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Old 01-06-2014, 10:45 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by Myway View Post
Last stage towing

Originally Posted by too old View Post
from Dakar .com - they never asked!!

A discrete but emerging rider in the discipline up to today, Sam Sunderland made a grand entrance into the club of elite riders by brilliantly winning his first special stage on the Dakar. The provisional podium, still dominated by Barreda, boasts two Hondas.

Sometimes promises come into being before they are actually made. Until today, Sam Sunderland had occasionally made an impact on various legs of the rally-raid world cup, by picking up respectable finishes and even some stage victories. However, to date, he has had a frustrating time on the Dakar, dropping out after three days of racing in 2012 and withdrawing a month before last year, due to fracturing both his wrists! Despite this double dose of bad luck, the Honda team did not hesitate to reserve him a bike for its ambitious Dakar programme. This inspired choice has been handsomely rewarded on only the rally's second day, with his dazzling victory between San Luis and San Rafael. Having started well behind his team-mate, Joan Barreda, the 23-year old Englishman superbly overtook Michael Metge and Juan Pedrero on the first part of the route. However, it was in the portion of dunes towards the end of the special that the resident of Dubai showed his youthful but confident and masterful experience of sand. On the finishing line he marvellously grabbed his first special stage victory, after only 4 days spent on the Dakar in total and can now claim to be a serious outsider for the podium… as long as he can maintain this excellent form and pace, as well as avoiding mistakes.

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Originally Posted by Bluebull2007 View Post
Quintanilla :
in the 1st km there was some dust
very hot but well tomorrow the marathon with more dust and heat.

Need to take things easy its long way.
I believe it will go well, even though its far.


I had an accident as well damaging my roadbook
Took a corner too fast
I did not see CdP, I was monitoring my ride. One need to be careful in the sand and slippery conditions.


It was a fast stage I passed a few guys, then I stopped when
my bike got water sucked into my engine in a crossing that was between 0.5m and 1m deep!
Got a lot of help from the spectators to go go go!! and I left.

Impresionante: the No. people in the dunes

this country has great support for the riders.

Look forward to CHile.

Originally Posted by Myway View Post

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Originally Posted by Bluebull2007 View Post
French interviewrr to Barreda: "If I tell you : MOoo, what do you say?"

He said he had a good stage but after the dunes 4 bulls were on the road and he could not avoid one. He hurt his back but it does not think its is too bad and his focus will be going forward to consolidate his position.

My guy feel is that he will take it easier tomorrow.
Originally Posted by beechum1 View Post
FSLatinto w/ Laia Sans

LS: very hot, and a long stage, no problems and a good day.

because alot of the pilots had problems....

LS: I hope every day goes like today, without problems and let's see if I can continue

How's the new motorcycle?

LS: when it's a good bike you can get used to it quickly, the bike helps alot

tomorrow is hard day also,

LS: tomorrow, the next and the next.... marathon tomorrow have to take care of the bike.
Originally Posted by Bluebull2007 View Post
To Chaleco Fr4 TV: What are your ambitions?

Its important I get to Chile
its a very very long race
I am in a good strategic position in the first week so far.
I will consider attack in the second week in my country.
Dreaming of Dakar
Everyone has a max speed, 90% of that max speed is much safer and easier, and if that 90% speed isn't fast enough at Dakar, you enter the snowball. - neduro
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