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  1. parker ed

    parker ed Well-Known Member

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    Starts Sunday in Lima Peru. Robby took 3 vehicles that look some what like a Textron XX UTV on steroids.
     
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    Wayn-o Well-Known Member

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    and he is running them in the open car class rather than the UTV class.
    Race all in Peru and shortened several days
     
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    spectra3279 Vaginamoney broke

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    Then how the hell can they call it the Dakar rally

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  4. pwerwagn

    pwerwagn Inmate #4800

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    They’ve been racing in South America since 2009...
     
  5. spectra3279

    spectra3279 Vaginamoney broke

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    You mean all the races in the desert I have seen over the past few years is in peru?

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  6. SHOCKtheMONKEY

    SHOCKtheMONKEY Well-Known Member

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    TV broadcast? NBCSN?
     
  7. parker ed

    parker ed Well-Known Member

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    Those looking to follow along with this year’s Dakar Rally have plenty of options. Alongside real-time online updates, Red Bull TV will share a daily update each day from January 6-17 at 7PM ET/4PM PT, while NBC Sports will air recaps after the completion of every stage as well.
     
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    Fishgistics is down there with Casey Curry Monster Energy Can Am reporting daily
     
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    I haven't seen this race on TV since the early 2000's. Those guys are tough and make the Baja look easy. Did they moved it to SA because of terrorism while racing in Africa? I do remember they would cancel some days due to terrorist threats.
     
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    SHOCKtheMONKEY Well-Known Member

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    It's been televised every year...
     
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    pronstar President, Dallas Chapter

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    They left Africa due to things like civil war and shit...good times


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    Looking for Ricky Brabec to to break thru this year in the bike class. He's won just about everything in the desert and its just a matter of time until he's on the box at Dakar.
     
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    pwerwagn Inmate #4800

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    Yes. Almost a decade worth.
     
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    spectra3279 Vaginamoney broke

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    Damn, I didn't even know. And didn't know peru had that big a desert

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    yes the race was moved to SA a while back due to threats to the race. However, I understand there is talk of it returning to Africa in 2020.

    Yes, RG has entered SxS's in the open class. these things don't stand a chance against a traditional rally car. the big BUT is the fact that upwards of 80-90% of this particular race will be held in dunes where the SxS should excel.

    should make for an interesting race and I will definitely be watching.
     
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    Racey Maxwell Smart-Ass

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    Redbull.tv does a decent job of providing race coverage usually. It's free and they have apps for smartphone and smart TV systems as well as through the browser
     
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    parker ed Well-Known Member

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    Racey Maxwell Smart-Ass

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    Robby's team, 3 textrons, Robby in one, Cole Potts in another, and Blade Hidebrand in the King shock car. I do all the electrical at Blade's shop, Empire Racing.
     
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    Merica representing, should be fun to watch.
     
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    parker ed Well-Known Member

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    DVR is set ;)
     
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    I've read 70% of the course is in the dunes this year.......If Robby's UTV's get too close to beating the big cars you can expect the organizers to pull more of the sudden "rule infraction" BS they did to Robby in the past.
    Anyone know if Robby had a special drive belt made for these cars? I don't see a regular belt lasting a full day in this race....
     
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    JDub24 American Bad-Ass!!

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    Robbie is an evil genius when it comes to stuff like this. I’m sure he’s fabricated some one off bad ass solution to the belt problem. You can bet whatever the technology he is using has been run on his sons car in BITD for just this reason.

    Go Robbie!!!




     
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    The Speed XX Robby's team is running look great. I just don't know why he entered in the car class. They can't have the speed other vehicles in the class have.
     
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    parker ed Well-Known Member

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    I read an interview and Robby said they do over a 100 mph but I wouldn't think in the sand they are going to be in that would be possible,
    and it was said the belts only take a couple minutes to change. So we will all have to see how it plays out.
     
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    pronstar President, Dallas Chapter

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    Bragging rights that they can use to market the vehicle to consumers



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    You might be surprised. It has power to the ground all of the time. And this technology on a bigger car ( not a rhino) has been tested for years in off-road. Check out the Predator X-18.
     
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    Outdrive1 Well-Known Member

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    I swear those were in the Keys last month, all black. They sounded mean. I had no clue what they were. They aren’t as big as a buggie but they are bigger than a SXS.


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    During Robbies podcast I believe he said that car does 110, then he said he had heard a mystery rule has popped up limiting speed.. implying that he is fastest although he did not say that.

    Also I’m pretty sure he said chain.

    He did say the car they are driving is one off and not to be confused with the show room model.

    Brian
     
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    I am pretty sure you are correct. Got my attention when they drove by.
     
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    I’m following closely. The cars he is running are pretty much custom as far as the chassis. The stock XX is impressive looking with its skin removed. They look very well put together.
     
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    They used Baja 1000 to shakedown a lot of their tech this year. The cars, while maybe not the same as the Dakar cars, were super trick...

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    Robbie finally realized that big cars don’t work in Dakar. Personally I think he will do better with smaller chassis as long as he can keep the car together.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts, the Mini's & Peugeot's have killed Dakar for years and RG should do well with his new platform.
     
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    Robby got hosed, they imposed an 80 mph limit on SXS in the car class. They were running down some beach sections today and they couldn’t go over 80 and were getting passed by cars doing 110-120. They said it is to even up the class since Robbys cars have so much suspension and are 4wd.
     
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    What a joke. Isn't it supposed to be an open class?
     
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    Andrew Short is in the top 10 after day 2.
     
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    What is the story on this truck?

    I've see it around town a few times and know its RGs rig but don't know anything about it.

    Did he build it? Can he carry cars in it or just parts? Does it sleep anybody / RV style inside?

    Woud he have shipped it down there for the race? I've seen it heading to Baja and local events but have never seen inside it.


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    They really don’t want an American to win, every year seems to be a last min rule change
     
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    It is worse than that, it is 80km which is about 52 mph he really got screwed
     
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    He should be able to contest it..... Last time it was his tire auto inflate/deflate on his H3 that they had a problem with and he couldn't use it, because they said it was cheating.

    They make up shit as the race goes......and I agree with @Bpracing1127 they don't want an American to be there or win.
     
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    This is b.s. It is very apparent now that they aren't going to let RG win.
    How stupid could the promoters be. RG is the one guy who can put together a bigger better race.
     
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    Ricky Brabec contending straight out of the gate. Johnny Campbell has spent a ton of time refining the bikes and I think they are capable of beating the KTMs
     
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    Rg is listed in the "CAR" class and not in the SxS class, where did you read about the speed limit restriction ?
     
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    I've seen it and it's very bad ass. It's for supporting the cars. Support can not come from outside help or something like that. So all the support trucks are in the race too.
     
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    Go to planetrobby.com and listen to the stage 2 audio.
     
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    Awesome thanks, so much for the shitty NBC coverage of the DAKAR all intro and rehash rehash and just a few minutes of actual racing FMR :mad:


    Edited for clarification: "FMR" (F**k Me Running)
     
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