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2009 Dakar Rally

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Bram, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    No more transafrican this year! Viva America :D

    I must say i really like the new change of territory that has be announced. South America will have a more diverse landscape to organise this rally on the Africa does. The best African territories have never been driven because of safety regulations and unstable governments. Now with South America as a new continent to cross the organisers no longer have that problem. I am really looking forward to see the rally crossing countries like Chile and Argentina!

    From 3rd to 18th of January 2009 this will be the forum where ill be eating, living and sleeping :D. More Dakarfans join me?
  2. why not...dakar is a fabulous adventure,i like it
  3. It's fantastic, like nothing else. Pity Africa had to stop but a change of scenery can only be a good thing I reckon.
  4. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Dakar 2009 route


    The Dakar 2009 is off to discover a new continent, South America that offers unlimited possibilities to amateurs of wide open spaces. The round trip to Buenos Aires, via Valparaiso is a challenge in which the most enduring competitors will find their way and have the opportunity to distinguish themselves. With close to 6,000 kilometres of specials and difficulties scattered on the whole course, the battle for the title will remain wide open until the finish.

    Read more at Dakar.com
  5. Marcel vd Aa

    Marcel vd Aa
    AC Paint Guru

    Well if this forum were to cook, clean, fetch my drinks and do all sorts of other stuff that keeps me away from my computer i am here with you...

    So i won't be here 24/7 but sure will spend a lot of time overhere
  6. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Entrylist 2009

    The ASO released the 2009 entry list. Click here to view it
  7. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    The official site wrote a recon report with some amazing pictures. Lots of the scenery is the same as in Africa, but especially the highest parts of the rally have an amazing scenery that not many people have ever seen before. This rally is a great promotion for a whole new motorsport continent!
  8. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Dakar Cars Thread

    Definitly the guys i will watch this year are the dutch twins Tim and Tom Coronel. Both have extensive experience in roadracing (touringcars, openwheelers) and will team up this year to drive for Dakarsport.com in one team. For those who know Tom and Tim will agree that they are very competitive, and it will be great to see who will make the most mileage during this rally because both want to sit behind the wheel :dance2:. Tim already drove the 2007 Dakar rally in Africa and seems to have the most off road experience. But knowing Tom he will not want to loose from his brother and he quickly to adapt.
    After his WTCC win in Okayama Tom will be in the winning mood. Really curious how far they will come in an environment without tarmac!

    Bowler Nemesis:
    Engine: Jaguar V8 4.396 cc/32V (280bhp)
    Gearbox: six-speed sequential

    Dakarsport.com (Koos vd Leest)

    Attached Files:

  9. Marcel vd Aa

    Marcel vd Aa
    AC Paint Guru

    Omg, this will be fun;
    Those two in one car is asking for trouble....
    The biggest challenge for these two is not where they drive, but who's driving.
    The car is just not big enough for both ego's
  10. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep

    pictures of the route

    Here some pictures of the route in South America :

    Mountain pass,


    Difficult for the Trucks,

    dakar-2009_002 (.jpg

    Nice view,


    More to come,:bye:

  11. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Dont want to see a truck falling from the cliff at pic 3. What an amazing scenery!
  12. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep


    Beautiful Valley,


    A little Steep


    Who goo's Back?


    More to Come

  13. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Hans are you sure they will drive there? Or are this just sightseeing pics from South America. Omg if they drive here i can't leave my television anymore :)
  14. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep


    Not much room for error


    A little crowded


    De Rooy will manage


    Picture's taken from Bolivia, you don't believe your eye's

    Bram, a little shaken?

  15. Is the link working for anyone?
  16. I love events like this! Should be neat to see the surroundings! All the videos of previous years I saw were all just sand :p
  17. Oh wow! I can't wait to see footage of that! O_O
  18. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    I parsed it wrongly! Now it works :thumb: Thanks for mentioning it
  19. Thank you! :good:
  20. Carlos Sainz is back with VW I see...