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Old 11-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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Go Grabbo! Any prediction on his starting position?

I'd love to see that thing training in the pines!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #17
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any others ?
Is David Schwartz racing the Dakar again in 2013 ?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #18
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:33 PM   #19
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Is David Schwartz racing the Dakar again in 2013 ?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #20
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Shane Diener from SA ?? Did hear a rumour earlier in the year.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:54 PM   #21
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Grabbo at Merzouga Rally Morocco last week

Grabbo at Merzouga Rally Morocco last week

“I did the best time in the prologue and so I opened the track of the first stage. I was comfortable on the first part till the refuelling because it was fast piste on a hard track, similar to what we are used to in Australia. I struggled a bit in the dunes because this is my first time that I navigate with road book and GPS but I’m happy because I’m learning a lot as we are using here the same navigation tools that we will find on the Dakar. Today there was even more dunes... i made a small mistake of navigation, and i lost some time"





Day 2 Ben went out and won the stage while still in learning / cruise mode !!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=zmt_sdG99WE interview with Ben after winning Day 2 and leading the rally.


Unfortunately on Days 3 & 4 Ben had to sit it out as he got a severe dose of Bali belly with dysentry, vomiting and a high fever



Day 5 still suffering Ben hit the dunes again and managed to get a bit more Dakar training in and still managed a solid 8th outright



Despite missing a couple of days stages Ben felt he made the most of the opportunity to do some solid testing in Dakar style terrain and get his head around the GPS navigation prior to lobbing up to the Dakar start in Lima Peru come 5th Jan 2013
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #22
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:33 AM   #23
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Ben will do really well. He is the real deal.

Can't wait.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #24
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Who is HSE Group?

They deserve a look for supporting Ben as major sponsor. As well as all the others of course.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #25
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Who is HSE Group?

They deserve a look for supporting Ben as major sponsor. As well as all the others of course.
Major sponsor to the KTM Team at the moment
http://www.hsegroup.com.au/

Go Grabbo, Troy and all the other Aussies as well
I have it on good goss that Troy O`Connor is on a KTM Rallye for the event also
Great work mate, Good Luck. Livin` the Dream
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:47 AM   #26
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Major sponsor to the KTM Team at the moment
http://www.hsegroup.com.au/

Go Grabbo, Troy and all the other Aussies as well
I have it on good goss that Troy O`Connor is on a KTM Rallye for the event also
Great work mate, Good Luck. Livin` the Dream
Rode with Troy yesterday. Tks to Mark Davidson Troy has the use of a 450 Rallye to ride for 2 weeks. Troy will be riding his KTM Rallye with a polish team at Dakar next year. Anyone that wants to follow Troy can keep upto date by following the Blackbutt hotel Facebook page
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:06 AM   #27
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The Dakar is awesome but the top rider ONLY coverage is just a travesty to those riders/privateeers further down - Riders who we can all relate to struggling like hell without a million dollar support team. I just cannot imagine 14 days of that hell.

So when is a salt of the earth journo going to be born and get their aussie arse over there and do daily coverage of the real privateer battler riders - and post it all up here. I dont care if the aussies are coming 120th place - I want all the details and the goPro footage and scandal and the politics and everthing.

and i hope that spanish coma guy kicks that french guy in the nuts this year
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The Dakar is awesome but the top rider ONLY coverage is just a travesty to those riders/privateeers further down - Riders who we can all relate to struggling like hell without a million dollar support team. I just cannot imagine 14 days of that hell.

So when is a salt of the earth journo going to be born and get their aussie arse over there and do daily coverage of the real privateer battler riders - and post it all up here. I dont care if the aussies are coming 120th place - I want all the details and the goPro footage and scandal and the politics and everthing.

and i hope that spanish coma guy kicks that french guy in the nuts this year
Mate - the coverage here on advrider is awesome - it's totally addictive and you will get people chiming in to cover just about all the competitors.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:45 AM   #29
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:00 AM   #30
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Major sponsor to the KTM Team at the moment
http://www.hsegroup.com.au/
and for a long time, sponsoring Schwarzy and Andy C in their Dakar rally efforts as well as Safari etc

Colin Ross the owner of HSE raced Safari a few times himself
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