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Dakar 2008: A Quick Quiz

  Posted at 06:29:52 PM
  File under  Dakar Race
  Author: motorbiker
  Location: Normandy, France

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The Dakar 2008 Open link in a new window is almost upon us, so let's have a quick look at the participation in the form of a quiz.

1. Motorcycle Manufacturer

No sense in asking which is the best represented of the 11 motorcycle manufacturers in the rally (it's KTM in case you really don't know, with 64.20% - 156 bikes - of the total of 243). So, who do you think is the 2nd and 3rd best represented motorcycle in the Dakar 2008??

Answer at the bottom of this article.

Some strange motorcycles are competing: New Power from China, with 2 bikes, and Tot Curses from Spain with 2 (although I'd think they're both based on some existing motorcycle like a KTM). Further, there are 2 Aprilia's, 3 BMW's, 3 Beta's and 1 Gas-Gas (I don't even want to think about their spares problems..).

2. Contestant Countries

Again, no cigar for guessing the answer, the overall leading country in this French rally is France (69 contestants, 28.40% of the total). So who are the 2nd and 3rd most represented countries ???

Answer at the bottom of this article.

The USA only has 3 riders this year, same as Russia, China and Germany.

I can't see from the current files how many females are participating, but I can see that Ludivine Puy (France) {link} and Annie Seel (Sweden) {link} are at it again. I'd say it's going to be a toss up which of the two will be the first female.


1 Motorcycle Manufacturer

2nd is Yamaha with 49 motorcycles (20.16%)
3rd is Honda with 19 bikes (7.82%)

2. Contestant Countries

2nd position is shared by The Netherlands and Spain, both with 27 riders, representing each 11.11%.
3rd most represented country is Italy with 14 riders (5.76%).

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