Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Dakar Rally: Stage 12 Highlights

2011 Dakar Rally: Stage 12 Highlights

2011 Dakar Rally Video

March Coma took his fifth victory of the 2011 Dakar Rally aboard the KTM Rally 450 on Friday. He finished 37 seconds ahead of fellow KTM rider, Cyril Despres. Third was Helder Rodrigues on a Yamaha.

Coma’s results at the penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally keeps him 16:36 seconds ahead of Despres, with Francisco Chaleco Lopez (Aprilia) in third just under an hour behind Coma.

Taking fourth and fifth at Stage 12, which is highlighted in the attached video, were Lopez, who was 10:03 seconds behind Coma, and Quinn Alexis Cody of the USA (Honda), who was 15:45 seconds behind Coma.

The final stage of the Dakar 2011 takes riders from Cordoba to Buenos Aires through a 645-km link and a relatively short 181-km special, which finishes at the Baradero racing track in the Argentinean capital. After all is said and endured, 9,500 km will be complete.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 12 Results
1. Marc Coma, Spain, KTM 6:42:42
2. Cyril Despres, France, KTM, at 00:37
3. Helder Rodrigues, Portugal, Yamaha, 7:21
4. Chaleco Lopez, Chile, Aprilia at 10:03
5. Quinn Alexis Cody USA, Honda, 15:45

2011 Dakar Rally Standings after Stage 12
1. Marc Coma, Spain, KTM
2. Cyril Despres, France, KTM, at 16:36
3. Chaleco Lopez, Chile, Aprilia at 59:27
4. Helder Rodrigues, Portugal, Yamaha, 1:42:31
5. Juan Pedrero, Spain, KTM at 3:06:00

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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