Coma, second, two minutes cut Despres
Good result achieved today by Marc Coma in the final stage of the Dakar in Chilean territory. MRW driver has managed to catch and exceed today's special rival in front of the standings, Cyril Despres, and cut and 2 minutes and 7 seconds. The current champion has been runner-Rally 1 minute and 32 seconds of Joan Barreda, in a stage between Iquique and Arica which has had 377 km of special. After ten stages, Coma is placed just 21 seconds off the lead of the test. Joan engine problems Pedrero, which is endangering its continuity in the rally. At the moment it is trying to advance in the special.
Marc Coma took advantage of not having to fully open track. Coming in second position, the pilot has started strongly MRW's special day from the first kilometers of earth and stones timed section has cut differences, more than 1 minute and a half in the first 100 km, with Frenchman Cyril Despres , leading the overall standings and track who opened today. The pilot Avià has maintained a good pace throughout the stage and has been before surfing the dunes and to address the area of fesh-fesh when Coma has caught and surpassed the Frenchman. At the end of the stage, Coma has taken 2 minutes and 7 seconds Despres, just 21 seconds reducing the difference with him leading the overall standings.
Who has not had the luck to face today in the almost 700 kilometers from the stage today was the teammate Coma, Joan Pedrero, which is now between the check points (CP) 5 and 6 with problems KTM Rally mechanics in 450. MRW driver, who was doing a good stage maintained at all times in the top ten, has seen the second half of the stage is complicated. Following the wrong way, Pedrero has been standing on the dunes of 239 km of special stage. In these moments Pedrero you have about 20 km. dune to go, another 100 240 km tracks and eventually paved road linking up to bivouac in Arica. A Pedrero is presented with a long night ahead, which will seek to reach Arica to repair your bike and be able to continue attending Marc Coma in its dispute with the leadership of the test.