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Old 01-08-2013, 04:10 AM   #3481
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Now then, what's this?

I leave for close to two hours, and what do I get? Lousy two pages to catch up?

Aint this supposed to be the firehose? Gardensprinkler I'd say
Stay away for two hours now that the DSS start gun has fired and see how happy you are about the water ration...
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:11 AM   #3482
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Why did they not use same tanks as GHR? The set up they use is big enough and well made!
Coz they were going to start with a clean sheet of ricepaper - fu** what everyone else knew and had built up over the last god knows how many years and were going to develop the perfect machine - may not quite be there yet
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:11 AM   #3483
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Why did they not use same tanks as GHR? The set up they use is big enough and well made!
According to my sources the HRC team had NO interest whatsoever in what ghr were doing or their special safari kit.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:12 AM   #3484
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if i was in honda euro or GHR (and poss others i dont know about), i'd be a bit dirty if HRC didnt approach, investigate and take seriously their background, research and experience built up in numerous marathon rally type events over the years.
hrc had to have done this homework, what have they done with it?

mind you, still only stage 4. maybe squirrel despressed is not the only one that can fox a couple of stages
There's at least one Honda affiliate team manager that wonders the same...
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:15 AM   #3485
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if i was in honda euro or GHR (and poss others i dont know about), i'd be a bit dirty if HRC didnt approach, investigate and take seriously their background, research and experience built up in numerous marathon rally type events over the years.
hrc had to have done this homework, what have they done with it?

mind you, still only stage 4. maybe squirrel despressed is not the only one that can fox a couple of stages
It's on the record that HRC did not speak to ghr once during the past 12 months

It's like they thought we have latest toy, you ghr boys are on old gear, we don't want to talk to you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:15 AM   #3486
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Monitor now shows white starting times for those who left, dark lighting times for those who still need to start. Remember there is a small delay in the stats
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:15 AM   #3487
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30 minutes in for Chaleco now... should be in the thick of the opening dunes...
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:16 AM   #3488
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Coz they were going to start with a clean sheet of ricepaper - fu** what everyone else knew and had built up over the last god knows how many years and were going to develop the perfect machine - may not quite be there yet
That's exactly what I was told.

I doubt it was the Japanese engineers doing that.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:18 AM   #3489
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???? ETA WP1 anybody.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:18 AM   #3490
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Put the book down for a bit, and smell the (HRC) coffee... JC has't posted (m)any (if any) top 30 times since joining the show in Marocco...
Well faster then the riders where he should have started, I also think everyone should start in proper order where they finish. they do throw the reseeding bit in the book, So I;m sure no one was surprised they moved him
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:18 AM   #3491
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Monitor now shows white starting times for those who left, dark lighting times for those who still need to start. Remember there is a small delay in the stats
Neat! That really makes it stand out.
Thanks again, MV.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:20 AM   #3492
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???? ETA WP1 anybody.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:20 AM   #3493
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Good day folks, another day of racing behind computer... :)

I got message from Pål Anders yesterday, he had a uggly "almost" crash, when he meet 2 meters deep hole in the middle of the road when cruising in 150 km/h. He manged to breake almost to zero, but lost his front wheel inside. Had to pull bike up, so lost some seconds there.

We have a little fight with him, (as out shop sells both Honda and KTM), arguing about how will HRC perform this year. So late yesterday he send me message for my "Honda" boss:

"Them Hondas, have too little fuel tank, that is the whole trouble, Helder must ride in fuel preservation mode when 250 km between fuel stops. But tommorow is 170km, so we see they do. But to say, I ain't seen no Factory Honda in front of me yet, hahaha.. :)"

Pål aslo ran into some small trouble with fuel at the end of yesterday stage, but after changing from rear to front tank, bike started. We blaimed bad quality fuel / found nothing special inside tanks, except everydays "black color" fuel filter. Fuel is shit quality in these countries ..
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:21 AM   #3494
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Don Hatton just tweeted:

The curse of the Dakar has struck again this was the best team and bike . I was hit by a race truck extensively damaging my bike I rode on

does that mean he's out?

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new tweet:

my bike quit do the damage. I nursed it along but it quit 4 km the end of the special i did my best to repair was told at 1 am time was up

Bummer
Well it was not for lack of trying. Very sorry to hear - Commisserations Don.
Youre still a HUGE hero in my books
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:21 AM   #3495
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Coz they were going to start with a clean sheet of ricepaper - fu** what everyone else knew and had built up over the last god knows how many years and were going to develop the perfect machine - may not quite be there yet
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There's at least one Honda affiliate team manager that wonders the same...
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It's like they thought we have latest toy, you ghr boys are on old gear, we don't want to talk to you.
well thats totally fucked.
i love me hondas (alot, but maybe not quite as much as rmhc & kasuhao)
but that sort of approach beggars belief.
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