Motorcycle Racing News Stage One Highlights: 2012 Dakar (Video)

Stage One Highlights: 2012 Dakar (Video)

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2012 Dakar Rally Video

Stage One of the 2012 Dakar Rally took the competitors 474 miles from Mar del Plata to Santa Rosa de Lap Pampa, Argentina, with the first 35 times.

And once the motorcycle competitors reached the stage’s end Sunday, it was Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez who arrived in Santa Rosa with the top time – 32:37.

Following 14 seconds behind was MRW Red Bull AVM KTM 450 Rally rider Marc Coma, with Argentina’s Javier Pizzolito (Honda) taking third 0:27 seconds back.

During Stage Two, the riders will tackle more than 186 miles in a mix of firm terrain and soft sand to end in San Rafael.

The video attached above highlights Stage One of the 2012 Dakar Rally.

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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