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Dakar '18 -Stage 7- La Paz > Uyuni

mrlentle

Well-Known Member
#88
Mrlentle.

Always trust a dog that loves nutter butter cookies.

Leo will only make calls on motorsports, he considers anything that involves a ball, a game, and not worthy of his time. View attachment 188359
I've never tried nutter butter cookies but Leo and I agree on the ball sports front. Try being from a country who's biggest sport is rugby!
 

michael_loomis

Well-Known Member
#89
A little pre mature on the video editing huh?
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No SPH, who is in 3rd


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Silverstone

Well-Known Member
#90
1 303
CARLOS SAINZ
LUCAS CRUZ

TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 21h 41' 38''
2 301
NASSER AL-ATTIYAH
MATTHIEU BAUMEL

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 22h 53' 07'' + 01h 11' 29''
3 300
STEPHANE PETERHANSEL
JEAN PAUL COTTRET

TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 23h 02' 24'' + 01h 20' 46''
4 304
GINIEL DE VILLIERS
DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 23h 02' 32'' + 01h 20' 54''
5 309
BERNHARD TEN BRINKE
MICHEL PERIN

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 23h 06' 42'' + 01h 25' 04''
6 312
JAKUB PRZYGONSKI
TOM COLSOUL

ORLEN TEAM / X-RAID 24h 00' 40'' + 02h 19' 02''
7 311
MARTIN PROKOP
JAN TOMANEK

MP-SPORTS 24h 04' 17'' + 02h 22' 39'' 00h 10' 00''
8 319
SHEIKH KHALID AL QASSIMI
XAVIER PANSERI

PH-SPORT 24h 23' 04'' + 02h 41' 26''
9 334
PETER VAN MERKSTEIJN
MACIEJ MARTON

OVERDRIVE TOYOTA 26h 05' 13'' + 04h 23' 35''
10 318
LUCIO ALVAREZ
ROBERT HOWIE

OVERDRIVE TOYOTA 26h 55' 54'' + 05h 14' 16''
 

blue dog

Well-Known Member
#92
Ten Brinke is a dark horse. He is a perfect teammate for GDV.

If there are no pugs next year, I don’t want to see any of the Peugeot team drivers shifting over to Gazoo.

Have a good Sunday People.


I've never tried nutter butter cookies but Leo and I agree on the ball sports front. Try being from a country who's biggest sport is rugby!
Mrlentle, you know Blue dogs are smarter then most humans.


You had better order up some nutter butter cookies, you don’t know what your missing.
 

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
#98
The buggy of Eugenio Amos is dead and they have withdrawn according to Judith their press officer. It's a shame as they were doing extremely well.

Dakar 2018
Saturday 13 January
7th stage: La Paz - Uyuni
Total: 727 km - Special: 425 km

We apologize for the delay of information but so is the Dakar... Saturday, during the marathon stage which arrived in Uyuni, the news of the crew of the Buggy 2WD arrived while the internet connections were already cut and yesterday, the bivouac of Tupiza being underwater, there was not even an internet network nor telephone and the competitors settled down.

In the marathon stage (without assistance) on Saturday, Eugenio Amos / Sébastien Delaunay #335 burned the clutch of the Buggy 2WD in the mud of stage 7. Many competitors were "planted" at this location and the trucks travelled on another route. No one managed to get the 2WD buggy out of the muck, as the clutch was completely blown. The Dakar organization then evacuated the crew for safety reasons. Amos arrived at the bivouac of Uyuni late in the evening and was terribly disappointed because he had done a very nice race." I tried not to force,"he explains," death in the soul but the mud, the wet sand and altitude got the clutch right. It's a shame because in Peru we did a great race with the Buggy 2WD which was really good and I was looking forward to the Argentine tracks..."

As for Sébastien Delaunay, he was taken by helicopter by the organization up to CP2, then the police dropped him off in a village on the road to Challapata, where he was boarded the next day in a press car to join Tupiza.
The mechanics of the 2WD team then went to fetch the Buggy and asked for the help of a tractor from a nearby village to get it out of this bad step, repair it and courageously take the road to Tupiza and then Salta. The Dakar is not only a challenge for mechanics and competitors but also for the technical teams.

The Dakar 2018 will be marked by a white stone because it is terribly hard. Eugenio Amos and Sébastien Delaunay did an extraordinary race with a beautiful 5th place in the loop San Juan de Marcona and the Buggy 2WD, in the immense and demanding Peruvian dunes, as well as on the fast tracks, proved its potential. But you also need a bit of luck to finish this extreme race...

Now, the 2WD technical team will focus on future races and refining the second 2WD buggy that is being built in Boze workshops and will be available for the first round of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup in Abu Dhabi.
 
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