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Old 10-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #856
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Speedbrain Update



OiLibya Morocco Rally 2013
Stage 6, The Unseen tracks, 285 km in total, 219 km Special stage

Goncalves is Rally World Champion

Paulo Goncalves has won the OiLybia Morocco Rally, final round of the FIM Cross Country World Championship, and taken the world title from his arch rival Marc Coma, the defending champion.

"Speedy" Goncalves aboard his HRC Honda and KTM pilot Coma produced a nail-biter on the closing 219 kilometre long special stage, with the lead and therefore the virtual title outcome changing several times. In the end, after one of the most dramatic finishes in the recent history of raid rally racing, Goncalves prevailed by winning the rally - and capturing his first-ever world championship. The Portuguese finished todays stage in fifth position, one place ahead of Coma, sealing the crown by 3:50 minutes over his Catalan competitor.

Paulo Goncalves: "Im over the moon to clinch the title at the final race for Speedbrain. Weve shown before at the previous five races that we have the winning speed everywhere. The team has always done a great job, we were able to keep the title fight open with our Speedbrain bike against World Champ Marc Coma all the way until this weeks final showdown. Its even more exciting to have my team prepare our new Honda CRF450 Rally in the usual perfect way. It gave me the confidence to attack. I began todays final stage with a very small advantage and managed to keep it. It was a super narrow title decision, I had to give it all. Many thanks to Speedbrain and to Honda for the brilliant bike, also to my friend and teammate Joan Barreda for his perfect teamplay."

Joan Barreda: "Congratulations to Paulo! Im extremely pumped for him, being able to earn the rewards of a very strong and consistent season. For myself it was important to see where I stand after nine months not competing in rally racing. I trained hard and Im happy to win three stages and to finish the race on the podium. Morocco is a tough and tight race. Its good to see I could help Paulo. Today I wanted to go to the front, but I hit the ground soon after the start and lost minutes while repairing my bike. I came from behind and was able to get back to the front before my navigation device stopped working as a result of the crash. Marc could pass and take second place away from me."

Goncalves won two of the six stages in Morocco, his teammate Joan Barreda won three stages. The Iberian Speedbrain Honda pair dominated the proceedings from the word go, shocking the field with their speed and coolness. The title win is a remarkable feat for Speedbrain mastermind Wolfgang Fischer and his whole crew as well as for Honda, who returned to rally racing with an official factory effort just 15 months ago.

Goncalves meanwhile had successfully raced the first five rounds of the 2013 World Championship aboard the Bavarian Speedbrain 450 Rally machine. He won one round with the in-house developed rally weapon and kept Coma honest all the way to the finale in Morocco.

In preparation of the Rally Dakar, Speedbrain with its knowledge and top riders, and HRC Honda with their brand new Honda CRF450 Rally, created a winning combination. It works either way, as over 450cc World Cup winner Juan Carlos Salvatierra has shown. The Bolivian rode three races of the World Cup season with a Honda and three with a Speedbrain 450 Rally. Eventually he took the title, just like Goncalves did today.

Results Stage 6:
1. Ben Grabham (AUS, KTM) 2:26:39 hrs
2. Helder Rodrigues (PRT, Honda) +00:01:18
3. Kurt Caselli (USA, KTM) +00:02:41
4. Jeremias Israel (CHL, Speedbrain) +00:03:00
5. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Honda) +00:04:56
6. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) +00:08:26
7. Frans Verhoeven (NLD, Yamaha) +00:11:06
8. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Speedbrain) +00:16:40
9. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:17:14
10. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +00:18:35

Overall Results:
1. Paulo Goncalves (PRT, Honda) 17:08:59 hrs
2. Marc Coma (ESP, KTM) +00:03:44
3. Joan Barreda (ESP, Honda) +00:07:39
4. Chaleco Lopez (CHL, KTM) +00:32:58
5. Sam Sunderland (GBR, Honda) +00:45:57
6. Ben Grabham (AUS, KTM) +00:55:08
7. Kurt Caselli (USA, KTM) +01:04:32
8. Olivier Pain (FRA, Yamaha) +01:06:09
9. Alessandro Botturi (ITA, Speedbrain) +01:08:58
10. Frans Verhoeven (NLD, Yamaha) +01:41:38
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #857
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'H-R-C one, two, three' will be the 2014 Dakar cry
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #858
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Congratulations to Grabbo for the stage win !

Speedy totally deserves this #1 plate .. especially after mud gate

Way to go Paulo ! Good guys do finish first !
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:28 PM   #859
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Congrat Paulo!!!

And great job Grabbo ..on the older bike too and all. What can he do on the new one. KTM ...nudge nudge.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:28 AM   #860
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We will know for next year Carlos
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:33 AM   #861
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'H-R-C one, two, three' will be the 2014 Dakar cry
Still more red than Chairman Mao then - it would be a nice thought, but in whatever event they have the bike and riders to certainly threaten!
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #862
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Still more red than Chairman Mao then - it would be a nice thought, but in whatever event they have the bike and riders to certainly threaten!
Mate I have six Hondas - red to the back teeth. I want to see hrc smash Ktm.

I'm partial to la frog though. I like the fact he is a seemingly underdog
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:15 AM   #863
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off5springs - tribute to the world champ - "Speedy"

What f5 thread is not complete without a silly ditty...

Congratulations to Paulo "Speedy" Goncalves!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzY2Qcu5i2A soundtrack

Wolfgang glieben Fischer globen

Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
And all the fanboy's say he's pretty "tres" for a hombre...

Uno dos tres, HRC is on da' pace...

You know its kinda hard, just to get a win today
Our subject isn't cool, but he's hard core all the way.
He may not have style, and he may not have class
But everybody knows him, from savin' Mudboy's ass!


So don't deflate, nav-i-gate
You know he really just deserves it anyway
Gonk can play the field, & keep it real
Do you know way? BamBam no know way!
So if Sam don't break, or over compensate
At least he can always get a-nother ride with Speedbrain...?
The world needs HRC
Hey, hey, who's that brand new bling!?

Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
And all the fanboy's say he's pretty "tres" for a hombre...

He's had some cool rides, not just for Speedbrain
Yeah they started out with Beemer and now Husky's sold again
Now cruising to the waypoint, he sees Helder as he pass
But how he miss twice? He's gonna beat him to the ASS!

So don't deflate, nav-i-gate
You know he really just deserves it anyway
Gonk can play the field, & keep it real
Do you know way? BamBam no know way!
So if Sam don't break, or over compensate
At least he can always get a-nother ride with Speedbrain...?
The world needs HRC
Hey, hey, who's that brand new bling!?

Now he's getting a tattoo yeah, he's getting ink done
He asked for Monster juice, but now he's number #1...!
Friends say he's trying too hard and he's not quite hip
But in his own mind he's the, he's da' factory shit!

Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to 'em Speedy, uh huh, uh huh

Uno dos tres, HRC is on da' pace...

So don't deflate, nav-i-gate
You know he really just deserves it anyway
Gonk can play the field, & keep it real
Do you know way? BamBam no know way!
So if Sam don't break, or over compensate
At least he can always get a-nother ride with Speedbrain...?
The world needs HRC oh, The world needs HRC
Let's get some more wannabes
Hey, hey, who's that brand new bling!?
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Number 1 on the world top 40 Troy !!

Is it in iTunes yet?

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Old 10-20-2013, 03:11 AM   #865
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Mate I have six Hondas - red to the back teeth. I want to see hrc smash Ktm.

I'm partial to la frog though. I like the fact he is a seemingly underdog
I agree! - anyone starting a book yet?

My guess is we'll see three different bikes on the Dakar podium this year, and my guess is:

#1 KTM - Coma - the combo of his experience/alien status, and the team structure behind him - plus he really has something to prove after missing out last year...

#2 Honda - rider TBC - I'd love it to be Helder, but I feel one of the Speedbrain riders will have more luck... the Honda 'machine' will make sure their bikes riders are always at the front, but ultimately I think Coma/KTM will nail the strategy game...

#3 Yamaha - Despres - Cyril will have something to prove, and I think he'll get at least one stage win just to rub it in - however, I feel there will be the odd occasion where things just don't go right for him, and the other teams/riders will take advantage of that - he will hang on in there, but I fear the Yamaha France team structure isn't going to be enough compared to the win-at-all-costs approach of KTM and Honda?

These are just my random thoughts...

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Old 10-20-2013, 05:28 AM   #866
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I hope so!!!! Go red!!!
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #867
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I thought I would share. By far, the best photos of the race!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4611694&type=3
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #868
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I hope so!!!! Go red!!!
I'd rather see the small company that has given a lot to the sport triumph over the big one that just seems to want to throw a lot of money at it for a quick result, and then probably turn its back on us again while it concentrates on it road bikes and boring commuters.

But that's just me...
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I thought I would share. By far, the best photos of the race!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4611694&type=3
You are not wrong! Some fantastic photos for sure!!!

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I'd rather see the small company that has given a lot to the sport triumph over the big one that just seems to want to throw a lot of money at it for a quick result, and then probably turn its back on us again while it concentrates on it road bikes and boring commuters.

But that's just me...
Aw, I'm not sure that's entirely fair?

Ultimately the only reason any manufacturer is in this (or any other) motorsport is to sell more machines to the public, and you could hardly call KTM 'small' these days...

I'd also argue that over the years, Honda have invested a huge amount in all forms of motorsport - on two and four wheels: motocross, rally-raid, WSB and Moto GP, Touring Cars and F1 - that ultimately has had a trickle-down effect of that technology available in the production vehicles we can buy today, and not least they have been instrumental in raising the profiles of those sports considerably?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the underdog too - although it is somewhat ironic that the largest motorcycle company in the world is actually considered the underdog when it comes to Dakar these days... such is the strangle-hold that KTM have on the sport!

Of course the sweetest thing of all would be to see Despres win Dakar with what is essentially a 'privateer' team effort, trouncing both the big boys, and winning that 6th title fair and square!

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