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Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:28 am

Last night started my annual dose of Dakar Rally. Again there was the roundup of what can be expected. However they also include info on the recce for the Dakar and how the route is mapped.

And still they use 3.0 D4D Hilux's to plan, drive, map and test the route. Not once, but three times.
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Goes to show... you can't beat the best :)
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Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:22 pm

I am also a Dakar addict - just wish they gave us more than 30 minutes a day. It is an enormous event in terms of the planning: 'back-up, catering, logistics, medical, route planning, navigation, news coverage etc'. Then there is the background of the participants, especially the privateers.

Taking all this into account, we could have at least two plus hours a day.
Pity there is not a dedicated channel - 'real time.'
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Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:16 pm

Harold, I'd pay for a dedicated channel. Watching the days highlights at the moment.
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Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:22 pm

what a load of BS

only 17min tonight!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :banned:

they showed bikes and cars!!

no trucks and no quads!!!
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Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:08 am

I can kind of understand why we are only snubbed with 17-22minutes of production, their challenge is to record, edit on site and then still get it out to be aired in most countries at a reasonable time with the results from the same day. (Wish they would ad one hour of extra footage from the previous day).
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Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:35 am

henrich
have you received your dakar goodies and is it still available i agree that it was disapointing last night the viewing
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Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:40 am

Andre, got my parcel the week before Christmas. Now I wish I had ordered an item or two more.
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coverage was much better today, although way too little for a Dakar junkie like me!!! :beach:
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:27 am

Then you should also follow the waypoints online like I do. '

Actually know the results for the day long before the 10pm broadcast.
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:58 pm

Traveler wrote:Then you should also follow the waypoints online like I do. '

Actually know the results for the day long before the 10pm broadcast.
Ok, pls do share, how do I do that, link??
Pretty pls!!
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:12 pm

Thanks George, that is the one. :thumbup:
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:20 pm

I a too scared to go and look!!!! I hope Giniel had a good day!!

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ndekock01 wrote:I a too scared to go and look!!!! I hope Giniel had a good day!!
He was third on the stage.
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:43 pm

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ndekock01 wrote:I a too scared to go and look!!!! I hope Giniel had a good day!!
He was third on the stage.
And where did he finish? ;-)
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Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:32 am

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Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:41 pm

OT, but we did a organized Namib and dune trip last week. From the 15 vehicles, 5 were cruisers, 1 mazda and the rest were hilux's and Tunas, mostly 3 D4D. Only 1 Fortuner was a 4l. The 3l D4D's did as good the 4l.

I think apart from maybe the cruiser bakkie, the DC hilux and the Fortuner will be the SUV to buy as the Prados and Cruisers getting to expensive, and they are definitely not less inferior.
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OT, but we did a organized Namib and dune trip last week. From the 15 vehicles, 5 were cruisers, 1 mazda and the rest were hiluxe's and Tunas, mostly 3 D4D. Only 1 Fortuner was a 4l only. The 3l D4D did as good the 4l.

I think apart from maybe the cruiser bakkie, the DC hilux or the Fortuner will be the SUV to buy as the Prados and Cruisers getting to expensive, and they are definitely not less inferior.
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Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:32 am

I saw last night that the organisers where driving Tunas/Hilux :thumbup:
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Yip, saw they got properly stuck. Needed that Renault Kerax to get them going again.
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Traveler wrote:Yip, saw they got properly stuck. Needed that Renault Kerax to get them going again.
At least they where not the only ones.
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george wrote:
Traveler wrote:Yip, saw they got properly stuck. Needed that Renault Kerax to get them going again.
At least they where not the only ones.

George, in think in that fine sand yesterday very few vehicles did not get stuck. Saw a few stuck Pajero's and then there were 2 stuck RAV4's as well.
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Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:25 am

I've got a friend racing a truck, I've searched for results about his progress but because he is not in the top ten I can't find anything. He also races a Hilux here in SA so I can ask the question here on the Hilux forum :razz: Do you guys know whom I'm talking about and if you do do maybe have any info? :eh:
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Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:41 am

Here is the full truck list of entrants: http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2011/us/ride ... html#ancre" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:11 am

Cool thanks! Found him! Anthony Taylor is the man.

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Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:20 am

Ah, know Anthony Taylor. I was lucky enough to experience his driving at AutoAfrica on the Toyota Rally Experience.
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