Dakar 2019!

Discussion in 'Events, & Meetings' started by skibum69, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    The Dakar starts today! In the 41st running of the Dakar it is 10 days only in Peru.


    I am cheering for my friend Teruhito Sugawara, Hino factory team

    And for Gianna Valarde who is a 24 year old from Lima in her first Dakar, I threw a few $$ at her effort.

    And there will be a few more to cheer for!
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    As of today 66 out of 149 bikes are out of the race. Today 83 bikes are at the start, including #17 Laia who is in 13th position. Of the 83 bikes left, 49 are KTM and 3 are Honda.

    Jim C-G and keith like this.
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Toby Price wins again riding with a broken scaphoid a month after surgery, the man is an animal! Ricky Brabec was winning for Honda when his bike blew up for the second year in a row. Laia is a machine finishing her 9th Dakar in a row in 11th position. It was a bit of a nail biter this year with other manufacturers coming as close as ever to knocking KTM off the top step, now 18 in a row! Only a year tyo the next one and I have an invite to join a support team for 2020.
  4. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    "Only a year tyo the next one and I have an invite to join a support team for 2020."
    Now that would be a helluva experience.
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    It sure as hell would, a friend of mine took my seat in 2012 and he ended up writing a great book about it called "Tales of the Bivouac" you should get a copy.

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