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Old 04-24-2013, 12:00 PM   #61
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So, 14 seconds between the top 4, Coma off 5th tomorrow - too much class, he'll win the stage and have enough to hold the chasers off on the last day - or that's the theory
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #62
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still no freaking photos of the new ktm?
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:12 PM   #63
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"Coma, Przygonski and Lopez are all riding the KTM 450 Dakar-winning Rally bike, KTM reports."

from ultimatemotorcycling.com

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #64
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Hey guys,

Back home from Qatar after an awesome few days with the Speedbrain guys, gotta love that team
I had a chance to hang out with QC, really cool guy and very open to talk to. He was a bit nervous about navigation since the roadbooks for Qatar were jam packed with many details and sometimes multiple entrys within onl 1km! Not to worry, he's running the right equipment for that

Unfortunately there was no new KTM to be seen as we had previously thought, all "standard" 450RR (4x flown in from Dubai/Austria).
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So, 14 seconds between the top 4, Coma off 5th tomorrow - too much class, he'll win the stage and have enough to hold the chasers off on the last day - or that's the theory
OMG I really thought this was supposed to be a race! If you check the arrival times for the second leg you will see that at PC 2 the top five arrived within 1:30 of each other, at PC 3 within 22 seconds of each other, and lastly at the ASS within 25 seconds. Is this just a throwaway practice rally? Certainly isn't very exciting for us spectators (few as we may be).
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #66
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Hey guys,

Back home from Qatar after an awesome few days with the Speedbrain guys, gotta love that team
I had a chance to hang out with QC, really cool guy and very open to talk to. He was a bit nervous about navigation since the roadbooks for Qatar were jam packed with many details and sometimes multiple entrys within onl 1km! Not to worry, he's running the right equipment for that

Unfortunately there was no new KTM to be seen as we had previously thought, all "standard" 450RR (4x flown in from Dubai/Austria).
Hey Tony, did they have any comment or remorse over the consequences of "shopping" Sam in Abu Dhabi?
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And they're off… Hopefully not for another game of follow the leader.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:15 PM   #68
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Chavo seems to be doing well. Only four minutes down on the lead pack through PC 1.
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Great! The top four came into PC 3 and you could have covered them with a 31 second blanket.

PAL has been stationary for about the last half hour. Hope it's nothing serious.
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Interestingly, the tracker seems to be reporting the locations/speeds of the top four riders at the exact same moment so you can compare actual on the ground position between them.
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Interestingly, the tracker seems to be reporting the locations/speeds of the top four riders at the exact same moment so you can compare actual on the ground position between them.
I think PAU dropping will close up the top 4 now and hand the initiative to Coma and Speedy?
Tomorrow will be a case of can Coma navigate and stop Speedy catching him on the ground and then taking 30 sec off him - game set and match to Mr. C again, unless he gets lost or the bike lets him down
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And now the fifth, sixth, and seventh riders (QC, Chavo, and the other guy) came into PC 3 within 20 seconds of each other.again.
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Okay, now this is really getting ridiculous. On today's Stage 3, the top four riders finished within TWO seconds of each other. What's the point? They might as well call this a long, difficult dual sport ride.

Or am I just off-base here?
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:02 AM   #74
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Okay, now this is really getting ridiculous. On today's Stage 3, the top four riders finished within TWO seconds of each other. What's the point? They might as well call this a long, difficult dual sport ride.

Or am I just off-base here?

No, not off base and tomorrow Speedy will then be 1 second behind Coma if he catches him on the track - it will then be a sprint finish to the line - who has the fastest bike - KTM or Speedbrain
Unless of course Chalico or Jakub can take more time when catching up?

I just hope whoever crosses the line first goes through all 3 flags - the Speedbrain rule and regulations police will be out in force.
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