Marc Coma stage 6 report

Coma wins his ninth victory in a stage of the Dakar The pilot AMV Marc Coma (KTM), is intractable. His comeback, today won a difference of 10 minutes against his eternal rival, Frenchman Cyril Despres, showed again the great potential that the...

Coma wins his ninth victory in a stage of the Dakar

The pilot AMV Marc Coma (KTM), is intractable. His comeback, today won a difference of 10 minutes against his eternal rival, Frenchman Cyril Despres, showed again the great potential that the pilot holds. He went backward from positions which, in a stage like today, exponentially complicates any maneuver as the dust of the front drivers completely blind the eyes of the wrestlers like Marc Coma. However, nothing stopped her from excelling strong drive magically wake of the pilots who led the trial, and the determination flag, approached his horse toward the town of Iquique, which remained stationary to 598 km away. Today's stage is quite demanding and complete, required a great deal of driving and concentration. Along the route today, drivers had to overcome dunes, fast tracks, rocky slopes, and the typical "fesh fesh" not to mention his sense of navigation. The pilot Marc Coma, very good at this aspect, he learned to make a difference in every area and then for another great comeback, won the ninth victory in a stage, the world's toughest rally.

A problem with the Iritrack, control system for pilots, prevented the team members could follow, in real time, the exploits of the brave pilot AMV, thus creating an information vacuum that darkened them at times. At the end it was all in a fright. On a negative note of the day was for the Italian driver Luca Manca (KTM), the same as during the stage of yesterday, to see Marc Coma without his rear wheel, did not think twice, with his own hands, his dismounted without missing a second, to offer it after the current winner of the 2009 edition. A fall in the leg, he led a strong blow to the head, causing cerebral edema. The pilot has been moved to the Hospital where he remained in intensive care unit. All team members AMV, badly hit by the incident because the grand gesture that he made yesterday with Marc made him win the hearts of them all.

-source: marc coma

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Series Dakar
Drivers Cyril Despres , Marc Coma