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Coma Renews KTM Contract Through 2014

Marc Coma Renews Contract with KTM

KTM has renewed the iconic rally racer Marc Coma’s contract for the 2013 through 2014 rally seasons, the Austrian manufacturer reported Thursday.

Coma, who has five FIM World Cross Country Rally championships and three Dakar Rally titles, has been nothing but dominate on various KTM machines, from the KTM 690 to KTM 450 Rally Replica machines, to name a few.

The 35-year-old Spaniard recently secured his fifth World Cross Country Rally title following a third-place win at the Sardinia Rally, round three of four in the series. Before Sardinia, Coma won both opening rounds – the UAE Desert Challenge in the Qatar Sealine Rally. At the 2012 Dakar Rally, Coma finished second behind rival and KTM teammate Cyril Despres.

Perhaps best know for his consistency and his dogged determination in the face of adversity in the world’s toughest rally, Coma first rode for KTM as part of the Repsol team for the Dakar in 2003, KTM says.

Coma went on to finish in third in four stages and immediately established himself as a serious contender. He registered his first victory win the rally classic on the African continent in 2006 and won twice more after the Dakar moved to South America in 2009 and 2010. Through skill, but also hard work and dedication, Coma has become one of the most recognized and distinguished names in history of the sport, KTM reports.

Marc Coma Career Stats:

  • World Cross Country Rally Champion 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012
  • Dakar Rally winner 2006, 2009, 2010

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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