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Old 12-11-2012, 03:18 AM   #76
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=Dakar

there was a comment about an Aussie in 1988 http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....5&postcount=10 but not sure if its a leg pull or serious

1998
Andy Haydon KTM640 3rd O/R

Andrew Coaker KTM640 23rd O/R, 3rd Marathon class
Simon Pavey Honda XR600 48th O/R


1999 Simon Pavey CCM 600 50th O/R

2000 Ian Blake KTM660RR DNF


2001 Mike Hughes Honda XR400 64th O/R


2003 Simon Pavey BMW F650GS DNF


2004
Andy Caldecott KTM660 Rallye DNF
Andrew Coaker KTM660 Rallye 24th O/R


2005
Andy Caldecott KTM660 Rallye 6th O/R
David Schwarz KTM450Rallye 37th O/R, 3rd 450cc
Simon Pavey BMW F650GS 78th O/R
Mike Hughes KTM660 RR DNF
Mark Eland KTM660 RR DNF


2006
Simon Pavey BMW F650GS 86th O/R
Andy Caldecott KTM660 Rallye DNF
Peter Moltmann KTM660 RR DNF
Christophé Barriere-Varju KTM660RR DNF
Mike Hughes KTM660 RR DNF


2007
Christophé Barriere-Varju KTM660RR 64th O/R
Mike Hughes KTM660RR 125th O/R
Mark Eland KTM660RR DNF


2009
David Schwarz KTM690RR 36th O/R
Simon Pavey BMW G650 68th O/R
Christophé Barriere-Varju KTM660RR DNF


2010
Rob Pollard KTM690RR 38th O/R
Christophé Barriere-Varju KTM660RR 56th O/R
Garry Connell Husaberg FE570 DNF
Andrew Scott Honda CRF450X DNF



2011
Jacob Smith Honda CRF450X 32nd O/R
Simon Pavey BMW G450X 71st O/R
Warren Strange Honda CRF450X DNF
Mark Davidson Honda CRF450X DNF
Simon Harslett Honda CRF450X DNF


2012
Dean Nuttall KTM450RR 40th O/R
Dave Schwarz Husaberg FE450 43rd O/R
Jamie Chittick Honda CRF450X 54th O/R
Rod Faggotter Husaberg FE450 DNF
Craig Tarlington KTM450RR DNF
Mark Davidson KTM450RR DNF
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #77
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A key fact is that the Aussie finishers of Dakar are guys who regularly finish the Safari in the top 10,

Those riders who dont run at this level in Safari have a low probability of finishing Dakar..................less than 10% chance based on history to date

Gives an indicator to the skill level required
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:37 AM   #78
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Aussies in the Dakar from 1998 to 2013

With considerable help and ignoring Andrew Scott listed as Canadian in 2010 and Andrew Coaker as an Englishman in 2004, I have added them in so it looks like this.

26 Australians have participated in the Dakar 48 times with 11 aussies (Andrew Coacker,Andy Haydon, Andy Caldecott, Christophe Barriere Varju, David schwarz, Dean nuttall, Jacob Smith, Jamie chittick, Mike Hughes, Rob Pollard, and Simon Pavey) who have finished a total of 21 times.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #79
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26 Australians have participated in the Dakar 48 times with 11 aussies (Andrew Coacker,Andy Haydon, Andy Caldecott, Christophe Barriere Varju, David schwarz, Dean nuttall, Jacob Smith, Jamie chittick, Mike Hughes, Rob Pollard, and Simon Pavey) who have finished a total of 21 times.
Also Paul Smith is about to be the first Aussie quad rider ever in Dakar
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #80
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Also Paul Smith is about to be the first Aussie quad rider ever in Dakar
......and has the potential to do well
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #81
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......and has the potential to do well
You mean he's crazy enough to do well
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #82
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SBS telecast

The annual Dakar Rally is on again in January and SBS will broadcast daily highlights following the cars, trucks, motorbikes and quads as they race through over 8,000 kilometres of merciless terrain from Peru to Chile.

Australia will again have a strong contingent in the Dakar Rally. In the bike category, nine Australians will take to the starting line including Simon Pavey, who will be competing in his ninth Dakar and Rod Faggotter. In the car category, Dakar veteran Bruce Garland will be competing as well as Geoff Olholm and Adrian Di Lallo. Paul Smith will feature in the quad category and Richard Hayes will compete in the truck category.

The 2013 Dakar Rally will begin in Lima, Peru and travel through Argentina to the finish line in Santiago, Chile. For the first time, the desert stages will make an appearance in the first few days of the rally. Both amateur and professional drivers take part in Dakar Rally, which sees them navigate particularly tough terrain, including dunes, mud, camel grass rocks and ergs. The mix of physical toughness, technical performance and spectacular backdrop makes the Dakar Rally one of the highlights of the motor sport calendar.

SBS will also provide coverage online through its SBS On Demand player at www.sbs.com.au/dakar, featuring catch-up highlights of every stage and every class – cars, bikes and trucks, and the SBS On Demand app for iPhone and iPad to keep track of the race on the go.

6 January to 21 January at 5:30pm on SBS ONE.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:05 AM   #83
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I'm waaaay ahead of you...

I put my vote "in" for setting the wheels in motion, with a few e-mails and phone calls just over 48 hours ago... Waiting to see now with great apprehension what the brass at HRC decide put forth as a statement, and plan to do as far as the Dakar 2013 squad is concerned...


Again, thoughts and prayers with Felipe and a "get well soon" to Sam...
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:17 AM   #84
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Had a pleasurable night out on Friday just gone with just a few of our Aussie Legends,, Here is the report

The Dakar Dinner went ahead last night at the Blackbutt Hotel, Newcastle.
A great night out with a feed, drinks a lot of laughs and chance to met & chat with some Aussie Dirtbike Legends
Here is a thrown together rieport of sorts (I am prety dusty this morning, so not much of a story) :roll:
Big Thankyou goes to Troy OConnor for the invite and hospitality :yo:
Mark Davidsons Dakar ride,, KTM450RR that he kindly lent to Ben to take to Morocco and recently both Troy & Ben to train on as their bikes are headed to the event staqrt already...


CHICKEN in the TOASTER :laugh:

Proud new owner of Grabbos BAJA Helmet, TB650 , good score mate :







Todd Smith with Troy

Todd about to auction of his helmet,, I thnk it was a Finke edition

Troy was on the go all night, this is one of the brief moments he got to stand still :laugh:

MC Pedro chatting to Ben

And Todd

I think the guys had a good night ???

Unfortunately Matt Fish was held up in Spain with his Husky Team mates, altitude training.
Big thanx to Troy for the invite and opportunity to get a few mates there in prime position front & centre B)
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #85
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With considerable help and ignoring Andrew Scott listed as Canadian in 2010 and Andrew Coaker as an Englishman in 2004, I have added them in so it looks like this.

26 Australians have participated in the Dakar 48 times with 11 aussies (Andrew Coacker,Andy Haydon, Andy Caldecott, Christophe Barriere Varju, David schwarz, Dean nuttall, Jacob Smith, Jamie chittick, Mike Hughes, Rob Pollard, and Simon Pavey) who have finished a total of 21 times.

Anyone got any information about what ages the riders were that competed, just interested to see the finishing rate with more/less experience, younger/older body etc... Looking at the safari results from this year theres a big age bracket up the front!

Safari 2012 Stage Wins

Name............... Wins .......Age ........Safaris Competed....... Dakars Competed
Todd Smith.......... 2 .........27................... 5 ...................................0
Jacob Smith .........5......... 23................... 6 ...................................1
Warren Strange... 2......... 46 ...................3.............................. ..... 1
Matt Fish .............1......... 32................... 6................................... 0
Rod Faggotter .....4 ..........36................... 5................................... 1
Russell Scoble..... 2 .........24 ...................2.............................. ...... 0
Shane Dienier...... 1......... 39 ...................4 ....................................0
Ben Grabham...... N/A. ....31.................... 5 ....................................0

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #86
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Anyone got any information about what ages the riders were that competed, just interested to see the finishing rate with more/less experience, younger/older body etc... Looking at the safari results from this year theres a big age bracket up the front!

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on the Aussie Dakar finishers list everyone has been 30+ so far except Jake in 2011 (Jamie ?? not sure)
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:58 PM   #87
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Anyone got any information about what ages the riders were that competed, just interested to see the finishing rate with more/less experience, younger/older body etc... Looking at the safari results from this year theres a big age bracket up the front!

Safari 2012 Stage Wins

Name............... Wins .......Age ........Safaris Competed....... Dakars Competed
Todd Smith.......... 2 .........27................... 5 ...................................0
Jacob Smith .........5......... 23................... 6 ...................................1
Warren Strange... 2......... 46 ...................3.............................. ..... 1
Matt Fish .............1......... 32................... 6................................... 0
Rod Faggotter .....4 ..........36................... 5................................... 1
Russell Scoble..... 2 .........24 ...................2.............................. ...... 0
Shane Dienier...... 1......... 39 ...................4 ....................................0
Ben Grabham...... N/A. ....31.................... 5 ....................................0
To put some kind of perspective on this, you really need to add: Safari's attempted & Dakar's attempted.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:43 PM   #88
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Grabbo's going to 'the Dakar!'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqNHya5jUd0




DAKAR »

In a comeback which has already defied the odds, one of Australia’s most decorated off-road racers Ben Grabham will realise a major career ambition when he rolls off the start line of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 5.

Watch the video as “Grabbo” discusses his thoughts on taking on the toughest and roughest rally race on the planet – DAKAR!
For more info visit www.ktm.com.au
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:56 AM   #89
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Good luck to Grabbo (and the others) what a recovery
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:42 AM   #90
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Marc Coma has pulled the pin on the 2013 Dakar, saying his shoulder injury sustained in October has not come good enough for him to be fit enough to ride let alone challenge for the win.

One less factory KTM to worry about!
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