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Don,t know if any of you follow or are interested in the Dakar Rally but Sam Sunderland has won it(today) for the second time in the bike class,gruelling event,nice to have a Briton winning

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I watched it when Lyndon Poskitt covered it (way more interesting than his travelogues). Otherwise prefer the Africa Eco. Where was Dakar this year?

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3 hours ago, gary112 said:

Don,t know if any of you follow or are interested in the Dakar Rally but Sam Sunderland has won it(today) for the second time in the bike class,gruelling event,nice to have a Briton winning

Used to live with his sister Kelly when I was studying at Bicton. She was always chatting about him racing then. Fairplay to him. Bet that's a tough race 

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4 hours ago, gary112 said:

Don,t know if any of you follow or are interested in the Dakar Rally but Sam Sunderland has won it(today) for the second time in the bike class,gruelling event,nice to have a Briton winning

I was impressed with Danilo  Petrucci . Lost his moto GP ride this year with KTM and went strait into the Dakar . Did really well . He got to 13th in the first stage only to be let down by his bike after that . Really nice guy .

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10 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I was impressed with Danilo  Petrucci . Lost his moto GP ride this year with KTM and went strait into the Dakar . Did really well . He got to 13th in the first stage only to be let down by his bike after that . Really nice guy .

I agree Stubby,the Dakar is worlds apart from motogp,but he got stuck in

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I was impressed with Danilo  Petrucci . Lost his moto GP ride this year with KTM and went strait into the Dakar . Did really well . He got to 13th in the first stage only to be let down by his bike after that . Really nice guy .

Let down by a KTM. Get away.
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Just now, gary112 said:

I agree Stubby,the Dakar is worlds apart from motogp,but he got stuck in

He is good geezer and tries hard no doubt .

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5 minutes ago, AHPP said:


Let down by a KTM. Get away.

He won a stage on day 5 and finished the 12th and last stage out side the top 30  I think . Not bad for a tarmac rider .

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Back on Lyndon Poskitt, a friend was telling a motorcycling acquaintance about him (LP) going round the world on a (heavily modified) KTM 690.

"Bloody good luck to him." 

In fairness, it actually gave him next to no problems but he has built it and rebuilt it with pretty trick parts and is fastidious on maintenance. Like how Land Rovers are fine if you replace things like gearboxes every 5000 miles.

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It's a shame Dakar, AER etc are so expensive. Ed March would do it on a C90 if it was cheaper.

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