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Old 05-31-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Official- 2011 Dakar Rally Preparation and Lead-Up Thread

With conformation of the 2011 Dakar (3rd addition Chile/Argentina) and the world Dakar tour in full swing, along with the release of the KTM 450 rally bikes, we are about to embark on a new age of the dakar.
The domination of KTM in recent times (restricted or not) could be up for grabs in the overall win.
Manufacturer pride will be contested with gusto this addition, with not just two names a standout.

Questions to be debated:

Coma or Despres?
Will Ulleveseter go with the new KTM? (The loyalty is strong)
Is Lopez ready for the next step?
Will Street compete?!?!
Sherco and Team Casteu?
Luca Manca?
Przygonski? - the young Polish rider is learning fast.
Perilli or Michelin?
Australian competitors?
BMW Husky Rally?

Exciting times ahead for die hard Dakar fans.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:25 PM   #2
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Thumb GHR Team Dakar

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Australian competitors?
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GHR are looking at a team of 4 riders, Jacob Smith (Jake won the Aust. Safari in '09 and came 2nd in '07 ) plus 3 others on customer rental bikes, all CRF450X's I would assume.

Glenn certainly knows how to make a CRF450X hang together.

The planning, logistics, admin paperwork etc can take months !!!

Hope it all goes well with the planning and bike development.

Be great to see Jake mix it up with the euro rallye gods
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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BMW Husky Rally?

Exciting times ahead for die hard Dakar fans.
Having recently spoken to the UK Husky importer he seemed confident that the factory will be giving support for a factory rally team. Hopefully that new BMW engined Husky 450 will show itself in a factory rally team, not just enduro/MX/SM!
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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Indeed, it'll be the battle of the century with all them 450's!
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:42 PM   #5
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Cyril's amature team

I wonder if Cyril's blooding some new water carriers?

All doing OK in the Sardinian Rally
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:52 PM   #6
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Coma's Preparation

Coma's preparation for Dakar is moving well with an 8 minute victory in the Sardinian Rally
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:03 AM   #7
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Im curious as to what Coma will be racing. A 530 is not going to cut it, or am I wrong?

Despres and Coma are really going to be fighting after the spat they had this year.

It´s going to be awesome.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:09 PM   #8
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With conformation of the 2011 Dakar (3rd addition Chile/Argentina) and the world Dakar tour in full swing, along with the release of the KTM 450 rally bikes, we are about to embark on a new age of the dakar.
The domination of KTM in recent times (restricted or not) could be up for grabs in the overall win.
Manufacturer pride will be contested with gusto this addition, with not just two names a standout.

Questions to be debated:

Coma or Despres?
Will Ulleveseter go with the new KTM? (The loyalty is strong)
Is Lopez ready for the next step?
Will Street compete?!?!
Sherco and Team Casteu?
Luca Manca?
Przygonski? - the young Polish rider is learning fast.
Perilli or Michelin?
Australian competitors?
BMW Husky Rally?

Exciting times ahead for die hard Dakar fans.
What about the mustache man?
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:47 PM   #9
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What about the mustache man?
I think he is out there already, waiting for guys to arrive
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:34 AM   #10
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For all of you who want to follow the race and want to share information for your planning and make groups, here is the thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639247

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:38 AM   #11
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It looks like the top of the seat is about even with his elbow - is he short, is that bike super tall, both, or just strange camera angle?

He is quite a short bloke actually. But he rides like a bat from hell. He passed me everyday for 5 days running on the Dos Sertoes. really hard to keep up with him.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #12
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Cyril Despres in Buenos Aires

Cyril Despres en Buenos Aires . shooting Remix from igneo on Vimeo.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:19 PM   #13
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Cyril Despres is in Peru this week. I'll be attending his talk he is holding on Saturday with the local KTM guys. Its going to be awesome. I'll be your local reporter on the scene. I have tons of Q's for him, so if anyone has anything in particular you might want me to ask, please fire away.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:47 PM   #14
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hubba hubba hubba... This one made the boat last week :)

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some more days ...

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