2010 Dakar Rally

Hans Sneep

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The central Dakar Rally 2010 thread for all your news, rumors, and race reports


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The route:
2010 Course: the sand asset

The triptyque designed for the 2010 Dakar on the territories of Argentina and Chile promises to each kind of driver a sequence adapted to their qualities. The long stay in the Atacama Desert will be the climax of a 9000 kilometres loop through the continent. But the global balance of the course with varied difficulties force all to be consistent and careful to the end.

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Act I: Finding the right tempo

Speaking a smooth entry would minimize the first three stages of the 2010 Dakar. The days will be long and not only in road section. On already very demanding specials, the most skilful competitors will find an opportunity to build on a position from which they will be able to capitalize. The hard soil will be favourable to technical exploits for its experts in trajectories. They will however have to rapidly switch talents to take on the first little dunes of white sand that they will meet close to Fiambala.

Act II: The dunes of Atacama!

Those who have already visited the Paso San Francisco in 2009 will this time go there using the opposite direction. The road heading there, known as one of the most beautiful in the world will serve as a break before taking on a detailed exploration of the Atacama Desert. The driest part of the world that the competitors will this time discover all the way to the city of Iquique, is the kingdom of dune crossings. During five stages, cut by a rest day at Antofagasta, the riders and crews will head to the north of Chile where off-road mileage will be considerable. It will be without doubt the toughest part of the rally, with reduced road sections: the stop watch will never stop.

Act III: The road of contrast

A change of landscape will occur every day from then on. While there is only one word to talk about sand, all types of soil will, on the other hand, be experienced on the return trip to Buenos Aires, from dunes to flat portions as well as sandy paths that go up the hills of the Mendoza Province. Added to the terrain, it is also visually that the contrasts will be stunning for the competitors as they leave the contours of the Andes Cordillera. On this last part, two stages are long and demanding enough to provoke significant gaps. At a time when bodies and machines will be tiring which should have an impact, the final positions will not be set.
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Ah nice again in South-America!! :thumb: I thought that was one time event?

Really liked the route last year, hoping for even a better rally this year! Jan Lammers will drive a truck :D
 

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Pre Proloog Valkenswaard

Some impressions from the Dakar Pre Proloog in Valkenswaard:

Tim Coronel in the McRay 4x2 Buggy,
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van Deyne ex factory Mitsubishi,
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Jurgen vd Goorberg buggy fastest of them all overall!
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The famous Daf X1 Twin Turbo 1200 Bhp +200 km
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Jan de Rooy saying goodbye to all his fans an say thanks for all there support over the years he was participating in The Dakar !
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Wasn't it Tim Coronel driving the small buggy? I was really impressed with those little vehicles with a snowmobile drive train :love:

I am not surprised if they win a stage in a really sandy terrain with it.

Looking forward to the rally or rallies
 

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Wasn't it Tim Coronel driving the small buggy? I was really impressed with those little vehicles with a snowmobile drive train :love:

I am not surprised if they win a stage in a really sandy terrain with it.

Looking forward to the rally or rallies
Your right Bram,Tim Coronel is driving the buggy (i an o are close together)
 

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McRae new T1 Lightweight 4x2- 2010 Dakar

Single-seat; 600kg; 140hp 4-stroke snowmobile power; CVT driveline; Reiger dampers; Brembo brakes; optional manual locking Quaife differential.

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It’s an all-new car, to meet the FIA’s new regulations for ‘Lightweight 4x2s’, explains McRae’s Commercial Director, Christopher Bibb. ‘Since bringing 3 out of 4 cars home on our Dakar debut, we’ve been working on upgrading the McRae Enduro with V8 diesel power, and this wholly new car for this wholly new FIA category.

‘The new FIA category and this car are solutions for the difficult economic times we live in’, continues Bibb. ‘But it’s something we have been working on for quite some time: we were testing in Tunisia last Summer’.

The new car is a single-seater and targets, among others, bikers seeking to move onto four wheels. Meeting newly introduced T1 regulations for lightweight cars, the McRae 4x2 weighs around 600kg in Dakar trim and is powered by a 140hp liquid-cooled snowmobile motor.

‘The FIA and the ASO have worked remarkably quickly to get the new regulations in place for Dakar 2010. And the response from drivers, riders and potential sponsors has been extraordinary’ comments Alister McRae. ‘Firstly the Dakar-ready price of €65 000.00 makes sense right now, but it’s when people experience just how fast, fun and capable the car is that they decide they just must have one’.

The Team: Tim Coronel-Chris Leyds-Dees Beffie-Mauro Castelnuovo
Dees is my Son in law,he will take part for the second time ,this time he will drive a McRae Buggy,last year he drove a fast support car ,to support Tim an Tom Coronel .
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Drive The Dakar your self

Has it bin a longtime wish,to drive the Dakar your self?

That can happen now!

Sign up to Virtual Dakar,an race the same stages as the real drivers do,meet the same problems to finish a stage an make shore your car is ready for the next day.

http://virtualrallygame.com/

Good Luck :cool:
 

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SEE YOU LATER, BUENOS AIRES

After a starting ceremony attended by more than 800,000 people in Buenos Aires, the competitors in the Dakar left Buenos Aires and headed to the first bivouac. This is where the first special stage will start tomorrow morning.
If they needed extra motivation to finish the entire rally, the collective show of affection spread along six kilometres gave the competitors a further reason to make it back to Buenos Aires. The 362 riders, drivers and crews who made up the official list of starters on completion of scrutineering were nevertheless deprived of the company of Javier Pizzolito who suffered the first bad luck of the Dakar: the Argentinean amateur’s bike set fire before it had even left the restricted enclosure. The remaining 361 drew on the energy of the crowds, something that some of them had already tasted in 2009. Obviously, these are thrills that the competitors never tire of. The Argentinean competitors, twice as many as last year, headed for the obelisk full of patriotic emotions. The others, who have travelled the oceans to experience this moment of communion, found it more difficult to gauge the extent of the phenomenon.
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Roma surprises everyone!

Now that the first 5 cars have finished this first special stage of the Dakar 2010, the astonishing Nani Roma (BMW) has finished in provisional first place. Having made the most of his starting position – 5th to hit the road, with no need to find his way and with a very fresh terrain in front of him – the Spaniard attacked from start to finish, coming home 2’07 ahead of his countryman and major rival for victory Carlos Sainz (VW), and 2’50 in front of his BMW team-mate, Stéphane Peterhansel.

Tim Coronel Has arrived safely in position 50, only 39,09 minutes behind the leader in his McRae.
 

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Great Start from Robby Gordon

Spectacular start of the podium from Robby Gordon :


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already been a death on this years Dakar, not of a driver/rider but of a spectator.