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The "Official" Dakar 2018 Thread

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by Ferrari333SP, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Silverstone

    Silverstone Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately pilot error, drive the car to what the car is capable of at that time. Its a long race. He even admitted that these cars don't handle like a T/Truck and they never will. To bad, I wanted to see them do well in the rally. I meet Pete at the Sonora rally last year nice guy and good for the sport.
    Next year they will be on it !!!
     
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  2. partybarge_pilot

    partybarge_pilot Well-Known Member

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    So, at the end of that vid he maid it sound like those cars were coming back next year. I thought Pug was done?
     
  3. bajaxp

    bajaxp Baja Bobsled Team

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    I believe the factory Pug effort is done, but then again Bryce is/was driving a Mini.
     
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  4. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    So...

    2018: 55%
    2017: 69%
    2016: 63%
    2015: 53%

    Anyone know what it was about 2015 that caused the low finishing rate?
     
  5. Bricoop

    Bricoop Well-Known Member

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    Sainz shoe at the conclusion
     
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  6. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Here are your starter, finisher and % stats for the history of the Dakar:

    Year, # of entrants #, of finishers, Finishing rate

    1979 182 74 41%

    1980 216 81 38%

    1981 291 91 31%

    1982 385 127 33%

    1983 385 123 32%

    1984 427 148 35%

    1985 552 146 26%

    1986 486 100 21%

    1987 539 124 23%

    1988 603 151 25%

    1989 473 209 44%

    1990 465 133 29%

    1991 406 174 43%

    1992 332 169 51%

    1993 153 67 44%

    1994 259 114 44%

    1995 205 103 50%

    1996 295 121 41%

    1997 280 141 50%

    1998 349 104 30%

    1999 297 110 37%

    2000 401 225 56%

    2001 358 141 39%

    2002 425 132 31%

    2003 490 186 38%

    2004 595 163 27%

    2005 688 215 31%

    2006 475 193 41%

    2007 511 300 59%

    2008 Cancelled

    2009 501 271 54%

    2010 362 187 52%

    2011 407 204 50%

    2012 443 249 56%

    2013 449 301 67%

    2014 431 204 47%

    2015 406 216 53%

    2016 347 218 63%

    2017 318 220 69%

    2018 335 185 55%
     
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  7. TMorford

    TMorford Well-Known Member

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    Pretty surprising that the 92 edition that finished in Cape Town, South Africa had that high of a finishing rate.
     
  8. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Maybe at first glance as I saw that too...but though the entire event was some 12,427 km long, only 6,263 was "specials" vs. 4,467 km in '93 and 6,747 km in '91

    So while the liaisons were probly brutally long...the race itself was merely par for the course....
     
  9. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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  10. Offspring

    Offspring Well-Known Member

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  11. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Some really stunning photos here:
     
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  12. Short Bus

    Short Bus Well-Known Member

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    These are great. He is a real artist.
     
  13. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    He added some more today...great kid too...I say “kid” cause anyone under the age of 40 is a kid to me at this point...






    Sent from my iPhone using race-deZert
     
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  14. GEO_DXB

    GEO_DXB Well-Known Member

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    Some messed up cars in there....

     
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  15. mattj112

    mattj112 Well-Known Member

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    Surprise they allowed to ship back some vehicle in state they are in. Someone going to have fun in bodyshop getting these back to racing conditions but looking at one of land cruise it may be write off with damage to roof.
     
  16. Offspring

    Offspring Well-Known Member

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    Rules say you have to bring your stuff back.
     
  17. spalind

    spalind Well-Known Member

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    Anyone caught with a ton of coke in their car this year??
     
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  18. JDDurfey

    JDDurfey Well-Known Member

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    Lyndon Poskit had his tool bag stolen off his bike when he shipped it back to England. He was not happy at all about it! He had left the tool kit he has taken several years to refine in it and now it is gone!
     
  19. Chris Tobin

    Chris Tobin Well-Known Member

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    That's a bummer for him, but it seems very reasonable to not leave stuff on the bike or in the car that is easily removed for an easy grab by a worker or passerby...
     
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