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Old 03-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #16
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+1 and Sam and Helder of course
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:23 AM   #17
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HRC playing it low key?

No mention of the team on the start list, no tweets, no Facebook and nothing on the website - maybe given up on the 2013 bike ahead of the 2014 one
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:02 AM   #18
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HRC playing it low key?

No mention of the team on the start list, no tweets, no Facebook and nothing on the website - maybe given up on the 2013 bike ahead of the 2014 one
Just Helder and Sam on the entry list. If I am not mistaken, the HRC (rally arm only) is run by Mirjam Pol and it seems to be subject to prolonged periods of inactivity interspersed with short bursts of multiple tweets or Facebook posts. I never see responses either. Who ever ran the feed in the first few days, kept up the pace and would respond to questions, but from about the start of Dakar, the feeds became pretty much standard media fare.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:44 AM   #19
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Just Helder and Sam on the entry list. If I am not mistaken, the HRC (rally arm only) is run by Mirjam Pol and it seems to be subject to prolonged periods of inactivity interspersed with short bursts of multiple tweets or Facebook posts. I never see responses either. Who ever ran the feed in the first few days, kept up the pace and would respond to questions, but from about the start of Dakar, the feeds became pretty much standard media fare.
Well from Sam's position, he is on his shiney new Dakar 2013 bike, ran it in today, is fit and raring to go
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #21
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1 never been ridden HRC CRF 450 R - brand new, never been raced or rallied

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Old 04-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #22
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I continue to be surprised at the aluminum tanks. I would have thought they would have settled on a design by now. Perhaps it's really waiting for the 2014 bike.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #23
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Big time. I was shocked at the fugly, fat looking bike last year...hope the "new" bike is a bit more stream lined. Ditto for the new and improved KTM
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #24
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I continue to be surprised at the aluminum tanks. I would have thought they would have settled on a design by now. Perhaps it's really waiting for the 2014 bike.
Tell me though, how would anyone run out of fuel with that ?

Unless of course they ran without a full load and miscalculated
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Tell me though, how would anyone run out of fuel with that ?

Unless of course they ran without a full load and miscalculated
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:07 AM   #26
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Taddy Blazusiak is going to race in the desert for the first time. It'll be interesting to see how he adapts.

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Taddy Blazusiak is going to race in the desert for the first time. It'll be interesting to see how he adapts.

http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/co...abi-rally-2013
He should be quick on days 1 and 5 as the dune elements are relatively gentle, but the other 3 days I think he will find a real challenge
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notice the ICO's are Tony's...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445331

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I don't see Quinn Cody on the starters list...in fact I am surprised as I have yet to see him on a Husky yet since he signed...I would have expected him to be racing this one.

Any news on which races he will be competing in this year ?
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #30
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There are some interesting rumblings. Apparently the HRC representation in Abu Dhabi is very light on Japanese personnel and in fact, Helders bike came from Portugal after his own support included some "personal improvements".

Makes me wonder if HRC is abandoning this version and moving development solely to the new bike due later in the year. Another interesting rumor is that HRC is dragging their feet in procuring the services of Cyril. Word is that Cyril wants to go to Honda, but HRC is deathly afraid that if they don't immediately win, the perception can only be that the bike is at fault.

Seems odd that a team would not want to best rider for fear it would highlight other deficiencies, but that is what rumors are all about anyway.



If true, it would display an astonishing lack of confidence on the part of HRC.
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