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Dakar '18 -Stage 7- La Paz > Uyuni

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. tractoR

    tractoR Well-Known Member

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    fixed ;)
     
  2. Short Bus

    Short Bus Well-Known Member

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    Today is day 1 of the 2 day marathon section, right? No service tonight. If SPH, or anyone else, is limping at the end of today, they may be in trouble tomorrow.
     
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  3. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    The funny thing is... SPH isn’t out of a victory yet! Lol


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  4. BANNED4LIFE

    BANNED4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    can the repair truck fix deprees pug so he can keep helping leaders or is he out after giving suspension to SPH??? ... since its a marathon stage...
     
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  5. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    It does depend on what broken inside the suspension either the shock or spring and bearing in mind these cars have two shocks and spring on each corner of car. The fast assist truck would have spare suspension components onborad they race number is 543. Stephane co-driver Jean Paul Cottret is mechanic so could get car back into race shape with help from the fast assist truck for tomorrow second marathon stage. In other news Joan Barreda fears he has broke his knee during today stage.
     
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  6. klajunas

    klajunas Well-Known Member

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    Good day for Lithuanian drivers - 12, 15 ir 16 :)
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  7. klajunas

    klajunas Well-Known Member

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    BIKES/CARS - STAGE 7 REPORT
     
  8. WillG

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    Peterhansel now 3rd overall, 1 h 20 back and just 8 seconds ahead of Giniel De Villiers!
     
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  9. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Nissan finishes the stage in 13th! Moving up the rankings!


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  10. michael_loomis

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    The thing is... SPH lost a couple mins at each waypoint just about once he got back on the road. Interesting to see if that trend continues tomorrow. Maybe he can looks at it enough tonight to be more confident in the repair tomorrow.


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  11. blue dog

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    French cars are done, this years podium will be GAZOO toyotas, 1,2,3. Lots of mileage left, some of you are picking the overall winner at the end of stage 7, have you not noticed a lot can happen ( super change ) in one stage. Sainz takes himself out within 2 more stages, SPH car is on its last legs, wont make it past tomorrow’s stage


    What happened to the Coronel Bros today ?

    I want to see some good video of the Garbage trucks in the big sand dune bowl in stage 6.

    Cheers Biatchs.
     
  12. Dirty Harry

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    Yes since the assistance trucks are part of the race. This is one of the ways that the big money teams have an advantage...
     
  13. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Well-Known Member

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    Double or nothing on our bet??? ;)
     
  14. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Well-Known Member

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    It already is a really exciting Dakar...
     
  15. Short Bus

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    The previous couple years the trucks had separate marathon stages so the cars were on their own for two days. I'm disappointed that isn't the case this year. The lack of assistance trucks was a bit of an equalizer.
     
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  16. Dirty Harry

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    That would somewhat limit Peugeot on parts, but they still have Land Cruisers equipped with mechanics and spare parts in the race as well.
     
  17. Short Bus

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    I seem to recall one year they allowed limited service and had some variation of a parc ferme on the marathon to try to limit the factory teams advantage.
     
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  18. Hog Wild

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    All the American motos are still in it after stage 7. Impressive!

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  19. blue dog

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    Oh, it’s on Harry. Admit it, the French team is faltering, there hope lies with a Spaniard in a French contraption .The Gazoo toyotas are as they were on day one. GDV does not wreck his machine, Nasser will die trying and push as hard as he can, I am not familiar enough with Ten Brinke to comment, but he has proved to be worthy. Hallspeed and Gazoo are in it to win it. Mini is no threat and the last pug has lots of miles to destroy itself. Why won’t you guys just listen to my Blue Heeler, he knows what he is talking about.

    Harry, can we up our bet to a prime rib dinner at El Cortez ?


    My Dakar vehicle is going to sport some Yosemite Sam mudflaps, and some kind of anti French slogan of some sort. 6A94B443-4488-4C9B-B7A4-80156A047C05.jpeg
     
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  20. mrlentle

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    Blue - can we get your pooch to pick the winner's earlier in the year for 2019? Kind of like the octopus did for the football world cup a few years back (actual football, not NFL).
     
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