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  1. #1 Dakar 2012 torrents/tv coverage 
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    Looking for a torrent or Chinese TV coverage of the Dakar 2012.Damm i miss watching it.The Chinese are surely lacking in motor sport coverage.
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    So Jincheng has participated in the race since 2009, it makes me think of Harold and Kumar for some reason?

    They have 250 and 450 class bikes, but they do not sell anything close to what they are racing? Isn’t the purpose of the involvement in racing to develop technology and then utilize that technology in production models? That and also to promote the brand…if too disconnected its actually a waste of time and effort.

    Maybe they are, developing technology or maybe they just copied others engines and race to get noticed?

    Jincheng has blurb on their website from 2008 announcing their participation in the 2009 race.

    This is an excerpt...

    “In the ceremony of go on expedition, Chen Jianguo and Wei Guanghui said that their but is to complete the whole racing route with domestic motorcycle and strive to win a good ranking. At present, be ready for this expedition.”

    Both of their “but” did complete the race, but their but did not rank well.
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    The Chinese have a perfect opportunity for training/racing and promoting rally raids in their own country.Look at the Taklimakan Rally in Xinjiang.But do you hear about it?

    Mongolia does far better promoting their rally.
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    As I recall, it's hard to find coverage of the Taklimakan Rally in real time, though it's probably better in Chinese than in English. Perhaps we can turn up the heat during the 2012 running, and spotlight which makers participate and which don't.

    Does anyone know whether Jialing has entered either their JH600 or their JH-150GY-3? (I'm not holding my breath...)

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    In 2007 there was two JH600 in the Taklimakan Rally.
    For Jinchen and the Dakar Rally - I am nearly sure that that they ride "masked" Yamaha's. - but anyway, great to see Chinese riders in Dakar again.
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    Here is two sites http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/d...9wZW49ZmFsc2U= Helps if you speak Spanish.

    This one they have possibly blocked it to other countries I have sent SBS asking have they done this. http://http://www.sbs.com.au/dakar/

    Damm I wanted to see how the 450 went.Looks like their doing a few engine changes.
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    New rules for engine changes in Dakar this year:
    1. change + 15 min.
    2. change + 45 min.
    3. change + 2 hours

    They better take care and listen to the engine....:-)
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    I read somewhere that Marc Coma said his plan is to use 2 engines at least, maybe a 3rd one if needed.

    I wonder how long it would take them to do a top end rebuild.I guess the top teams would do it pretty quick.

    Wouldn't like to be a privateer doing a top end rebuild after a long day in the saddle.

    I see some people are using YZ450's those things aren't supposed to do long distances with out rebuilds.
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    You can follow the stage live http://gaps.dakar.com/2012/dakar/stage-02/aso/ukie.php

    At least in China I don't need to stay up till some ungodly hour to follow it.
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