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Old 01-11-2014, 08:32 AM   #197
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Originally Posted by capo sakke View Post
pos. N° name mark time variation penalty
42 #117 meeru (est) honda 31:32:37 08:24:37 01:00:00
65 #133 triisa (est) honda 39:52:40 16:44:40 02:15:00



on stage 5 tom have problems with famous honda ignition coil after wp 3. He changes the coil and continues. That help for a while afterwards it recur and he must wait and cool down the engine top of coil issues he run short of engine oil but get it more from some competitor. His engine failed completely 5kms before the end of ss5. He pushed the bike towards the end of stage until he reached another biker who was out of gas. Tom gave him gas and he towed tom to finish line. The engine was changed overnight while tom took a nap of 1 hour before heading for ss6.
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“dakar must be a race for few people, dakar is a dream, the dream of the rose lake, if everybody finish it, the dream is over”


fabrizio,

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Originally Posted by mait View Post
small correction capo. Toomas didn't run out of gas. His engine failed completely 5kms before the end of ss5. He pushed the bike towards the end of stage until he reached another biker who was out of gas. Tom gave him gas and he towed tom to finish line. The engine was changed overnight while toomas took a nap of 1 hour before heading for ss6.

Toomas triisa #133 working on his bike in the middle of stage5 @ 0:35 (i failed to embed the video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-l1jfookzo

i really like france 4 for covering the amateur side of dakar. Too bad i can't understand a word.
Go estonian dakar team #117 mart meeru and #133 toomas triisa

really sorry for eric, ride in peace man. I hope you meet meoni out there and you'll have one helluva ride together with many others we've lost...
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Originally Posted by coak View Post
thanks goto moto,

i've used your data to calculate the number of finishers to starters as a %.
Data is combined (ie data pre 2007 includes cars & trucks) but it still gives a good indicator as to the difficulty of each of the years.

Year starters finishers % finished
1979 182 74 41% all competitors
1980 216 81 38% all competitors
1981 291 91 31% all competitors
1982 385 127 33% all competitors
1983 385 123 32% all competitors
1984 427 148 35% all competitors
1985 552 146 26% all competitors
1986 486 100 21% all competitors
1987 539 124 23% all competitors
1988 603 151 25% all competitors
1989 473 209 44% all competitors
1990 465 133 29% all competitors
1991 406 174 43% all competitors
1992 332 169 51% all competitors
1993 153 67 44% all competitors
1994 259 114 44% all competitors
1995 205 103 50% all competitors
1996 295 121 41% all competitors
1997 280 141 50% all competitors
1998 349 104 30% all competitors
1999 297 110 37% all competitors
2000 401 225 56% all competitors
2001 358 141 39% all competitors
2002 425 132 31% all competitors
2003 490 186 38% all competitors
2004 595 163 27% all competitors
2005 688 215 31% all competitors
2006 475 193 41% all competitors
2007 511 300 59% all competitors
2008 cancelled
2009 212 113 53% bikes only
2010 176 88 50% bikes only
2011 170 94 55% bikes only
2012 178 97 54% bikes only
2013 183 125 68% bikes only
2014* 174 83 48% bikes only
* current as per the rest day 11th jan 2014


recent years (2007 onwards) seem to indicate an increased number of finishers which could be perceived as the rally being 'easier' during these years. 2013 in particular had a fairly low attrition rate (at least for the bikes) so no doubt why the organisers have probably decided it's time to have another 'tough one', to ensure the 'dream' stays alive...

Cheers,
coak
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