Marc Coma will not run the Dakar
The AMV pilot had to make this difficult decision to not be fully recovered from his left shoulder injury
Marc Coma not participate in the next edition of the Dakar Rally. The three-time winner of the event (2006, 2009 and 2011) has attempted to rush to the last moment to try to participate in its eleventh consecutive Dakar but has failed to recover in time from the injury he suffered in his left shoulder in Rally Morocco.
The Marc Coma announced today at a press meet organized at Hotel Alexandra Barcelona, no contest the Dakar Rally 2013. The of Avià has had to make this difficult decision to not be fully recovered from his left shoulder injury, suffered last October 17 in the Rally of Morocco.
Coma, who because of injury had to reverse the order of your training schedule, focusing on physical appearance during the month of November to continue after the specific training on the bike, you wait until the last minute to try to recover and to tackle the world's toughest rally with guarantees. The recovery work his left shoulder in the CAR of Sant Cugat has been intense but the pilot AMV has not achieved the minimum results, together with the Doctor and the Doctor Turmo Mir, had been marked.
The pilot AMV and closes its 2012 season in which, for the fifth time, was proclaimed World Rally Champion Cross-Country (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012). Coma started strong, winning the first two rounds of the championship-Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and Sealine Cross-Country-, and only needed a third place in Sardinia to be crowned five-time World Cross-Country Rally.
Team mate Joan Pedrero will, in turn, with the adventure of Dakar with AMV Red Bull KTM Factory Team. The Canet de Mar faces his fifth appearance in the Dakar with the utmost enthusiasm and experience with previous appearances, in addition to the miles accumulated this season. The AMV pilot debuted in the World Cross-Country Rallies, in Sardinia, where he finished ninth. Later, in the Morocco Rally AMV, got a podium, finishing second, which was the last stage. Now, before it, Joan Pedrero has a new challenge, which, faced with a lot of energy.
Marc Coma, AMV pilot:
"After thinking and thinking a lot, I find myself physically prepared to face the Dakar with guarantees. I want to thank all the human, of all the people who are part of this project, which has understood the situation and helped us get to this point. No situation is not easy for me, and I waited until the last minute before making this decision. It has been two months of very hard work, very tired, fighting against the clock, not just me but all the people involved, which I want to thank all you have done to try to get to the appointment with the minimum conditions but, regrettably, can not be so.
Do not forget that the Dakar is the toughest race in the world. With Dr. Mir, Dexeus University Institute, and Dr. Turmo, the CAR of Sant Cugat, we performed various stress tests to determine the current status of my left shoulder without us from obtaining the desired results. But I want to make clear that this is a parenthesis. I've fallen, is not the first time nor the last. Whenever I got up and we've always done, we have become stronger. There Marc Coma to time. "