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Old January 5th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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2012 Dakar Rally

Anyone watching the Dakar Rally? I've been uploading videos to my youtube account. The Cars category is interesting this year with VW out of the game. Nesser is with Robby's Hummer team and Peterhansel with Mini, I think KTM has it in the bag with both Coma and Despres.

FYI - I love uploading youtube videos to d-90. Finally figured out how!

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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Awesome. Will have to try find time to watch some of these.

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This is a relatively recent feature enabled on the site.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:31 AM
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I've been watching the race daily here on British Eurosport (22:00hrs GMT)

Some good trucks in there. Shame the Volvo went up in flames!
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Thanks for the post!

Does anyone think it's possible for a Defender 90 to finish the Dakar competitively?

I know that there are Bowlers that compete, but I'm not sure I would call them Defenders per se

It looks tough on vehicles, but maybe with some strengthening and some good driving...
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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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What happened to the V-dubs?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Sorry, ASO and youtube took them down. All Dakar video on youtube is being taken down. not cool.
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Dakar is one of the best rally's! To bad that VW, BMW and Mitsubishi teams are not competing! probably not sold enough cars to justify the cost to race But now it is more interesting to watch.

Gerard the rooy is my favourite guy in his truck. And they guy's that compete in a bowler!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Yhea... I couldn't tell you about Mitsubishi, but there is no way the absence of VW and BMW has to do with sales they are both selling and profiting as well!
Something tells me there was issues with the sanctioning body (Dakar)
Can't believe their not competing...what a shame! BTW...also airing on NBCsports (used to Versus) 5:00-5;30pm eastern!

Alot of money invested in this....
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Yhea... I couldn't tell you about Mitsubishi, but there is no way the absence of VW and BMW has to do with sales they are both selling and profiting as well!
Something tells me there was issues with the sanctioning body (Dakar)
Can't believe their not competing...what a shame! BTW...also airing on NBCsports (used to Versus) 5:00-5;30pm eastern!

Alot of money invested in this....
The Mini cars are actually BMWs with a Mini body/shell. BWM /Mini is one in the same.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Yhea... same BMW money, different car. this is the WRC program further devoloping that Mini for the WRC title!
This may be why Volkswagen pulled out..... the Mini factor!!

Gorden out front.... but 4 Mini's breathing down is neck!
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Old January 12th, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Oh man! Robbie Gorden disqualified from Dakar.... a questionable air pipe in the automatic tire inflation system!
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Sorry, but I'm crazy about Dakar!

Nice video, get the headphones!

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