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Hondas's history of the Paris-Dakar rally 1981-1989

Thus, BMW realized an overwhelming winning percentage of four victories in the seven rallies up until 1985. In contrast, the Honda France Paris-Dakar team was simply unable to beat the BMW’s high-speed machine and also played second fiddle to the Cagiva’s machine with an L twin cylinder which made it first appearance in 1985.

In this way the Paris-Dakar entered into the high-speed age. While slightly heavier than single cylinders, twin cylinder machines could quickly reach maximum speed, leading to the evolution of high-speed racing. The rally itself also shifted from a competition mainly for amateur riders to battles between factory teams “going in for the win.”

Of course, Honda was the strongest contender for defeating BMW. At the compelling request of Honda France, the HRC Project Team was formed in the autumn of 1984 and, with the aim of “winning the 8th rally in 1986,” the development of a machine exclusively for the Paris-Dakar was initiated.

They won in 1986 (Neveu), 1987 (Neveu), 1988 (Orioli), 1989 (Lalay)
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