Cyril Despres stage 10 report

The 10th leg of the Dakar 2011 went to Marc Coma 9'56 ahead of Cyril Despres (Red Bull KTM) with Cyril's team mate Ruben Faria third (at 13'22). Overall Coma increases his lead to 18'10 with Lopez third at 45'16.

Cyril Despres

"Not one of my better days. I started off well and then I made a navigation error that turned into a nightmare. I got into a riverbed, got stuck in mud, went down a 3 metres high step and couldn't turn back. It could have been a lot worse. In the end I managed to fight my way through the undergrowth to come out at the right place and 'only' lose 10 minutes -- I could have easily lost an hour. Now this evening I am just over 18 minutes behind Marc. Obviously it isn't ideal, but I have been a lot more behind than that and still won the rally. With three stages left to Buenos Aires it isn't over yet."

-source: cyril despres

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Series Dakar
Drivers Cyril Despres , Marc Coma , Ruben Faria