Iron Butt Rally 2017 – the results
The ceremony is over…as predicted, it was a very special event with many stories and stunning performances at the bottom, middle and top of the standings.
As already mentioned, I had a lot of issues and did not ride the rally in a competitive, but rather in a “holiday” mood. I had tons of long rest breaks in nice hotels. I finished one day early and had too chose my route based on the temperature forecast. Considering all this, the 32nd place out of 87 finishers and 106 starters is a very good result. Had I not have to stop rallying so early, a finish around place 20 would have been possible. And this without pushing anything. I can be very happy about this result, it even gives me an unexpected, official “silver medal finish”.
The link to the standings is here: http://ibr.wvi.com/ibr/_2017/finalstandings.pdf
32. mit kaputtem Moped und einem Tag weniger? Alle Achtung!
You did it! Well done Robert!!!
You´ve done a great job, despite of all the technical problems.
Have you ever thought about the fact, Honda named this bike Pan “EUROPEAN”… 😉
So, place 32 on a bike with a limp, going out on a limb to bring the PAN-PAN back home again – can’t be that hard, the Rally…? 🙂
Ah, you know I’m joking.
Interesting to see two such diverging routing strategies:
John: “Go were it does not rain”
Robert : “Go were the sun does not shine”
Very nice played, Robert.
…and the best of all: with this very fine result under such awful conditions, you just have to come back and really go hunting for points.
Gut gemacht, Robert!
Wow – cool – Gratulation vom XBR und Clubman Treffen!