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Dakar '18 -Stage 8- Uyuni > Tupiza

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by E. Araiza, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. E. Araiza

    E. Araiza Moderator

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    Separating the wheat from the chaff
    The second part of this marathon stage also includes the longest special stage of the rally, covering nearly 500 kilometres. Before leaving the Altiplano, the competitors will be put to a tough test in high-altitude sand dunes 3,500 m above sea level. This should start to give us a better idea of the leaderboard; the handful of men or women capable of winning the Dakar will now be revealed.

    Liaison > 87 km - Special > 498 km

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    Overall Classifications After Stage 7:
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  2. Offspring

    Offspring Well-Known Member

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    bike/quad start 2:00 am pst
    cars/sxs start 4:49 am pst
    trucks start 6:01 am pst
     
  3. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    Overall classification after 7 (updated)

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  4. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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    It's anyone's race now.... they are all going to have to be so cautious not to break the cars / get lost...:eek:
     
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  5. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    De Soultrait out in his Yamaha, broken knee. Meaning Van Beveren is Yam's only hope in bikes - and all that while they nearly had it at Dakar. Yamaha isnt really big in raids these days so their effort was worth watching.

    SPH kicking in chasing Nasser. Guess if he can bring the car to mechanics in one bit tonight (or in multiple bits zip tied together) it will all start again. He's only seconds behind Nasser.
     
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  6. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    SPH and Despres not even at WP5, Nasser leads after WP6. Not sure if its everyone with issues or tracking issues.
     
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  7. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    tracking is BS. now SPH 1st at WP5 but just appeared.
     
  8. A_Roben

    A_Roben Well-Known Member

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    Looks like SPH started 17th so he will be quite a bit behind. But he has been the fastest since WP3. He must be confident in the repairs he made


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  9. A_Roben

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    GDV almost 20 minutes behind


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  10. klajunas

    klajunas Well-Known Member

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    not sure if its today or yesterday
     
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  11. Bricoop

    Bricoop Well-Known Member

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    If it’s a Pug that is going to win it, I hope it’s Sainz. He’s only won the Dakar Rally 1 time in his career. He was leading after stage 9 in 2016, but a gearbox problem in 10 caused a dnf. He should have also won it in 2009, but in stage 12 with a 30 minute lead, he hit that unmarked ravine. There’s rumors that this might be Sainz last Dakar. If that’s true, it’d be cool to send the matador off with another W.
     
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  12. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    yesterday apparently
     
  13. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    Iritrack not quite working correctly then if this times look odd
     
  14. Bricoop

    Bricoop Well-Known Member

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    This race is nuts. I love the UTV at the end.
     
  15. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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    Pink UTV at the end is Camilla Liparotti... ex quad rider, tiny girl who wears huge heels to overcome her vertically challenged ability, but an absolute legend within the rally raid circle!
     
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  16. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    I shall sound a misogynist sexist bastard, but she was "girl" many moons ago. Lots of funny stories about that too. Enough to say she wears pink quad attire with a pink quad, blonde hairdo and the like.
     
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  17. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Dakar Finisher

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    Just cos you don’t suit pigtails.... :D:D:D:p
     
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  18. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Jordan pulled a classic one when he overtook her at the bivouac, cant forget his facial expression... He was hoping for more young pretty kazakh girls on bikes!
     
  19. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow stage is cancelled due to bad weather in the area and poor state the Tupiza bivouac. Having being the myself back in UK with wet muddy stages in Wales or Scotland. Its not fun trying to service a vehicle in these conditions.

    Dakar cancels Monday's Tupiza - Salta stage
     
  20. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    SPH back in the saddle again only a couple seconds behind NAAT for the stage win so far who is closing the gap on Sainz by 4:30 so far...not enough to put major pressure on him...yet...
     
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