2012 Dakar Rally
Three-time Dakar Rally winner (2006, 2009, 2011) wrapped up another impressive run in race considered the “toughest” in the world.
The 35-year-old Spaniard finished second behind his KTM teammate Cyril Despres, winning five stages along the way.
The MRW Red Bull AMV KTM 450 Rally rider dueled with Despres for the first 12 of 14 stages, but had some transmission problems during Stage 13. These issues caused a penalty due to Coma having to change motors on the KTM, costing him an hour.
Marc Coma (MRW Red Bull AMV KTM 450 Rally Dakar) says: “I finished second in what was a difficult rally. I gave it my all every single day. I wish to congratulate Cyril. He’s the champion. But I’m going to work hard to try and win again next year. If we keep alternating… it should be my turn! But first I have to work.”
Throughout the 2012 Dakar Rally, Coma completed almost 5,600 miles, traveling from Mar Del Plata, Argentina, through Chile, to end in Lima, Peru. Following the race through three South American countries, Coma finished second, 1 hour and 8 minutes behind Despres. Coma also finished second in 2005 Dakar.
Attached above is wallpaper highlighting Coma in the 2012 Dakar Rally.
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