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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.

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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 Despr├ęs and Marc Coma are always the favourites. On the Autos, St├ęphane 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.

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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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    Fer no.65
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    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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