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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

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Stage 5

Looks like Loebs rally is over. He was stuck in the dunes in total for 3 hours and in addition Daniel Elena has suffered an injury.
The Peugeot driver got stuck twice in the first special of today's stage before an injury to co-driver Daniel Elena forced Loeb to withdraw.

"The sand was extremely loose. We got stuck once and managed to get going again. In another part of the race, we got to a crest where another car was stuck. We were following Nasser and saw him go over, so we did the same, but I hadn't realised there was a hole behind the crest. And, bam, we went right into the hole! We waited for a truck to pull us out. Right now we feel like c... and bam. Right now I'm trying to see how my co-driver's doing: we're driving really slowly and, as soon as I go over 30 km/h he screams inside the car. He's hurting, we'll see what's the matter. Right now, I don't think we can go on. He's boss, I don't want to force him do to anything, but it looks bad."
De Villiers and AL-Attiyah have fallen further behind as Peterhansel pushes his advantage and now has 30 minutes over Sainz, and Ten Brinke in 3rd another 45 minutes behind...

Cars Top 6 overall at present:

1 300
STEPHANE PETERHANSEL
JEAN PAUL COTTRET
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 13H 27' 26''

2 303
CARLOS SAINZ
LUCAS CRUZ
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 13H 58' 42'' + 00H 31' 16''

3 309
BERNHARD TEN BRINKE
MICHEL PERIN
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 14H 42' 42'' + 01H 15' 16''

4 301
NASSER AL-ATTIYAH
MATTHIEU BAUMEL
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 14H 50' 47'' + 01H 23' 21''

5 304
GINIEL DE VILLIERS
DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 15H 02' 00'' + 01H 34' 34''

6 319
SHEIKH KHALID AL QASSIMI
XAVIER PANSERI
PH-SPORT 15H 14' 14'' + 01H 46' 48''

Fuchs in the Borgward is currently classified 13 overall, albeit over 4 hours down on Peterhansel.



Bikes

It is MUCH closer in the bike category with the top 6 covered by 10 minutes. (This surprises me but the times and positions are taken from the official timing.)

1 4
ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN
YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM 14H 37' 40''

2 47
KEVIN BENAVIDES
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 14H 38' 40'' + 00H 01' 00''

3 2
MATTHIAS WALKNER
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 14H 38' 54'' + 00H 01' 14''

4 5
JOAN BARREDA BORT
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 14H 45' 13'' + 00H 07' 33''

5 23
XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT
YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM 14H 45' 22'' + 00H 07' 42''

6 8
TOBY PRICE
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 14H 48' 19'' + 00H 10' 39''

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

I cant get over how tough and brave these guys are, particularly the bikers.

In yesterdays stage 5 Rafal Sonik, the Polish rider and winner in 2015, had a spill on his bike. He has had to withdraw from the rally prior to the start of stage 6 today. The reason he has had to retire... he fractured both his tibia and fibula during the stage 5 crash yet still, despite his injuries managed to get to the finish.

Unfortunately, however, he has had to withdraw from the rally today. To break both bones in your leg and continue to ride through the terrain they are covering and complete the stage is a remarkable effort. :bow: :bow:

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

Sainz took the stage win from Peterhansel to keep the Peugeots 1-2 by a margin. Al-Attiyah was 3rd with De Villiers 4th

Overall top 6 order (cars) after stage 6:

1 300
STEPHANE PETERHANSEL
JEAN PAUL COTTRET
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 16H 25' 02''

2 303
CARLOS SAINZ
LUCAS CRUZ
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 16H 52' 12'' + 00H 27' 10''

3 309
BERNHARD TEN BRINKE
MICHEL PERIN
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 17H 45' 43'' + 01H 20' 41''

4 301
NASSER AL-ATTIYAH
MATTHIEU BAUMEL
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 17H 49' 22'' + 01H 24' 20''

5 304
GINIEL DE VILLIERS
DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 18H 01' 01'' + 01H 35' 59''

6 312
JAKUB PRZYGONSKI
TOM COLSOUL
ORLEN TEAM / X-RAID 18H 50' 18'' + 02H 25' 16''


The bikes are much closer bunched with the top 6 still covered by 10 minute. Meo Benavides and Price were covered by 30 seconds on stage 6.

Overall top 6.

1 47
KEVIN BENAVIDES
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 16H 33' 20''

2 4
ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN
YAMALUBE YAMAHA OFFICIAL RALLY TEAM 16H 35' 17'' + 00H 01' 57''

3 2
MATTHIAS WALKNER
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 16H 37' 10'' + 00H 03' 50'' 00H 01' 00''

4 5
JOAN BARREDA BORT
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 16H 42' 53'' + 00H 09' 33''

5 8
TOBY PRICE
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 16H 42' 59'' + 00H 09' 39''

6 19
ANTOINE MEO
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 16H 44' 02'' + 00H 10' 42''

Havent mentioned the trucks much to date but last years winner Eduard Nikolaev in the Kamaz is nearly an hour clear of 2nd place, despite finish the latest stage in 6th a handful of minutes behind stage winner Federico Villagra.

Overall top 6 in the trucks.

1 500
EDUARD NIKOLAEV
EVGENY YAKOVLEV
VLADIMIR RYBAKOV
KAMAZ - MASTER 19H 27' 27''

2 501
FEDERICO VILLAGRA
RICARDO ADRIAN TORLASCHI
ADRIAN ARTURO YACOPINI
YPF INFINIA DIESEL TEAM DE ROOY 20H 20' 07'' + 00H 52' 40''

3 512
SIARHEI VIAZOVICH
PAVEL HARANIN
ANDREI ZHYHULIN
MAZ-SPORTAUTO 21H 52' 09'' + 02H 24' 42''

4 510
MARTIN MACIK
FRANTISEK TOMASEK
MICHAL MRKVA
BIG SHOCK RACING 22H 41' 45'' + 03H 14' 18''

5 502
DMITRY SOTNIKOV
RUSLAN AKHMADEEV
ILNUR MUSTAFIN
KAMAZ - MASTER 23H 26' 40'' + 03H 59' 13''

6 511
TERUHITO SUGAWARA
MITSUGU TAKAHASHI
HINO TEAM SUGAWARA 23H 32' 28'' + 04H 05' 01''



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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

A well deserved rest day today.....

Some need it more than others. Once more we are getting tales of the competitor cameraderie and willingness to stop and help others in need of assistance. W have seen in the truck category the leader at the time on his side in the dunes with no chance of unassisted recovery. One of the other leading trucks stopped without hesitation and towed the stricken Kamaz on to its wheels. With minimal delay the leader was able to continue still in the lead.

I have just read this story of one of the bikers stopping not once but twice to help others, costing himself several hours delay in the process:
A welcome day of rest after a 36 hours stage
Early Wednesday morning Luc van de Huijgevoort took off to start the fifth stage of this Dakar. Late Thursday night he entered the bivouac in La Paz. Helping out other competitors had cost the Dutch rookie a heap of time. In stage 5 he first helped a South African rider who got stuck in the dunes. Then they found another biker who was exhausted. They stayed with the guy for almost three hours and then moved on the three of them, finishing the stage late at night. Half past three at night number 118 entered Arequipa, where had to visit the doctors to make sure he was fit enough to continue. “But I didn’t have any problem. I just lost a lot of time helping others”, Van de Huijgevoort says. “After the medical check I had just enough time to finish my documents to cross the border, to eat something and have a quick look at the roadbook. At half past five I had to move on again to take the start in the sixth stage. I was the last rider to start.”
Even without any sleep Van de Huijgevoort, who runs a supermarket in daily life back in the Netherlands, didn’t have much problems finishing the stage. “There were so many people to cheer for us. That really helped me through. But now I’m very happy to have made it to La Paz and enjoy the rest day. I could sleep for days.”
A great attitude and one of the unique values of the Dakar. Long may it continue.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

Had a bit of a busy weekend and missed keeping up to date with Dakar. However (old news now) Peterhansel, previously leading by half an hour went into a hole in the dunes ans broke his suspension and losing an hour and a half. It would have been longer had teamate Despres not stopped to assist. Peterhansel however went out the next day and won the stage. Currently Sainz is the leader by an hour or so from Al-Attiyah withPeterhansel a few minutes back in 3rd.

Todays stage 9 has been cancelled
The organisers of the Dakar had no choice but to cancel stage 9, which was supposed to take place between Tupiza and Salta on Monday. Weather conditions in the area in the last few days are preventing assistance crews from refurbishing race vehicles for tomorrow's stage after the demanding marathon stage. The field of the Dakar will therefore head to the Salta bivouac by road. The rally will resume with stage 10 from Salta to Belén.

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Post by erwin greven » 5 months ago

10 minutes penalty for Sainz Sr. for running through a quad rider..
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

Despite the 10 minute penalty for Sainz, he still leads the rally by just under an hour.
Good to see the Fuchs Borgward back in the top 10 (just, at #10)

We go to stage 10 next, with yesterdays stage 9 cancelled as posted previously. 5 stages to go inclusive.
Sainz could still win comfortably if he takes it easy and loses 5 minutes per stage. :fingers:
(I would prefer Carlos to win over Al-Attiyah, and Mr Dakar (Peterhansel) has won enough of them (13 in total, including 6 on bikes)

POS.
N° EXP.
DRIVE-TEAM
MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 303
CARLOS SAINZ
LUCAS CRUZ
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 27H 14' 00'' 00H 10' 00'' (Penalty)

2 301
NASSER AL-ATTIYAH
MATTHIEU BAUMEL
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 28H 10' 37'' + 00H 56' 37''

3 300
STEPHANE PETERHANSEL
JEAN PAUL COTTRET
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 28H 17' 42'' + 01H 03' 42''
4 309
BERNHARD TEN BRINKE
MICHEL PERIN
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 28H 27' 00'' + 01H 13' 00''

5 304
GINIEL DE VILLIERS
DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 28H 41' 09'' + 01H 27' 09''

6 312
JAKUB PRZYGONSKI
TOM COLSOUL
ORLEN TEAM / X-RAID 29H 32' 36'' + 02H 18' 36''

7 311
MARTIN PROKOP
JAN TOMANEK
MP-SPORTS 29H 47' 30'' + 02H 33' 30'' 00H 10' 00''

8 319
SHEIKH KHALID AL QASSIMI
XAVIER PANSERI
PH-SPORT 29H 59' 42'' + 02H 45' 42''
9 334
PETER VAN MERKSTEIJN
MACIEJ MARTON
OVERDRIVE TOYOTA 32H 03' 41'' + 04H 49' 41''

10 313
NICOLAS FUCHS
FERNANDO ADRIAN MUSSANO
BORGWARD RALLY TEAM 33H 38' 09'' + 06H 24' 09'' 00H 01' 00''

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

In the car category Sainz is doing what he needs to... ensuring he finishes without losing too much time or going for stage glory. I believe there may be team orders in place at Peugeot now, with them holding the top 2 spots. The 3 Peugeots all finished the stage with times within a few seconds of each other. Ten Brinke took another stage win.

Al=Attiyah has had a couple of bad days and now trails Perterhansel and Sainz. With 3 stages to go Sainz has a 50 minute buffer over Peterhansel. Ten Brinke took the spoils on stage 11.

Overall Classification in the cars after stage 11.

1 303
CARLOS SAINZ
LUCAS CRUZ
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 36H 26' 27''

2 300
STEPHANE PETERHANSEL
JEAN PAUL COTTRET
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL 37H 17' 12'' + 00H 50' 45''
3 301
NASSER AL-ATTIYAH
MATTHIEU BAUMEL
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 37H 40' 29'' + 01H 14' 02''

4 309
BERNHARD TEN BRINKE
MICHEL PERIN
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 37H 44' 02'' + 01H 17' 35''

5 304
GINIEL DE VILLIERS
DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA 37H 56' 32'' + 01H 30' 05''

6 312
JAKUB PRZYGONSKI
TOM COLSOUL
ORLEN TEAM / X-RAID 39H 10' 45'' + 02H 44' 18''

7 319
SHEIKH KHALID AL QASSIMI
XAVIER PANSERI
PH-SPORT 39H 42' 46'' + 03H 16' 19''

8 307
ORLANDO TERRANOVA
BERNARDO GRAUE
X-RAID TEAM 54H 58' 34'' + 18H 32' 07'' 09H 40' 00''



In the bikes injury has forced Barreda out, leaving Walkner at the top. Barreda injured his knee back on stage 7 but now he has had to pull out. Price got lost yesterday and has lost a heap of time, now 40 minutes off the leader in 3rd.. He did however win todays stage.
The compressed leader board we saw a couple of days ago with a few minutes covering the top half a dozen has now made way to a 32 minute gap from 1st to 2nd.

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DRIVE-TEAM
MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 2
MATTHIAS WALKNER
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 36H 33' 37'' 00H 01' 00''

2 47
KEVIN BENAVIDES
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 37H 05' 37'' + 00H 32' 00''

3 8
TOBY PRICE
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 37H 12' 54'' + 00H 39' 17''

4 3
GERARD FARRES GUELL
HIMOINSA RACING TEAM. 37H 22' 54'' + 00H 49' 17''

5 19
ANTOINE MEO
RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 37H 32' 42'' + 00H 59' 05'' 00H 01' 00''

6 20
RICKY BRABEC
MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 37H 51' 47'' + 01H 18' 10''

The truck category is still in progress and classifation not available yet.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

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10 minutes penalty for Sainz Sr. for running through a quad rider..
Carlos Sainz is now back to an hour clear of Peterhansel, having had his 10 minute penalty from a couple of days ago rescinded.

I thought at the time hearing Carlos' explanation that it was at best a harsh penalty with the fault seeming to be more with the quad than Carlos. Carlos had activated his warning for the quad to move over which it did. However the quad went into a sand dune and lost control, coming back in front of the passing Sainz. There was no contact.

Peugeot produced new evidence in the form of telemetry from Sainz’ car which demonstrated that Carlos slowed to around 50km/h as he approached the quad and 37km/h when passing it.

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Post by DoubleFart » 5 months ago

Sounds like he hit Donald Trump judging by the Quad's quotes:


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Post by SB83 » 5 months ago

DoubleFart wrote:
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Sounds like he hit Donald Trump judging by the Quad's quotes:


"I'm a businessman and have access to a lot of good lawyers, maybe the best lawyers in the world, better than these organisations have themselves,"
Sounds like it's too bad Sainz didn't actually hit him..

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Sounds like it's too bad Sainz didn't actually hit him..
:haha: :haha: Minor details when you have a good lawyer.

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Stage 12 for bikes and quads cancelled.

Not good news for Toby Price in his slim chance of getting any glory beyond the 3rd place he now holds following his first stage win of 2018 yesterday. This cancellation leaves just 2 stages for him to make up the 40 minute gap to the leader.
Toby Price’s hopes of a Dakar comeback have been hit by the cancellation of Stage 12 for Bikes and Quads.

The day’s running between Fiambalá/Chilecito to San Juan was called off for the two divisions due to unfavourable weather forecasts.

“Following the study of the safety conditions for bikes and quads race tomorrow, despite a first modification of the stage announced this afternoon, having consulted the competitors grouped at Fiambala’s marathon bivouac, the Race Direction has taken the decision to cancel the 12th special stage for bikes and quads,” read a statement from Dakar organisers.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

Al-Attiyah won todays stage after a see saw duel with Peterhansel, the two trading the lead several times before Al-Attiyah came good at the end of the stage. Ten Brinke, the recent stage pacesetter seemed to lose pace today and trails 3rd place and Toyota team mate Al-Attiyah by 12 minutes. Peterhansel still holds 2nd place overall just over 20 minutes clear of Al-Attiyah. Sainz was cautious losing 15 minutes to the leaders but still holds a 44 minute buffer over his Peugeot team mate Peterhansel

As previously mentioned the bikes and quads were cancelled today, and at the time of posting this the trucks were still competing and so no results as yet.

Stage 12 - classification overall on completion.

1 303
C. SAINZ
PEUGEOT 42:24:31


2 300
S. PETERHANSEL
PEUGEOT 43:09:12 0:44:41

3 301
N. AL-ATTIYAH
TOYOTA 43:30:26 1:05:55

4 309
B. TEN BRINKE
TOYOTA 43:41:52 1:17:21


5 304
G. DE VILLIERS
TOYOTA 43:51:02 1:26:31


6 308
C. DESPRES
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

The battle for truck honours is turning out to be an epic battle, with the top two split by just over a minute.
With two stages to go this is the overall classification in the trucks

1 501
FEDERICO VILLAGRA
RICARDO ADRIAN TORLASCHI
ADRIAN ARTURO YACOPINI
YPF INFINIA DIESEL TEAM DE ROOY 40H 04' 27''

2 500
EDUARD NIKOLAEV
EVGENY YAKOVLEV
VLADIMIR RYBAKOV
KAMAZ - MASTER 40H 05' 34'' + 00H 01' 07''

3 512
SIARHEI VIAZOVICH
PAVEL HARANIN
ANDREI ZHYHULIN
MAZ-SPORTAUTO 43H 11' 49'' + 03H 07' 22'' 00H 20' 00''

4 507
AIRAT MARDEEV
AYDAR BELYAEV
DMITRIY SVISTUNOV
KAMAZ - MASTER 44H 44' 27'' + 04H 40' 00''

5 508
ARTUR ARDAVICHUS
SERGE BRUYNKENS
MICHEL HUISMAN
ASTANA MOTORSPORT TEAM DE ROOY IVECO 45H 33' 06'' + 05H 28' 39''

6 510
MARTIN MACIK
FRANTISEK TOMASEK
MICHAL MRKVA
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

Stage 13 is underway, with Al-Attiyah leading the cars off having won yesterdays stage.
However things turned bad for him as he battles with Peterhansel for 2nd place on the podium, as shortly into special part of the stage his car stopped, He restarted again, but lost 10 minutes maybe more. Al-Attiyah started today only 12 minutes ahead of teamate and 4th place holder Ten Brinke, so it is tight for the final podium spot with today and one stage tomorrow left.

Sainz is still controlling top spot, albeit today nearly 10 minutes off the pace. He still leads comfortably (my estimation 35 minutes) despite his gearbox problems yesterday. Presumably that would have all been fixed overnight. :fingers: :fingers:
Shortly after the cars started the day’s special, Nasser Al-Attiyah (who is opening the way) is already in difficulty. The Qatari’s Toyota has been immobile for more than 10 minutes.

Nasser Al-Attiyah’s vehicle is moving again, but the Qatari has lost plenty of time after 19 kilometres of the special. Perhaps his place on the podium could be in danger today!
In the bikes Toby Price has completed the first part of the special with a lead of just a minute over his team-mate Antoine Meo. Kevin Benavides is hanging in there, but still trails his pursuer in the general standings by 2’10’’, whilst the provisional race leader Matthias Walkner is not taking any risks and lies 6’38’’ behind the Australian.

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