Dakar 2019

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12/31/2018 6:30 PM

Just a few days out from the most bad ass off road race of the year!

Who you guys got for the win on bikes?

Price just had wrist surgery...

Can Walkner do it again?

Can somebody dethrone KTM finally?

The race is going to be 80% on dunes.


I'll pick Sunderland to take it on bikes.


I know SX is kicking off, but I also know lots of guys here follow Dakar!

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12/31/2018 6:36 PM

Quite a few Americans this year.

Ricky Brabec, Andrew Short, Skyler Howes...anybody on bikes I missed?

Robby Gordon is back in the Cars after 2 years off.

Former bike stage winner and North West bad ass Jonah Street is co driving a car on Gordon's team.

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12/31/2018 7:39 PM

Isn't RG in a type of SXS, not a (full sized) car? I'm stuck on a phone ( with no bloody glasses, needing longer arms to see things - getting old(er) sucks angry ) , so I might have it all wrong.

I think also, Jonah Street has been displaced from the three 'vehicle' team that RG is running / involved with.

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12/31/2018 8:50 PM

I dunno for sure. I found this dated 12/13:

https://www.autosport.com/dakar/news/140645/gordon-returns-to-dakar-rally-after-hiatus

I wish Lyndon Poskitt was racing again, his daily videos last year were some of the best coverage out there.

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12/31/2018 9:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2018 9:37 PM

LungButter wrote:

I dunno for sure. I found this dated 12/13:

https://www.autosport.com/dakar/news/140645/gordon-returns-to-dakar-rally-after-hiatus

I wish Lyndon Poskitt was racing again, his daily videos last year were some of the best coverage out there.

On Lyndon - that's a big yes.

His postings were fantastic, and he and his crew did a great job.

It's pity he's not doing it again this year, but it truly is a very time consuming, very dangerous, very expensive thing to do.

As for RG. I might be completely wrong, as when I went looking for what a Textron XX was, on my crappy little 'phone, I came up with Side by Side Tests and comparisons.

Maybe they make / they've made bigger versions / or Buggies / Truggies? The pictures on his website and Facebook site look like somewhat 'big' SXSs. I don't know how you'd think you'd be in with a chance at winning in the open / outright categories in an SXS, so it would seem that they couldn't be SXSs.

He's a bit of a character, is RG. A Ratbag, or Yobbo, is how many here in OZ would think of him. He certainly attracts a fair mixture of adulation, and, criticism. It takes all types to have this World of ours, so, good on him for having another go. He's sure to offer up a (fair) bit of 'entertainment'.

As always, I hope All competitors stay safe and healthy. It's a fearfully difficult, and dangerous event.

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12/31/2018 9:57 PM

I’m rooting for Brabec, he’s so America to working class weekend desert bros

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12/31/2018 10:38 PM

I'm rooting for ABV and Yamaha to dethrone KTM, I have a mate riding for the Yamaha team again this year I cant wait!

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1/1/2019 7:44 AM

liver wrote:

I’m rooting for Brabec, he’s so America to working class weekend desert bros

Agreed, I just don't know if hes got all the pieces to win yet....but man would I LOVE to be proved wrong.

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1/1/2019 11:28 AM

I shall be rooting for my friend Sam Sunderland , he has proved he can do it before just needs a bit of luck on his side to do it again .

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1/1/2019 11:37 AM

rooting for Brabec, but Sunderland is the favorite. Cant wait to see if RG can compete against the cars, says he can!

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1/1/2019 11:51 AM

Don't count out Joan Barreda. He's been close a few times. Hope he's a little less reckless this year.

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1/1/2019 11:52 AM

Want to know what would make an AMAZING 2019?

Ricky & Andrew exchanging Stage Wins ALL THE WAY to the finish!

I'm whishing for a safe, fast and fun "Dakar".

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/1/2019 12:34 PM

Unfortunately Andrew Short is now out with an injury and Graham Jarvis will be taking his spot.

Surprised nothing come up on here before.

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1/1/2019 12:35 PM

bestmx wrote:

Unfortunately Andrew Short is now out with an injury and Graham Jarvis will be taking his spot.

Surprised nothing come up on here before.

You might wanna check Andrew's I/G...

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/1/2019 1:45 PM

LungButter wrote:

I dunno for sure. I found this dated 12/13:

https://www.autosport.com/dakar/news/140645/gordon-returns-to-dakar-rally-after-hiatus

I wish Lyndon Poskitt was racing again, his daily videos last year were some of the best coverage out there.

Hopefully have solved the drive shaft issues on his 4 wheeler.

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1/1/2019 1:59 PM

bestmx wrote:

Unfortunately Andrew Short is now out with an injury and Graham Jarvis will be taking his spot.

Surprised nothing come up on here before.

Dean Wilson is doing a fill-in for Shorty. He's reading navigation Cliffs Notes in the plane ride down to Peru...Ignite is hooking him up. Should be good...

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1/1/2019 2:00 PM

Never count out Toby price,one tuff Dakar rider!

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1/1/2019 2:04 PM

bestmx wrote:

Unfortunately Andrew Short is now out with an injury and Graham Jarvis will be taking his spot.

Surprised nothing come up on here before.

Natester551v wrote:

Dean Wilson is doing a fill-in for Shorty. He's reading navigation Cliffs Notes in the plane ride down to Peru...Ignite is hooking him up. Should be good...

That's all true...

And you know why?

'Cause, it's on Vital!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/1/2019 3:03 PM

bestmx wrote:

Unfortunately Andrew Short is now out with an injury and Graham Jarvis will be taking his spot.

Surprised nothing come up on here before.

Natester551v wrote:

Dean Wilson is doing a fill-in for Shorty. He's reading navigation Cliffs Notes in the plane ride down to Peru...Ignite is hooking him up. Should be good...

Ha.

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1/1/2019 3:06 PM

bestmx wrote:

Unfortunately Andrew Short is now out with an injury and Graham Jarvis will be taking his spot.

Surprised nothing come up on here before.

TeamGreen wrote:

You might wanna check Andrew's I/G...

Yeah, definitely looks like he's going.

I just saw a few things on IG the other day about it.

Maybe someone just posted misinformation from one of these weird moto sites with fake news. Like this one;

Short Injured

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1/1/2019 3:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/1/2019 3:11 PM

bestmx wrote:

Unfortunately Andrew Short is now out with an injury and Graham Jarvis will be taking his spot.

Surprised nothing come up on here before.

TeamGreen wrote:

You might wanna check Andrew's I/G...

bestmx wrote:

Yeah, definitely looks like he's going.

I just saw a few things on IG the other day about it.

Maybe someone just posted misinformation from one of these weird moto sites with fake news. Like this one;

Short Injured

It's those damn Spanish Socialists!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/2/2019 8:10 AM

So many great riders in for this year. I have a premonition that Walkner is going to pull off a back to back win but I wouldn't count Van Beveren out either. Sneaky quick...

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

1/2/2019 8:46 AM

bestmx wrote:

Yeah, definitely looks like he's going.

I just saw a few things on IG the other day about it.

Maybe someone just posted misinformation from one of these weird moto sites with fake news. Like this one;

Short Injured

It was some sort of Spanish "April Fools Joke" I believe.

Seems like the used Jarvis as a replacement cause they thought everyone would know it's a joke by how ridiculous that is.

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1/2/2019 8:54 AM

Van Beveren for the win. Might not be 100% fit but he has got the skills and mental to do it.

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1/2/2019 10:25 AM

Van Beveren, Price and Walkner to fight it out at first with Barreda and Quintanilla right behind. Brabec to get a stage win at some point and finishes top five. Shorty in top ten.

If Honda can play the team game like KTM does they will have a better chance of taking down KTM.

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1/4/2019 5:24 AM

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1/4/2019 7:30 AM

Ban on mousse in the rear tyre: Nay

One brand standard tyres for all elite riders: One spec tire for ALL riders

No mechanics anymore: Terrible idea!! Malle Moto is not the spirit of the race. Even the guys with support are absolutely drained at the end of the stage

Digital roadbook without long preparation: Interesting if they could be be close to fail proof. Would need to be highlighted in some fashion to be legible at speed

Speed-Limit: 96mph is quick in the dirt but why punish good technology/equipment and good riders?

Less fuel stops: Is this to encourage mileage consciousness?

Rant over laughing

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

1/4/2019 9:56 AM

with a lot of dunes, its going to be more about navigation, and less about wide open track following, first few days are going to be interesting ,

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1/8/2019 11:19 AM

Two stages down.

Brabec on the podium both days so far.

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1/8/2019 11:37 AM

How is Shorty doing?

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