Dakar 2019

Discussion in 'General' started by duggram, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. duggram

    duggram Well-Known Member

  2. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    I follow the event every year about any way I can. TV and even web video coverage is usually delayed and brief, but there is nothing like seeing 20,000 lb, 900hp trucks in the air. Don’t forget the amazing scenery, tough as nails competitor, great motorcycles and great riders. Love it.
     
  3. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Redbull tv is decent. On behalf of HPPT I wish Sebastien Loeb a successful race.
     
  4. OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk Well-Known Member

    Any way to stream? I see Red Bull TV has a review show every night but I am never home by 6PM CST. BeIN's schedule doesn't go far enough out right now to see if that will work for me.
     
  5. Stumpy

    Stumpy apprentice

    I plug in to the firehose at adv rider to keep up. There is a guy there who has an amazing live tracking site. Pretty close to real time.
     
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  6. Stumpy

    Stumpy apprentice

    Our own @BC61 is going back to navigate a buggy for a young driver.
     
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  7. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Coverage on NBC Sports starts tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing how Robby Gordon’s buggies do against the factories.

    A good number of Americans in the bike class too.
     
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  8. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Brabec is in 3rd after the first stage, so good start there!

    The Terxtron buggies, not so much. Robbie is back in 20th as of now and his teammates are no looking so good either. He talked a good game, but I was skeptical. Still it is very early for the Dakar, so we shall see. It is very hard to complete against factory money without factory money.
     
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  9. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

  10. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

  11. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    A good day for the US riders. Brabec 2nd and Andrew Short 9th on the day. That puts them 3rd and 10th overall. This is a good showing for Short only in his 2nd Dakar.
     
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  12. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Brabec damn near won it today.

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  13. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Tough day for the bikes today...
     
  14. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Yep, a few got lost and one of the favorites is gone.

    The Americans are still OK on the bikes. Brabec is 7th and less then 7 minutes behind 2nd place. 1st place can get lost, get stuck or have a mechanical easily, so Brabec is still right in the mix. Short is still 10th over as well, although probably too far back on time to make the podium.

    Not looking too good for the Textron buggies right now. Hildebrand lost an hour and a half. Potts and Gordon have several way points to go yet. :(

    It really sucks what they did to them. "Your SxS is too big to run in the SxS class, you must run it in the car class." So Robbie sets them up to run in the car class. Then in Mid / late December, they tell him "Oh, but you will still have to use the speed limiter for the SxS class." Horrible last minute rule making to make sure the big dollar factories don't get embarrassed by the creative American.
     
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  15. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    That's ridiculous man they are against RG every year it seems.

    NBCSN
    Dakar updates can be viewed at the following times (all times ET):

    Monday, Jan.: 7: 6:30-7 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan.: 8: 6-6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Jan. 9: 6:30-7 p.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 10: 6:30-7 p.m.
    Friday, Jan. 11: 6:30-7 p.m.
    Sunday, Jan. 13: 1-1:30 a.m.
    Sunday, Jan 13:: 11:30-Midnight (Rest Day)
    Monday, Jan. 14: 6-6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan. 15: 6:30-7 p.m.
    Wednesday, Jan. 16: 6-6:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 17: 5:30-6 p.m.
    Friday, Jan. 18: 8:30-9 p.m.
     
  16. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Brabec kicked some serious ass today!!
     
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  17. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Yep, now lets hope he didn't push to hard, because this is a marathon stage (no team servicing the bike tonight). That bike has to make it through another stage tomorrow pretty much as is.
     
  18. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    How is Bill Congers team doing?
     
  19. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Another good day for the US riders. 6th, 10th and 11th on the stage.
    Brabec is leading overall.
    Short is in the top 10 in his second Dakar.
    Howes is 18th as a rookie, which I believe makes him the 2nd fastest rookie.
     
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  20. tittys04

    tittys04 Well-Known Member

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