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    Dakar 2019

    Only a few days out, but some more civilised viewing times.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/articl...19-battle-peru

    Entirely in Peru this time, so sand and more sand, which should be an advantage for the 4wds. Loeb in a 2 generation old Peugeot.....which might be a problem if they have checkpoints on the side of dunes, as in the past. Sainz and Peterhansel in minis, you'd think they'd have to be in the box seat. Gordon back after his indiscretion on the transport a few years ago, this time rather than a 7 litre V8 breathing through a straw, running blown Artic Cats and no doubt looking like a black and white minstral at the end of a stage....I see driveline issues!

    Interesting in the bikes, one Aussie doing malle moto, usual Toby and Rodney Faggotter otherwise.

    A "commodore" ute is also entered. Rumour of shift back to Africa in 2020 - ASO probably has bled South America dry, with not too many governments willing to spend millions at present.

    #2
    must.set.box.to.record.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

    Dr Hoon
    .

    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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      #3
      Glad to see it still on SBS. Hope to see it return back to Africa in the near future but even in South America itís still highly enjoyable. Spirit of adventure.
      Sutherland Shires #1 Escort? is that like being the 4th best prostitute in Kazahkstan?

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        #4
        Steve Ridley running the ute - looks to be a good bit of kit and he has been involved in rallying just a while. Check out Hazard Motorsport on FB to see the thing in testing.

        https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/4x4...19-dakar-rally
        CU in the forest ... sideways!
        --

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          #5
          My error, top mini guns are running the 2wd that debuted last year -



          Sainz has fixed the suspension apparently!

          According to one of the route organisers, really bad sections of bulldust and super soft dunes, where there's an expectation of lots of retirements.

          KTM team must be a bit worried, Walkner arrived in Peru under the weather, Price with a recent surgical screw holding his wrist together. You do wonder at some of the speed with less of the navigation aspect in recent SA events -

          https://www.hartenduro.at/stories/we...6cOTcN6P-f8z6g

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            #6
            Originally posted by gxxr View Post
            My error, top mini guns are running the 2wd that debuted last year -
            Interesting, two years ago Minis where X1 based and my thought would be Magna Steyr would be using a BMW X1 "bodyshell" this year.

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              #7
              https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsp...he-2019-dakar/

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                #8
                Toby 3rd - hand sore - with JBB taking the stage. Commodore was 14:37 back from Nasser over 88km.

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                  #9


                  Fucking gold
                  Sutherland Shires #1 Escort? is that like being the 4th best prostitute in Kazahkstan?

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                    #10
                    Carn Toby Price!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by sirhsv View Post
                      ... Fucking gold
                      @TimCoronel
                      Hi guys, donít worry if youíve seen something about disqualification. Itís FAKE news. Weíre completely ready to start. Follow our adventure! #Dakar2019

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                        #12
                        So does anyone else think that it not being a multi-country rally has turned it from being the ultimate enduro rally to just another enduro rally?
                        It's kinda taken the shine off it

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                          #13
                          This rally is always my best usage of Foxtel Series Link.

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                            #14
                            what channel on fox?

                            I usually watch the SBS coverage.
                            .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

                            Dr Hoon
                            .

                            DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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                              #15
                              Dakar.2019.Stage01.Highlights.Sat.Feed.1080i.H264. English.Russian.Natural.Sounds.ts from racingforme.com (by far the best motorsport torrent site)
                              Auto downloaded daily via RSS
                              (sorry, i don't have any invites left)

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