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Dakar '18 -Stage 10- Salta > Belén

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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    Sainz over 9 minutes down to Peterhansel and 7 minutes down to Nasser
     
  2. michael_loomis

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    10 mins to Nasser, 12 to SPH now


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  3. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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    Sainz now 13 minutes down to Peterhansel in the stage and over 10minutes down to Nasser. At this rate his overall lead over Nasser drops to 46 minutes who in turn is just 5 minutes ahead of Peterhansel.
     
  4. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    For sure but Sainz needs to push quite a bit either way
     
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  5. BANNED4LIFE

    BANNED4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    stop it.....he just cruising....;)
     
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  6. WillG

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    Yes you are right, just wonder if he’ll pick his pace up a little tomorrow
     
  7. BANNED4LIFE

    BANNED4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    no need, imo, just preserve the car and win the rally.....by 5 minutes.....with SPH second.....desprees finishes as well to help them drink the champagne.....
     
  8. spalind

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    SPH puts :44 on NAAT at WP2....now to see just how easy Sainz is taking things then a
    I dunno...the stage isn't over yet...gap down to 46 minutes...at this pace the gap may be under 40 minutes by the end...not sure that's what the Pug team envisioned...a single navigation error, flat or stuck and you have a neck and neck race.
     
  9. mxenr

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    second part of stage is a lot of navigation, top bikers are already lost more than 10km of the track. a lot is going to change especialy with tomorrows Super Fiambala stage.
     
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  10. Saulenis

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    Prokop arrived at WP3 loosing +01:39:24
     
  11. SteveRacer

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    Peterhansel had put Sainz 30 minutes back the first week of the rally before his issue. Sainz cannot affort to take it too easy. Sainz will fair better in the WRC stages but that gap could disappear quickly with more dune sections.
     
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  12. michael_loomis

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    There are only 3 stages left. He could lose 15 mins a stage and still win.


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  13. michael_loomis

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    The longest stage of the rally is stage 12. I expect the ASO to shorten it for some extreme heat or other silly reason, so that CS can remain in cruise control.


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  14. SteveRacer

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    He seems to have issues getting stuck in the dunes at times.
     
  15. Saulenis

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    Could anyone tell me why the WP4 times are changing constantly?
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  16. Dirty Harry

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    Doesn't it make more sense though to throttle back a little bit so that you DON'T make those navigation errors or get a flat? Plus, it doesn't make sense for Sainz to win a stage and have to open a course at this point in the race. I think that his approach is a mature one.
     
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  17. mxenr

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    Carlos oven can crash out like in 2014 on the Liason by not looking on the road. Carlos Sainz crash Dakar 2014 (2).jpg
     
  18. spalind

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    Could very well see KTM lose its Dakar streak...Yamaha of Van Beveren (a Frenchie! ASO will love that!) will likely be on top of the podium for the day and the overall when things wrap up today.
     
  19. spalind

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    Or pulling something really dumb like trying to pass pizza or whatever between vehicles and crashing into locals...
     
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  20. spalind

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    The lost riders are now coming through WP7...Toby Price is 49 minutes back of the day's leader, Van Beaveren (intentionally spelled wrong because I am a juvenile).
     
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