Marc Coma stage 11 report

Stage 11. Marc Coma continues to move toward his dream

The AMV was second while maintaining the overall lead. A difference of 15 minutes and 58 seconds separating him from France's Cyril Despres.

The long 622 kilometers of special that made today have seen the pilot AMV Marc Coma crossed the finish line in second place, one place behind the Frenchman Cyril Despres, that won the stage. The Chilean "Chaleco" Lopez today was third with just two rounds remaining.

The pilots, exposed to many changes constantly, morning came from 1,200 meters above sea level and after reaching an altitude of 3,400 meters had to descend again to 600 meters, the lowest point of the entire journey. High temperatures complicated a lot to the riders.

Joan Pedrero crossed the line in ninth place while is fifth place in the overall.

MARC COMA Pilot AMV: "I'm satisfied but it was very hard. High temperatures and physical exhaustion evident that this involves us a little more complicated journey. On the one hand I am satisfied because we face the end of the rally well positioned but is no time to relax, far from it. Tomorrow we have a long special and we also harsh and the 555 km of timed special with concentration and with eyes wide open."

-source: marc coma

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Series Dakar
Drivers Cyril Despres , Marc Coma