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Dakar '18 -Stage 6- Arequipa > La Paz

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. michael_loomis

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    Lmfao!! Glad I had just swallowed my food before I read this.


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  2. michael_loomis

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    Sainz takes the stage... gains 4:06 in the standings on SPH. Not going to cut it at that rate... but anything can and does usually happen.


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  3. michael_loomis

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    Nasser 5 mins back.


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  4. Short Bus

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    The times are all relatively close so there must be less/no off piste today.
     
  5. Bricoop

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    I was thinking they may have run the stage together, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Pretty amazing that they can run that far and keep the gaps that consistent. upload_2018-1-11_14-24-37.png
     
  6. Bricoop

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    Here's what I calculated as Attrition rates. If someone didn't leave the line I included them as part of the prior day's attrition:
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    Info from Dakar.com. Don't know why it shows more cars leaving the line on day 2 than 1.
     
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  7. blue dog

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    I am starting to feel like GDV is the Dakar version of Dan McMillin and his fourth place trophies. Pull it together GDV.

    More rain and high elevation tomorrow, hopefully the 4wd can prevail over
    the frenchies cars.

    After watching the land rush start with Nasser against the pugs, Nasser can’t really pull away from the pugs, I would like to know more about there diesel power plants.
     
  8. michael_loomis

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    I think he would of if the suspension was worth a shizz. He was lifting for every little bump
    It seemed.


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  9. JPBart

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    I think NAAT lifting was the right way to drive Dakar. Take care of the equipment! Who cares if he loses a couple seconds?
     
  10. michael_loomis

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    Because doing that all day over the course of the stage has put him 5 mins a stage down. Lol


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  11. JPBart

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    a lot of our favorite drivers could use a lesson in giving up a few seconds instead of yardsailing you car or ending up upside down on the first day too.
     
  12. Dirty Harry

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    But he also hasn't wadded up his car like some many other drivers have. Which definitely is surprising for Nasser!
     
  13. michael_loomis

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    Neither does SPH. Ever. Well.. mostly. Lol


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  14. Short Bus

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    He will have plenty more chances for that.


    Being that the Pugs are definitely faster than the Toyota's, I'm sure NAA feels he has to take a few chances to make up for it. He is there to win, not for a participation trophy, so I expect he will turn his driving up to 11 before it is over.
     
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  15. Dirty Harry

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    I actually think that we will see a lot less attrition after the rest day when they are getting back to roads and less off piste specials in the dunes.

    And Nasser has finished on the podium on more than one occasion when he wasn't on the top step, everyone seems to forget that.
     
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  16. off2desert

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    Gotta love the sound of the Yota's. Nasser on it

     
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  17. blue dog

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    Nasser drives it like he stole it, and has never been accused of lifting. I would have thought the Toyota v8 would have easily pulled on the French diesel in the flats. If the v8 doesn’t have an at vantage at sea level, it will deffinetly be behind the curve at elevation.


    What happened to the Coronel Bros today ?


    Still pulling for a Hail Mary, remainder of the French cars drop one by one, GDV starts clicking off minutes from his deficit daily and the Coronel Bros win Dakar, and the crowd goes wild.

    Cheers my RDC homies Leo and myself. We play fetch in my shop with a harbor freight 3 lb dead blow, next best thing to a tennis ball. 741FD8C1-66B4-4DA3-AA90-50498285F3E6.jpeg
     
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  18. michael_loomis

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    He did pull the Pugs. Listen to the audio.. every time he slightly lifts up a bump, the flat footed Pug driver gains a bit.


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