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2016 Silkway Rally - Stage6 - Balkhash > Almaty

Klaus

Administrator


In between two lakes - 07/14/2016

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Distance:
Road section: 327 km
Special: 411 km
2nd Road section: 117 km

Schedule:
Cars will start the
road section at 06:00 (17:00 PST on 07/13/2016)
special at 10:40 (21:40 PST on 07/13/2016)

Timezone:
UTC+6 / MSK (Moscow standard time) / 13 hours ahead of current Pacific Time.
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Links:
Silk Way Rally 2016. Moscow - Beijing
Official Entry List
Live Results


Tracking:
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CJEFFERIES

Well-Known Member
Good job Damen, Max and Nico. Shortened rally, but still to win a stage is awesome. And going in to a rest day. I'm sure the car will be picked apart!!
 

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
Well done to Damen. No chest beating, big upping and chit talking..... just getting on with the job... :)
 

spalind

Well-Known Member
Incredible result for Damen against that field. Well done!

So is there a limit on fuel cell size for the Jefferies buggy or did it just show up that way because they didn't want to modify it from the way it was set up originally? Just wondering why it would have had the limited range that slowed them yesterday.
 

GEO_DXB

Well-Known Member
Incredible result for Damen against that field. Well done!

So is there a limit on fuel cell size for the Jefferies buggy or did it just show up that way because they didn't want to modify it from the way it was set up originally? Just wondering why it would have had the limited range that slowed them yesterday.
Damen runs Open Class, so I recon they made no changes into the buggy
 

CJEFFERIES

Well-Known Member
Not a limit but I think the problem is that the car owner believed that they didn't have to run a restrictor so they built a big engine only to find out literally the day it was going to the airport to be shipped that it did indeed need one. Well, it's not just put it on and go, the motor and gearing are now way wrong so i would say he's having to race in a gear two lower at times. Kind of like towing a heavy trailer.
 

spalind

Well-Known Member
Anyone want to chime in with what changes would be needed for it to run the Dakar?
 

E. Araiza

Well-Known Member
US RUSSIAN DOMINANCE
14.07.2016
S.6 - BALKASH-ALMATY “BETWEEN TWO LAKES” 789.28km
90% sand tracks, 10% off-road tracks

American Damen Jefferies (Buggy) and Russian Eduard Mardeev (Kamaz Master) won the shortened stage 6 (Balkash-Almaty) of the Silk Way Rally. Cyril Despres and Edouard Nikolaev still lead overall.

What to remember:

°An American at Almaty
°Kamaz triples up
°Tomorrow: Rest day

An American at Almaty

Reduced to 111kms of special stage for competitor’s safety, stage 6 of the 2016 Silk Way Rally between Balkhash and Almaty saw the American duo of Damen Jefferies and Max Eddy Jr in their home made buggy take the honours. However, the entry with no assistance whatsoever will be going home after tomorrow’s rest day. “It was a good day, very similar to the open desert races in the US”, said the California native. “I love Russia and will be back next year with a bigger buggy and race for the podium. “


Starting 12 th this morning after their accident yesterday, Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret (Peugeot DKR2008) finished second ahead of team mates Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Russia’s Vladimir Vasilyev (MINI ALL4 Racing) and Evgeny Firsov (Toyota Pickup) completed the top five. Fifteenth in the special stage at 08’08” to Jeffries, Cyril Despres and David Castera still have an 8- minute lead from Loeb and are 09’50” to the good from Vasilyev.

T2 : At a glance…

Kazakhstan’s Berezovskiy and Falkhov (Toyota Landcruiser) set best time in the production category ahead of The Australian tandem of Di Lallo and Suzuki (Isuzu D-Max) and Poland’s Molgo and Gorecki (Toyota Landcruiser).The Ford Raptor F150 of Terentiev and Berkut still lead in the general classification.

Kamaz triples up

Russian Airat Mardeev (Kamaz) bounced back from his turbo failure, which cost him the stage win yesterday, to set best time today ahead of his Kamaz-Master team mates Anton Shibalov at 0’33” and Dmitry Sotnikov at 2’18”. Siarhei Viasovich (MAZ) from Belarus was fourth, 02’34” adrift of Mardeev, ahead of the fourth best Kamaz on the day, Hou Hongning from China. Eight in the stage, Holland’s Martin Van Den Brink picked up three minutes on the overall leader, Edouard Nikolaev, while Shibalov completes the provisional podium.

Tomorrow: rest day at Almaty

Friday will bring a welcome break from the action for the 2016 Silk Way Rally caravan in the former Kazakhstan capital city, Almaty, before the final push through the Gobi desert and the finish in Beijing.
 

Short Bus

Well-Known Member
What article??
From the daily summary posted above:

Reduced to 111kms of special stage for competitor’s safety, stage 6 of the 2016 Silk Way Rally between Balkhash and Almaty saw the American duo of Damen Jefferies and Max Eddy Jr in their home made buggy take the honours. However, the entry with no assistance whatsoever will be going home after tomorrow’s rest day. “It was a good day, very similar to the open desert races in the US”, said the California native. “I love Russia and will be back next year with a bigger buggy and race for the podium.
 

bajaxp

Baja Bobsled Team
E. Araiza's post above said this....Reduced to 111kms of special stage for competitor’s safety, stage 6 of the 2016 Silk Way Rally between Balkhash and Almaty saw the American duo of Damen Jefferies and Max Eddy Jr in their home made buggy take the honours. However, the entry with no assistance whatsoever will be going home after tomorrow’s rest day. “It was a good day, very similar to the open desert races in the US”, said the California native. “I love Russia and will be back next year with a bigger buggy and race for the podium. “

Is it because they don't have any assistance or am I reading it wrong?
 

Short Bus

Well-Known Member
It does feel like something is lost in translation here. They must have at least had someone carrying extra tires along. The reference to "home made" buggy is a bit misleading as well. That sounds like he built it in his back yard in his spare time instead of the fact that he owns a business that builds race cars professionally.
 

Offspring

Well-Known Member
Or does it have something to do with breaking trial after rest day with out a team mate along with a translation issue? But after the huge restrictor over site anything is possible.
 
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