Marc Coma meets his goal The pilot AMV Marc Coma (KTM), winner of the 2006 and 2009 editions, is in Argentine territory. The motorbike of AMV pilot walked the 220 km of the stage today with a time of 2 hours 49 minutes and 58 seconds.
Marc Coma meets his goal
The pilot AMV Marc Coma (KTM), winner of the 2006 and 2009 editions, is in Argentine territory. The motorbike of AMV pilot walked the 220 km of the stage today with a time of 2 hours 49 minutes and 58 seconds. Libertadores Step located at 3,500 meters, required a great deal of driving and focus to all members of the race.
Marc Coma, knowing the great difficulty that had the day and did not want to risk from the start Avia pilot focused on a search for a consistent and safe driving, as one of the main objectives of today lay in preserve the mechanics of your bike to the harsh conditions they had to face.
A navigation problem was that the pilot lost some positions on the stage, but even so, the pilot AMV was ninth with a difference of 5 minutes with the first-placed Verhoeben, who at the wheel of a BMW claimed victory with a time of 2 hours 44 minutes and 50 seconds.
Henk Kniuman, team mate of Marc Coma, crossed the line five minutes later, stopping the clock at 2 hours 54 minutes and 29 seconds. After today's stage, Coma occupies the sixteenth place overall with 49 hours 00 minutes and 21 seconds. Kniuman is eighteenth in 49 hours 54 minutes and 44 seconds.
Tomorrow, the stage that connecting the towns of San Juan and San Rafael, the pilots must travel 796 km of whom 476 will be timed. The first section is quite demanding, contains many "dry rivers", fast tracks and the passage between some spectacular canyons. The second part is characterized by being a little less demanding because the sandy soil will not punish both the mechanics of the motorbikes.
-source: marc coma