Cyril Despres stage 12 report

The penultimate stage of the Dakar 2011 went to Marc Coma just 37 seconds ahead of Cyril Despres (Red Bull KTM) with Helder Rodrigues third at 7'21. Overall Coma maintains his lead and is 16'35 in front of Cyril with Chaleco Lopez in third (at 59'27).

Cyril Despres

"Once again I attacked hard, opening from start to finish, in the hope of provoking some change in the rankings. But despite my best efforts, over 555 kilometres and almost seven hours of racing, nothing budged. That's not to say I didn't enjoy myself. Although it didn't actually rain on the special you could see that it had rained a lot over the previous days and the first sixty kilometres or so were on wet sand -- it was liking racing Le Touquet. After that we got into the truck ruts with some enormous puddles which made life interesting! Now we have just one day's racing but I'll keep trying until the last kilometre."

-source: cyril despres

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Series Dakar
Drivers Cyril Despres , Marc Coma , Helder Rodrigues