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    Dakar 2018

    I know it's a bit soon to start a thread about it but since I've seen this piece of news: http://www.autosport.com/news/report...f-rules-change
    I've decided to open the subject, basically they (Peugeot) say that if the WSMC will ratify change to the regulations for the World Cup for Cross Country Rallies and the Dakar organiser ASO will follow suit in handicapping two-wheel-drive buggy-style vehicles such as Peugeot's 3008 DKR, then Peugeot will leave.
    Any thoughts anyone?
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    The arrogant frenches have used massive advantage for a long time already. If they quit the race may only become more interesting, unpredictable and thrilling.

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    FIA- WMSC should be going the other way and giving the cars more wheel travel etc.
    Might look cool like this.
    https://youtu.be/kLQNJGSRPTg?t=5m32s

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    Silkway Rally - complete with cut away shots with flowers.
    https://youtu.be/-pdsPxejac4

    Silkway landscapes plus vehicles.
    https://youtu.be/PkQkgkgAWV0
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    Silkway in the sand - Pug, Mini, Kamaz, Tatra
    https://youtu.be/3b_MUzAhfDs

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    Loeb rolled, he continues after a long stop waiting for assistance truck and some repairs.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Silkway - Loeb - front suspension.
    https://youtu.be/mMxBP6MNte0

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    if somebody is interested Tatra-Buggyra has nice videos on the youtube, sadly the interviews are only in Czech. You can see for example in the video from 10th leg how to be 2nd in the day with only three wheels on the truck Generally kolomý praises the stages a lot. He also said he would have to take insane risk to be in the fight for victory with all the Kamaz crews. Currently he is third overall and the only non-Kamaz driver in the battle. It's his first start in Silk Way.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/BUGGYRAbrand/videos

    By the way both co-drivers of Kolomý are very experienced co-drivers from classic rallies. You may know Michal Ernst for example from his starts with Prokop or Semerád in WRC. Jiří Stross is normally co-driving Pospíšilík, in the past Dunovský and other Czech drivers.
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    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Stage 12 in the dunes- Silkway Rally. (Is there a team route checking before the rally goes through?) This rally looks more like the old African Dakar rally than the current Dakar Rally.
    https://youtu.be/BSGNjyehcws

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    Sadly Kolomý retired yesterday because of technical problem - cracked steering housing.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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