Cross-Country Rally Race
The man who took his third Dakar Rally victory this year, KTM rider Marc Coma, put on another display of dominance at round three of the Cross-Country World Championship, the Sardinian Rally Race.
Coma took victory on Wednesday after taking six of nine stages of the Sardinian Rally Race. This is his second victory in the series; Coma won the first raid in Abu Dhabi and didn’t participate in Tunisia, which means he won every race he participated in.
Coma set the pace int the early stages, and by the second day he had a 1:49 lead over his closest rival, French rider Cyril Despres. He then won took another stage win on the third day, and followed that up with eight and ninth on the final day, which gave him the victory.
The fourth and last round of the Cross-Country World Rally Championship, the Pharaohs Rally, will take place in Egypt next October 1st. to 9th.
Marc Coma (KTM) says: "I am very satisfied with this victory, as it was not easy at all. Usually, the last leg of a race are a bit of a formality, but this one was really complicated. We covered 150 timed kilometres through a very difficult terrain and that requires a very high level of concentration.
"What really matters in the end is the result, so we can be very happy. We were very consistent, working for each day and with the backing of a great bike and a great team. I want to thank them for all their effort, because many times, or even always, the work done backstage is the most important part of any triumph.
"We have now finished the first part of the season on a high and I hope the second part will be as positive for all of us. We deserve a rest before preparing for the next race, the Pharaons Rally."