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Old 03-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by too old View Post
Quite a few Hondas in various forms also - Helder and Sam should have the Dakar 2013 HRC, the HT Rally boys will have their variant - Dakar X, there are the other Honda's also and Chavo, if he is coming, not sure why his number is in yellow highlight or is down for a CRE 500? - can you update us Chavo?

It will be interesting to see which model comes out on top from the Hondas?

Not the biggest of fields, but going to be pretty tight race amongst the top 10 or so

From the race itinerary no specials with more than 160k without a refuel, so hopefully Helder will be able to go at it flat out
The yellow highlighted riders are on bikes larger than 450cc and therefore not eligible for world championship points. That is also why they are together separated at the end of the field.
ADDC stages tend to be reasonably short between refuels, but the sand can be pretty thirsty for power and fuel. One little mistake can use a few litres of fuel very quickly.

Best of luck everyone but especially Richard Brewer, the lone Kiwi!
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