Marc Coma stage 7 report

Coma is second after a marathon stage of 600 km The pilot AMV Marc Coma (KTM), reached the town of Antofagasta exhausted after the marathon stage that he lives today. They were 6 hours 34 minutes 14 seconds to the back of his trusty KTM, and...

Coma is second after a marathon stage of 600 km

The pilot AMV Marc Coma (KTM), reached the town of Antofagasta exhausted after the marathon stage that he lives today. They were 6 hours 34 minutes 14 seconds to the back of his trusty KTM, and only with the help of your browser. The endless, demanding dunes of the Atacama Desert have been the protagonists of the day. The pilot, who yesterday claimed his second victory in a stage of the Dakar 2010, has passed, with a note, the review to which the dune complex, which had to face, he has undergone. His pace, high at all times, not let his KTM was too remote from the pilots of the head of the race and between km 448 to km 581, was at the controls of the same. His frenetic pace was slowed by his wisdom and that once the pilot, knowing, at that time, that his general position was "in crescendo", preferring to preserve the tires and reach full to its destination. Thus, the overall leader Cyril Despres, who in the absence of the final 100 km stage was at 3 minutes apart Spanish driver had time to recover the balance and recorded the victory in which has been the seventh period of 2010. His fellow Frenchman David Fratigne (Yamaha) was third at 5 minutes apart in the second classified. The pilot's teammate AMV, Dutchman Henk Kniuman, with great discomfort in his wrist, had to settle for twelfth place finish. In general Marc Coma is now second while teammate Henk Kniuman occupies the twenty-second position. After long, hard day's stage, riders can enjoy a deserved rest day before the address, with renewed strength, the second part of the world's hardest rally.

Throughout the morning, Marc Coma has managed its passage through the Atacama desert very effectively, and with a strong pace, but the demanding fast tracks which were developed by the second part of today's stage, punished too much of a pilot gums every day showing the great potential it contains. Tomorrow, the pilot AMV, you can reset all the forces that have robbed the dunes along these days and so thoroughly to prepare the second part of the complicated test that takes place in South American lands.

-source: marc coma

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Series Dakar
Drivers Cyril Despres , Marc Coma