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The "Official" Dakar 2020 Thread

Bricoop

Well-Known Member
Regarding the in-car cameras. Has there been allegations of teams using phones to cheat? It would seem all too easy to put a tiny GPS on the car, with a sat-phone on board giving instructions.
 

GEO_DXB

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Regarding the in-car cameras. Has there been allegations of teams using phones to cheat? It would seem all too easy to put a tiny GPS on the car, with a sat-phone on board giving instructions.
During the briefing today organizers mentioned cabin checks and mobile phones to be in a special sealed box during SS...

Generally yes, some navigation and mapping software is there to help and known that it has been used by some guys.
 

stewwalker

Well-Known Member
Who thinks the issue with Iran is going to impact the rally? I literally have no clue, just asking...
 

Big Hock

Bababooey!!!
This is Hummer territory if it does happen. Anyone know what happened to that group that bought them? Do they still run rally’s?
 

GEO_DXB

Well-Known Member
This is Hummer territory if it does happen. Anyone know what happened to that group that bought them? Do they still run rally’s?
Yazeed Al Rajhi who bought RG's Hummer along with a support truck keeps it in his team, but someone else is racing it with limited success. Yazeed is with Overdrive in a Toyota HiLux. The Hummer has been partly vandalized with "local" repairs.
 

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
Just about to head down to breakfast and spend the rest of the day assisting with the team. 5 bikes and one quad.

There is no talk about cancellation and as far as everyone is concerned, it’s all going ahead.

download the sportity app from the store and put in the following passwords: bikes DK20201 and cars DK 20202
this gives you all the info you need.

roadbooks are being given out in the morning and collected from the competitors at the end of the stage. Cabin checks will be made. Cell phones are to be in sealed boxes. Top drivers will have organisation cameras in the cars. They are going all out to stop the cheating.

yes there are certIn. Competitors who are not coming, but there are more that have arrived, so numbers are not being affected at all.

most people know the Dakar and the Saudis are being great with no issues at all.
 

Will_Higman

Dakar Finisher
download the sportity app from the store and put in the following passwords: bikes DK20201 and cars DK 20202
this gives you all the info you need.

roadbooks are being given out in the morning and collected from the competitors at the end of the stage. Cabin checks will be made. Cell phones are to be in sealed boxes. Top drivers will have organisation cameras in the cars. They are going all out to stop the cheating.
Great tip on the sportity app, it has all the information you get daily being a participan, hardcore followers will be very happy.

One example is the attached lexicon of the road book.

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klajunas

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Hello Dakar fans, I'm glad waiting has ended and we can go bonkers with Dakar racing!!! so exited!!
(I'm from Lithuania, and we have 5 (!!!!) cars and one bike this year, and our country population is only about 3Mil :) ... that is one Dakar crazy country I should say)
 
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