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12 minutes ago, OUTERLIMITS said:

Here ya go

https://www.motorsport.com/dakar/news/dakar-2019-bike-barreda-quintanilla/4320513/

 

I don't care too much about this race except want to see Short and Brabec do well......................and of course Laia Sanz :thumbsup:

 

Still not sure why this was NOT about Joan Barreda since he on a Honda and actually won stage one and Ricky Brabec on Honda came in 3rd :)

I enjoy watching the daily stage high lights cus they show some incredibly beautiful places and IMO almost as important as the actual race. Then since there's no Canadians, want to see the USA boys as well the the UK/OZ boys do well :)

I've got my own topic going so back to it :)

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7 hours ago, jnr450r said:

What are you guys watching it on? Red Bull TV??

nbcsc is airing a half hour daily review

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Andrew Short Inside the Top 10 after Stage Two of Dakar Rally

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rider Moves Forward in the Event’s Overall Standings

January 8, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Taking competitors further towards the south of Peru, stage two of the 2019 Dakar Rally proved to be highly positive for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew Short and Pablo Quintanilla. With Quintanilla securing a solid fifth place result, his teammate Short crossed the line in ninth place and in doing so climbed to 10th in the event’s provisional overall standings.

Making good use of his vast rally racing experience, Pablo Quintanilla put in a steady but importantly mistake-free performance on Tuesday’s stage two of the Dakar. Pushing hard to gain some time in the opening part of the special, the Chilean rally star eventually finished less than four minutes behind the day’s winner Matthias Walkner. Currently fourth in the provisional overall standings, Pablo sits in a very good place ahead of the remainder of the rally.

For Andrew Short, it was another good day in the saddle of his FR 450 Rally machine. Further improving his speed on Tuesday, the American racer posted the ninth best time for the day to bring himself even closer to the leading group of riders in the provisional overall standings.

Wednesday’s stage three is the second longest at this 41st edition of the Dakar. Featuring a gruelling 798km of total distance, it includes a 331km long timed special. Starting from San Juan de Marcona, competitors are expected to reach the Arequipa bivouac in the late hours of the afternoon.

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Pablo Quintanilla: “Stage two was a long and tough one but I had a good feeling on my bike. The pace was quite high from the beginning and we were riding a lot across the beach. I pushed hard in the first part of the special stage. After the refueling the conditions changed a lot. We were following the cars and there were lots of different tracks everywhere, so I decided to keep it steady and avoid taking any risks. I kept a good pace until the end and managed to get a good overall time for the day. The gap to the leaders is still controllable so I am looking ahead to tomorrow’s stage.”

Andrew Short: “I had a lot of fun on my bike today. The stage was familiar to me from the previous Dakar. I raced most of the stage by myself. Today we were following the cars and I had to pass many side-by-side vehicles in the dust and that was sketchy. But I really enjoyed the landscapes and to ride full gas next to the ocean. It was something pretty special and I sure made some memories to keep forever. Overall, I’m really happy with where I’m at and I hope I can maintain a decent pace in the stages to come.”

2019 Dakar Rally – Stage 2 Provisional Classification

1.Matthias Walkner (KTM) 03:23:57
2. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 03:24:19
3. Joan Barreda (Honda) 03:25:38
4. Toby Price (KTM) 03:27:03
5. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 03:27:21 
6. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 03:30:00

9. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 03:36:22

2019 Dakar Rally – Provisional Overall Standings After Stage 2

1. Joan Barreda (Honda) 04:23:14
2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 04:24:45
3. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 04:24:47
4. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 04:26:31 
5. Toby Price (KTM) 04:27:47
6. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 04:30:32

10. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 04:40:51

 

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Early out on stage 3 today shows Brabec WAY back, like 26 min off the leader Xavier De Soultrain.  I'd bet a nav error because a few other former leaders lost ground as well as of wp6.

Good news is Garrett is making up lost ground and in about 40th but Skyler is again killing it and in 18th!

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Skyler finished 15th today and Garrett 25th!!!  That's great (to me at least as a fan)

Turns out Garrett's issue yesterday was a melted bib mousse.  Those things can be tricky (DAMHIK) lol

Rafferty at 61st!  Sub-60 is outstanding so he's very close.

Angelo Vlcek a very respectable 54th

Motzkin 108th

Did you hear about this parapalegic Dutto number 143?  Dang!  The guy is making it happen!  

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Scott Whitney does the tracks for Sonora Rally and really knows what he's doing.  He posted this today on FB on what happened with Barreda Bort.  Not good news I'm afraid :(

"Here is the unfortunate story of Joan Barreda's Dakar 2019 ravine incident in a diagram I just put together. When he got within 1000 meters of the WPS, the GPS popped up the arrow pointing to the waypoint. Unfortunately due to the fog, he couldn't see that it was crazy to go straight where the arrow was pointing, and he rode off the edge of the mountain into the ravine. The helicopter had to get him out, so his race is over."

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Thanks for merging the topics Bryan :)

Fell a sleep last night so luckily I can go back a watch last's stage 2 right now :)

I'm trying to avoid current updates in this topic until I can watch the stages at night but nice seeing all the interest The Dakar :)

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53 minutes ago, fudgypup said:

I can hold off doing that if you like, @filterx?  It's your thread.  Just let me know ;) 

No  have at is cus IMO as long as there is interest cus I know what its about and its about getting other dudes involved that might not know what its about :)

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Okay then so here's the summary for stage 3

 

Funny (to me) that Barreda says he "got stuck in a ditch" and couldn't continue.  Sounds familiar lol!

 

Listen to what X De Soultrain says near the end... "tricky navigation so I decided to slow down and focus 100% on the road book."  Excellent advice in Dakar.  One can go REALLY fast... in the wrong direction as Walkner and Brabec discovered today.

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So apparently with Garrett's mousse failure yesterday, Angelo Vlcek, who is part of the same team, came up on him and saw his predicament and towed him 100k to the finish riding his (Garrett's) rear rim in the sand!  I guess they got video and it made the "Dakar Heroes" cut

 

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Ricky is the MAN!!!

To open up that big of a can of whoop a$$ on Stage 4 and vault into the overall lead after Stage 3's mess...  I am speechless.

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Wow!  Ricky is a bad ass!  PIcked up 6:19 on the next best too.  

Fast day!  Surprised to see so many already done.  Must be a bit tougher too as I see Skyler at 24th and Garrett 52nd.

Quintanilla and Soutrain not as hot today

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Robby Gordon struggling today and his teammate 367 car of Hildebrand/Conger isn't showing on the list.  Hopefully a nav equipment issue fixed later today and not a missed start.

Dutto the parapalegic still pounding it out though but lost a ton of time through WP5 and still not in yet. Hope he's okay.

Skyler in 24th and Garrett 52nd today.  Solid.

Angelo 73rd today.  Not bad at all.

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Heard this morning apparently Skyler hit a kid on a motorcycle in a liaison section YESTERDAY and dislocated his shoulder! He popped it back in but has some residual pain and inflammation understandably. Whatever the case may be he still did very well but undoubtedly is still feeling it today.

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19 hours ago, fudgypup said:

So apparently with Garrett's mousse failure yesterday, Angelo Vlcek, who is part of the same team, came up on him and saw his predicament and towed him 100k to the finish riding his (Garrett's) rear rim in the sand!  I guess they got video and it made the "Dakar Heroes" cut

 

Ya just watch that stage 3 and near the end he was smiling and like, ya lost a tire and you need 2 but I'm having an AWESOME time , beers at the bivouac and tomorrows another day and deserved a Hero's moment :)

Early days but some crazy stuff in the bikes and yes the Husky rider is in first.

Hopefully I can stay awake to watch stage 4 tonight :)

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leaders through wp5 so far and looks like Brabec back 1:43 now to 8th but look who's 9th!  Skyler Howes! Yeah baby!

Garrett at about 34th on the day so far

 

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