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Dakar '18 - Stage 4 - San Juan de Marcona > San Juan de Marcona

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. bajaxp

    bajaxp Baja Bobsled Team

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    I agree...it has been a tough one and more tough stuff tomorrow.
     
  2. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Delaunay keep Amos in check. They have good strategy of being fast, but without taking risk and not trying to start first in the first 2 days. Car works well too and Amos seems to have spent a lot of time in it and gets quicker. He did good transition from UTV to 2WD with Extreme+. Good for him. (BTW he is big money too, married to Margerita Missoni from the Missoni fashion house)
     
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  3. Petepecas

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    Great course this year so far.
     
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  4. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Well-Known Member

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    I found out about Eugenio Amos, I knew him from other international rallies, where he had driven 2wd proto from Jaton 4wd.
    this time he is riding one of the SMGs (like the one Carlos rode in 2014 if I am not wrong).
    Thos e buggies are still excellent in the dunes and hard surface, and evidently Egenio also!!
     
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  5. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    Chris - their old cars were 2WD single seaters. Certainly not UTV by any stretch.
     
  6. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Yes he's got SMG serviced by Extreme+ side company which rent out 2WD. Same car was with him at ADDC last year and throughout the World Cup season so he's got good experience with it.

    New SMG is even better, just the price tag isnt.
     
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  7. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Well-Known Member

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    Which range are we speaking about USD 200 K ?
     
  8. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    I was told 400-450k Euros by someone who races an SMG. I than lost interest LOL.
     
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  9. WillG

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    Nasser stuck earlier on stage 4

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  10. Chris Tobin

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    Okay, my mistake... I knew they were single seaters.... I assumed they were UTV based 4WD cars...
     
  11. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    6 2WD cars in front today. Crap day for Toyota. Sainz back to top 3 as of now... Al Qassimi 7th in his Pug.
    Yazeed fast as well.
     
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  12. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    Despres out. 26677813_1813067975378878_8111220090175991226_o.jpg
     
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  13. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Some videos on facebook now, couldnt upload them, but easy to find. Nasser stopped twice for 20 mins each with mechanical issues. Benediktas Vanagas rolled in a river bed and a whole lot of spectators helped him to put the car on its feet and proceeded with repairs. Real crazy all this.
     
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  14. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday was a disaster for x raid, today for Toyota.
    Peugeot lost 1 out of 4.

    But you are right, deep soft sand = light vehicles with big wheels in advantage.

    But then you see what laveille is doing with the standard T2 Land Cruiser and I am really amazed! (still did not finished today stge)
     
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  15. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Sugawara is now out in his Hino. Damn, racing a truck at 76 years old in Dakar. He was stuck somewhere and organizers had to tow him...
     
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  16. bajaxp

    bajaxp Baja Bobsled Team

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    Cheering for El Matador!
     
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  17. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Well-Known Member

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    Disappointing. I definitely did not see that coming.
     
  18. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    That blows. The man is a living legend.
     
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  19. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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  20. klajunas

    klajunas Well-Known Member

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    thats some 'team work'!
     
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