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Jan 10th 2018, 07:38 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Dakar 2018!

Anybody watching this? It is the hardest race in the world and the course seems even gnarlier than previous ones. The start was in Peru Sat and began straight into the big dunes. Honda may finally win, but stuff changes fast. Last years bike winner (Sunderland) won 2 of the first 3 stages, but crashed and broke his back yesterday! Multi time Baja truck champ, Bryce Menzies, totalled his factory Mini buggy less than 25mi in!?
Here are some links, but you can see a daily summary on Youtube each day.

Live timing:

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Jan 10th 2018, 07:42 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Jan 10th 2018, 07:48 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton, WA

  Anything with two wheels.
I saw saw the Joaquin Rodriquez crash in the dunes too. That was a long drop....ouch!
Jan 10th 2018, 12:16 PM   #4
  Feb 2016

  Vstrom 1000, DRZ 400 XR600 and way to many vintage mxers to list
Dakar is an amazing event. I watch the NBC Sports daily half hour show on the event.

There are a few Americans on motorcycles. The two most prominent are Ricky Brabec and Andrew Short. Shorty is doing really well for his first Dakar.
Jan 10th 2018, 01:51 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016

Sunny and 73 in Lima, Peru.

Jan 11th 2018, 07:38 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Glad to hear Sam Sunderland didn't actually break his back! And there is some great video available on the Redbull site:

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