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What the Hell was he thinking ?

What the Hell was Peterhansel thinking ? Maybe he as forgotten he used to ride Bikes


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its a race !!!

Hola Dazzerrtw,

I also saw it on telly ... and I have to say I was upset as well ... but than I had another and .... hey NOBODY that has ever ridden a motorcycle (and Peterhansel has) would do this on purpuse, and dont forget this people are at the maximum and try to cut every corner as sharp as possible to finish first in the race. Dont forget it is a race ...

... and it has nothing to do with motorcycle travelling.

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I saw that on the SBS report and thought, I hope he gets penalised, that is just gross stupidity and never stopped to help him, arsehole!!!
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Peterhansel, not good to see. Reckless or just thoughtless ?

Bad form, whichever way you look at it.

Likewise Cyril Despres; getting another rider to help him out of the mud then fc*ng-off and leaving him buried.

The pair should both be penalised for “unsportsmanlike behaviour”
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Do you really think the French organisation will penalise Peterhansel for “unsportsmanlike behaviour”.
They rather kick Robby Gordon, the competitor of Peterhansel out of the race.....

I think the Dakar is a great adventure but if you want to win, it helps to be French.
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Do you really think the French organisation will penalise Peterhansel for “unsportsmanlike behaviour”.
They rather kick Robby Gordon, the competitor of Peterhansel out of the race.....

I think the Dakar is a great adventure but if you want to win, it helps to be French.

Have to agree with this post 100%, Peterhansel and Despres both seem to do as they please, but why not?, both are French, and the Rally is French run, also, did one of the organizers David Castera not to be confused with current rider David Casteu used to be Peterhansels 'team mate' on bikes years ago?. The fairest guy to bikers I ever heard about was ex KTM man Alfie Cox, as when he changed to race cars, used to watch which way the wind was blowing before overtaking a bike so as not to cover the rider in dust etc. So I take it now that most of us are hoping for Marc Coma and Robby Gordon victories this year!!
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yes it's a race

but it wouldn't have hurt the idiot to drive slightly on the left

i hope he comes a cropper.

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the commentary made me think of the riders probable comment... "Bastardo!"

Peterhansel... yeah, he had a race to run but there's a limit to what is deemed sportsman like. That definatly wasn't! Plus he also INTENTIONALLY put a spectator in danger!

.......now that's naughty!
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Peterhansel, not good to see. Reckless or just thoughtless ?

Bad form, whichever way you look at it.

Likewise Cyril Despres; getting another rider to help him out of the mud then fc*ng-off and leaving him buried.

The pair should both be penalised for “unsportsmanlike behaviour”
Can't believe either, and whole-heartedly agree!

I can't believe Peterhansel didn't get penalised for this

Equally, I'm 100% rooting for Coma now . . . .
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IMHO, the only "defence" for Peterhansel is that he was driving the only "drivable on 4 wheels" line through the water. Looking at the water and the turbulance in it, it seems that upstream of the left side of the car (and left hand wheels) the water is much deeper (hence smooth flowing water) and it then hits the shallow ford and gets its turbulance. He should however still not have run into the rider.

If my hypothesis isn't correct, Peterhansel is a tosser, a garlic eating surrender monkey tosser at that.

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If my hypothesis isn't correct, Peterhansel is a tosser, a garlic eating surrender monkey tosser at that.

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In the words of the Monty Python crew, don't you mean "A CHEESE EATIN' SURRENDER MONKEY"

I do agree that it was dangerous and unsportsmanlike like!

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If my hypothesis isn't correct, Peterhansel is a tosser, a garlic eating surrender monkey tosser at that.

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In the words of the Monty Python crew, don't you mean "A CHEESE EATIN' SURRENDER MONKEY"

I do agree that it was dangerous and unsportsmanlike like!

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I thought I was (mis)quoting George W Bush... In hindsight misquoting MP makes me feel much better. They were a lot funnier.

Edit: Just did my research on the fabled source of all knowledge "Wikipedia" and the cheese eating quote is from The Simpsons. Peterhansel's driving bears more than a passing similarity to Homer's in the opening sequence of every Simpsons episode...
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Well, areshole Peterhansel has done it again, complained bitterly to the organisers that Robbie Gordon is too fast hence he must be cheating. So, even though the tyre air pressure control system passed inspection PRIOR to the race start, he has now been disqualified, but WILL continue to race because he has appealed, which won't be heard for 3 weeks
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****in Frogs!!!!!
Nice.... that, and other comments...

Funny how, because he's French, that is not racist....

Small reminder folks: he's one guy, not an entire nation.

So, let's keep our little prejudices to ourselves, shall we?
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Well, areshole Peterhansel has done it again, complained bitterly to the organisers that Robbie Gordon is too fast hence he must be cheating. So, even though the tyre air pressure control system passed inspection PRIOR to the race start, he has now been disqualified, but WILL continue to race because he has appealed, which won't be heard for 3 weeks

****in Frogs!!!!!
Well I guess we will read more about the "air pressure control" and I'm sure you know that even if a car passes the test it doesn't mean it's okay. There is no way to know if a car is okay without pulling it apart.
After all it's not ASO's responsibility that the vehicle is built by the book.

But it looks like RG has filed a complaint about Peterhansel, so I guess that evens it out. (?)
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