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Dakar Rally

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    john
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    Anyone out there watch the Dakar?

    Now that its moved to south america do you think a name change is needed, to open up to more countries to go to.

    #187842
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    JPedroCQF1
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    I’ll be paying close attention to the Dakar, as I always do. Helder Rodrigues has a chance of winning on the moto category but Cyril Després and Marc Coma are always the favourites. On the Autos, Stéphane Peterhansel will almost surely win, but you never know on Dakar.

    Basically, I follow Dakar to keep track of the portuguese adventurers.

    #187843
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    john
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    @joao-pedro-cq

    Im suporting Geniel de Villiers this year, hope he does well. I have`nt decided on the bikes yet.
    De Rooi for the trucks.

    #187844
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    Zadak
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    A name change is definately in order for this race.

    They should call it the Inca rally or something like that instead.

    #187845
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    wasiF1
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    Every year since 2002 I do but as here they only show a 30 minutes highlights,wished they could have shown it somewhere Live!

    #187846
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    john
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    @wasif1 I only get 30 minutes aswell it would be great to watch live.

    #187847
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    Fer no.65
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    I guess the name now reflects on the kind of race rather than where it finishes or where it takes place. Other than that, I don’t think there’s a particular good reason to keep it… but I guess it’s “tradition”. It’s not a big deal anyway…

    I don’t follow it even though it takes place in my country… It’s a bit boring IMO.

    @thezadak: “Inca Rally” would be apropiate only if they end up in Peru… but they are thinking about streaching the journey all the way to Brazil

    #187848
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    wasiF1
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    @john which feed do you get, if not the whole race but just 3-4 hours of the race live would have been nice.

    #187849
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    john
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    @wasif1 I watch on satalite tv the only website I go to is http://www.dakar.com
    Sorry I cant help more than that.

    #187850
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    Wow, I’m seeing some really terrible news from the Dakar Rally, although nothing in English yet:

    http://www.telam.com.ar/nota/11766/

    #187851
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    john
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    @aka_robyn Thats bad news, I cant read it but it looks like somethings happened to a bike. Alfie Cox and his navigator made it out of their car after it caught fire, hope they arent burnt.

    #187852
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    @johnf1fanatic An Argentinian rider was killed; here’s a very short article in English that has appeared now:

    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/88744/dakar-rally-argentine-jorge-mart%C3%ADnez-boero-dies-in-accident-

    #187853
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    john
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    @aka_robyn Sorry to hear that news, thanks for letting me know.

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    Keith Collantine
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    #187855
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    Fer no.65
    Participant

    Sad news. He was the son of a Turismo Carretera champion, a well known family in our country’s motorsport.

    RIP Boero…

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