Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Dakar Motorcycles | Stage 4 Video

2011 Dakar Motorcycles | Stage 4 Video

2011 Dakar Video

For the second day in a row, KTM 450 Rally rider Marc Coma took home a victory for Spain at the 2011 Dakar Rally in Argentina. And just like yesterday, his fellow KTM rider Cyril Despres followed him in second.

But Coma still didn’t pass Despres in the overall rally after Stage 4; Despres leads by a mere two seconds overall. This official YouTube video highlights Stage 4 at Dakar, as the motorcycle field traveled from Argentina to Chile through the Andes Mountains.

Taking the remaining top five Wednesday were Francisco "Chaleco" Lopez (Chile, Aprilia), Olivier Pain (France, Yamaha) and Helder Rodriguez (Portugal, Yamaha), respectively.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Results
1. Marc Coma, Spain, KTM, 2:04:00
2. Cyril Despres, Andorra, at 00:16
3. Francisco Chaleco Lopez, Chile, Aprilia, at 2:05
4. Olivier Pain, France, Yamaha, at 6:20
5. Helder Rodriguez, Portugal, Yamaha, at 6:55

2011 Dakar Rally General Standings after Stage 4
1. Marc Coma, Spain, KTM 11:43:12
2. Cyril Despres, Andorra, at 00:02
3. Francisco (Chaleco) Lopez, Chile, Aprilia, at 20:12
4. Paolo Goncalves, Portugal, BMW, 25:40
5. Helder Rodriguez, Portugal, Yamaha, at 26:02

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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