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Stage 10 Highlights: 2012 Dakar (Video)

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2012 Dakar Rally Video

Ten stages are complete in the 2012 Dakar Rally, with KTM’s Cyril Despres and Marc Coma sharing eight of those wins.

But Wednesday’s Stage 10 wasn’t won by either KTM rider; rather, Speedbrain Husqvarna’s Joan Barreda Bort of Spain took the win, taking the stage by 1:32 ahead of Coma, with Despres a further 3:39 back in third.

But overall, it’s still an intense battle between the Spaniard Coma and the Frenchman Despres. Following 10 of 14 stages, Despres now leads his teammate and rival by only 21 seconds. In third, 45:56 away is Yamaha’s Helder Rodrigues, who has a stronghold on the the final podium position; Rodrigues is over a half-hour ahead of KTM’s Jordi Viladoms in fourth.

Attached above are video highlights of Stage 10 in 2012 Dakar Rally, which took riders from Inquique to Arica, Chile.

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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