KTM wins 17th straight Dakar

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1/20/2018 1:46 PM

2018 Dakar

4 of the five top positions. Laia Sanz finished 12th overall.
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1/20/2018 1:56 PM

Dam I am impressed by Laia. I know this isnt her first now but I never knew who she was before last ISDE.
kinda turned on

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1/20/2018 1:59 PM

Laia Sanz = Bad fucking ass.

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1/20/2018 1:59 PM

Thanks for that. When will the others realize you have to finish to win? Slow down to go faster.

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1/20/2018 2:03 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/20/2018 2:04 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Thanks for that. When will the others realize you have to finish to win? Slow down to go faster.

Yea Barreda has clearly been the fastest rider the last 3 years but navigation problems, crashes or bike issues have been his downfall.

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1/20/2018 2:03 PM

Gasgas in 6th

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1/20/2018 2:06 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Thanks for that. When will the others realize you have to finish to win? Slow down to go faster.

dcg141 wrote:

Yea Barreda has clearly been the fastest rider the last 3 years but navigation problems, crashes or bike issues have been his downfall.

Didn't he pull out from exhaustion this year? Definitely pushes too hard.

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1/20/2018 2:07 PM

Derpin' DJ wrote:

Didn't he pull out from exhaustion this year? Definitely pushes too hard.

He pulled out after breaking his knee and riding for another two days. He was in too much pain to continue. The man is a warrior.

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1/20/2018 2:08 PM

Shorty just posted on IG that he thinks he has an broken ankle. But he finished!

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1/20/2018 2:09 PM

bentiggerwyles wrote:

Gasgas in 6th

Which is also kind of a KTM

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1/20/2018 2:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/20/2018 2:13 PM

Price was on the gas the last few days but started off the rally slow. He also was caught up in the stage where all the leaders got lost. I thought for a few days that Yamaha was gonna be the bike to stop the KTM streak.

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1/20/2018 2:20 PM

bentiggerwyles wrote:

Gasgas in 6th

Dirty Points wrote:

Which is also kind of a KTM

I think you're thinking of Sherco, which uses a bunch of WP parts like frame, swingarm, radiators, suspension, ect.

I don't think GASGAS has any affiliation with KTM, WP, or ROTAX.

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1/20/2018 2:30 PM

It's cool to see Walkner finally getting the Dakar win, quite a nice progression from racing MX to rally raid and especially after all the troubles he had in the last couple years..

Here is a nice documentary and a bit of a background story:





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1/20/2018 2:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/20/2018 2:32 PM

Ohh yeah.. Andrew Short finished 17th overall, a great result for the "rookie"..

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1/20/2018 2:34 PM

Gasgas are riding re-branded ktm's this year. Wanted to get back to Dakar, but they don't have a bike ready yet.

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1/20/2018 2:49 PM

rohleder644 wrote:

Gasgas are riding re-branded ktm's this year. Wanted to get back to Dakar, but they don't have a bike ready yet.

ah, I see. smart...

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1/20/2018 2:55 PM

Motofinne wrote:

Shorty just posted on IG that he thinks he has an broken ankle. But he finished!

Awesome effort. Very impressed by Shorty.

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1/20/2018 3:03 PM

Vince_192 wrote:

It's cool to see Walkner finally getting the Dakar win, quite a nice progression from racing MX to rally raid and especially after all the troubles he had in the last couple years..

Here is a nice documentary and a bit of a background story:





That video was killer. Thanks for posting.

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1/20/2018 3:54 PM

Very impressed by Laia. Congratulations to Shorty as well.

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