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Africa Eco-race 2018 (the race to Dakar)

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by Bull-dust, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    Wuf van Ginkel is out due to engine problem that couldn't be fix safety to run surprising the fact Iveco engines are normal very reliable
     
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  2. mxenr

    mxenr Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that the engines are so reliable, they never had problems before. So thay don't have the spare parts on site
     
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  3. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    I think is some internal problem with the engine something not really repairable in field but back in workshop. Plus parts for that iveco engine in Africa are not really available off the shelf.
     
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  4. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    They tried to fix it the night before and had the engine apart, but looks like smth beyond field repair
     
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  5. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Nothing much going on

    Ullevalseter and Agoshkov are in top 4 at end of SS in bikes, but so far down the standings it changes nothing. Paolo Ceci in the lead.

    Matt Serradori won today's stage in cars with just couple of minutes in front of Vasiliev in his Mini. Vasiliev still has a 14 minute overall lead. 2 Optimus MD buggies 3 and 4th, De Rooy 5th in his truck.
     
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  6. Silverstone

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  7. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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  8. Bull-dust

    Bull-dust Well-Known Member

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    Stage 6



    Stage 7
     
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  9. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Vasiliev lost 1.5 hours stuck in the sand and is now losing 1.05h to Serradori but about an hour in front of 3rd place. De Rooy 4th overall in the truck, Tomecek 11th overall driving his Tatra truck solo
     
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  10. Silverstone

    Silverstone Well-Known Member

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  11. Bull-dust

    Bull-dust Well-Known Member

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    Stage 9
     
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  12. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    great pics from stage 9 and a very tasty Zetros T4. Maybe smth to play with after getting fed up with 2wd
     
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  13. CDN11

    CDN11 Well-Known Member

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    There is one competitor that has his steering wheel set-up Bus Style, interesting
     
  14. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    yea they are nice trucks having been in one on merc press day update vision of the unimogs
     
  15. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Leg 10
    in bikes
    Ullevalseter out for good with broken engine
    Agoshkov plagued with problems - broken wheel after a fall 20km from the start and placed last for the day.
    Ceci and Oliveira play safe, being 1st and 3rd at scratch and 1-2 overall.

    Cars
    First win for someone other than Vasiliev and Serradori - both struggled in the dunes allowing Dominique Laure his first stage win. Gomez was 3rd making it 1-3 for MD buggies.

    Trucks

    De Rooy losing time in the dunes, assisted by Van De Laar, stops before finish to thank VD Laar and allow him first stage win in his truck.
     
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  16. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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  17. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Serradori wins EcoRace, tomorrow is just a formality and finish at Lac Rose.

    Same with Ceci.
     
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  18. Bull-dust

    Bull-dust Well-Known Member

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    Stage 11 - Africa Eco Race
     
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  19. Silverstone

    Silverstone Well-Known Member

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    Last Vid, Till next year.
     
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