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The "Official" Dakar 2019 Thread

Discussion in 'Rally Raid' started by Ferrari333SP, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. michael_loomis

    michael_loomis Babe

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    Sounds SST inspired. Haha.

    Road racing in things that don’t belong on a road race track. Sounds like great fun.


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  2. mrlentle

    mrlentle Well-Known Member

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    You guys would love it. I'm not clued up on the new V8 Superutes but the older spec V8 Brutes is a down and dirty sealed circuit racing class. Great entertainment class. I suspect the Superutes are taking themselves a bit more seriously but we'll see.
     
  3. Dirty Harry

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    I doubt Coma will be back as a competitor, but you never know. If Peugeot is truly done I would expect ASO to pursue Despres and/or try to get Castera back.


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  4. DarrenSkilton

    DarrenSkilton Well-Known Member

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    I spent some time with David Castera in Peru. He just purchased the Morocco Rally that runs in October so I don't think ASO will get him back. If people are interested in his rally they can contact me with any questions you might have. We are hoping to be there this year.
     
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  5. dbq61537

    dbq61537 Well-Known Member

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    I having trouble finding the info, on the Dakar UTV class...

    I was curious if, they limited the class to certain models...
    I.E. Razor, Maverick X3, Yamaha, etc...


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  6. DarrenSkilton

    DarrenSkilton Well-Known Member

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    Here are the 2018 Dakar regs for SxS (UTV's)
    http://netstorage.lequipe.fr/ASO/motorSports_dak/Final_-_ASO_Regulations_SxS_DK18_EN-FR.pdf

    I expect these to evolve based on the changes I hear that are coming down the pipleine. No limit on which models, but there are some rules that are already out of date as far as US racers are concerned (30" tire, 14" wheels).

    We want to add a Dakar Challenge for UTV's to Sonora Rally, so a north American team can win a free entry. Maybe for 2019...
     
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  7. dbq61537

    dbq61537 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info


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  8. GEO_DXB

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    Chavo Salvatierra will shift from bike to quads and will be on Kees Koolen built Barren Racer
     
  9. JDDurfey

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    I wonder if Coma had taken a job with the ECO Africa race? That would be a great way for them to increase their numbers. Steal a Dakar hero who now has experience with the organizational side of things to come help advance their race.
     
  10. spalind

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