Coma, second opening track - stage 9
Marc Coma completed the second fastest time of the day the longest stage of the Dakar 2012. MRW driver has covered the 556 kilometers of the stage today in 5 hours, 8 minutes and 27 seconds, 3 minutes and 54 seconds of Cyril Despres, who has regained the lead in the test, with 2 minutes and 28 seconds ahead on Spanish. Pedrero, who has taken the stage with caution, has now finished twelfth, 27 minutes and 8 seconds of the first.
Following the controversial stage Coma won yesterday, and last night engine change-programmed by KTM-rider bikes in MRW and its biggest rival in the struggle for victory, Cyril Despres, who will pose both a penalty 15 minutes, Spanish has been responsible for opening track on stage today. Coma has faced a long first part of the selective industry has taken him hints of earth and stones, over 300 miles, until the ground has opened up to get a caution, at kilometer 340. At that point, lost three and a half minutes and end of the day after the last 100 miles against the clock, Coma has given almost 4 minutes to make the always difficult and dangerous task of opening track, which places him after today's special in the second place overall after Despres, who excels in almost two and half minutes.
Day complicated for Joan Pedrero, that starting from the eighth position after changes were made late in the classification of yesterday's stage, finished twelfth day, 27 minutes and 8 seconds fastest time. MRW driver started cautiously and after the first passage control yielded almost a minute, he provisionally placed the twenty-third fastest time. Over the miles has been recovering positions to complete the twelfth stage in 5 hours, 31 minutes and 41 seconds, 27 minutes behind the winner. This result today will hold in the ninth place overall and allows you to seamlessly continue to perform their work, covering the back of Marc without committing an error or far.
Following the road to the north, the 2012 Dakar will go from Iquique to Arica morning, near the Peruvian border. It will be at a stage of nearly 700 miles, 377 of them timed.