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Old 01-09-2014, 02:56 PM   #151
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:16 PM   #152
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Day 5. Out of race

The mechanics were still working this morning to repair the car. But we ran out of time, the start control closed at 9:05.
Sadly, we are now out of race.
- Engine won’t turn. Piston rods big end ceased, overheated brakes etc. Cause of death: hole in oil line. -
Garry and me are sobbing and having the “post mortem” talk. He is devastated, this was his go for a dakar finish, and we know that we could have made it when it was up to our ability and race strategy. “The turtle” failed us.
My first withdrawal ever.

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Old 01-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #153
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Stage 4 stories still filtering through, so lets look at those first. If you want to move on, scroll down.

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HRC nice pics: http://www.teamhrc.com/rally/news/?r...nt_report=2822

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This guy keeps smiling but it must be harder every day


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Yamaha Motors Italy just posted:

"Uno stoico #Catanese ha concluso la 4 tappa della #Dakar: "Sono letteralmente distrutto, ma felicissimo di aver passato indenne questi due giorni di marathon". Forza Francesco!!!"

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A stoic # Catanese ended the stage 4 of the # Dakar: "I literally destroyed, but happy to have gone unscathed this two-day marathon." Strength Francis!

https://plus.google.com/101647660082...ts/joFjfnCPSiq

(absolutely no way to catch up for myself, sorry if this is outdated)
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Hi, g'morning everyone!
Estonian guys Toomas Triisa (#133) and Mart Meeru (#117) released audio interview covering topics related to last two stages. No point to give link here as it is in estonian but main facts:
- Toomas made the same wrong turn one valley too early as Sunderland and Co. Actually they made it together :). Missed several CP-s, expecting penalties. Also made navigation mistake at the end of the fourth stage.
- Mart made no mistakes, everything fine.
Mart starts 36th @ 0717 and Toomas starts 43rd @ 0719.
I've added them to my "cheering" list and wish them good fortune on this looong stage.
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Nice to see the 66 on Marc's windscreen in honor of our fallen Kurt Caselli. In the US, NBC did a nice tribute to him on the first day of coverage. Godspeed Kurt.

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#29 Jean Azevedo

"Infelizmente o regulamento prevê a exclusão da prova quando um piloto não passa por um determinado número de Waypoints (pontos de passagens obrigatórias) e de CPs (pontos de controle de passagens onde a cartela de tempo é carimbada). E foi exatamente o que aconteceu. Cumpri menos da metade da especial e, por isso, não poderei continuar. Lamento demais estar fora."

"Unfortunately, the Regulation provides for the exclusion when a pilot does not go through a number of waypoints (points of compulsory passages) and CPs (control points of passages where the chart is time stamped). And that's exactly what happened. I rode less than half of the special and therefore I can not continue. Sorry too be out."

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Agreed - this is the stage description for today:


After two race days with completely separate routes, everyone will gather together to tackle the longest stage of the rally. They will need to be extremely resistant to overcome these two sections of the special stage which will primarily feature sand. All day long the competitors will make headway on off-piste sections: those who have poorly assessed the limits of their engine will constantly be on the verge of overheating and all the more so, as the region's temperatures are generally very high. At the bivouac in Tucuman, the candidates for the podium will have been whittled down to a select few, as many of them will no longer be a part of this elite group. For many others, their timing and mechanical mishaps will only become apparent in the middle of the night.

The potential relief is a neutralised section in the middle - but while un-timed, it doesn't mean it will be easy going... there is also the very real danger that backmarkers are going to get caught by the cars and trucks today.

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #154
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Text from Clayton Jacobsen #129 (sorry if it's 205, thought it useful to share) I'm sure he does not mind me sharing and I'm sure the story will come out by many others in more detail.

"I did not crash, but I am out for missing the start of the second day marathon. They closed the stage after they lost control of security (David's words). Held us at 2700m overnight, and would not let us leave for the start of the start of the next day, even though we had start times. Me and 6 other riders got %^&*"!_&*%^ by the ASO. Spent 3 hours arguing with David Caster and race director but to no avail. Heading home, very disappointed and a long story to tell"

Then there were some additional words about the ASO.

I feel for Clayton, I really do. His bike is in good shape and so it he, but still, he is out.

Lyndon.

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- quad

290 - Javier Fernández's camp fire in the mountains


A stubbly face, a clear gaze and bristling with energy, Javier Fernández still does not know what the Dakar has in store for him. And it is all because of a makeshift bivouac. After being stopped at 6 pm for safety reasons as he made his way towards Barreal, the lanky Uruguayan who withdrew seven stages into his maiden Dakar in 2011 spent a curious night with his quad at 4,000 masl. But they were not alone. "With two hours of daylight left, I still had 60 or 70 kilometres to go until the bivouac of the marathon stage. Nevertheless, the race officials stopped us for overriding safety reasons. At the time, I was with six other riders: two Frenchmen, an Australian, a Bosnian, a Dutchman and a Chilean, Axel Heilenkotter. We understood the situation and followed the officials' instructions. But we didn't have anything on us. I only had the emergency kit. We managed to set up a shelter with the banners in the organisers' cars. It was cold, so we lit a fire. It was both amazing and enjoyable. But I still don't know whether I'll be able to stay in the race... and finish the Dakar for the first time."

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076 - Nicolás Cardona, the Venezuelan who keeps on climbing

Cardona's not a fan of long speeches. He is curt and concise. He needs no superlatives to stress just how tough the marathon stage was. The amazing thing about it is that he posted his best performance so far in a stage in which the entire field struggled just to make it to the finish, with varying degrees of success. He finished 19th the day before yesterday and 18th yesterday, which is quite remarkable for someone who is riding his second Dakar. He survived the famous first stage in good shape despite facing his fair share of obstacles: "It was quite tough from a navigational point of view. I got lost and ended up in a group with Hélder Rodrigues, among others. We worked together and managed to find the right way, which was hidden on a riverbank. Altitude was the other factor — my heart started thumping really fast. But everything went back to normal. Actually, the stage suited me, because I'm a tall enduro specialist, and it had lots of rocky sectors."
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The Dakar is a tough race an I definitely got to experience the tough side but it was a great feeling to win a stage!! Thank you very much for all the support!!
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Been meaning to post a note about liaison and neutralized sections, hopefully this will help clarify Kevin's situation as well as the neutralization today...

1) You must leave the bivouac on your scheduled time. This is determined by your finishing order the day before, so that whoever won leaves at the first departure time we see on the stage schedule, 2nd 2 minutes after that, and so on.

2) There is an "offset" of time for completing the liaison. This can be calculated by taking the distance to travel, dividing by the speed limit, and adding a few minutes to the result. You have time to take a pee, but you can't speed (due to rules) and you also can't dawdle (time is not long enough).

3) If you ride ~5km/h under the speed limit for the entire distance, with maybe a stop for a pee, you will arrive at the DSS with ~15-30 minutes to spare before your start, depending on the length of the liaison. This is where you see people grabbing a quick nap, peeing, drinking, swapping goggle lenses, whatever.

If there is a gas stop (typically at the DSS but not always), there will be time to get through that and still have at least 10 minutes to yourself.

4) There is no time to waste. On many mornings, the liaison is hundreds of K's long. For that entire distance, you have to keep the bike in a ~8km/hour band below the speed limit but close to it, if you want to have time to drink/ eat when you get to the DSS.

There is very little time to deal with a problem like Kevin had. If you aren't moving, you are very quickly outside the 30 minute window after your start time. The pressure is on, even if the pace isn't that high.

5) Neutralization: there will be a speed limit in the roadbook, typically 60-110kph. If you ride within 5 kmh of that limit, you'll have a few extra minutes, maybe as many as 20, at the other end. Sometimes there is a gas, which gives you 15 more. But you are on the clock, albeit not racing, and there is not time to pfaff about.

6) ASS back to Bivouac- there is still a schedule, but it is much more relaxed. You have time to fart around at the ASS, ride a bit slower, and do whatever you need to without worrying you'll get in the bivouac too late, within reason. Typically, though, since food is at the Bivy, you just stay on the same approach- 5kmh below the limit until you are back, enjoying total priority over all traffic for the entire run. You might even pop a wheelie or 3 for the policemen to cheer you on with.

We see a disproportionate number of images from these points, because they are typically easy to get to and take pictures of. Grabbo taking a nap, etc. The reality is, you are on the clock and under pressure from early AM, until whenever you get back to the bivouac.

Common F5 opinion during the Stage 5

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By this does it mean, that COMA went the correct way, and the other 7 messed up? Missed WP's... or they "lucked out"?
It's all greek to me
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Maray keeps reporting that many riders are coming in the wrong way. They call it the "Etapa de Terror".
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Maray
"They are coming from everywhere!!"
Some of them are going back, some of them kept going.
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With riders coming in all directions it seems we have a new drama.
NaviGate!!!!
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Navi-gate
Irri-gate
where do you guy's get this stuff...?! you can't write comedy like this!
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It got worse from here. After shortening the stage the ASO possies showed Va Niekerk in the lead and then they deleted the page for a while before the "proper" results could be compiled.


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This is the area of chaos. I wasn't able to get details, but they're out there... somewhere....

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Don't recall who but it was said earlier that the road book was tricky due to recent rains...meaning the road book says turn right on a track but there was no track as rains had washed it away. This leads to riders going straight and being confused then voila a track on the right, only thing is that track goes for a while and eventually riders realize next tulips don't make sense.

Faulty road book?

Not saying this is the case today but it was a yesterday when some front runners got lost for a bit...
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Gabriel Barrionuevo ‏@gbarrionuevo 1m
#Dakar #Belen #Catamarca pic.twitter.com/CPjMJxcIHr

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dakar com
Coma:
It was another tough day. It was really hot out there. It's also difficult in terms of navigation as well because of the rain last week which makes it difficult to see anything. To get to the end of the stage, I rode for 10 km lost in a river bed. In general, it's tough for everyone. For the race lead, you can lose lots of time at any moment. When you open the way, it's a bit like playing Russian roulette.
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dakar com


Barreda
A really, really hard stage. I had a problem on the first kilometres at the start with the fuel system. I lost about twenty minutes there, but after that I could start again and I got back some time. Finally, after some difficult navigation I arrived at the finish of the special behind Marc, but the problem was that I had to go back for a way point and I had problems with the fuel again. I lost a lot of time trying to repair this problem. It's ok because I'm here at the finish and many rivals also had problems. So the race continues and it's important that we try to do a good job on the next days.
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Not much chance of that happening, IMO. People go not because it is fair or easy, but because it is NOT fair, and NOT easy.

We live in an age where so many things have become so straightforward, so consistent, so good, that we take it all for granted.

We sleep in comfortable beds, we eat fresh and tasty food, we travel quickly and efficiently thru lives that seemed impossible for even the wealthiest just a few generations ago. We work in jobs that pay wages but not always fulfillment, where our efforts are absorbed by a whole we don’t always believe in. We are connected with many, but feel lonely. We find ourselves smothered in this supposed paradise, alone among many, hungry among plenty, searching for something that feels substantial. Our lives of plenty, designed around ease and contentment, sometimes leave us empty.

I contend that the antidote to all this is a combination of suffering and hedonism, defeat and triumph, and wonder at a world that is not sanitary. Everyone I know who has participated in Dakar has felt a truth of suffering, of emotional highs and soul-crushing lows, of comradeship and belonging, that transcends all this.

Dakar isn't fair, and it won't be. It sucks for Clayton, it sucks for people who got pointed off track by an official, it sucks for people that didn't get enough gas or who got stuck in the mud that wasn't in the roadbook (oh wait, never mind on that last one)... but we went for the exact reasons that it does not make sense, and in that, provides a relief from the drudgery and boredom of modern life.

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Paulo Goncalves: "After having lost my chances to fight for a top position following the problems during the marathon stage, I tried my best today to support Joan Barreda. I had a good pace, leading the race halfway through the stage. In the boiling temperatures I suddenly felt my feet getting hot, and I saw that my bike was burning. I jumped off and tried to extinguish the fire with sand, but I could not fight it, the bike burnt down completely. I am extremely disappointed, after all the hard work during the year to be out of the race in this way."
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massive webventure.com.br update, posting new photos from stages 3 & 4.


#17 - MICHAEL METGE (FRA) [YAMAHA]





#4 - JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) [KTM]





#22 - ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) [SHERCO]





#64 - LAURENT LAZARD (URY) [KTM]





#2 - MARC COMA (ESP) [KTM]





#109 - FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) [GAS - GAS]





#33 - JOSE MANUEL PELLICER (ESP) [SUZUKI]





#9 - DAVID CASTEU (FRA) [KTM]



these photos and more are all posted in the Dakar 2014 Photo F5rehose for you enjoyment. LOTS OF PHOTOS. :XD



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Nooooooooooooooo
FATAL ACCIDENT
Tweet:

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#Dakar2014. Se espera información oficial, pero hubo accidente fatal en medio de la carrera. Volcó camioneta y habrían muerto 2 periodistas.
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Official information is expected, but there was a fatal accident in the middle of the race. Overturned truck and died 2 journalists.
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Just in:

Paul Jay
9 minutes ago via Twitter
Bike won't start, fuel problems, 8hrs of kicking it in the desert. no drinking water left, holed sump water tank as well, found shade, c ...

Paul Jay
3 minutes ago via Twitter
I'm ok, I can do blisters on hands, bum and feet, no sleep, no food hrs and hrs of riding but no water stuck in a desert is life threat ...

Paul Jay
4 minutes ago via Twitter
live for!!
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Escale Brothers drama again...

Oriol made it to CP1 and was waiting for his brother Gilber. ASO informed him that his brother crashed and is being taken to the hospital. At the moment we don't know if Oriol continued the race or went with Gilbert to the hospital... ASO informed the team that Gilbert is stable.
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Spare a thought for AC today! Eight years ago today!


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Hey guys,

I just wanted to share the explanations given by some latin riders just interviewed on the Fox Sports broadcast.

What happens is that a lot of bushes, small branches and what they call "cammel's hair" get stuck in the bike, specially in the surroundings of the exhaust port. Felipe Prohens explained that it was just like lighting a camp fire... He also reported that the GAS-GAS of #24 spanish rider GERARD FARRES GUELL, also caught fire...

A couple riders also reported that their bikes also caught small fire, but luckily were able to stop and put it out. Others reported that they had to stop many times to let the bike cool down and to clean all the bushes and branches in the engine area...

Sorry for the riders who lost their bikes on these undesired events.
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Coma is back
Marc Coma, the three times winner of the event, put distance between himself and his rivals on the day's stage, which was partially shortened due to the extreme temperatures threatening the safety of the bikers.
After four days of racing, a good number of the favourites on the Dakar have already suffered for various reasons or even returned home in some cases. Marc Coma, however, chose the morning of the 5th stage to burst into action and strike a major blow against all his rivals, whether named Cyril Despres, already in difficulty the day before, or Joan Barreda, who ground to a halt on the route to Tucuman. After having overtaken “Chaleco” Lopez then Juan Pedrero, the winner of yesterday's stage, the KTM leader re-asserted his status by putting an impressive distance between himself and his pursuers. On completion of the first part of the special stage, a 211-km long section, the comeback king, who had to miss out on the Dakar 2013 due to an injured shoulder, avoided the many traps into which fell Paulo Gonçalves (who dropped out after his bike caught fire) or Cyril Despres (overheated engine, navigation errors, etc.). Since cohesion is a sacred concept for the Catalans, it was natural that his closest pursuer was none other than his water carrier, Jordi Viladoms, 13 minutes behind. A gap was opened on Despres, who finished 45 minutes later; on Barreda and Pain, who lost out in similar proportions; and on Lopez, who trailed in more than 50 minutes after.

The situation seemed to take a turn for the worst at the start of the second section to be covered, due to a leak spotted on the petrol tank of his KTM. However, when on form, Coma enjoys luck as well as his talent. A quick-fix repair carried out with Viladoms already put a small smile back on his face before, several minutes later, the news was announced that the second section of the special stage had been cancelled, meaning the times at the end of the first section stood for the stage results. In total, the day seems to be an excellent one for Coma, because he now only has three rivals positioned within less than an hour in the general standings, namely Joan Barreda, “Chaleco” and Jordi Viladoms, respectively 41'10'', 53'40'' and 58'58'' behind.

The quad category witnessed the same modification to the programme, but without seeing such a significant sea-change in the standings. Ignacio Casale retains the lead of the general standings, but his closest rival is now Sergio Lafuente, who added his third special stage victory to his roll of honour, overtaking Rafal Sonik to take the bottom step of the virtual podium.
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Parental guidance advised (clean edit version)


The route is on f5ire - Davie C and the bloodhound ensemblé

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlUjWGQX5Es

The route - the route - the route is on fire…
The route - the route - the route is on fire…

The route - the route - the route is on fire…
We can’t find no waypoint - where’s the motherf5#¤in’ turn?!!
turn mother-f5#¤er - turn

Hello my name is Davie C and I'm the recce guy
I'm not known to you, but I’m old school, steep grades? Like – are you high?!!
Yo’ don't know moto' - if y'all keeps be buggin' - givin’ props to my bro’ 'cause he okay…
But I can take the heat 'cause in the other right seat known (as) JP Fonntenay?
Yeah I'll hang out lotsa WeePees - hard to see in the nick of time.
But if you’re crashin’ thru my stages, you can stick ‘em where the sun don't shine
'Cause I'm kind of like Luc Al-phand always strokin' my hair wavy
I'm the root of all that's evil - yeah - but you can call me Davie


The route - the route - the route is on fire…
The route - the route - the route is on fire…

The route - the route - the route is on fire…
We can’t find no waypoint - where’s the motherf5#¤in’ turn?!!
turn mother-f5#¤er – turn!

Yo yo…

This hardcore desert buster image takes a bit of practice
It’s not black like Clayton’s night was, no is it white like France’s flag is,
So if Manny’s f5 and the ASO’les six than this must be day seven?
Beech’s donkey's gone to heaven…
But if we go to hell, well then Gonk’s bike it burnt well
We'll spend our daze with Gilles La-lay, J Perez, Richard Sainct, and Elmer as-well.
and Andy C, Meo, T. Sa-bine and Gas-ton Rahier's poltergeist


And where is Et-i-enne La-vigne cuz he's the anti-christ..?!


The route - the route - the route is on fire…
The route - the route - the route is on fire…

The route - the route - the route is on fire…
We can’t find no waypoint - where’s the motherf5#¤in’ turn?!!
turn mother-f5#¤er - turn

Everybody where we go?
Uhh Ohh!?
C'mon Maray people !!
Uhh Ohh!?
Throw your hands in the air !!
Uhh Ohh!?
C'mon Maray people !?
Uhh Ohh !?
Wave ‘em’ like you don't care !?
Uhh Ohh !?
C'mon protest people
Ooo Ooo
Everbody say whoa!!
Uhh Ohh !?
C'mon jury people
Uhh Ohh !?
Everybody where’d they go?


C'mon Maray people !!
Uhh Ohh!?
Throw your hands in the air !!
Uhh Ohh!?
C'mon Maray people !?
Uhh Ohh !?
Wave ‘em’ like you don't care !?
Uhh Ohh !?
C'mon protest people
Ooo Ooo
Everbody say whoa!!
Uhh Ohh !?
C'mon jury people
Uhh Ohh !?
Everybody where’d they go?
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it always amazes me to read from a bunch of guys who are sitting behind a computer screen, who seem to know everything about everything and have conspiracy theories left and right.

guys! get out there and see what it's like for yourself and you'll realize that the #1 priority of the Dakar promoters is to put a good race on with the least injuries.

when they have doubts about the safety of back markers or most of the field, they WILL cancel certain parts of the stages without hesitating. When it happens, there is always somebody who gains or doesn't lose from it. I see it at local enduros when it gets rerouted after the first 10 guys when nobody can cross a creek anymore. thats life and it's for the best of the whole race and its competitors.

get real!
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+1

Kuba>


Farres
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Choco Con las vacas y me llamo juan barreda….
Mi cai de la moto y me Duele mi muñeca
Piloto por HRC y le doy a toda madre
Heeeey Juan Barreda


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Troy, you've got some competition!
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COMA (ESP)
KTM
18:45:11 - -
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BARREDA BORT (ESP)
HONDA
19:26:21 00:41:10 -
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LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL)
KTM
19:38:52 00:53:41 -
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VILADOMS (ESP)
KTM
19:44:09 00:58:58 -
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DUCLOS (FRA)
SHERCO
19:47:24 01:02:13 -
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PRZYGONSKI (POL)
KTM
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ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL)
SPEEDBRAIN
20:08:41 01:23:30 -
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PAIN (FRA)
YAMAHA
20:12:33 01:27:22 00:15:00
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CASTEU (FRA)
KTM
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RODRIGUES (PRT)
HONDA
20:43:29 01:58:18 -
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GOUET (CHL)
HONDA
20:52:05 02:06:54 -
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PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP)
SHERCO
20:55:55 02:10:44 -
1
DESPRES (FRA)
YAMAHA
21:08:12 02:23:01 01:00:00

1 hour penalty for CD

http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/s...kes.html#ancre
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140/180: speeds in kph?
Nope, its a CAP heading.

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Hola a todos,
Pido disculpas si os ha parecido que no he querido ayudar a Gonçalves. Cuando he llegado y he visto el humo he avisado a los que habia alrededor, He bajado, he visto que él estaba bien físicament y que poco podía hacer yo por la moto y en el calenton de la carrera he decidido seguir.
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I apologize if you think that I have not wanted to help Gonçalves. When I arrived and I saw the smoke I have warned that there were around, I downloaded, I saw that it was good physical and that little I could do for the bike, and in the heated race I decided to follow.
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Yesterday's buggy that caught fire...


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#179 Joerg Majli (DEU) Largada simbólica DAKAR Rosario / sábado 4 de enero
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From Olivier Pain

From stage 2
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The end of the ride for Frederic




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Here are the WP distances, provided they don't alter it too much:



Scaling might be a bit off due to the missing part in km's (270km=>294km)

CP1 @ 43km
WP1 @ 51km (or @ CP1)
WP2 @ 81km
WP3 @ 111km
WP4 @ 151km
WP5 @ 190km
WP6 @ 218km
Start Neutralisation/refuel @ 234km
WP7/End Neutralisation @ 296km
WP8 @ 319km
WP9 @ 348km
ASS @ 400km

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Support route for the day:


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Stage 6 GE KMZ file:

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Quick Reference Stage 6 Map
. I had to change the last few waypoints. The ODO reset and the spacing of some of the drawings weren't working out quite right..... And I added weather. Looks like it's going to be cool tomorrow. Not temperature cool.....

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Today's briefing. From Dak official.

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http://www.omnicorse.it/magazine/336...ndo-ma-riparte

davis casteu fell in today's stage and broke a collarbone. He will try anyway to get to the end of this dakar.
bugger!
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Nooooooooooooooo



FATAL ACCIDENT
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#Dakar2014. Se espera información oficial, pero hubo accidente fatal en medio de la carrera. Volcó camioneta y habrían muerto 2 periodistas.
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Official information is expected, but there was a fatal accident in the middle of the race. Overturned truck and died 2 journalists.
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with pic of the road in article

Rally Dakar 2014 threw this Thursday the balance of two fatal victims. The deceased are cordoban journalists who were covering the race and traveled from Catamarca, Tucumán.
The fact was confirmed by Commissioner Daniel Omar Roldán Catamarca police world D.
The deceased are Daniel Eduardo D'Ambrosio, Córdoba and Villa Carlos Paz Agustin Ignacio mine .
In the van in which they were travelling were two others that would be out of danger.
According to police sources, around 17.30, on a curve are they exceeded and fell into a ravine. The punctual incident took place at the slope the Chilca, reaching the post of the Infiernillo.
Apparently the vehicle would have fallen into the void and deceased both have left dismissed the rolling. Yet there are no details on the whereabouts of the third journalist, who is of Peruvian origin.
Our Special Envoy, Augustine fronted, okay

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Octavio's facebook

Sorry about the tragic events, and everyone involved.
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Another italian rider out from this race. Francesco Catanese withdraw due to dehydration.

Curious story about Luca Viglio's getaway from the infamous canyon.
Here the article in Italian:
http://www.worldrallyraid.com/blog/2...ndo-lentamente
He found himself stuck and didn't know how to exit from there, tried many times but no way to get out. He almost decided to retire from the race and took a look at his mobile to contact his team manager, Roberto Boano. Surprisingly for him in that hideaway the mobile was working so he sent an sms to Boano asking for advice. All he received were three words: "Believe in yourself". He did it. And somewhere found the strenght to get out and continue the race. And he's still in!
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Etapa 5

withdrawals

Also ROSA ROMERO FONT, ...........................................


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Nicolas Brabeck (AUT)








etapa Nombre Marca Razón
5 154 GAS - GAS
abandono
5 55 KAWASAKI
abandono
5 110 GAS - GAS
abandono
5 24 GAS - GAS
abandono
5 141 KAWASAKI
abandono
5 177 YAMAHA
abandono
5 104 KTM
abandono
5 124 KTM
no iniciar
5 171 HONDA
abandono
5 95 YAMAHA
abandono
5 114 KTM
abandono
5 159 HONDA
abandono
5 56 YAMAHA
abandono
5 112 YAMAHA
abandono
5 37 HONDA
abandono
5 151 YAMAHA
abandono
5 196 YAMAHA
abandono
5 105 GAS - GAS
abandono
5 10 HONDA
abandono
5 127 YAMAHA
no iniciar
5 175 YAMAHA
retirada
5 97 SUZUKI
abandono
5 116 KTM
abandono
5 164 BMW
abandono
5 77 YAMAHA
no iniciar
5 113 YAMAHA
abandono
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As the dust settles for a bit...

Another fantastic experience here following this Dakar Sud. And incredible insight from all the vets. Really exceptional. Thanks. (Ned, very arresting perspectives.)

My yearly take on the Dakar:

Like anything so full of passion, it's always proved to be a love/ hate relationship... seemingly regardless of whether you're a competitor, a follower... or... as I imagine the ASO.

I can't imagine the pressure and responsibilities felt by the ASO, to maintain such an ambitious event. One that has such high levels of EVERYONE'S expectations. Each seeking an interpersonal quest, a seminal benchmark... an exploration in the strength of one's character in so many ways.

Yet there is so much margin for error coordinating such an enormous event annually. And the ASO seemingly hoists a bullseye on their back every year as a target for any potential disappointments.

Say what you will about the French, but it takes an extremely confident character... an almost wreckless bravado to undertake such a daunting event each year.

That character seems to define the race and define it's competitors.

Granted, it's still a love/ hate relationship.
Phew...almost up to date now
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#81 F Beltrami finally showed up on the withdrawal list, and a pic on FB:


Grazie a+Battery energy drink ,per aver contribuito alla Dakar 2014


two previous attempts ended at withdrawal on the cursed stage five, this year sadly on three. Nicer to finish than not, but better to start than not, by far.
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KTM'S GRABHAM CHECKS IN AFTER DAKAR CRASH
10/01/2014

Yesterday KTM Australia’s Ben Grabham suffered a heavy crash in the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally between San Juan and Chilecito, ruling him out of a promising Dakar campaign in which he had run as high as ninth overall after finishing sixth in the second stage of the event.

Due to a heavy head knock he wasn’t available for comment immediately after his retirement from the event, but the champion racer has subsequently surfaced to add a little more detail to the incident.

And although he’s completely devastated by the fact that he will not be riding across the finish line in Chile as a Dakar finisher this year, the three-time Finke Desert Race winner showed he still hasn’t lost his sense of humour.

Ben Grabham: “I'm a bit sore and sorry for myself as I started in 79th place yesterday and the dust was so bad that even though I was trying to take it easy I clipped a rock on top of a mountain and ended up going over a pretty big drop. The bike and I tumbled close to 100 metres down the mountain. I’m pretty sore all over but lucky not to have done worse. My head was knocked a bit silly for the day and the bike was not coming out of where it was without a chopper to lift it out. It took me an 8-hour taxi ride over the mountains to catch back up with the team.

I didn't know where I was and neither did anyone else for about 7 hours - and to make matters worse, no one around me could speak any English, my phone was flat and I was starting to think I was going to have to live there until I learned how to speak Spanish!”

Three-time winner Marc Coma (KTM) won the fifth stage of the event from Jordi Viladoms (KTM) and Helder Rodrigues (Honda).

Coma now leads the event by 41 minutes over the Honda of Joan Barreda Bort and the KTM of Francisco Lopez Contardo.

For more information on KTM motorcycles visit www.ktm.com.au or www.facebook.com/KTMAustralia
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Email from Yamaha/Despres:

"Another frustrating day today for Cyril Despres (Yamaha Factory Racing) with fuel problems forcing him to end his search for the elusive WP17 prematurely. He finally finished 18th on the day and is currently 8th overall. He will however receive an extra hour’s penalty later on this evening for the missing waypoint. Team-mate Michael Metge did manage to find the WP. Finishing 13th on the stage, Mika is 18th at 3h16’03.

Cyril Despres

"It was very hot in the special and the sand was soft. Because of that I was paying particular attention to engine temperature and even more so when I noticed I was consuming fuel at an alarming rate. I was on my way to get the famous WP17 but had to turn back when I realised I wouldn’t have enough fuel to make it to the end. I was right on the limit of running out when I came across a quad rider who kindly gave me a litre and a half. In all, my various problems cost me 44 minutes, to which will be added the one hour penalty…"

Michael Metge

"After yestrday’s stage I started late this morning and suffered in the dust right at the beginning of the special. After that we got to the first set of dunes and I was pleased to find that, after the changes we’d made to my suspension, my bike handled much better than in the sand on the second stage. All of which meant I was able to attack the second lot of dunes in the camel grass with much more confidence and got past a fair few riders, to finish 13th on the stage. All in all, not a bad day."
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Now they put Laia on the HRC videos....
BamBam looks on the verge of bang...


Not a word on Gonk.




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Even more hartbreaking, lot of effort to save the bike and then fail. Feel really sorry for the guy
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After a search in the night , Pål Anders Ullevålseter found the bike that he was robbed during the Rally Dakar three days ago .

The motorcycle was found dumped in the desert and is now being brought back to Ullevålseter who are asleep , reports the motorcyclist's press officer Håkon Bjercke VG.

Press contact woke up to a text from Ullevålseter , which read that they had found the bike "in the middle of nowhere". Ullevålseter is still not relieved man claims Bjercke .

- We still do not know what condition the bike is in. There is a lot of equipment on the bike that may have been lost, says Bjercke .

- Excited state

The bike with equipment costing a total of around 300,000 NOK. Bjercke said that some of the equipment , such as GPS , have already been saved , but the rest is uncertain .

- We are very excited condition now. We get a reply within days , says Bjercke , which crosses fingers :

- If we find it in the state it was stolen , it will be used again . Then it's just a change of engine is needed , says press contact.

« Bicycle Accident »

He is still unsure whether Ullevålseter want to use the bad-luck bike. The Norwegian has used it twice Rally Dakar without having very good luck . The first time he broke his femur, while this year was stolen after engine failure .

- His partner call it karma. She believes that he should never use the bike again, says Bjercke .

Ullevålseter go home to Norway 13 January after standing of the prestigious rally race.
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For anyone who can't bare to trawl through a 100+ pages of F5ire hose each day, I have also been doing my best to summarize the key elements of each day on the jennydakar.com Facebook page...

Together with a number of updates during the day yesterday, this is my summary of SS5 and preview of SS6 this morning:


The dawn of Dakar Day 6, and the competitors have an hour reprieve with a later start for the short 37km liaison to the start the final stage before rest day. Stage 6 will encompass 400kms, with a neutralised sector in the middle - after which, the bikes, cars and trucks all follow the same route into Salta - the bivouac for two nights for the bikes, and three nights for the cars, who will undertake a loop stage the day after rest day, while the bikes head north into Bolivia.

While we wait for the action (and inevitable carnage it would seem) to unfold during the special stage today, some number to chew on:

At the end of SS5, only 84 bikes are showing as completed the stage - many of those with penalties for missed waypoints - including Cyril Despres, who is now 2h23m behind the race leader (and arch rival) Marc Coma... that is a tall order even for the superman Despres...

With bikes catching fire all over the stage yesterday, and others getting lost - the stand out performance of the day was perhaps the young (20 year old) Dutchman Robert Van Pelt - with a stunning 7th place finish on the stage!

The Tortoise and the Hare analogy can also be applied to HRC rider Helder Rodrigues, who up until now had almost be written off with another 'not his year' again - only to find him finish SS5 in a confident 3rd place, with faultless navigation and no penalties - and only 25 minutes behind leader/stage winner Marc Coma.

A lot of the [navigation] confusion yesterday seems to have stemmed for a series of ambiguous waypoints and roadbook instructions that were hard to follow after recent heavy rain.

With 121 starters listed yesterday and only 84 confirmed arrivals, it was another day of carnage - 26 withdrawals have already been confirmed, leaving 10 bikes still out on the stage unaccounted for... unfortunately, that includes one of my featured riders and our last British hope #99 Paul Jay, who we heard via twitter yesterday evening was having serious engine/starting problems, and was badly in need of food and water.

More updates as the action unfolds!"


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