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Dakar '18 -Stage 2- Pisco > Pisco

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by mxenr, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. TMorford

    TMorford Well-Known Member

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    US cars overheating follows the general theme of US cars (and teams in some cases) coming together at the last minute and having limited testing time. I don't think that there has ever been a US team that has focused on Dakar for an entire year building, testing, rebuilding and repeating the way Puegot, Mini, Toyota etc do.
     
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  2. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Hog and Harry, that was more the answers I was looking for. Wasn't trying to wind anyone up. If I wanted to do that I'd have asked Chris T why the Gordini wasn't there :eek:.
     
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  3. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Well on top of Bryce....


    Kolomy - collision with a car, but was able to continue

    Artur Ardavicius -

    Jurgen Schroeder in the Nissan Navara - rolled but able to get to finish, losing 2 hours.
     
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  4. Dirty Harry

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    Does anyone know what the cooling setup was on El Martillo’s car? It was fully enclosed and had three seats so i would think space was limited, but I do not recall it having cooling problems (maybe I just forgot).


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  5. blue dog

    blue dog Well-Known Member

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    Forgot about the El Martillo car. Did it not get rebuilt ? I do not remember any cooling issues with it.
     
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  6. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    That was part of my Jimco reference (it was a Jimco correct?) I thought the only time it got badly hot was about here:
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  7. blue dog

    blue dog Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure it got rebuilt. Yes, it was a Jimco.
     
  8. Hog Wild

    Hog Wild Well-Known Member

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    Darren and I took El Martillo out to the big Sonora dunes to test, and they blew up their motor.
     
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  9. Chris Tobin

    Chris Tobin Well-Known Member

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    The Gordini in its current state should have never been there.... A Gordini bodied next gen Hummer with a turbo diesel engine YES!!!!

    I do wonder if RG will ever come back to Dakar? I think the next time we see him over there will be as a team manager/owner for Max Gordon!!! Maybe with Sheldon Creed as a veteran driver for the two car team!!!
     
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  10. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    Just ribbing ya Chris - always fun on RDC!
     
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  11. Chris Tobin

    Chris Tobin Well-Known Member

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    I know :)
     
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  12. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    Sadly I don’t ever see him going back.


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  13. SteveRacer

    SteveRacer Well-Known Member

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    Would love to hear what he thinks would be the ideal vehicle for Dakar currently. What he would have done different if he could do it again.
     
  14. Bricoop

    Bricoop Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Textron would be interested? 2 Gordini 2.0s and a few UTVs would certainly get some media coverage. We can dream, Chris.
     
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  15. bajaxp

    bajaxp Baja Bobsled Team

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    Somehow...I doubt it.
     
  16. Short Bus

    Short Bus Well-Known Member

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    With the Pugs out if the picture next year, I could maybe see RG deciding to give it a try again. I remember in his last Dakar, he complained that they were too fast, almost suggesting they were cheating. I can see Capt. Ahab coming back with a new Pequod, not ready to give up on it.
     
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  17. MX304

    MX304 Well-Known Member

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    Robby was on the Dinner With Racers podcast and said the Textron deal would most likely be his path back to Dakar. He didn't get specific but it sounded like a UTV race deal.
     
  18. bajafox

    bajafox Accepted

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    Set up for Max and his racing future

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  19. Offspring

    Offspring Well-Known Member

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    Those are great and they have developed a big library of interviews. I haven't listened to a bad one.

    Back to your regularly scheduled program.
     
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  20. Silverstone

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    The sand bowl.
     
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