MotoGP Forum  

Go Back   MotoGP Forum > Motorcycle Racing Forum > Dakar

Dakar Dakar Off Road Endurance Race Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
January 6th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Jumkie's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
From: Your Mom's House

Posts: 24,724
Likes: 3972

I'm not much of a Dakar buff, though I catch it when they cover it on Speed Channel. BTW, Does anybody know why Russians dominate the truck class?

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teomolca @ Dec 21 2009, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>GO SAINZ!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]


This dude is timeless. It seems he will he never get old and retire? Geez, this dude has been winning shit since the 80s. (I'm sure you know his son is kicking ass in karting too).

Update on Dakar:
LINK

Jumkie is offline  
 
January 7th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #12
 
Joined: Jun 2005
From: Valencia, Spain

Posts: 2,748

Peterhansel won today's stage but he's still 2 hours away from the VW trio at the front due to yesterday's transmission damage. 99% chance the overall winner will be one of those three (Sainz, Miller, Al-Attiyah)
Sainz came in 2nd and extended his lead to about 15 min on Miller and Al-Attiyah.
Looking good! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

On the sad news side, Italian rider Luca Manca crashed heavily today and is in very serious condition at hospital. I hope he can recover. :/

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE <div class='quotemain'>I'm not much of a Dakar buff, though I catch it when they cover it on Speed Channel. BTW, Does anybody know why Russians dominate the truck class?
This dude is timeless. It seems he will he never get old and retire? Geez, this dude has been winning shit since the 80s. (I'm sure you know his son is kicking ass in karting too).

Well there's just 2 manufacturers involved in making huge offroad racing trucks AFAIK, Kamaz (Russian) and Gimaz (Dutch) and since the trucks are not "really" racing the driver is not so important so they just take on local crew they trust.

Sainz has been around a long long time, actually he started as a squash player and I think he managed to be national champion in the early 80's, but I think he soon realized motorsports are way much more fun hehe, and I hope he can win at least one Dakar before he retires, rally drivers tend to be fast in Dakar, but being fast in Dakar is not enough to win. One of my fav drivers, he even supports Real Madrid (the way it should be! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] ) Too bad the way he lost the '98 championship, very dramatic with the finish line in sight the engine broke down.

His son has got some promising results in karting, but it's way to early to judge, at this point having a dad with money and a bunch of contacts in motorsport and sponsors helps a lot, we'll see when he's in higher level series how it goes. For now my 4 wheel pride and hope rests on Alonso (the hell will freeze over before Sordo beats Loeb and Alguersuari is there mostly cause his dad is rich and well conected)
teomolca is offline  
January 7th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #13
 
Joined: Nov 2006
From: Belgrade

Posts: 813

get well Luca!!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img]
and what a gesture from him yesterday!!
rmanda is offline  
January 8th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Losail

Posts: 1,771
Likes: 1

i see miller dropping out or finishing top 5. sainz and al attiyah got a good chance though. fingers crossed.
J708 is offline  
January 8th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #15
Desert Varmint
 
Geonerd's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
From: Southern Aridzona - Hell's doorstep.

Posts: 3,333
Likes: 68

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (J708 @ Jan 8 2010, 05:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>i see miller dropping out or finishing top 5. sainz and al attiyah got a good chance though. fingers crossed.

Carlos has been trying for several years now. He seems a decent bloke and I'd like to see a little luck fall his way.




I wouldn't mind grabbing the 2009 review.
Geonerd is offline  
January 8th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #16
 
Joined: Jun 2005
From: Valencia, Spain

Posts: 2,748

Al-Attiyah won today's stage, followed by Peterhansel and Sainz. He's now 11min adrift of Sainz and 11 ahead of Miller.

In bikes Despres won the stage by 29s over Coma, but the fight was already over before it started when Coma lost an hour in the first 2 stages of the race due to missing a checkpoint and mechanical trouble.
Despres leads the standings by over an hour over Coma.
teomolca is offline  
January 8th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Losail

Posts: 1,771
Likes: 1

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teomolca @ Jan 9 2010, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Al-Attiyah won today's stage, followed by Peterhansel and Sainz. He's now 11min adrift of Sainz and 11 ahead of Miller.

In bikes Despres won the stage by 29s over Coma, but the fight was already over before it started when Coma lost an hour in the first 2 stages of the race due to missing a checkpoint and mechanical trouble.
Despres leads the standings by over an hour over Coma.

Al Attiyah showed them how its done [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]. how to beat the hardest stage in Dakar. This man don't play games. His XP level is a million and I really hope he continues to shine in all the events he joins cause he really is the gem of Qatar.
J708 is offline  
January 9th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #18
 
Joined: Nov 2006
From: Belgrade

Posts: 813

Toby Moody reports:

Marc Coma got a 6 hour penalty... Naughty boy for getting an illegal tyre. How do they think they could have got away with it..?





I'm so disappointed [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img]
rmanda is offline  
January 9th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #19
 
Joined: Jun 2005
From: Valencia, Spain

Posts: 2,748

Coma has said it's false and that he'll appeal the decision. We'll see what happens, either Coma or Despres is full of shit.

Post race sanctions, appeals ...this starts to look like F1 hehe [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
teomolca is offline  
January 10th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #20
 
Joined: Jun 2005
From: Valencia, Spain

Posts: 2,748

Peterhansel wins again, Sainz comes in second and increases his lead a little, he now leads by 14 min over Al-Attiyah with Miller in 3rd 22min min behind.

Coma continues to say he's inocent and bla bla but nothing has changed in terms of evidence, the 6 hour penalty stands.
teomolca is offline  
Reply

  MotoGP Forum > Motorcycle Racing Forum > Dakar

Tags
2009, dakar, official, review



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BBC MotoGP 2009 Season Review geewhiz14 MotoGP 4 January 14th, 2010 03:48 AM
Dakar 2009 rmanda Dakar 16 January 14th, 2009 01:25 AM
DAKAR 2007 rmanda Dakar 70 January 23rd, 2007 10:14 AM
Dakar 2006 richo Dakar 15 January 15th, 2006 03:27 AM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed



Copyright © 2005-2018 Powerslide. All rights reserved.
MotoGP Forum is a MotoGP enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent MotoGP or Dorna Sports, S.L. of Madrid, Spain.