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Dakar '18 -Stage 1- Lima > Pisco

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    read on racing 365 news coronels have had issues but are on a way again
     
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  2. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    coronels have finish in 82 place 1hour & 49 mins down from the leader
     
  3. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Americans (and Canadian) on the day:

    Bikes:
    Ricky Brabec 11th, 2:37 back
    Andrew Short 27th, 4:51
    Mark Samuels 35th, 6:06
    Petr Vleck 65th, 10:58
    Bill Conger 93rd, 22:37 (reportedly a navigation error and not used to new waypoint system)
    Jack Lundin (CAD), 121st on the day, 36:40
    Shane Esposito, 124th, 38:59 (again a navigation error as he passed Bill Conger on stage and then went off in the wrong direction--reportedly)


    Cars:
    Bryce Menzies 4th, :38 back
    Jeff Sunderland (codriver in #384) ??? No finish recorded yet

    Utah newspaper article on Sunderland: Eden man travels to South America to compete in grueling off-road race | KSL.com
     
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  4. El-Todd

    El-Todd Well-Known Member

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    Well I do have to admit that I miss all the excitement with RG, but Menzies is doing good so far on his first run. Hoping for the best.


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  5. Short Bus

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    Some Stage 1 highlights of the cars
    In Spanish

     
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  6. GEO_DXB

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  7. Dirty Harry

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    I thought that Dakar required the same driver for the entire event??? Or maybe just the same two people in the vehicle?
     
  8. Dirty Harry

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    Ernesto's crystal ball is on point for Dakar 2018!!!
     
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  9. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Can’t win it on the first day but sure can lose it...Bryce positioned well...showing speed that WRC winner Mikko couldn’t match and neither could typical front runner Al-Rajhi...should be putting people on notice that he is for real


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  10. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    any of the 2 can drive
     
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  11. Dirty Harry

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    I am cautiously optimistic, with the emphasis on cautiously. If you look at prequel/stage 1 results for the last few years you will find quite a few names in the top ten that are never heard from again (Xavier Pons anyone?).
     
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  12. vegasloki

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  13. michael_loomis

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    Agreed. Today doesn’t mean a much of anything.


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  14. mrlentle

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  15. CFreeLV

    CFreeLV Well-Known Member

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    Do they start mixing the cars and trucks tomorrow? Saw the lead truck had a time of 00:25:15 which would mean he will start 18th tomorrow...???

    I'm thinking Peugots plan was to take it easy today so they will have a burnt in trail where they believe are at a disadvantage in the coming dune stages.

    We know Nasser isnt holding anything back. Can he put a sizable gab on the field in the beginning stages and dial it down to be there at the end? Can't wait for tomorrow.
     
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  16. off2desert

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  17. mrlentle

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    Coronel boys. Sticking brakes and overheating - just what you need in sand :(
     
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  18. bajafox

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    Speed wise I wonder how the car stacked up when/if the car was running well

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  19. Short Bus

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    Cristina Gutiérrez from Spain, does an endo. I think she finished though.

     
  20. Dirty Harry

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    That was gnarly!
     
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